Most notably known as a world-class ski resort, Vail Mountain transforms into a vibrant outdoor destination once the winter snow melts away. Filled with exciting outdoor fun, from professional snow sport events, like snowboarding contest and cross-country skiing, to family fun activities, like hiking, biking and camping, Vail Resort is the largest in the US with over 5,200 acres of the most expansive and diverse landscape in the world.
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Octoberfest in Lionshead
Vail Restaurant Week
Vail Farmer's Market & Art Festival
Biking & Hiking
Fishing & Hunting
Located at 10,000 feet, on top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Adventure Ridge offers great outdoor activities for the entire family, like disc golf, tubing, climbing, sightseeing, and slopping up BBQ on Talons Deck. Check out the family happy hour, featuring fun lawn games, live music and a breathtaking sunset view.
Gold Peak Ski School
Before your family hits the slopes, give the kiddos the training and confidence they need to head down the hill. Gold Peak Ski & Snowboard School offers private lessons, group instructions and specialty programs focused on teaching and improving the techniques of your kids and teens. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to book a lesson, call 800-475-4543.
What’s the best way to access Vail Mountain?
Access to Vail Mountain is funneled through three main areas
Lionshead - home to Eagle Bahn Gondola and Born Free Express
Vail Village - home to “One”, Vail’s new state-of-the-art gondola
Golden Peak - home to Riva Bahn Express, Northwoods Chair 11 and Gopher Hill beginner lift
What sorts of equipment rentals are available?
Vail vacations are so much easier when leaving your equipment at home. The Village has many great rental facilities that offer everything you will need for a fun snow sporting trip, like skis, snowboards, boots, apparel, outerwear, poles, and accessories.