1. Arrive, get ski equipment and passes
You made it! First thing’s first – time to check in and get settled. We recommend staying at either The Lodge at Vail or The Arrabelle, putting you in the middle of the action both on and off the slopes. When you reserve your ski equipment online, we’ll deliver it right to your hotel. Make sure it’s arrived safely and either hand it off to Vail’s super-convenient ski valet at your hotel, or grab it and head to the mountain. Make sure you have your lift tickets purchased and in-hand.
2. Get on the mountain
Take advantage of the mountain immediately and explore Vail’s sprawling Back Bowls. Start things off by cruising a few of China Bowl’s blues or take in the views by cruising down Sleepytime Road.
3. Shopping in Vail Village
Swing by your room, drop off your equipment, and grab your purses – it’s time to shop. Stroll along Vail Village’s heated cobblestone streets and explore our countless world-class shopping options while soaking up the alpine-inspired vibe. Some favorites include Gorsuch, The Golden Bear, Valbruna, Perch and Cos Bar.
4. Dinner in Vail
Vail’s dining options are endless, offering everything from casual pizza joints to high-class French cuisine. Mountain Standard and Sweet Basil are two local favorites, both coming from critically acclaimed chef Paul Anders and serving up some of the best dishes in town.
5. After-dinner drinks
Après isn’t just for after skiing. Grab your girlfriends and post up for the night or bar hop up and down Bridge Street, making sure to stop in Frost Bar for one of their specialty draft cocktails, like the Tin Man, or a Frost Toddy “Warmer”.