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Summer Bike Race - 1960'a


For several years, skiers passed through the Vail Valley without seeing the potential of it being a ski area. Since most of the Colorado ski resorts during that time were out of sight and far from the highway, Vail Mountain was an unimaginable ski area. However, in 1957 Peter Siebert and Earl Eaton hiked the summit of the mountain and saw the vision. Instantly, they were determined to develop the area into a Vail, CO ski resort with its open slopes and enormous open bowls. On December 15, 1962, the Vail ski resort opened its doors. With the purchase of a $5.00 ticket, one could have lift access to the nation's first gondola and 876 acres of skiable terrain.

Three years later, in 1965, Manor Vail Corporation built Manor Vail. The partners in this Vail, Colorado hotel venture were John V. Amato, M. Numon and C.J. Allison. Building "A" and the Lord Gore Club were the first buildings, with later development in buildings "B" & "C" known today as the Manor Houses which consist of One, Two and Three bedroom units. In 1968, the first studio buildings were built and known as the Manor Vail North Condominiums, a separate association at the time. In 1973, the two associations merged and become known as the Manor Vail Condominium Association, which is what they are today. 

Today Manor Vail Lodge is one of Vail's most iconic condominium hotels. Offering studio, one, two and three bedroom condominiums in addition to two and four bedroom luxury penthouses, Manor Vail Lodge offers guests a variety of lodging accommodations and amenities.

Located directly across the street from Vail Mountain's Golden Peak Ski School, chair lifts, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, Ford Amphitheater, Ford Park and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens make Manor Vail Lodge Vail's most central hotel to all of Vail's signature events and activities.

Manor Vail Lodge - Press Conference 1960's

50+ Years of Service in the Vail Valley

Built in 1965, Manor Vail Lodge was the first hotel in Vail, Colorado to offering expansive meeting and event space. Manor Vail Lodge was a place where Vail founders like Pete Seibert would hold annual meetings and events. To this day, Manor Vail Lodge  still serves as a place for visitors and locals alike to gather and meet. Manor Vail Lodge is proud to be the home and host hotel of the Burton US Open, Vail International Dance Festival, Vail Rotary Club.

People sitting outside of the Vail Ski school
Lord Gore at Manor Vail Lodge