Make the Most of Your Vacation in Vail and Beaver Creek
A Rocky Mountain community with an architectural style modeled after the Alps, luxury hotels, world-class dining, star-studded sporting and entertainment events, endless family-friendly vacation activities, an international vibe with a cozy, small-town-feel. These aren’t features you’d expect to find all in one place. But you’ll find them all in Vail.`
Well-known internationally as one of the world’s premier mountain resort destinations, Vail, Colorado and nearby Beaver Creek, have a long history of standing out from the crowd. When the Vail ski resort opened, in the mid-1960s, it boasted the country’s first gondola. Since then, Vail has continually expanded its vacation amenities and visitor offerings, from a Billion Dollar Renewal Project in the mid-2000s, to joining with Beaver Creek Resort in 2015 to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, to providing the new home for the Burton US Open Snowboard Championships to enhancing skier and snowboarder experiences with a new gondola and new terrain.
The Vail that visitors find is a place of stunning natural beauty and challenging peaks that offer endless year-round recreational opportunities: biking, golf, skiing, horsebackriding, snowmobiling, sledding, tubing, hiking, sightseeing and more. Alpine sports spectators find a constant stream of exciting event like the GoPro Mountain Games, Burton US Snowboarding Open and many others. As an added bonus, the cultural opportunities are incredible with Bravo Music Festival, Vail Interntaional Dance Festival, Vail Jazz Foundation and Beaver Creek’s Vilar Center bringing world-class performances to intimate mountain venues.
Vail: A Snapshot
Elevation: 8,150 feet above sea level (town and mountain base)
Land Area: 4.67 square miles
Resort skiable terrain: 5,200 acres, the most groomed terrain on the planet
With the growing popularity of marijuana tourism in Colorado, a new service has sprung up: Marijuana Tours. Tours include transportation and include a visit to one or more dispensary with a variety of entertainment and activity provided along the way. From Vail, the closest one is the Brews, Booze & Bud Tour in Frisco, a half hour drive to the East. The trip is a three-and-half tour that includes visits to a local distillery, a local brewery and a dispensary. There are four tours a day, and it's sure to be an experience you find anywhere else.
Activites in Vail & Beaver Creek
From mountain biking and horseback riding, to rafting, to sledding and tubing …the options are endless in this Rocky Mountain playground! Read More!
One Word: Shopping
Vail and Beaver Creek have picturesque pedestrian shopping areas that are second to none, filled with unique local stores with everything you “need”, plus some things you don’t need…but really want! Read more.
There are ways to make your Colorado vacation affordable! Find the best coupons for Vail and Beaver Creek shops, restaurants and activities. Read more!
Events in Vail & Beaver Creek
Major events with world-famous athletes & performers draw visitors year-round. But smaller events showcase local musicians, kid-friendly activities & family entertainment. For the most up-to-date info, visit the calendar.