The Vail Valley is an amazingly beautiful Colorado experience. It is filled with beautiful scenery, activities, and unrivaled ski resorts that combine to create the ultimate Colorado Rocky Mountain getaway any time of year. Boasting over 300 days a year of sunshine, with an altitude of 8,500 feet, and our dry climate, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Vail all year long. From skiing to hiking, shopping to dining, and a plethora of special events, there is truly something for everyone. As you begin planning your vacation to Vail, make sure to check out our list of things to do and events happening in the area. And, make sure to check out our free Vacation Guide with more ideas for Vail attractions including the best restaurants, hiking, skiing, and more.

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Things to Do in Vail, CO

Summer Activities

Anyone that has spent time here in the summer will tell you that Vail is much more than a premier skiing destination. After the snow melts, take some time to explore all of the warm-weather activities that are available to visitors. The fresh mountain air is calling your name!

Hiking & Biking

Rafting & Kayaking

Golf

Horseback Riding

Ziplines

Spas

Winter Activities

Pack your ski boots and a warm pair of gloves! Many of the best things to do in Vail, CO, are available in the winter, so staying out of the cold simply isn’t an option. Whether you’re here for the world-class skiing at Vail Ski Resort or plan to conquer the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies by foot, the possibilities are truly endless!

Skiing & Snowboarding

Ice Climbing

Dog Sledding

Hot Springs

Snowmobiling

Vail Village

At the nexus of big-city excitement and small-town charm, Vail Village is more than just the gateway to the country’s best winter sports. Take some time to embrace the culture and vitality of the village on your next visit. The gourmet restaurants, high-end shopping, and unique flavor of Vail are all waiting for you!

Restaurants

Cocktails & Bars

Boutique Shopping

Outdoor & Adventure Shops

Museums

Shows

Additionally, don’t forget to check out our events page to browse the list of amazing seasonal events and festivals that Vail hosts throughout the year! 

About the Area

Incorporated in 1966, Vail is one of the leading mountain resort communities in North America. Learn more about the area below!

Elevation

  • 8,150 feet

Location

  • Vail is 100 miles west of Denver on Interstate 70 in Eagle County. The area is also easily accessible via the Eagle County Regional Airport, 35 miles to the west.

Climate

  • Average Snowfall: 335+ inches
  • Average Summer Temperature: 75 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Average Winter Temperature: 30 degrees Fahrenheit

Residents

  • 6,000 full-time and 5,000 part-time residents

History

The Township of Vail is named after Charlie Vail, a state highway engineer who directed construction of the first highway to enter the area in 1930. Once a sheep-raising and lettuce-growing region, Vail became a premier skiing destination in 1966 when the resort opened. Currently, Vail attracts over a million snow riders every winter.

Where to Stay in Vail, Colorado

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No matter where your adventure takes you in Vail Valley, find the ideal vacation rental with Gore Creek Properties. Our luxurious accommodations are equipped with world-class amenities, artful decor, and unbelievable access to all of the best things to do in Vail, CO. For example, our 2625 Bald Mountain Road property in East Vail is the perfect combination of luxury and convenience. This one-bedroom condo features four bedrooms, a private hot tub, a sauna, a fully equipped kitchen, and easy access to the Vail Village shuttle service. Start planning the getaway of your dreams today! 

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to access our complimentary Vacation Guide! You can also contact us with any questions about the area or our properties at (970)-479-2958.  

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