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Vail Mountain Information

Summer Trail Map (pdf)

Explore Vail Mountain on foot, bike, or horseback.  Summer trails are outlined on our Trail Map.

summer 2014 trail map

Winter Trail Map

The 2013-2014 Vail Trail Map is available here in three sections: the Front-side map, the Back Bowls map and the Blue Sky Basin map.

Vail Ski and Snowboard School

Vail's Ski and Snowboard School is the finest in the world. We’re proud of our tradition of excellence, and are committed to staying at the forefront of our profession by investing in technology, facilities and our pros. Our incredibly diverse staff brings a wealth of knowledge and skill with a guest-centered focus to help you achieve your goals and experience Vail Mountain like you never have before, whether you're a solo skier or part of our group ski trips.

While we are not curently accepting reservations for the 2014/15 winter season, if you have any questions about the Vail Ski & Snowboard School you can e-mail us at vailskischool@vailresorts.com or call 800-475-4543. 

Safety

At Vail, the safety of guests and employees – both through education and enforcement – is a top priority every day. Vail encourages you to be proactive about your safety and the safety of those around you. Check out our safety page to find out how you can do your part to promote safety on the slopes.

Complimentary Mountain Ski/Snowboard Tours

During the winter season, Community Guest Service volunteers provide complimentary tours of Vail Mountain for any guest whose ability level is intermediate or above.

General Mountain Tours leave from the Game Creek Desk adjacent to the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola and from the top of Gondola One at the Mid Vail Ski School desk each morning promptly at 10:30 a.m. It is highly recommended to get to either location by 10:15 as each participant will be required to sign a liability release form before the tour. Each tour is considered a “Familiarization Tour” of the mountain and should last about 2 hours.

The Blue Sky Basin tour begins at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from Henry’s Hut across from Patrol Headquarters (PHQ) at the top of Chair 4. Please arrive at Henry’s Hut by 10:45 to sign a release form. This tour is recommended for High level intermediate or above skiers or riders.

50+ Ski With Us tours are designed for skiers age 50 or older. These tours meet at 9:15 a.m. on Monday mornings at Gondoly's Pizza seating area at the top of the Eagle Bahn Goldola. Tours depart at 9:30 sharp and liability release forms must be signed before leaving. This is an all day tour that can go anywhere on Vail Mountain with a stop for lunch, usually at Two Elk. Four guides provide four skiing tours from advanced intermediate to expert levels of skiing. Join the 50+ tour for part of the day or for the full day and experience the epic skiing on Vail Mountain.

Gondola foot passenger lift ticket

Don't care to ski or ride down the mountain but still want to ride Vail's Gondola One or Eagle Bahn Gondola? Then you're looking for a Scenic Ride ticket!

Scenic Ride Ticket: $32 for adults, $20 for kids

Planning to ride up Gondola One to eat at Mid-Vail or The 10th or up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to eat at Eagles Nest or Bistro 14? You should buy the Scenic Ride and Dine ticket.

Scenic Ride and Dine Ticket: $40 w/ a $20 food voucher

2014 Summer Dates

Gondola One
Weekends-Only: June 6-8,
Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21,
26-28 and Oct. 3-5
Daily: Friday, June 13 –
Monday, Sept. 1
 
Eagle Bahn Gondola &
Adventure Ridge
Weekends-Only: June 6-8,
Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21,
26-28 and Oct. 3-5
Daily: Friday, June 13 –
Monday, Sept. 1

2014 - 2015 Winter Dates

Winter Season 2014-15
November 21, 2014 to
April 19, 2015

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