Whether you’re a first-timer to the mountain town or a regular, Vail, CO ski season can be overwhelming. Follow our guide for having the best ski trip yet. From weather charts to mountain top dining, we’ve thought of everything you’ll need to know before you pack up your snow gear.
And for even more recommendations on where to eat to what to do (other than skiing) during your winter getaway, be sure to access our exclusive Vacation Guide. Our online guide is easy to access and complimentary!
Everything You Need to Know About Vail, CO Ski Season
It’s time to plan your ski trip. Don’t play the guessing game or waste hours scanning the internet, we have everything you need to know about the Rocky Mountain winter months.
Vail, CO Opening Day
Vail Mountain 2019 Opening Day is November 15. The early season in Vail is not to be taken lightly. We take snow standards to another level here. The Mountain’s Snowmaking Enhancement Project is the largest in North America and flawlessly drops over 500 acres of the white stuff throughout the season.
Vail Mountain Information
Be in the know before you go. Vail Mountain provides 195 trails and 31 lifts throughout 5,300 acres of skiable landscape. Plan your trip based on your skill level with the mountain’s trail maps. Bust a move in one of the freestyle terrain parks. And find out who to call and where to go should you find yourself in an emergency.
Tracking the Weather
A vital part of being in the know is keeping tabs on weather conditions. The Vail weather report is the most in-depth and accurate source of weather information for the mountain. The weather report includes a snow report, the forecast, the week’s weather, and webcams of Blue Sky Basin and Eagle’s Nest.
Ski and Snowboard Lessons
You won’t find better ski instructors than Vail Mountain. Vail offers adult, child, private, and adaptive lessons. Lessons aren’t just for beginners, either. Book an advanced session and brush up on your skills so that you can safely expand your mountain exploration.
Need equipment? American Ski Exchange offers high-quality gear, ready and waiting for you when you arrive at the mountain.
Mountain Top Dining
You haven’t dined in Vail until you’ve had dinner on top of the mountain. And by on top, we mean only accessible via gondola or snowcat. Game Creek Club boasts impeccably flawless views of Gore Range paired with gorgeous (and tasty) five-star dishes. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Enjoy the Comforts of Your Private Rental From Gore Creek Properties
After you’ve worn out the slopes, come back to your home with Gore Creek Properties. Snag a piece of Vail history at 16 Forest Road. The Ark at Vail boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, sleeps 12, and is ski-in and ski-out from Forest Road. The home also features an indoor hot tub, a game room, and a bunk room making it an ideal choice for your family.
Discover the best of Vail Mountain with our guide! Sure, it’s the central ski hub in town, but did you know it offers so much more? From snowmobile tours to snowshoeing, there is something for everyone on the mountain. We can’t wait to welcome you to Vail!