got stuck in Vail for two extra days due to snow stormLucked out with a great powder weekend on their last weekend of the 2015-16 season. Snowboarded the front side with 11 inches on first day and was totally worn out and loved it. Skied the back bowls the next day with about 5 more inches. Fantastic! When the back bowls are good, there is no place else I'd rather be!
Perfect Accomodations!Anthony Luczkow - handled our Ski.com vacation to Vail. As always he did a great job of finding the perfect accommodations for my family. Vail is such a wonderful town and the skiing was everything we wanted.
Excellent ski domain, long wide runs, fantastic views, courteous cueingThere are runs a plenty, for all ages and experience, although I did notice the average age to be more on the 'mature' side. Consequently level of skiing on the whole above average. Pistes are long, wide, steep, gentle and plentiful. Carving and off piste heaven. With fresh snow the Back Bowl are a life ski experience. Just so many entry points. Not radically steep, just the right drop to swing down again and again. The Cloud Nine run winding through the trees at the Blue Sky Basin is total fun. Eating out is better than some resorts, need to book in advance.
Vail is greatI ski in many places in the West. Vail is my favorite because of the wide variety of skiing. Most of all the back bowls are truly unique to anything I have skied. Blue Sky Basin makes you feel as if you are skiing out of bounds without the danger of actually doing so. Plus getting around is relatively easy. Restaurants and rest stops are plentiful and in all the right places. Lift lines can be a problem however although they do move well. Some places ought to have better crowd control to make them move even faster. I gave Vail "only" 4 stars because of lift lines. But truth is I love skiing at Vail and can't wait to go back. Apres ski experience is also excellent. No need for a rental car. Just walk out of your hotel and all of Vail is in walking distance. Or take the free shuttle.
Excellant ski Mountain with all the skiable terrain anyone would want.The Vail Mountain provided us with superb skiing for 3 days early Feb. All personnel were quite professional and eager to help.
We love it here!We have been coming here for 20 years. Feels like home! Clean, nice people, great service wherever you go!
NiiiiiceVail mountain is large because of Back Bowls and Blue Basin. Staff is courteous and slopes well groomed.
Lodging and restaurants are expensive but worth the cost as everything was high quality.
We will definitely be back.
Wonderful Family Vacation!Everyone had a terrific time - even the 3 year old who went to ski school and also went skiing with her mom!
BeautifulThis is a Beautiful place, looks like a fairy tail place and also a clean place, nice people and full of activities as winter sports, and restaurants.
Vail's The BestIt has probably been 15 years since I last skied Vail and it's been way too long. Vail of course, has grown by leaps and bounds over that time, and although it is still pricey as ever, we were completely impressed by everyone with whom we came into contact. Whether it was the ski shop, the lifts, the restaurants or the shops, everyone was helpful and did their very best to make our stay as easy and enjoyable as possible. We had a mixup with our accomodations and ended up staying the first night in Vail Village and the rest of the time in Lionshead, but everyone involved made the transition from one location to the next a breeze. The mountain is fantastic and still my favorite of all ski mountains; so much terrain with so many options.....there may be times when Vail has a lot of people on the mountain, but I have never seen a resort move so many people, so quickly up the mountain. We skied all over the mountain and never had a single problem. Kept looking for Lindsey Vaughn, but dang, couldn't find her. Vail is the best!
Remarkable, Breathtaking, Real Life Christmas VillageThis was our first trip to Colorado ski country and we could not have been happier with our choice! Vail is so beautiful, the resort town is a tail of two halfs, Vail Village and Lionshead Village connected by a free bus service. We stayed at the Lodge at Lionshead, which is a full service lodge, with daily maid service to make beds freshen up and replensh towels. Our condo at the lodge was wonderful! We got everything we requested (2 bedrooms, washer/dryer, full kitchen, dish washer, and fireplace). The lodege provides ski and board storage, and is no more than 150 yards from the Gondola! This was a big deal for our family because not everyone wanted to spend the entire day on the mountain. The people of Vail could not have been more accomodating. We vacationed early in the ski season, and guests seemed to be limited, which made the local businesses (ski shops, resturaunts, etc) very eagar to earn our business with very attractive discounts, and even free lessons. The staff at Performance Sports (located in Lionshead Village) rented us skis and snow boards, and allowed us to interchange from one to the other anytime we wanted to change! Great people at Performance Sports, The owners name was JP, and his staff was wonderful!
From the bus drivers, to the waiters, to the snow patrol at the very top of the mountain, every person we encountered in Vail was exceptionaly polite! We can not wait to go back to Vail!
Great snow at VailI went to Winter Park last season and had a great time. The snow was good and the people were friendly. But this year I was looking for something a little different. I read up on Vail and found some great info. I decided to give Vail a shot and was blown away with how much powder there was. I would recommend Vail to anyone. It's a snowboarder's paradise.
Great timeMy family and I had a great time at Vail when we went last month.
Last year we went to Tahoe, which was also nice, but we wanted to find some place new this year.
We actually read about Vail on Findthebest.com, which has a Ski Resorts App that compares hundreds of ski resorts including Vail. http://ski-resorts.findthebest.com/. The resort was very accessible, was good for families, the lift tickets were reasonably priced and I would definitely suggest it for families as well as for groups of friends.
A fun, romantic rendez-vous spot!My husband and I had a wonderful week at the Lions Square Lodge at Vail. Wow! When the agent at Ski.com said she reserved us a one bedroom mountain view condo, she wasn't kidding! Truly gorgeous and relaxing! Grilling dinner on our balcony in the evening, we could see the headlights of the night skiers....very cool! The staff at the Lions Square Lodge was so kind and helpful. We arrived our fist afternoon in time to sign up for the Lodge's evening grocery store run where we stocked up for the week. However, the first night we celebrated our reunion with dinner at the Chophouse-- a hop, skip, and jump (and a few snow ball throws) away from Lions Square Lodge.
Our ski-in-ski-out location was unbeatable! Well worth an adjustment in my pre-planned itinerary dates to get it. The mountain is huge and really absorbs the crowds well, so the runs always felt wide open.
The Colorado Mountain Express personnel from Denver airport to Vail were also very kind and accommodating--dropped us right at the hotel front step.
Another Excellent Stay in VailAs usual, an excellent trip to Vail. Had a perfect mixture of sun and powder and Vail Village's excellent dining and lodging.
Vail is Fabulous!The Skiing and Accommodations were fabulous! The nightlife is something else as well! Arrabelle is a top notch property, it was worth watiing for! Great service, attentive staff, beautiful rooms!
Had a great timeWe stayed at the Tivoli - it was just lovely - very friendly, great room, great bathroom, great breakfast! And terrific location.