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 visit or a yearly occasion, start planning an unforgettable trip that’s soon to be full of lifelong lore.

Skiing is likely a huge part of your trip, and in Vail, you can add a little luxury to your on-mountain bonding time. Stop into The 10th for an elegant lunch, where you trade your boots for complimentary slippers to warm up your feet. Grab a Bloody Mary at the Mid-Vail Tiki Bar, where you can enjoy views of the Gore Range before heading into the Back Bowls to close out your day. And an absolute must: take your yearly EpicMix photo to chronicle your adventures on the mountain. So much of skiing is about the experience and who you experience it with, so take advantage of this extra special bonding time.

There’s a lot of tradition that goes along with food, and dining in Vail is just as renowned as our 5,289 skiable acres. Whether you’re a pizza-and-beer type of person, or a fine-dining connoisseur, there’s something for every palate that’ll bring you back with every bite. For a classic Vail experience, make Sweet Basil your go-to spot. A Vail staple for decades, its one-of-a-kind cuisine draws visitors near and far, and will have you coming back for more year after year. You’re here to have fun, but also to relax a little bit, and there’s no better way to do that than at one of our incredible spas.

Take a day to treat yourself at The RockResorts Spa at The Arrabelle or The RockResorts Spa at The Lodge at Vail. Opt for a couples massage to get in some bonding time while you unwind, or divide and conquer with his and hers treatments. Make sure to take in the unparalleled luxury and relaxation their atmospheres bring, from treatments to design. Once you experience the incredible calm of the spa, it’ll become a must-do with each return to Vail.
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