Altitude: 2476-3527 Meters

Vail Mountain in short

  • Best snow parks in Colorado
  • Famous for its deep snow and off-piste skiing
  • 200 km of beautiful ski slopes

Vail Mountain hosts the Alpine Ski World Championships in 2015 along with the neighboring ski resort of Beaver Creek. The Vail Mountain ski resort in the Rocky Mountains is one of the largest ski areas in the United States. At around 200 km of varied slopes for skiers of all abilities, this is the perfect choice for family ski holidays. The ski area is very spread out, so you often have the impression that you have the slopes to yourself!

The Vail Mountain ski area is made up of three sub-areas: Front Side, Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. The front side is right near the ski resort of Vail and is ideal for families. In addition to the longest ski run (at 6.4 km) there are also three snow parks: Golden Peak Terrain Park, Bwana Terrain park and Pride Terrain Park, where all styles and levels of freestyle skiing and snowboard are catered for. At the back of ski resort of Vail are the deep snow slopes for off-piste fans and the tougher slopes for real professionals. Especially the Back Bowls area which offers almost exclusively black runs. If that doesn't sound like enough then with the Colorado ski pass you can explore Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone!

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Vail Mountain


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Additional information

Blue slopes35 km Drag lifts9Start of the season16 November
Red slopes55 km Chair lifts20End of the season21 April
Black slopes103 km Gondola lifts2Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude2476 m
Total193 km Capacity61000 Pers./HourMax. altitude3527 m

travelResorts in Vail Mountain ski area

Off-piste & freestyle in Vail Mountain

Snow parks 2Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Vail Mountain USD 396.00 USD 576.00 5 Years old

Ski pass prices (high season)

High season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
Vail Mountain USD 822.00 USD 1194.00 5 Years old

Blogs about Vail Mountain

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Vail Mountain

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The information applies for the ski area of Vail Mountain. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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