The Burton US Open is the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world and draws the best riders to compete for a coveted US Open title. Catch Olympic-level slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions and enjoy free live concerts. Kick-off this week long event which runs through March 5th.
This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the mountain and learn what makes Vail so special.This tour leaves from the gondolas at 10:30am and will last about 2 hours. It is available each day in March.
While Burton U.S. Open draws the crowds to Golden Peak, steal some quiet time and head up to Adventure Ridge. From tubing, ski bikes, snowmobiles, and snowshoeing, you're bound to have an adventurous afternoon.
Join Sandy Treat, a local 10th Mountain Division veteran, to hear about his personal experiences in Camp Hale and training for WWII with the infamous 10th Mountain Division ski infantry.
Alright, you won't actually get to ski side-by-side with her, by you can compare your time on our EpicMix race course to your friends, family, or even Lindsey! Join us on the mountain to test your speed.
Vail has 3 different terrain parks on the mountain that offer features for all levels. Test your skills on our signature jumps, rails and boxes. Or if you were inspired by the Burton U.S. Open, check out our 22-ft super pipe.
Looking for a dining experience unlike any other? Visit Game Creek - with breathtaking views of Game Creek Bowl and five-star cuisine, this is an experience to be had. Accessible only by ski or snowcat, getting here is only half the experience. Reservations recommended.
This tour of our famous Blue Sky Basin begins at the top of Chair 4. Meant for high level intermediate or advanced skiers and snowboarders, this tour is sure to take your breath away.
You can't go wrong with après - but you can make it even better with live entertainment! At the Red Lion in the heart of Vail Village, you can indulge in spirits while tapping your toes to local music every night of the week.
Donovan Pavilion is the ideal winter setting for a jazz series, turning the lovely venue into a Rocky Mountain jazz club. This evening's performance is by Sarah McKenzie, an international rising star on the jazz scene likened to Diana Krall and Norah Jones.
When you stay at the Arrabelle or the Ritz-Carlton, you'll be pampered from the moment you arrive. Take advantage of the complimentary ski valet service to have your skis, boots, and gear stored right at the base of the gondola. Your shoes will be warm and toasty when you arrive back after your ski day.
Journey into the night under the changing skies. Travel by snowshoe as you learn about the baits of nocturnal animals while you experience the distinct calm of the evening forest.
Every Sunday at The Sebastian is dubbed 'Hot Chocolate Sunday'! Each Sunday from 4:00-6:00pm, a new gourmet hot chocolate flavor of the week will be introduced. What will the flavor be today? Come find out!
We might be known for skiing and snowboarding, but Vail also offers snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and backcountry tours. We have options for all skill levels. Come explore the wilderness around Vail on one of our group tours or privates.
Before you head out to the slopes, check the weather and pick the right gear for the day. From powder skis to top-of-the-line boots, you'll be skiing like a pro when you rent the right equipment.
The sweeping runs on Vail mountain are always a sight to see, but there are even more things that set Vail apart from every other ski resort. Explore what makes us unique in our photo gallery.
Vail Village is known for one-of-a-kind art. This free hour-long walking tour of Vail Village and the public art collection starts with an introduction to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum.
Experience one of Vail's signature ski school offerings, the Women and Wine Friday Afternoon Club. Join one our of expert, women instructors and other female guests with similar ability levels for a half day of skiing, concluded with a wine happy hour.
Possibly Vail's best kept secret, enjoy fireside après at Cucina's at Vail's original hotel, the Lodge at Vail. Enjoy cocktails galore and then walk back to your room and stay the night at the Lodge. It's right next to Gondola One, making access to the lifts a breeze.
Vail Village and Lionshead Village both offer boutiques and local shops to fit your every need. If you're feeling chilly, stop in to Gorsuch to warm up with a glass of complimentary hot cider or pop in to The Tavern for a bite and a glass of wine.
Après-ski is a time-honored tradition at Vail. Skiers often stop at bars right after their last run of the day while still wearing all their ski gear. Join the trend and visit one of our hot spots like Vendetta's for drinks, pizza and chit-chat.
Ever heard of telemark? It is the art of skiing downhill with your heel and body free to move in a more natural way, and it's a whole new take on your winter vacation! Join us to learn how to appreciate this different experience.
After a morning of skiing, pamper yourself with lunch at The 10th. This ski-in ski-out location offers classic alpine dishes with a touch of opulence. They'll even get you slippers upon arrival so you can get out of your ski boots.
When you book a family private lesson, you'll get to spend the day in a private group of just your loved ones to explore the mountain. Our expert instructors will help you hone your skills, show you the mountain, let you skip lift lines, and share their local knowledge.
Learn the history of Vail Village's past and present landmarks and hear stories about Vail's first generation of residents.
You've probably gone bowling before, but we bet you've never bowled like this. Join us at Bol, our swanky bowling alley in Vail Village for games and custom cocktails.
Feel the rush of mountain air wizzing by you as you speed down our tubing hill! Race your friends and family down our multi-lane tubing hill and let the easy-access surface lift take you back up quickly. No hill-walking and tube-dragging necessary.
After a weekend on the slopes, you might need a soothing day at the spa to ease your sore muscles. Visit our newest spa in Vail, located in the Lodge at Vail, and test out some signature offerings like a luxurious couples' treatment room with a soaking tub for two or a wet treatment room experience.
Grab your friends and family and head to Lionshead village for ice skating or check out the rink in Vail Village. Sip on cider and take in the quaint hometown feel in this magical environment. Didn't bring your skates? Rentals are available at both locations.
Taste of Vail is one of the town's most popular food and wine events of the year. Start off Day 1 of the festival with the debut of the 2015 Rosé at the Arrabelle and sample rosés ranging from semi-sweet to bone dry rosés.
Day 2 of this iconic foodie event features the American Lamb Cook-Off and Après Ski Tasting in Vail Village. Delight your tastebuds and join us in trying an array of lamb dishes, courtesy of the Vail Valley's finest chefs.
Once a year, the James Beard Foundation hosts a Celebrity Chef Dinner Tour in Vail for all the food-enthusiasts. Make sure you're a part of this multi-course dinner with wine pairings from renowed Colorado chefs!
Pink Vail is the world's biggest cancer-focused ski day. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, themed deck parties and the Celebration Ski Down. 100% of the proceeds benefit patient care and survivorship programming at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.
To celebrate the last day of EpicMix Race this season, test your skills on the course at no cost courtesy of Nature Valley! Race against yourself, your friends and even Four-Time Overall World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Lindsey Vonn. Prizes will be given out throughout the day.
As another great season comes to a close, make sure next winter is Epic, too. Lock in your 16/17 season pass before April 10th to take advantage of great spring benefits - including 6 buddy tickets!
Take a leisurely ride up the gondola to Bistro Fourteen, a delicious lunch, après, and dinner spot with unbelievable views. On Tuesdays, you'll get two entrees for the price of one.
Vail might be known for iconic ski runs, but with hundreds of local shops and boutiques, you will fill an entire day strolling the shops! Jewelry, art, clothing, gifts... the list goes on!
The conditions in April are still amazing, but they are a little different than you might be used to. Make sure you have the right equipment and rent the best for a day.
The 13th annual Vail Film Festival returns April 7-10 with a massive lineup of screenings from sun up to sun down. Check out the schedule and buy your tickets now!
Everyone has that pair of beloved, well-worn shoes. Visit the Vibram Sole Factor vehicle, a mobile cobbler that resoles any pair of shoes to have better performance and personalized style no matter what the terrain or adventure. Upgrade yours for free in the village today and make statement about who you are and where you're going.
Though we've extended our closing day to April 17 (Whoo hoo!!), we're still going to celebrate an amazing season with Spring Back to Vail on April 10! Enjoy a jam-packed day of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, après parties, giveaways, and more. Stick around after the party and ski with us during the extended season from April 11-17!