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“It lacks speed”

Vail Mountain Resort
Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner 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.
Reviewed March 2, 2013

It seems most of the lifts run slow and it's impossible to get 50,000 vertical feet in on a day. What a shame.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Vail Ski are continues to top my expectations year after year! I just spent 5 luxurious days skiing, at the spa, dining and shopping. We even brought our chihuahua (and all her fancy ski jackets) and were welcomed like celebrity. It snowed while we were there over a foot of fluffy powder making the skiing silky smooth. Never a line because the mountain has more terrain than you can possibly ski in a week! I love it here and hope to own alace here someday!

Thank MiamiOlivia
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you can afford it vail should be on your bucket list for skiing. There's plenty of mountain for everyone w easy greens, fun blues and challenging black and double black diamond hills. It was really busy when we were there but never felt crowded on the hill. Get tickets at www.vail.com in advance for discount. Rent skis online at www.chartersports.com in advance for discount. Eat lunch on the mountain before 12 or after 2 to miss the crowds. Make dinner reservations in advance. Vail village and lions head have very upscale accommodations
dining and shopping. Tubing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling also fun. If the price is right do it!

Thank PatienceWonderful
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Vail is a huge resort, much bigger than the Tahoe mountains I normally go to. Even when it hasn't snowed a lot, because it stays cold, the snow quality is good. There is a variety of terrain for all types of skiers.

Vail doesn't get 5 stars because of the following. (i) It is expensive. I have a pass but I looked at the one day ticket prices and you get north of $500 for a family of 5. My chili for lunch was $11.50 and cornbread was extra. $25 for parking. (ii) When it is cloudy and the light is flat, it is hard to see the terrain in China Bowl. (iii) Even though it is a big mountain, unless you go through the moguls or a little off the path, the groomed portion of China Bowl gets crowded. (iv) I am not a snowboarder, but there seems to be a lot of catwalks to get to lifts on the backside.

That being said, it is a great mountain and if you are a bit adventurous you can get away from the crowds. And my review was on a cloudy day where it hadn't snowed in a week, with fresh snow on a sunny day, I am sure it would be a 5 star resort.

Thank OnSpeed
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Vail has always been terrific and now expanded skiing is amazing in Big Sky. Fancy lunches are fun, but make reservations at 10th Restaurant or you won't get in.

Thank Anne M
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