1. Arrive, get ski equipment and passes
The gang’s all here! First thing, check into The Lodge at Vail or The Arrabelle, both ideally located for on- and off-mountain activities. When you reserve your equipment online in advance, we’ll deliver it right to your hotel! Check that it’s arrived, and then either leave it for the evening with the hotel’s ski valet or grab it and head straight to the mountain. Make sure you have your lift tickets purchased and in-hand.
2. Get on the mountain
Get on the mountain and partake in the main event – skiing! Start by exploring Vail’s sprawling Back Bowls. Cruise a few of China Bowl’s blues before making your way to Sun Up Bowl for optimal tree skiing (and gorgeous views of Mt. of the Holy Cross) on your first day here.
3. Explore Vail Village
Swing by your room, drop of your gear, and head into the Village for the afternoon. Stroll along Vail’s heated cobblestone streets and take in the beautiful alpine architecture while shopping and catching up with friends. There are dozens of world-class options, from Gorsuch and Patagonia to Cos Bar and The Golden Bear.
4. Let La Tour & Larkspur "WOW" You
Vail’s dining scene is second to none with options ranging from casual pizza joints to high-class French cuisine. La Tour is the latter and one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Vail, serving haute French cuisine with Colorado flair. Larkspur boasts delectable New American cuisine with warm ambiance and elevated cocktails.
5. Barhopping on Bridge Street
Take the party to Bridge Street, which is primed for barhopping. Post up at one or many of the nearby options, from Pepi’s to The George and countless others. Bonus: Vail’s free in-town bus runs until closing time, allowing you to imbibe into the wee hours of the morning.