Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts
Vail's Mountain Haus
Reach the summit of skiing at Vail's Mountain Haus! This Rocky Mountain original showcases both luxury and leisure. Ski the powdery slopes or enjoy the majestic mountain scenery as you indulge in the many... read more
Reach the summit of skiing at Vail's Mountain Haus! This Rocky Mountain original showcases both luxury and leisure. Ski the powdery slopes or enjoy the majestic mountain scenery as you indulge in the many amenities. No matter what your skiing skill level, this resort has a run that will fit your fancy!
Vail's Mountain Haus serves as your base camp for adventure! Exceptional accommodations combine with nearly endless skiing excursions to create the ultimate in comfort and fun. This classic Vail vacation overlooks one of North America's premier skiing destinations and offers an array of amenities. Hit the slopes for world-class skiing and snowboarding or stay at a lower elevation for snowmobiling and snowshoeing. No matter what you do, you'll be surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Find the run that fits your skiing skill level! Inside you'll experience a wonderful selection of Vail hotel rooms and one- to four-bedrooms condos, each tastefully decorated with cozy amenities. Curl up in front of the fireplace or enjoy a stimulating massage after a long day on the slopes. There really is no better Vail adventure than Vail's Mountain Haus!
292 East Meadow Drive, Vail, Colorado 81657
You'll have no problem finding a run at this skiing sanctuary. Vail Ski Resort is the third largest ski resort in North America.
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After an invigorating day on the slopes, kick up your feet with amenities like stunning views, a sparkling swimming pool, a fitness center, and more!close
The Lodge at Vail
The Lodge at Vail prides itself in being one of the first attractions on Vail Mountain, and has been offering a luxurious mountain getaway for downhill enthusiasts. Planning your winter getaway on these Rocky... read more
The Lodge at Vail prides itself in being one of the first attractions on Vail Mountain, and has been offering a luxurious mountain getaway for downhill enthusiasts. Planning your winter getaway on these Rocky Mountain slopes offers an unforgettable experience for everyone in your group.
Many of the five- and six-bedroom chalets at The Lodge at Vail offer ski-in/ski-out access making it easy for you and your family to hit the slopes whenever you'd like. The mountain offers 193 trails, 31 lifts, and seven bowls all with a summit elevation of 11,570 feet. If you are looking for the freshest powder around, head to Colorado during the month of January when annual snowfall typically reaches 65 inches. Don't get fooled into thinking that winter is the only time to visit this beautiful hotel. During the summer months, you can enjoy local hiking, biking, fishing, Jeep tours, golf, and even whitewater rafting. If you need help scheduling any of these activities, the lodge concierge will be more than willing to help you out. Regardless of the season you'll be sure to enjoy the comfort of your spacious accommodations at The Lodge at Vail. Flat-screen televisions, fireplaces, gourmet kitchens await to make your Colorado experience unforgettable!
174 East Gore Creek Drive Vail, CO 81657
As a guest of The Lodge at Vail, you'll enjoy an exclusive chance to tee it up at the new, award-winning Red Sky Ranch, with side-by-side courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman.
The longest skiing/snowboarding run on Vail Mountain is Riva, measuring 4 miles/6.4km.close
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
Get a firsthand look at the Rocky Mountain high life when you stay at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, our No. 3 Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts list choice. And lucky you’ll be if you get the chance to experience... read more
Get a firsthand look at the Rocky Mountain high life when you stay at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, our No. 3 Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts list choice. And lucky you’ll be if you get the chance to experience mountain living at this elevated level – complete with private butler service and the RockResorts Spa!
As if you won’t already be thousands of feet above sea level when you vacation in Vail, The Arrabelle at Vail Square will take your Colorado ski getaway to new heights. From the rooftop lap pool and simmering hot tubs overlooking the square to the après ski deck, your head will be in the clouds - literally. It might be the mountain air making you woozy, but there’s a distinct possibility that the sight of your classically-elegant room or suite has gotten to you. Don’t deny the fuzzy feeling you get knowing there’s an impossibly-soft bed waiting for you each night! When it’s time to ski, step outside to the Eagle Bahn Gondola, ready to lift you up into the sky where your mountain mama awaits you. And when you’ve completely skied yourself out, the slopeside ski and boot valet will store your gear until your next burst of energy.
Take advantage of The Arrabelle at Vail Square’s butler service during your stay. They will make sure you have everything you need, from customized amenities to reservations; your wish is their command!
From Denver, East Vail and Vail Village, take I-70 West to Exit 176 (Vail exit). Follow the roundabout under the I-70 overpass. Veer right onto South Frontage Road. Follow South Frontage, then turn left onto West Lionshead Circle. Follow West Lionshead Circle, then veer left onto Lionshead Place. Follow Lionshead Place to The Arrabelle at Vail Square.
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Take time to snuggle with your snowbunny alone with the Arrabelle at Vail Square’s babysitting and nanny services.close
Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
From wee snowbunnies to full-grown snowshoe hares, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail caters to every age, making it one of Colorado’s preferred family ski resorts and our No. 4 choice on our list of Top 10 Vail Ski... read more
From wee snowbunnies to full-grown snowshoe hares, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail caters to every age, making it one of Colorado’s preferred family ski resorts and our No. 4 choice on our list of Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts. And with centuries-old experience in hospitality, you’re in good hands – err, gloves!
Sonnenalp Resort of Vail – Sonnenalp meaning, “Sun on the Mountains” – was inspired by the simple ranch house hotel the Faessler family opened in Bavaria many years ago. And you’ll definitely notice the European influence not just in the charming architecture and spa at this Vail getaway, but the friendly service as well. Custom-made Bavarian furniture featured in the resort’s suites and guestrooms adds an unexpected familiarity, making your Colorado ski vacation feel like home but without the housework! What about the skiing? Ah yes, did we mention that Sonnenalp Resort of Vail was located in the heart of Vail Village, just steps from the lifts, fine dining and shopping? We know that both hospitality and proximity are important when you have your family in tow – that’s why this resort was named as one of Travel and Leisure’s Top 20 Family Hotels in the U.S. and Canada.
Sonnenalp of Vail was ranked among the 15 Top Ski Resorts and Hotels in 2008 by Conde Nast Traveler.
From Denver International Airport, exit the terminal via Pena Boulevard until you reach I-70 West. Follow I-70 toward Grand Junction for 108 miles until you reach Vail Exit 176. Take the exit and turn left onto Vail Road. Pass under I-70 and around the main Vail roundabout, continuing south on Vail Road. You'll see the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail on your left.
In 1979, the Faessler family purchased the Wedel Inn Motel and renovated and reopened it as the Sonnenalp of Vail.close
Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa
Just because Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa is minute doesn’t mean you can’t expect big things from it. Our No. 5 Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts choice recently underwent a $25 million remodel, turning this adored... read more
Just because Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa is minute doesn’t mean you can’t expect big things from it. Our No. 5 Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts choice recently underwent a $25 million remodel, turning this adored Colorado destination into a simply sumptuous Rocky Mountain escape!
When we said expect big things from Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa, we meant it. Big as in proximity to a big, gigantic, skiable mountain, a big, full-scale athletic club and big, plush beds to sink into after you wriggle out of your snowsuit and into your jammies. We want to make sure that you don’t think big equals haughty, here. But we’re sure you’ll sense that with the soothing, simple décor and jewel-hued color palette used throughout the 20 rooms and the rest of this boutique hotel. Want to be a Mountain Diva? We did when we heard about this motivational women’s fitness program for people who want to hike and run their way back into shape while experiencing the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Try it out at Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa!
The onsite Vail Athletic Club is known as the finest health club in town!
Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa was on the Conde Nast Traveler 2008 Gold List.
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After a day on the slopes, fuel your tummy with the healthy, flavorful Vail cuisine at the onsite Terra Bistro.close
The Centennial Lodge
Beaver Creek, Colorado
This ski-in/ski-out property is the toast of Vail. Whether you are coming for the world class ski slopes or the spectacular summers, you'll want to spend plenty of time enjoying the lodge's fabulous... read more
This ski-in/ski-out property is the toast of Vail. Whether you are coming for the world class ski slopes or the spectacular summers, you'll want to spend plenty of time enjoying the lodge's fabulous amenities!
Nestled at the base of Beaver Creek Village, The Centennial Lodge's private residences feature all the conveniences you'll expect in a well appointed home. Step outside and enjoy the fresh mountain air, the magnificence of the Rocky Mountains, and, of course, plenty of skiing. Meanwhile, you'll enjoy both privacy and luxury in your rental. Each has a wood burning fireplace and feature modern kitchens and free wireless internet for maximum convenience.
180 Offerson Rd, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
The town is surrounded by the White River National Forest and the Vail Ski Resort is leased from the United States Forest Service. Mount of the Holy Cross is visible from Vail Mountain.close
East West Resorts Beaver Creek
Ski into serenity at East West Resorts Beaver Creek! Breathtaking mountain scenery, alpine adventures, and luxurious accommodations make this resort a skier's dream. Choose from a slew of slopes and unique... read more
Ski into serenity at East West Resorts Beaver Creek! Breathtaking mountain scenery, alpine adventures, and luxurious accommodations make this resort a skier's dream. Choose from a slew of slopes and unique lodging options to create one unforgettable Rocky Mountain vacation!
Something new welcomes you at this ski resort! Ski-in/ski-out options mean that your only moments from the mountain. Whether you're a beginning boarder or a skiing savant, Beaver Creek offers some of the best skiing and riding in Colorado. Home to the Birds of Prey Downhill race course and the Stone Creek Chutes, skilled skiers will find plenty of challenges. Skiing and snowboarding school allow beginners to sharpen their skills. Stay on the flatland for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and ice skating. Just as there are a plethora of options on the mountain, you have your choice of accommodation. Gorgeous condominiums, townhomes, or private vacation homes are available for any kind of getaway. Choose an intimate stay in a one-bedroom lodging or bring the entire family and kick up your feet in a six-bedroom home! Choose a ski-in/ski-out condo near the Beaver Creek Landing chair lift if you want to be in the heart of the fun. The options truly are endless here!
1500 Matterhorn Circle, Vail, Colorado 81657
Explore the majestic Rocky Mountain peaks during your stay as you hit the powdery slopes. The incredible natural setting is sure to help ease away all your worries!
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The Allegria Spa is the perfect place to unwind after a long day when you stay at East West Resorts Beaver Creek. This European-style day spa features a menu of soothing treatments, an Aqua Sanitas Water Sanctuary, heated pool, and hot tubs.close
T – I – V – O – L – I spells victory in Vail and our No. 8 pick on our list of Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts. Family-owned and toting a reputation for providing super-friendly service, this Colorado... read more
T – I – V – O – L – I spells victory in Vail and our No. 8 pick on our list of Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts. Family-owned and toting a reputation for providing super-friendly service, this Colorado destination puts you a ski-length away from Golden Peak ski area and the Vista Bahn ski lift.
Although Tivoli Lodge’s European-style architecture is like many of the surrounding lodges, resorts and hotels, you can’t necessarily judge a book – or lodge – by its cover. Not that you probably wouldn’t guess that inside this cozy Vail getaway is a spacious lodge-style living room full of oversized chairs, squishy leather sofas and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. Besides the praiseworthy proximity to the slopes, we just have to mention the remarkable Peter Seibert Suite. Unobstructed, panoramic views of the Gore Range, Golden Peak and Vail Mountain are showcased in the unique octagonal living and kitchen area, making for an unparalleled stay at Tivoli Lodge.
Tivoli Lodge’s hotel mascot is a chocolate labrador named Indy, the inspiration behind the name of the onsite Brown Hound Lounge.
Children ages 12 and younger are free!
From Denver, take Interstate 70 west to Exit 176. Go under the highway. At the traffic circle, go east on the South Frontage Road. Just past the Vail Parking Structure, take a right at the stop sign onto Vail Valley Drive. Follow Vail Valley Drive to Hanson Ranch Road (the third right). Tivoli Lodge is located on the corner of Hanson Ranch Road.close
Westwind at Vail
You’re going to want to rip off your ski mask and get a good look at just how close you are to Vail Mountain at the Westwind at Vail – our No. 9 Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts list choice. It’s right in the heart... read more
You’re going to want to rip off your ski mask and get a good look at just how close you are to Vail Mountain at the Westwind at Vail – our No. 9 Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts list choice. It’s right in the heart of Lionshead Village, too, meaning you’ll experience the best of Vail’s slopes and shops!
This Colorado ski getaway is ski poles-down an excellent family choice when staying in Vail. The homelike amenities in each one- to four-bedroom condo make your stay hassle-free, but don’t expect the perks to stop there. All the 26 condos are individually-owned and decorated, while they are literally just steps from a variety of shops and delicious restaurants at the Lionshead mall. And don’t worry about junior dragging his sloppy skis over the carpet. Private ski lockers are available, as well as maid service and midweek cleaning – in case you just can’t stand a few melted snow puddles by the door!
Feel like you need to master the bunny hill before heading to the black diamond runs? Check out the adult and children ski school within walking distance of Westwind at Vail.
Westwind at Vail is within walking distance to Vail Lionshead Pedestrian Mall.
From I-70, take main Vail Exit 176. Proceed to the south (Village side) traffic circle. Drive west on the South Frontage Road. Go past the Lionshead parking structure and East Lionshead Circle. The next driveway (before you reach the pedestrian bridge) is the driveway for the Westwind Condominiums.close
Our final selection for our Top 10 Vail Ski Resort list is such a heavenly sight to be seen – and price to be paid – that you’ll probably be tempted to make snow angels in a blissful stupor on the slopes!... read more
Our final selection for our Top 10 Vail Ski Resort list is such a heavenly sight to be seen – and price to be paid – that you’ll probably be tempted to make snow angels in a blissful stupor on the slopes! The Wren’s condo accommodations are true Vail value in an outstanding Gore Creek location.
We know that if you’re planning a trip to Vail you’re probably avid skiers, but even if you don’t plan to set foot on the smallest of bunny hills you can still experience all the Rocky Mountain glory from your own tastefully-furnished condo. You’ll feel like you’re right there on the mountainside when you see the postcard-perfect scenery of Golden Peak and Gore Range from your private balcony. And inside your condo isn’t the only place you’ll be able to sneak a superb peak at the Rockies. The outdoor pool and two outdoor hot tubs are an excellent place to relax before or after your skiing endeavors – there are even outdoor gas grills with a view! And when you’re all ready to sashay downhill again, the Skier Shuttle will pick you up and bring you to the ski lifts.
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Make your Colorado ski vacation an annual outing with The Wren ownership opportunities that allow you to buy a vacation rental!
You’ll love The Wren’s summer and wintertime deals that let you save up to 30 percent off your stay!
At The Wren, you can request a personal concierge for your entire vacation!close