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Experience the Magic of Vail in the Winter: 6 Winter Activities for Family Vacation

Vail is undeniably known as a winter paradise. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, there are endless opportunities for winter family fun. If you're planning a family vacation during the snowy season, look no further than Manor Vail Lodge. This luxurious lodge offers the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and adventure for families seeking an unforgettable winter getaway. Let’s explore seven ways to pass the day in Vail in the Winter. 

1. Hit the Slopes

Vail is renowned for its world-class ski slopes, and Manor Vail Lodge offers easy access to the legendary Vail Ski Resort. Strap on your skis or snowboards and carve through the fresh powder. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, Vail Mountain has a variety of slopes suitable for all skill levels. Enroll your family in lessons, embark on thrilling downhill runs, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

  1. Ski Vail

2. Ice Skating at Solaris Plaza

Glide across the ice hand in hand with your family at the outdoor ice rink located at Solaris Plaza, a short distance from Manor Vail Lodge. Rent skates and twirl around the rink, surrounded by the magical ambiance of the mountains. The ice rink is perfect for all ages and skill levels, making it an ideal activity for the whole family.

  1. Explore Solaris Plaza

3. Explore Vail Village

Take a stroll through Vail Village, a charming alpine town with a European-inspired ambiance. This pedestrian-friendly village offers a variety of shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Discover unique souvenirs, savor delicious treats at local cafes, and experience the vibrant culture of Vail. Don't miss the opportunity to capture a family photo in front of the iconic covered bridge.

  1. Explore Vail 

4. Snow Tubing at Adventure Ridge

For an exhilarating experience that will delight both kids and adults, head to Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain. Hop on the gondola from Manor Vail Lodge and reach this winter wonderland where you'll find an exhilarating snow tubing hill. Slide down the lanes on inflatable tubes, and feel the thrill as you speed through the snow. Adventure Ridge also offers other activities like ski biking and snowshoe tours, ensuring endless family fun.

  1. Explore Adventure Ridge

5. Vail Nature Discovery Center

Visit the Vail Nature Discovery Center, located near Manor Vail Lodge, and engage in educational and interactive exhibits. Explore the center's hands-on displays, discover the local flora and fauna, and participate in guided nature walks. Engage your children's curiosity about the natural world while fostering a deeper appreciation for the environment. The center also offers programs and workshops suitable for all ages, making it a perfect family-friendly activity.

  1. Explore Vail Nature Discovery Center

6. Snowmobiling Adventures

Embark on a thrilling snowmobiling adventure through the scenic backcountry surrounding Vail. Take a guided tour and zoom across snow-covered meadows, forests, and frozen lakes. This exciting activity allows your family to experience the thrill of winter exploration while surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain vistas. Enjoy the adrenaline rush and create unforgettable memories as you traverse the winter wonderland on your snowmobiles.


A winter getaway to Vail, Colorado, offers families the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation, and togetherness. When staying at the Manor Vail Lodge, you not only enjoy luxurious accommodations but also easy access to a multitude of enchanting winter activities.

From skiing on the legendary slopes of Vail Mountain to immersing yourselves in the tranquility of snowshoeing adventures, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Ice skating at Solaris Plaza provides a magical experience, while exploring Vail Village offers a glimpse into the vibrant culture of the town. Manor Vail Lodge and the enchanting activities of Vail, await your arrival.