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Vail Mountain Resort

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Address: Vail, CO 81658
Phone Number: 970 476 3600
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Offering more than 5,289 acres of downhill and cross-country trails, Vail...

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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Excellent ski resort

Everything you want in a ski resort. Great runs and efficient lifts. We had a lot of fresh powder so the bowls were in great conditions. All around an excellent day on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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210 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything you want in a ski resort. Great runs and efficient lifts. We had a lot of fresh powder so the bowls were in great conditions. All around an excellent day on the mountain.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Vail in January for the first time in 5 years since Vail took over operations at the Canyons in Park City. Vail simply has everything and more for skiers at every level of skill and sophistication. The terrain has always been incredible, with long runs of variable pitch and roll off of every lift. The front side is simply... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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150 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very large ski area with a lot of varied terrain. We spent only 2 days here, but still did not see the entire mountain. It was VERY crowded in the blue/green areas- black diamonds and double black diamond areas were not as crowded. We had a great time here. The only downside is the LONG walk through... More 

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new york city
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103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great combination of mountain activities and Vail village attractions. Parking is limited so take the bus shuttle. Streets wide and snow removal excellent. Next time i will book a longer vacation and visit Beaver Creek.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vail is a great place to ski. Huge and can find deep snow almost every trip. When you drop over the back of the frontside the huge wide open back bowls are truly amazing. Love looking for the tough runs and finding the fun places. It does get super busy and their is nothing cheap about it. Highly recommend it... More 

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Thank Michael K
florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Vail is inconvenient, that is about it. The town makes parking expensive, the corporation makes lift tickets and food out of reach. It is difficult to get around the mountain. Vail is clearly for the 1% and if you want to be there you just have to get over it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in Vail July 3015 and LOVED it. It was beautiful. People were friendly. This trip, 3 days ago, people were snobby, rude and impatient. As if I could control the size of the lines for the Gondola. I thought the line went fast too! Skiing conditions were icy and 'chunky'. Didn't care for it at all. My girlfriend... More 

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Thank Shaune K
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are a skier, this is the Sistine Chapel of ski resorts! Go straight up the mountain and over the top to the back bowls, ski down and head to Blue Sky Basin. Make a couple of runs down Cloud Nine and then take the Orient Express lift up and ski China Bowl. Whether you are intermediate or advanced... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I ski twice a year. We go to different resorts so I had Vail to compare to other places. We liked it - nice village, good food and great terrain with exception of not too many green runs overall and dealing with crowds on occasional days and weekends. Be aware that ski pass ticket is $165 per... More 

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Calgary. Alberta
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first trip to Vail. I usually ski in the Canadian Rockies and having heard so much about Vail, I was very excited to finally get to ski it. Sadly, I found Vail to be overrated. Don't get me wrong, it's a huge mountain and the amenities were great, it's just that I was expecting to be blown... More 

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