Vail Resort

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Vail Is the Ultimate Colorado Resort

Vail’s 5,289 inbound acres are one-of-a-kind with its wide variety of legendary terrain and eight back bowls. Paired with pristine conditions, Vail is truly like no mountain you’ll experience. With 300+ days of sunshine, 370+ inches of snow each year, majestic Vail-only views of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges, the phrase “Like Nothing on Earth” comes to life before your very eyes. Don’t miss this bucket-list trip to Vail.

There will be packages to accommodate any level of experience, whether you’re mastering the bunny hill solo, slamming a black diamond, or cross-country gliding through the mountains. End your perfect day on hill by soaking in a hot tub and enjoying drinks with new friends.

Step into Vail Village and feel like you’re worlds away. Drink-in the European vibe and explore the alpine-inspired architecture as you stroll the heated, cobblestone streets. Vail Village is also home to some of the most famous boutique and luxury hotels, including The Lodge at Vail (Vail’s original hotel), Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer (better known as Pepi’s), The Sonnenalp,The Sebastian, Four Seasons Resort, Austria Haus and Tivoli Lodge.

Originally built in the late 60s, Lionshead was recently renovated in Austrian-inspired style. Long-time favorite restaurants Bart & Yeti’s and Garfinkel’s (Garf’s to locals) anchor the diverse culinary scene. The Vail Chop House and Tavern at Vail Square offer more upscale dining options as well as a great place for slope-side cocktails.There is a mix of shopping from luxury goods to much-loved outdoor lifestyle brands like Burton, Patagonia, Salomon and The North Face. Also the walk between Lionshead and Vail Village only takes 10-15 minutes or there is a complimentary in-town bus that runs regularly all day long and well into the evening

Just a 5-minute walk east of Vail Village, Golden Peak is a peaceful and convenient location.The base is home to the Riva Bahn Express Lift (Chair 6) just below Northwoods (Chair 11—a favorite area for skiers and riders alike), the Golden Peak Ski School, Vail’s Child Care and Nursery facilities, and is the main access point to Vail’s Golden Peak Terrain Park. From Golden Peak’s base you can watch ski racers speeding through gates or even snag a front row seat to events like the Burton U.S. Open.

From casual to fine dining, and high-end shops to award-winning hotels, Vail’s Villages will charm you from your first step.

Logistics | Pickups & Departures

Eagle County Regional Airport

Eagle County Regional Airport is located just 30 minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek. and provides non-stop flights from 14 cities in the winter, and 2 year-round, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Denver. This makes traveling to Vail and Beaver Creek extremely convenient regardless of the time of year you visit. One-stop connections are available from over 250 cities worldwide, making EGE the number one choice for frequent visitors to Vail. During the winter Eagle Airport will be serviced by American, Delta and United from markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York/JFK, New York/LGA, Newark, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Washington DC.

Join Us in Vail


Individual arrival in Vail. Consider arriving ahead to sort out equipment in the afternoon.

7:00 PM welcome reception at The Tivoli Lodge*


7:00 to 9:30 AM breakfast*

11:15 AM mountain tour Vail Mountain*

1:00 PM lunch at a lodge on Vail Mountain TBD

4:00 to 6:00 PM après-ski* at Pepi’s, with live music*


7:00 to 9:30 AM breakfast*

1:00 PM lunch at a lodge on Vail Mountain TBD

5:00 PM après-ski* at Tivoli Lodge, game night with drinks and bites


7:00 to 9:30 AM breakfast*

11:15 AM mountain tour Back Bowls*

4:00 to 6:00 PM après-ski* at Red Lion, with live music and dancing!*


7:00 to 9:30 AM breakfast*

Ready to take a break? Come snowshoeing or x-country skiing.*

Check out the village and its many shops.

7:00 PM Bol for drinks and bowling.* Taste their great food at dinner afterwards.


7:00 to 9:30 AM breakfast*

4:00 to 6:00 PM après-ski* at Almresi*


7:00 to 9:30 AM breakfast*

7:00 PM farewell dinner at a local restaurant.*


7:00 to 9:30 AM breakfast*

Go home and tell all your friends about your wonderful time—post on Instagram, Facebook ... pin it, link it, and love it all over next year!

* Included in trip package

Check it out but do it soon—this trip is limited. See ya ridin’.

Pickup/Dropoff Locations

Permissions Slip for Minors

A parent or legal guardian must complete and bring along a Minor Permissions Slip for each child age sixteen (16) and under.

How do I select the correct snowboard stance?

Your bindings settings usually follow your batting stance. If you are right-handed and bat right-handed, then you will probably feel most comfortable with your left foot forward (regular). If you are left-handed or bat “lefty,” then you will likely feel right foot forward is more natural (goofy).

These are just guidelines to start. We can help you find the right fit for your ride.

What type of skier are you?

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Determining your ski ability is your responsibility!

Your ski ability, height, weight, age, and boot-sole length are used by the shop to determine the visual indicator settings of your ski bindings. Be sure to provide accurate information, as any error may increase your risk of injury. Consult the skier type descriptions to select your classification. These descriptions are compatible with ASTM and ISO documents.

Type I Skier (Beginner)

Cautious skiing at lower visual indicator settings

  • Prefer slow to moderate speeds
  • Prefer gentle to moderate terrain
  • Receive lower-than-average visual indicator settings (this may increase the risk of inadvertent binding release in order to increase the likelihood of release in a fall)
  • Type I settings apply to entry-level skiers uncertain of their classification
  • Type I- setting apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings lower than settings for a Type I skier

Type II Skier (Intermediate)

Moderate skiing at average visual indicator settings

  • Prefer a variety of speeds
  • Prefer varied terrain
  • Type II settings apply to skiers who do not meet all the descriptions of Type I or Type III classifications

Type III Skier (Advanced)

Aggressive skiing at higher visual indicator settings

  • Prefer fast speeds
  • Prefer steep terrain
  • Receive higher-than-average visual indicator settings (this may reduce the likelihood of release in a fall in order to reduce the risk of inadvertent binding release)
  • Type III+ settings apply for skiers who desire visual indicator settings higher than settings for a Type III skier