Guide to a Luxury Ski Vacation in Vail: Where to Stay, Eat & Shop

Vail, the largest ski resort in the U.S., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of special events, concerts, ski races and other exciting activities. There has never been a better time to visit Vail one of the most iconic, top-rated ski destinations in the world. A haven for skiers of all levels, Vail offers something for everyone, including non-skiers who simply want to enjoy the alpine experience, luxurious accommodations, great restaurants, spas and boutiques.


Featuring 5,289 acres of skiable terrain consisting of seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles (with wide open skiing and amazing views), Vail offers 193 conventional trails (including one run that is more than four miles long) and a newly opened 22-foot half pipe. As Vail Mountain averages 348 inches of snowfall and 300 days of sunshine per year, its conditions are considered among the best of in the world for skiing.

Vail contains an endless selection of trails from which to choose, regardless of a skier's ability level. Even better, one common lift ticket enables a skier access to Vail as well as Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead, which offers vacationers a European style village-to-village experience. Vail?s Ski and Snowboard school is world-renowned and caters to all ages and levels of ability. Group lessons are offered as well as private instructors, who are available for both half and full days for up to six people.

Carrie Coolidge

Carrie Coolidge is a Luxury Lifestyle & Travel Writer for JustLuxe, based in Manhattan. Prior to joining JustLuxe, Carrie served as co-editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle website a AOL where she ran the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. For twelve years, Carrie was a staff writer at Forbes magazine, where she was a member of the Billionaire's research team, in ...(Read More)

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