Things To Do In Vail
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Mountaintop trails to bike and hike.
REVERED AS THE ULTIMATE FAMILY VACATION IN WINTER OR SUMMER.
Known for the legendary Back Bowls, winter in Vail offers diverse terrain, parks, and other winter activities like cross-country skiing, tubing, and ski-biking. Revered as the ultimate family resort, Vail Village bustles with world-class events, year-round ice skating, bowling, movie theaters, gourmet dining, boutique shopping and so much more.
Vail offers guests a magical, memorable summertime getaway. Take a gondola ride up the mountain and come back down on foot or by mountain bike, hike to the perfect picnic spot, or catch Vail’s best live music. Other activities include zip-line, a mountain top bungee trampoline, mini-golf, and don't miss Vail’s Forest Flyer alpine slide!
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Take a stroll on Bridge Street in Vail Village for shopping, bars, and culinary delights at a variety of well-known restaurants.
Vail is one of the world’s top ski resorts, known for the legendary Back Bowls and diverse terrain expanding over 5000 skiable acres.
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SCENIC GONDOLA RIDE
Vail opens the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead Village and Gondola One out of Vail Village during the summer months. The Eagle Bahn Gondola takes you to Eagle’s Nest where guests can enjoy dining, Epic Discovery, a frisbee golf course, hiking, and biking trails. Gondola One takes guests up to mid-Vail for a variety of hiking and biking trails. Guests can also haul their mountain bikes up for easy access to all the upper biking trails on Vail Mountain.
Play on one of the Vail Valley’s dozen courses, all with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. With courses designed by Irwin, Palmer, Norman, and Fazio, both the public and private courses are spectacular. From 18 hole championship courses to par 3 courses, all golfers enjoy the benefits of the mountain air; your ball will fly an average of 10% farther!
Epic Discovery offers activities for all ages and availabilities at the top of Vail’s Lionshead Gondola. From the alpine coaster, ropes course, zip line, or just the spectacular ride up the gondola for lunch, you can make a day at Epic Discovery.
HIKING AND BIKING
There is a variety of rated trails on Vail Mountain for hiking and mountain biking. Take a scenic gondola ride up and explore trails on Vail Mountain (or favorite is Grand Traverse) or venture outside the Vail Valley to tackle one of Colorado’s famous fourteeners.
TUBING IN VAIL
Head to the top of Vail Mountain to Adventure Ridge and enjoy the rush of adrenaline as you are whisked downhill. No more trudging uphill after a ride down – an easy-access surface lift will bring you back to the top! Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult and all tubers must be at least 36 inches tall. Summer tubing is also available.