If you are looking for a ski resort in the Western USA to spend your skiing vacations then Vail is a great choice. It is one of the largest skiing resorts in the USA. Vail is a wonderful ski resort with serene scenery and high mountains that receive loads of powder snow. Skiing in Vail is very expensive. Since wealthy visitors from all over the world come here to spend their vacations. Before going to Vail make sure that you have a fat wallet.
The top and base elevations at Vail are 11,570 and 8,120 feet respectively. Its vertical drop is 3450 ft. It provides a variety of ski runs for beginners (28%), for intermediate skiers (32%) and for experts (40%). Vail however has very little snow making capabilities. Its total snow making is only on 380 acres.
Its terrain has three distinguished mountains: the Front Side, the Back Bowls and the Blue Sky basin. The Blue Sky basin is almost isolated and has no day lodge. The Back Bowls are very deep and only 6 miles wide. Vail is a 4 season resort but the winter season at Vail is pretty exciting with various kinds of outdoor winter activities predominated by skiing. The winter season at Vail starts in November and continues until April.
Vail provides you with exclusive hotels to make your vacations comfortable, luxurious and enjoyable. There are more than 150 lodging options to meet your taste and budget. There are also town houses, condominiums and private homes available at somewhat reasonable rates. In these homes you can expect giant sized bedrooms, living spaces, kitchen and full baths. The rooms are well furnished with modern furniture and telephone, cable/satellite television and private balconies. The hotels here will provide you with exquisite customer service and all kinds of amenities. There are lots of recreational areas in the hotels including health centers, fitness centers, cozy fireside areas, guest rooms, conference rooms and also public areas. Some hotels will give you excellent services like free room service, ATM, high speed Internet connection, free local calls and also secretarial services.
Nightlife in Vail is very colorful. There are lots of bars and nightclubs to make your skiing vacation lively and more enjoyable. There are dance clubs with bars, live music and more activities. You can get world-class restaurants, cafeterias and movie theatres. Vail is also a great place for shopping. Starting from skiing equipment you will get all kinds of exciting shopping items here.
Vail will provide you with a wonderful skiing experience. Total ski able area in Vail is 5289 acres. You can get special packages for skiing. Besides skiing you can do other activities like snowshoeing, ice-skating, snowmobiling, dog sledding, sleigh rides and hot air balloon rides. You can also have a horse and carriage ride through Vail.
There are two major airports near Vail. One is the Denver International Airport, which is around 140 miles from Vail, and another is a seasonal airport called Eagle Country, which is only 35 miles from Vail and is serviced by American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United Airlines.
Vail is a world-renowned skiing destination. The spectacular views, fresh mountain air and fun activities will take your breath away. So start packing and reward yourself by spending a vacation in the world’s premier skiing resort.