Val’s Vail Guidebook

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Val’s Vail Guidebook

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Vail is one of the most recognized and highly regarded ski resort destinations in the world, located just 99 miles West of Denver, CO. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 1,100 acres of open space accounting for 50% of Vail’s town-owned land; 350,000 surrounding acres of national forest, crowned by 5,289 skiable acres on one of the largest and best ski mountains in the world. Vail is a year-round destination that continues to supply travelers with lifelong memories and endless activities to enjoy. Whether you're traveling to Vail to ski, mountain bike, hike, camp, or shop, you're bound to find a wide array of exciting activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. In the summer, explore the miles of scenic biking and hiking trails or zip, fly, and tube on the mountain at Epic Discovery. Vail has five base village areas: Vail Village, Lionshead Village, West Vail, East Vail, and Cascade Village. Vail Village: Cross under the covered bridge and stroll up bridge street to Gondola One. In-between, you’ll find a quaint village atmosphere with world-class restaurants, shops, late-night hot spots, and more. Lionshead Village: Lionshead Village is replete with great dining and shopping options, plus a sweet playground for the groms, an ice rink in winter, and it's just a few steps to the Gondola. A perfect home base for your alpine adventures. Vail Square, in the center of Lionshead, features an ice rink in the winter. In summer, the space is used for concerts and small events. Lionshead Bavarian-inspired village is completely closed off to cars and busses and is nestled at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola West Vail: In West Vail, you’ll find a wide variety of shopping including grocery stores, hardware stores, fast-casual restaurants plus access to hiking and biking trails. Directly on the free bus system, there is no need for a car with easy access to Vail and Lionshead Village. East Vail: East Vail is connected to Vail’s hub by road, bicycle, and hiking trails. Vail’s 18-hole golf course defines the land along the meandering Gore Creek as it flows from the Gore Range into town. Primarily a forested residential community, East Vail is home to a racquet club with tennis, health club, spa, and restaurant facilities. Just east of the village on the way to East Vail are the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail Nature Center, and parks and playgrounds that draw visitors and locals alike. Contact us for lodging reservations, activity ideas, packages, trip planning, and more!
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Vail
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Vail is one of the most recognized and highly regarded ski resort destinations in the world, located just 99 miles West of Denver, CO. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 1,100 acres of open space accounting for 50% of Vail’s town-owned land; 350,000 surrounding acres of national forest, crowned by 5,289 skiable acres on one of the largest and best ski mountains in the world. Vail is a year-round destination that continues to supply travelers with lifelong memories and endless activities to enjoy. Whether you're traveling to Vail to ski, mountain bike, hike, camp, or shop, you're bound to find a wide array of exciting activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. In the summer, explore the miles of scenic biking and hiking trails or zip, fly, and tube on the mountain at Epic Discovery. Vail has five base village areas: Vail Village, Lionshead Village, West Vail, East Vail, and Cascade Village. Vail Village: Cross under the covered bridge and stroll up bridge street to Gondola One. In-between, you’ll find a quaint village atmosphere with world-class restaurants, shops, late-night hot spots, and more. Lionshead Village: Lionshead Village is replete with great dining and shopping options, plus a sweet playground for the groms, an ice rink in winter, and it's just a few steps to the Gondola. A perfect home base for your alpine adventures. Vail Square, in the center of Lionshead, features an ice rink in the winter. In summer, the space is used for concerts and small events. Lionshead Bavarian-inspired village is completely closed off to cars and busses and is nestled at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola West Vail: In West Vail, you’ll find a wide variety of shopping including grocery stores, hardware stores, fast-casual restaurants plus access to hiking and biking trails. Directly on the free bus system, there is no need for a car with easy access to Vail and Lionshead Village. East Vail: East Vail is connected to Vail’s hub by road, bicycle, and hiking trails. Vail’s 18-hole golf course defines the land along the meandering Gore Creek as it flows from the Gore Range into town. Primarily a forested residential community, East Vail is home to a racquet club with tennis, health club, spa, and restaurant facilities. Just east of the village on the way to East Vail are the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail Nature Center, and parks and playgrounds that draw visitors and locals alike. Contact us for lodging reservations, activity ideas, packages, trip planning, and more!

Food scene

This European rustic mountain cottage offers daily lunch and dinner in a cozy, exceptional atmosphere—an excellent place for having an authentic alpine experience. Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Children’s Menus are available.
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Almresi Vail
298 Hanson Ranch Rd
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This European rustic mountain cottage offers daily lunch and dinner in a cozy, exceptional atmosphere—an excellent place for having an authentic alpine experience. Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Children’s Menus are available.
Vail Brewing company has a wide variety of craft beers to enjoy after a long day of exploring in Vail. Crafted with altitude. Brewed for adventure.
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Vail Brewing Company - Vail Village
141 E Meadow Dr
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Vail Brewing company has a wide variety of craft beers to enjoy after a long day of exploring in Vail. Crafted with altitude. Brewed for adventure.
Vail Chophouse is a slopeside staple in Lionshead Village with an extensive menu that includes fantastic prime steaks, fresh seafood, and signature cocktails.
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Vail Chophouse
675 Lionshead Place
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Vail Chophouse is a slopeside staple in Lionshead Village with an extensive menu that includes fantastic prime steaks, fresh seafood, and signature cocktails.
La Nonna Ristorante has authentic Italian cuisine that will transform your tastebuds into a small Italian village while sitting in the heart of Vail. Experience delicious homemade pasta made fresh daily along with locally sourced ingredients.
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La Nonna Ristorante Vail
100 E Meadow Dr
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La Nonna Ristorante has authentic Italian cuisine that will transform your tastebuds into a small Italian village while sitting in the heart of Vail. Experience delicious homemade pasta made fresh daily along with locally sourced ingredients.
Located at the West Lionshead Plaza Bus Stop in the Concert Hall Plaza Building we are Vail Colorado’s only full-service diner serving Breakfast All Day and Lunch after 11:30 AM daily during the Winter and Summer seasons.
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The Little Diner
616 West Lionshead Circle
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Located at the West Lionshead Plaza Bus Stop in the Concert Hall Plaza Building we are Vail Colorado’s only full-service diner serving Breakfast All Day and Lunch after 11:30 AM daily during the Winter and Summer seasons.

Sightseeing

The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are the world's highest botanical garden. The public garden is open to the public year-round with free admission.
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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
522 S Frontage Rd E
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The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are the world's highest botanical garden. The public garden is open to the public year-round with free admission.
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is nestled in a serene natural setting along Gore Creek, with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens as a backdrop. The Free Tuesday Night Concerts were the place to be during Summer.
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Gerald R Ford Amphitheater
530 South Frontage Road East
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The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is nestled in a serene natural setting along Gore Creek, with the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens as a backdrop. The Free Tuesday Night Concerts were the place to be during Summer.

Activities

Vail Mountain’s Epic Discovery has returned with the Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster, Eagle’s Nest Tubing Hill, Marmot Mini Kid’s Tubing Hill, kids zipline, bungee trampoline, Paramount Peak Climbing Wall, Gore Creek Mini Golf, and more.
Epic Discovery
675 Lionshead Place
Vail Mountain’s Epic Discovery has returned with the Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster, Eagle’s Nest Tubing Hill, Marmot Mini Kid’s Tubing Hill, kids zipline, bungee trampoline, Paramount Peak Climbing Wall, Gore Creek Mini Golf, and more.
The event started with a few tents and now has grown to over 148 tents for 16 Sundays of the summer. Our vendors have been handpicked with our guests in mind. We work to have the majority of our vendors have made in Colorado artisan items and food. We ring people from all over to enjoy the mountain lifestyle on a Sunday. Enjoy strolling down East Meadow Drive in Vail while tasting treats from Colorado.
Vail Farmers' Market
The event started with a few tents and now has grown to over 148 tents for 16 Sundays of the summer. Our vendors have been handpicked with our guests in mind. We work to have the majority of our vendors have made in Colorado artisan items and food. We ring people from all over to enjoy the mountain lifestyle on a Sunday. Enjoy strolling down East Meadow Drive in Vail while tasting treats from Colorado.
The EagleVail Golf Club rated Vail Valley's favorite golf course with expansive views of the Gore Range and surrounding peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Enjoy true mountain golf at 7,650 feet elevation and challenge yourself as you play through the rugged but manicured terrain alongside creeks, rivers, ponds, forest, and other memorable features.
Vail Golf Club
1775 Sunburst Dr
The EagleVail Golf Club rated Vail Valley's favorite golf course with expansive views of the Gore Range and surrounding peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Enjoy true mountain golf at 7,650 feet elevation and challenge yourself as you play through the rugged but manicured terrain alongside creeks, rivers, ponds, forest, and other memorable features.

Skiing

Leaving Lionsheads pedestrian village, the Eagle Bahn Gondola takes you straight to the slopes. It can carry 12 riders at a time and has a vertical rise of 2,200 feet. This gondola is open at night throughout the winter and summer to allow visitors access to Eagle Bahn restaurants, nighttime tubing, and snowmobiling.
Eagle Bahn Gondola
699 Interstate 70 Frontage Road
Leaving Lionsheads pedestrian village, the Eagle Bahn Gondola takes you straight to the slopes. It can carry 12 riders at a time and has a vertical rise of 2,200 feet. This gondola is open at night throughout the winter and summer to allow visitors access to Eagle Bahn restaurants, nighttime tubing, and snowmobiling.
Gondola One is the newest gondola at Vail Resort. It departs from Vail Village and can carry 3,600 riders per hour at nearly 1,200 feet per minute, leaving it tied for North America’s fastest mono cable gondola.
Eagle Bahn Gondola
Gondola One is the newest gondola at Vail Resort. It departs from Vail Village and can carry 3,600 riders per hour at nearly 1,200 feet per minute, leaving it tied for North America’s fastest mono cable gondola.