Vail Travel Guide
Welcome to Vail!
In the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Vail is a central access point for a host of mountain activities. Within walking distance is North America's largest single ski mountain, Vail Mountain, which boasts 5,289 acres (2140 ha) of terrain and seven natural bowls. Hiking and biking are popular summer activities on the mountain's 50 mi (80 km) of scenic trails. In addition to recreation, Vail features a variety of shops, as well as dining opportunities ranging from home-town bistros to four-star restaurants. In the summer months, Vail hosts the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, offering over 60 orchestral, chamber and pop music concerts. The Gerald P. Ford Amphitheater is a nearby outdoor venue where artists like Willie Nelson, the New York Philharmonic and Bob Hope have entertained thousands. Bed and breakfasts, luxurious hotels and affordable inns await visitors traveling to this world class resort.
Hotels & Motels
Featuring suites with gas fireplaces, custom-made Bavarian furniture, heated floors and private baths, Sonnenalp Resort offers a full complimentary breakfast at the on-site restaurant.
Widely-considered the country's premier ski destination, Vail is reputed to have the most extensive high-speed lift system in North America, along with one of the highest elevation gains of 3,450 ft (1,052 m).