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Last Updated: 4/16/2014 2:33 AM

Vail Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 35 Beginner
  • 56 Intermediate
  • 102 Advanced
Vail Mountain is modeled after an Austrian ski town, taking the good and leaving the bad. This is a very popular mountain and most come for the assortment of groomed cruisers and huge amount of untracked powder. Vail Mountain has fluffy bowls, exciting glades, and mile after mile of cruisers. Vail’s main attraction is that its big and known for ... getting more snow than other Colorado mountains, so anyone can find untracked powder. Vail also boasts 4 terrain parks with a superpipe and other pieces. The surrounding town has everything money can buy. It’s a bustling town accessible by car and foot, with ice-skating, shopping, tubing, and everything else you would expect from a world-class resort town. In general, Vail is one of the best resorts, the skiing is fun and the setting is one of comfort and leisure. Read more

Vail Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Vail Operations

Status

Open

Lifts Open/Total

21 of 31

Weekday Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30a-4p

Trails Open/Total

189 of 193

Weekend Hours

Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p

Acres Open/Total

4813 of 5289

Vail Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

8,120 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

3,450 ft

Avg Base Depth

67"

Peak Elevation

11,570 ft

Vail Ski Pictures and Photos

Demo Ski Rental at Vail - OLD, November 21, 2011
Credit: Connor Walberg, Vail Resorts
Demo Ski Rental at Vail - OLD, November 21, 2011
Credit: Chris McLennan, Vail Resorts
Demo Ski Rental at Vail - OLD, November 21, 2011
Credit: Dave Lehl, Vail Resorts
Demo Ski Rental at Vail - OLD, November 21, 2011
Credit: Kimberly Gavin, Vail Resorts
Demo Ski Rental at Vail - OLD, November 21, 2011
Credit: Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts

Vail Reviews & Tips (7)

Can't wait going up this Thursday since Sunlight is closed for the season......
Vail review written Apr 13 2014 - 02:59 PM
 
Sean Berry Advanced Skier
cant wait to go skiing
Vail review written Feb 10 2013 - 06:48 AM
 
Tricia Burke Intermediate Skier
Vail is ski Heaven in the USA The back bowls are outstanding and has terrain for all levels. Just pick a spot and let it fly! Conditions are always excellent. A big mountain with many areas to choose from. Its nice to visit many different ski resorts but Vail is a place you can always return to.
Vail review written Jan 03 2013 - 09:29 AM
 
Steve Intermediate Skier
Leave the front side to the families and beginners. Head straight to Two Elk Lodge for a cold beer and drop into China Bowl for a warm up.The back bowls are where you will find the powder and lighter crowds. Sun Up and Sun Down bowls are really fun and make sure you check out Blue Sky Basin for great tree runs. Too bad Vail doesn't have any deals with Liftopia. I used them for the first time in Utah this December and we got to experience 5 mountains in 5 days at half price with no hassle.
Vail review written Feb 08 2012 - 11:36 AM
 
snowballs Advanced Snowboarder
Looks like Vail isn't going to offer lift deals anymore on Liftopia.com -- sad but true. Vail should consider that some of the most devoted snow sport enthusiasts use Liftopia to make their snow addiction more affordable. Taking away the deals should steer us elsewhere! Bye, bye Vail!
Vail review written Jan 23 2012 - 10:50 AM
 
Alexander Intermediate Snowboarder
Monstrous Mountain with everything to offer any level of skier. Enjoyed all three days.
Vail review written Mar 15 2011 - 05:58 PM
 
eric mahoney Advanced Skier
We went to Vail for one day and it took us a long time to get our bearings, especially because it was snowing. The runs are fun, but be careful as they change in difficulty along the way...could start on blue, go to black without warning. We would like to go back to ski more of the mountain some day.
Vail review written Feb 27 2011 - 03:45 PM
 
Denise Intermediate Skier

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