RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Vail
The ski resort Vail is located in Colorado (USA). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 234 km of slopes available. 25 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 2,457 and 3,433 m.
The Vail ski resort is one of the most famous ski resorts in the USA. It lies in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. The modern elegance and the timeless style of the holiday village is intertwined with the lifestyle of the former West.
America, USA, Colorado
Season: November – April
Ski pass price: 127 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
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| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
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Snow history for Vail
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Vail?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 9 has been the most insecure with 147 cm snow depth on average in Vail.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Vail
We always enjoy skiing Vail; it’s a big mountain with a decent vertical, and Blue Sky Basin’s ‘adventure’ skiing is a key attraction. But it is far from being our favourite American mountain. In an American resort you expect the runs to be pretty much crowd-free – and in any resort you expect 20-minute lift queues to be a thing of the past. In these respects, Vail disappoints. When the budget runs to a swanky billet in Vail Village or the Lionshead area, we’re happy enough with the resort, too; it is a pleasant place to wander around. But we’re not enthusiastic about Vail Village’s pseudo-Tirolean style, and the rest of the huge resort lacks character. In the end, Vail can’t compete with more distinctively American resorts based on old mining towns. Vail is an enormous resort, stretching almost four miles along the I-70 freeway running west from Denver. Beaver Creek, 16km away, is covered by the lift pass and is easily reached by bus. Breckenridge and Keystone – both owned by Vail Resorts and covered by the lift pass – and Copper Mountain are other possible excursions.
- One of the biggest areas in the US – especially great for confident intermediates
The Back Bowls are big areas of treeless terrain – unusual in the US
- Fabulous area of ungroomed, wooded slopes at Blue Sky Basin
- Largely traffic-free resort centres, very pleasant in parts – but …
- Resort is a vast sprawl
- Slopes can be crowded by American standards, with serious lift queues
- Inadequate mountain restaurants
- Blue Sky Basin and Back Bowls may not be open in early season; warm weather can close much of Bowls
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain