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Vail Mountain

PO Box 7, Vail, CO 81658
970 476 3600
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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Vail
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains, Biking Trails, Resort Communities
Activities: Skiing
Description: Offering more than 5,289 acres of downhill and cross-country trails, Vail is considered one of the best all-around ski mountains in the world.
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miami
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

well kept mountain, lots of safety precautions, and snow conditions are always amazing. love that they make snow for the beginning of the season. the mountain is huge. lots of different terrain to ski and board. in the summer one can hike up and take the gondolas down for free. dogs are accepted in the gondola and lots of families... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There was nothing I disliked about Vail Mountain. The scenery was breathtaking (even without the altitude). Some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If visiting this area in the summer I highly recommend taking kids up to Vail Mountain Adventure Ridge for a ton of activities for all ages. They have a mini zip line that my 4 year old LOVED, a larger one that my 12 year old really enjoyed. There are also 3 rope courses (some very challenging,) pony rides, trampoline... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful scenery... Watch out for weather changes "on a dime"...be prepared with rain gear and proper hiking equipment/clothing.

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rochdale
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Thought the gondola ride was expensive, but there is plenty to do up there - even in the summer. Lots of staff to help and lots of people wanting to take your photo to sell to you.

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Austin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We rafted today with Sage on the Arkansas River (Brown's Canyon) - so much fun! The guides were amazing; specifically Emily, Mike Mote, and Kix (those were the ones we interacted with - the rest seemed fun as well). If you ride with Kix on the trec to the river or return - you will agree that his stories and... More

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South Fork, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We rented mountain bikes in the village near the gondola. $73/person including gondola ticket for 4 hours. We only went 3, but had plenty of riding. We rode up 3 times. They had easy, more difficult, and expert trails. We were bold enough for the more difficult trails which were plenty scary for us. I wouldn't advise taking the expert... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I took the gondola up one day and biked down the "easy" road. It was alot of fun but pretty much rode the brakes the whole way down. We rode around town some too. We were going to make another trip down the mountain, but got rained out. It was well worth it. We also hiked up... More

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Weston, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Vail is so beautiful and perfect! I have been in so many mountain resort areas, and nothing compares to this beautiful village. Best slopes, shops, atmosphere, restaurants.

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College
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Hiked the Berry Picker trail up from Lionshead: a quick 2200 feet in elevation gain over about 3.5 miles! Worth the gasping breath for the fantastic views, though. What a wonderful trail! The top of the mountain was busy, but fantastic views of Holy Cross behind you. And, if you hike up, you get a free ride down on the... More

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