SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
The ski area at Vail was built to be largely isolated from any major metropolitan area, helping showcase spectacular views of the Vail Valley from nearly anywhere in town. Those excited enough to brave the cold can enjoy even better views of the Rocky Mountains from atop Vail’s highest peaks, making it seem as if they are on top of the world.
With 31 lifts, including the famously Wi-Fi enabled, Gondola One with its heated-seats, riders and guests really can get anywhere on the mountain in no time at all before descending down the mountain on one or more of its famous 190+ iconic trails, like the 4 mile long Riva Ridge. Those daring enough for even more spectacular views can cruise the catwalk from the peak to the Blue Sky Basin and try their hand at bowl skiing, and really have a wide-open view of the area as they ski the fresh powder.
Ski & Snowboarding in Vail
Looking to Rent Ski & Snowboard Equipment? Vail Sports is the preferred partner of Manor Vail Lodge. Allow Vail Sports to take care of you and your family's every need with their personalized equipment rental service.
10-20% Manor Vail Lodge discount along with an additional 20% epic rewards discount.
Vail Lift Tickets
Purchase a day pass or season pass. Click the links below to learn more.
Ski & Snowboard School
Continuing to pass on and nurture a love of the winter season is a special tradition for Vail. Children as young as 3-years-old through to adulthood alike have been taking to the snowy slopes at Vail for more than 50 years. With each passing season since their first time sliding down the hill in a snowplow, they gain more and more confidence to tackle the big runs and ride the back bowls. The ski school at Vail continues to be essential to this development of discovering the joy in skiing or snowboarding. Manor Vail Lodge is located adjacent to the Golden Peak Ski School.
Vail Trail Map
- Best Beginner Runs:
- Ridge Route (From Avanti Express Lift)
- Upper Lion’s Way to Lower Lion’s Way (From Gondola One)
- Trans Montaine (From Riva Bahn Express Lift)
- Best Intermediate to Expert Runs:
- Riva Ridge
- Pepi’s Face
- Big Rock Park
See more Intermediate to Expert Runs