Vail Valley is known for its world-class skiing in the Colorado Rockies. Luxurious condos and cozy lodges surround a quaint village sporting amazing dining and shopping. Vail is home to a number of popular annual events, including the food and wine festival, the World Alpine Ski Championships, a huge July 4th extravaganza, nationally-renowned summer music and dance festivals.
At Vail Pass, visitors can find a handful of scenic and easily accessed lakes in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area. The hike up the Holy Cross is no easy task, but one of the most popular in the area. A popular tourist attraction is Vail Mountain - the largest single-mountain in North America. Vail Mountain features a wide variety of trails for skiers and riders of every level. With the largest network of express quad chairlifts in the world, Vail boasts 33 total lifts, 14 high speed quads and one gondola. Vail has three distinct areas of the mountain, each with their own features and fortes, including three terrain parks, seven "back bowls" and 5,289 acres of skiable terrain.
With an average snowfall of over 300 inches, Beaver Creek, Colorado is known for its European flavor. As Vail's sister ski area, you'll enjoy great shopping, dining, golfing, skiing and outdoor adventures. Beaver Creek offers a variety of outdoor adventures for every season, including kayaking, guided four-wheeling tours, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding.
The natural beauty of Beaver Creek - and the nearby villages of Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch - provides many leisure options, no matter the season or weather.