Vail ski holidays

  • See where our hotels, chalets and apartments are located.

  • Piste Map Key

    1-9 Double or Triple Chairlifts, 10-15 Quad Express Chairlifts, 16 Gondola,

  • Essentials

    • Resort Height

      2,500m (8,200ft)

    • Transfer time

      Denver: 2 hrs 30 mins,
      Coach transfer included, car hire or private transfers available at a supplement.

    • Typical costs

      • small beer €3 • bottle of house wine €16 • coke €2 • coffee €2 • sandwich €4

    • Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow

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    • Intermediates Ski Rating


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    More about the skiing in Vail

  • So what's it like?

    No resort is more famous for its amazing powder back bowls

    Vail is one of the world's top ski resorts with superb accommodation and an attractive alpine style village centre with a fabulous après ski atmosphere. It is also the largest single mountain ski area in America, stretching 7 miles from east to west and caters for everyone, with smooth groomed runs through to challenging cornices and off piste back bowls. The newly redeveloped Lionshead area of Vail is located at the base of the gondola with its own great selection of bars, shops, restaurants and an ice skating rink.

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    Ski information

    Ski Information Beginners

    Beginners are excellently catered for, with a superb ski school, convenient lifts immediately behind the village, and plenty of long, wide-open, gentle runs right from the top of the mountain.

    Ski Information Intermediates

    With 5,174 acres of incredible skiing, you can choose from miles of prepared pistes and superb groomed runs to the world famous Back Bowls. Colorado powder snow is so light that intermediates can enjoy most runs. Make sure to try the 'Blue Sky Basin'.

    Ski Information Advanced

    Double black diamond runs like Goshawk and Peregrine will really test the best. Revel in the glory of the acres of virgin powder snow in no less than six massive Back Bowls, plus mile upon mile of mogul fields, creating the perfect skiing experience.

    More about the skiing in Vail


    Lively and varied in Vail
    · Tap Room, The Club, Garfinkels & Red Lion


    Bowling alley, cinema with films in English, evening out at the ice hockey in Denver, ice climbing, outdoor ice skating, sleigh rides, sp treatments

    Eating out

    Over 100 great dining options in Vail and for all price ranges. · Main courses from $6 to $25. · Sweet Basil, Lancelot, Blu's

    Special offers for winter 14/15

    Free ski carriage to USA
    Book a USA ski holiday and pay nothing for your ski carriage.

    For all holidays booked after 10th January 2015, departing up to and including 14th March 2015.

    Ski pack discount

    Save up to 20% against Christy Sports in resort pricing when pre-booking hire equipment

    Hire delivery option

    Use any Christy Sports hire store around resort or choose to bring the ski hire shop to you for the same price! Christy Sports' sister company ‘Door 2 Door’ will deliver and fit quality hire equipment for you in the comfort of your hotel room and then collect it from you at the end of your stay. With delivery service you still have convenience of calling into any Christy Sports location for assistance or to drop off your equipment

    Long stay bonus

    Buy any ski or snowboard hire package for 9 or more days and get one day free.

    Vail Cascade

    Hotel guests can take advantage of the fantastic ‘Door 2 Door’ delivery service described above

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