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Vail ski resort, Colorado, USA

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Vail ski resort

Vail is considered by some to be North America’s premier ski resort. The ski area is huge and offers plenty of skiing for all levels, the resort village is large as well, but it has reputation for being expensive and swanky. The Vail mountain has three distinct ski areas, covering over 5,000 acres. Lift numbers at 32, with black runs dominating. Intermediate runs are ideal, long and cruisy with a few challenges.

The are four Terrain parks here with Fly Zone being recognised as one of the best in the US. It has over 40 features and hosts many snowboarding competitions. The beginner’s area is also good but gets very busy.

The main drawbacks for the Vail resort are, it can get very busy and at times queues are long, and it is pricier than other resorts in the area. The restaurants on the mountain also have a reputation for poor service, adequate food at high prices, so be prepared to pay up big for food.

There is plenty of off slope activities; Ice-skating, tobogganing, fishing, walking, day spas, dog sledding, horse riding and bungee trampolining.

Vail ski

Vail is humongous and has a wide variety of terrain with which to challenge even the expert skier. The crowdedness of the slopes adds to the difficulty level as many people think they are better than they truly are and wind up waiting for ski patrol to rescue them. The back bowls were amazing but again, people overestimated themselves and needed help.

I would certainly recommend Vail as it is truly an awesome place to ski. I would also recommend that all skiers know and respect their limitations. Some of the people that needed help could have easily been hurt or worse. Vail is a fabulous area and loads of fun as long as you respect it and yourself

 


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Evergreen Lodge at Vail
Evergreen Lodge at Vail
The Evergreen Lodge at Vail, a full service hotel with recently renovated lodge rooms, is the ideal setting for a memorable holiday in Colorado's beautiful Vail Valley. Centrally located between Vail Village and Lionshead, the Lodge is within walking distance to the world-class skiing, outstanding shopping, and the exquisite dining for which Vail is internationally known.
 
Simba Run Vail Condominiums
Simba Run Vail Condominiums
The Simba Run Vail Condominiums in Colorado are within walking distance to Lionshead Ski School and Gondola. An indoor heated pool is available and each condo features a fireplace. Every condo at Simba Run Condominiums varies in design. The condos have fully equipped kitchens with an oven and a washer and dryer. Cable TV’s with HBO and a DVD player are included.
 
Lodge at Vail
Lodge at Vail
Situated at the base of Vail Mountain in the heart of Vail Village, Colorado, this lodge offers guests a great mixture of luxurious services and an ideal location for exciting recreational activities. The Lodge offers a 697 sq metre, state-of-the-art spa offering 11 treatment rooms including one wet treatment room, 2 facial rooms and 7 massage rooms. Visit the spa's large fitness complex that boasts a fitness centre with top-of-the-line equipment and a movement studio for yoga and Pilates.
 
Westwind at Vail Condominiums
Westwind at Vail Condominiums
This property in Vail, Colorado is minutes from ski trails and the restaurants and shops of LionsHead Village. Each condo offers a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and private balcony. Westwind at Vail Condominiums is near the Eagle Bahn Gondola and the Vail Ski School. Guests can take the free area shuttle to Vail Village.
 
Austria Haus Hotel
Austria Haus Hotel
This hotel is located next to Gore Creek, within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in downtown Vail. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi. Austria Haus Hotel provides a daily breakfast and room service. Guests can use the fitness center or the hot tub. Heated underground parking is also available on-site. Guest rooms at the Austria Haus are equipped with cable TV and air-conditioning. Bathrooms feature heated floors and spacious vanities.

 

 
 
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