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Vail Ski Resort was established in December, 1962 and is the second largest ski mountain in North America (after Whistler Blackcomb), welcoming approximately 1.6 million skiers and snowboarders annually. Vail is modeled on European ski towns, many of which are car-free. The town is partially pedestrianized and styled like a Bavarian Village. Vail operates the […]

Vail Ski Resort was established in December, 1962 and is the second largest ski mountain in North America (after Whistler Blackcomb), welcoming approximately 1.6 million skiers and snowboarders annually. Vail is modeled on European ski towns, many of which are car-free. The town is partially pedestrianized and styled like a Bavarian Village. Vail operates the largest free shuttle bus system in the United States and all areas of Vail Valley are connected by frequent buses.

Vail offers three distinct areas of the mountain for skiing and snowboarding, each with their own features, including three terrain parks, seven bowls and 5,289 acres of freeride terrain. At seven miles wide, on an average day, there are only two skiers per acre, and on a busy day, only four!

Most lodges and condominiums are within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and ski lifts. There are two main resort centres, Vail Village and Vail Lionshead, which follow the Gore Creek River, a Gold Medal fishing stream.

In December 2000, Vail put the final touches on the second phase of its Blue Sky Basin terrain expansion, with the addition of its fourth new high-speed quad chairlift and the opening of an additional 125 acres of ski terrain in Pete’s Bowl. This brings Vail’s total count of high-speed lifts to 15, more than any other ski area in the United States. Vail’s crowning Blue Sky Basin terrain expansion provides a unique wilder experience unlike anything else found on Vail Mountain and now features 645 acres of intermediate to advanced terrain in its two world-class bowls.

Vail is located 120 miles west of Denver International Airport (2 hour transfer) and 35 miles east of Vail/Eagle County Airport (EGE) (45 minute transfer).

Resort Statistics

Dates and hours of operation: November 18 – April 15, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

dailyTerrain: 5,289 acres/2,141 hec of in-bounds terrain.Vertical drop of 3,450 ft / 1,052 m

Base elevation: 6,311 feet/1924 m

Summit elevation: 11,570 ft /3,527 m

Uphill capacity: 57,802 people

Runs: 18% beginner, 29% intermediate, 53% advanced/expert.

193 Named Trails on the map.

Snow: Average of 348 inches (8.8 m) per year

 

 

 

EVERGREEN LODGE, 3 star

This economic hotel is just one-quarter mile, by foot or shuttle, from the shopping and restaurants of Vail Village, and from world-class skiing at Vail Resort and Lionshead. The John A. Dobson Ice Arena, one block away, offers recreational skating and lessons.
An outdoor heated pool with a mountain-view deck is open all year. Indoors, guests can relax in a large spa tub and two cedar saunas.
Designed for comfort and convenience, guestrooms offer pillowtop mattresses, down duvets, recliners, and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Windows open to views of the Rocky Mountains above or Vail Valley below. Compact refrigerators and coffeemakers are provided. Closets are extra-spacious. Some rooms have balconies (not guaranteed).
Included hot buffet breakfasts add to the great value.

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MOUNTAIN HAUS, 3+ star

Located at the Covered Bridge in the heart of Vail Village, about 250m from the lifts, Mountain Haus offers luxurious hotel and condominium accommodations only steps from everything! Our premier location within the village, superior decor and 4-star amenities will keep you coming back.
Vail’s Mountain Haus offers hotel rooms as well as one, two, three & four bedroom condominiums rated “excellent” by Zagat, as well as the highest rated condominium property by Vail’s Lodging Quality Assurance Program in Vail Village.
All units have:

Private Balcony and Gas Fireplaces
Spacious Living/Dinning Areas
Fully Equipped Kitchens
Equal number of bathrooms to bedrooms
Stereo/TV/VCR/DVD
Free High Speed WiFi
Property amenities include:

24 Hour Front Desk
Daily Housekeeping Service
Concierge Service
Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Outdoor Heated Pool
Indoor and Outdoor Therapy pools
Sauna and Steam rooms
Fitness Center
Massage Therapy
Guest Laundry
Complete meeting facilities

 

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TIVOLI LODGE, 4 star

The Tivoli Lodge is a European style boutique Lodge, with 66 hotel rooms offering a choice of mountain or village views, many with fireplaces. Located in Vail Village, within 200m of the Vista Bahn chairlift.
All rooms have mini-refrigerators and large bath tubs. Mountain View rooms feature separate walk-in showers with body spray jets. Other amenities include meeting rooms, a fully-equipped fitness room, two outdoor hot tubs with mountain views, underground parking and ski storage. Within a short walk, guests can take advantage of skiing, hiking & biking trails, as well as Vail Village with its many shops, restaurants, and galleries.
Amenities: 2 outdoor hot tubs, fitness room, complimentary wireless internet, complimentary ski valet service.
Perhaps the best value for money hotel in Vail!

 

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ANTLERS AT VAIL, 4 star

The Antlers is located just 150 yards from the Eagle Bahn gondola and is within walking distance from shuttles to Vail Village and Beaver Creek.
A $20 million expansion was finished just a few years ago and includes new condos / lodging units, a brand-new lobby with courtyard entrance, new conference facilities, exercise room, new pool area, business center and heated parking.

Condominiums range from studios to four bedroom units and are complete with full size, fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces and private balconies.
Every unit also has such amenities as a humidifier, hair dryer, iron andironing board, cable TV, VCR, and CD player. Daily housekeeping is provided
On site amenities include an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, saunas, fitnessroom, laundry facilities and free underground parking.

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GORE CREEK PROPERTIES, 2 to 4 star

Looking for the perfect Vail condo, townhomes, or private home? Gore Creek Properties offers a wide variety of nicely appointed private residences for every budget.
Accommodations are found throughout the Vail Valley be it in Vail Village, East Vail, Sandstone, West Vail or Eagle-Vail. All lodging and accommodations range from one bedroom condos to six bedroom private homes.
Gore Creek Properties accommodations all provide fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, and fireplace. All the rental properties are individually owned and offer quality and luxury lodging at an affordable price. Additional amenities might include community and private hot tubs and saunas. All of the condos and homes are located on the free Town of Vail bus shuttle.

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AUSTRIA HAUS HOTEL, 3+ star

Austria Haus Hotel, located in the heart of Vail Village, inspires a genuine sense of warmth and hospitality, inviting you to linger and savor special moments with special friends. Situated on the banks of beautiful Gore Creek, just 300m from the Vistabahn chair and the world-class shops and restaurants found in Vail’s pedestrian village, Austria Haus Hotel perfectly combines an ideal location, European-style architecture, exceptional guest services, and topnotch modern amenities.

Our graciously appointed accommodations include 25 valley-view guestrooms and suites. All feature natural-wood, hand-troweled plaster walls and coffered ceilings with antiqued brass fans; custom-designed furniture, fabrics, and artwork in warm earth tones; bathrooms with heated marble floors, large vanities, and cosmetic lighting; air-conditioning; and complimentary wireless DSL Internet access. Some guestrooms also offer gas-log fireplaces and/or step-out or French balconies.

As a guest of Austria Haus Hotel, you’ll enjoy a daily complimentary continental breakfast featuring fresh-baked pastries and breads, seasonal fruits, and hot and cold cereals; 24-hour front desk service; valet, bell, and concierge staff; a full bar and room service; an exercise room, heated outdoor pool, and whirlpool; a library with computers and wireless DSL Internet access; heated underground parking; complimentary slopeside ski storage and Monday-night cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; and local transportation via Vail’s eco-friendly hybrid electric bus fleet.

 

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MONTANEROS CONDOMINIUMS, 4 star

Montaneros is an intimate property located at the base of Vail Mountain in Lionshead. Our Village location offers easy walking access to restaurants, shops, nightlife and recreational activities. Only 200 yards from Vail’s Eagle Bahn Gondola and the Born Free Express Quad. Enjoy views of Vail Mountain from the privacy of your condominium or relax in our outdoor heated pool and hot tub.
Montaneros Condominiums is entirely smoke-free, and offers a heated pool, spa tub, sauna, complimentary guest parking, and video rentals for the units’ VCRs. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout.

Montaneros Condominiums offers 33 condominium units. Decor includes a gas log fireplace, natural wood-paneled walls, large windows with dramatic Vail Mountain views, and framed paintings. Complete kitchens have cooktops, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, dishes, utensils, and cookware. The units also have balconies, fireplaces, barbecue grills, separate sitting areas, and washer/dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Most units have sofabeds.

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SONNENALP RESORT, 4+ STAR

The Sonnenalp Resort of Vail is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Vail Village. Short 200m walk to the Vista Bahn lift at Vail Mountain and shopping and restaurants in Vail Village.
Amenities: Indoor/outdoor heated pool & hot tub, full-service European Spa, 2 bars, 4 restaurants, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, complimentary ski lockers on the base of Vail Mountain.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT, 5 star

Four Seasons Resort Vail is a luxury full service hotel, located in Vail Village. The hotel features 121 guest rooms, including 24 suites, most with mountain and pool views, balcony and stone fireplaces. ‘Kids for All Seasons’ programme and a teen activity centre. Meeting and conference space, including a heated outdoor terrace.

Amenities: Outdoor heated pool & hot tub, spa, sauna, steam room, fitness room, wireless internet (charge), 24-hour In-Room Dining, complimentary in-town shuttle service, twice-daily housekeeping, dedicated Ski Concierge at the Vista Bahn chair lift

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LODGE AT VAIL, 4+ star

Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain just steps from the ski lifts and inthe heart of Vail Village, this legendary resort combines Old World charmwith world-class service and unmatched beauty. Understated elegance,intimate luxury, and attention to detail only begin to describe one of theRocky Mountain’s greatest treasures.
Renowned for relaxed luxury and impeccable personal service, The Lodge at Vail combines the elegance and charm of an alpine inn with the warmth ofwestern hospitality. Enjoy award-winning restaurants and world-classaccommodations where the staff greets you by name and anticipates yourevery need.
Whether you’re coming to enjoy Vail’s winter playground, experience thebeauty of an alpine summer and its myriad of outdoor activities, or simplyto absorb the splendor of aspen trees changing in the fall, this year-roundhotel will forever give rise to mountain nostalgia.

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 VAIL CASCADE RESORT & SPA, 4 starSki-in/ski-out location on Gore Creek, in its own complex about 2km from Lionshead Village. Has its own private access lift to the slopes plus regular free shuttles into Lionshead Village.
Choose from 292 guest rooms with mountain or courtyard views; plus 80 condominiums and private residences. 78,000 square foot fitness and spa facility, 24-hour front desk services, room service, ski concierge, valet and covered parking. Rooms have a small refrigerator, coffee maker, ironing station,hair dryer, cordless phone, TV and Nintendo.
This excellent value property includes a daily hot American buffet breakfast for two.

 

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HOLIDAY INN APEX VAIL, 3 star

The Holiday Inn Apex Vail is a new hotel located just minutes from Vail Village and less than a mile from the lifts of Vail Mountain. The complimentary shuttle service stops at the door.
The Apex offers good value for money in Vail, with a great Colorado mountain atmosphere.

Award-winning interior design; premium linens, designer amenities, individual climate control in every room (AC / fire place), high speed internet service in every room, desk work station, only one dollar for long distance nationwide as long as you like, free local calls, coffee makers, on-command remote control cable TV, and clock radios. Bathrooms are 100% new, appointed in granite and marble, hair dryers, plush linens, excellent water pressure, and great lighting. Roll-away beds not available. Baby cribs available upon request.

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VAIL RACQUET CLUB, 3+ star

The Vail Racquet Club Townhomes & Condominiums offers quality and affordably priced Vail lodging. Our alpine chalet-style condo rentals provide you with all the comforts of home as you nestle into one of our 1, 2 or 3 bedroom condos or townhomes.

The Vail Racquet Club borders the White River National Forest, yet is only 5 miles from the slopes and village of Vail on the free town shuttle route.

The Vail Racquet club offer accommodations for 1-8 people.

Gold rated condo and townhomes include:

Fully equipped kitchen
Living room
Dining room
Deck or patio with a barbecue grill
Television with DVD players
Linens & towels
Daily trash removal and towel exchange
Complimentary firewood
Most units feature a fireplace and a pull-out sleeper sofa in the living room. In our 3 bedroom townhomes, most offer one full bath per bedroom.

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