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Ski Vail


Despite being one of America’s greatest ski towns, there is so much more to Vail, Colorado than the world-class ski runs of Vail Resort. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to enjoy the majesty of the winter season, or want to experience the snowy fun without too much of the speedy downhill aspect, there is always plenty going on in town with Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Gondola Rides and more! And for those guests looking to escape the cold at least for a little bit, there is always a chance to discover great shopping downtown!

Gondola Rides

No ski or snowboarding required as you and the family can take in the stunning views of the Vail Valley from the comfort of your own Gondola! Once you’ve reached the top of the lift, feel free to explore the sites of the Gore Range before climbing back aboard for the descent.

Ice Skating

One of the most iconic activities for families or couples on a date to do each winter, ice skating is a fantastic way to not only exercise but be with family and friends in a social setting and fun together unlike with other winter sports which require a certain amount of autonomy.

  1. Vail Square Ice Rink
  2. John A. Dobson Ice Arena


Visitors to the Vail Valley will be hard pressed to find a more unique way to get off the beaten path and discover the backcountry of the Rocky Mountains most guests only have a chance to peak at from high above the town while on the mountain. 

  1. Buzz's Backcountry Adventures
  2. Vail Extreme Rentals


There’s hardly a better way to get some fantastic exercise, while enjoying the crisp and clean winter air in the Vail Valley. Explore the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the freshly fallen snow of the season by setting out on a snowshoe adventure through the wilderness.

  1. Vail Nordic Center
  2. Vail Resort

Cross Country Skiing

When it comes to skiing, gravity shouldn’t have to do all the work. Try your hand at the time-honored sport of cross-country skiing and feel the accomplishment of powering through the vast forests of the Rocky Mountains and the Vail Valley under your own power.

  1. Vail Nordic Center
  2. Vail Resort