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Vail, CO
Vail, CO



When you first step foot in Vail, setting your sights on the majestic mountains and awe inspiring terrain, it’ll start to sink in. You’re in a place truly like nothing on earth.

You’ll feel the tingle of anticipation as your family starts talking about the day, with endless opportunities at your feet and memories waiting to be made.


forming family traditions in vail

Family Vail, CO

Visiting Vail is a tradition in and of itself, but there is always ample opportunity for you to create new traditions as you celebrate the old. From visiting favorite restaurants to packing in much-loved winter activities, tradition is everywhere in Vail. Whether this is your first family visit or a yearly occasion, start planning an unforgettable family trip that’s soon to be full of lifelong family lore.

Skiing is likely a huge part of your trip, and in Vail, you can add a little luxury to your family time on the mountain. Stop into The 10th for a fancy lunch in the middle of the ski day, where you can warm your feet up in complimentary slippers. And take advantage of EpicMix Time to ensure you’re spending more time skiing and making memories and less time waiting in lift lines. So much of skiing is about the experience and who you experience it with, so take advantage of this extra-special family bonding time.

There’s nothing that captures the holiday spirit quite like a horse drawn sleigh-ride. Perfect for the whole family, you’ll get to snuggle under a warm blanket as you glideover fresh powder and revel in the beauty of winter in Vail. And if the mood strikes you (which we’re betting it will,) caroling is more than encouraged. Most sleigh rides offer hot chocolate for the kids and spiked hot chocolate for adults, plus you can turn it into a whole evening with dinner and entertainment. Dining in Vail is just as celebrated as the skiing, and that goes for both home cooked meals and dinners out on the town. Enjoy one of Vail’s family-sized units and plan to cook at home a few times during your trip. Our condos have everything you need to feel right at home, so dad can man the griddle for pancakes to start a perfect family ski day.

When it comes to dining out in Vail, there are ample restaurants for you to choose from, with delicious options for every age group. For younger kids who enjoy a hands-on experience, fondue at Swiss Chalet is fun for the entire family, and something you’ll want to revisit year after year. For an experience you can only get at Vail, plan a family dinner at on-mountain restaurant, Game Creek. The incredible views are rivaled only by the delicious food, and it’s bound to be an experience that’ll bring you back for more.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So what better way to explore a family vacation in Vail than through the lens of our seasoned visitors and guests?Explore the best of Vail from our visitors’ point of view, from on-mountain adventures for the whole family to the simple luxury of the Village.

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