Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts
Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts Overview
Pristine powder? Check. Stellar slopeside location? Check. Jaw-dropping resort mountain views? Check. If you desire, nay, require that these features be part of your to-die-for Colorado ski destination, then we have a little something that just may help you. Our list of Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts not only spotlights ski getaways with the aforementioned attributes, but also directs you to one of the most beautiful places in the world – Vail Valley. So check it out and we promise you’ll find what you’re looking for – and more!
Lodge at Lionshead - Circle Vail, Colorado
Sitting soundly in the picturesque Gore Creek, the newly renovated Lodge at Lionshead offers more than just a sweet little ski spot; it’s a Rocky Mountain retreat created to make you feel utterly at home. Though each individually-owned one- to four-bedroom condo is uniquely decorated, they all share the same welcoming ambiance – and an unforgettable view of the towering, entrancing Vail Mountain. Not only is Lodge at Lionshead snuggled up to the ski-ready slopes, the Born Free chairlift is a short 100 yards away from your door and ready to carry you and your gear up the mountain both swiftly and safely. The Eagle Bahn Gondola and Vail Snowsports School are also just steps away!
Lion Square Lodge and Conference Center - Vail, Colorado
We don’t want to take away from the resort’s uber-convenient location next to the Eagle Bahn Gondola and the Born Free Express Quad, but you might want to rethink immediately hopping onto either of them before hopping into one of three bubbling, outdoor hot tubs steamily sitting below Vail Mountain. On second thought, your sore muscles could probably use a good soak after a day of slicing through the snowy slopes. Regardless of if your Vail ski vacation will be a family affair or Rocky Mountain rendezvous for two, Lion Square Lodge has got you covered with individually-owned hotel rooms and one-, three- and five-bedroom condos awaiting your soggy scarves and snowy skis!Visit Website
Vail Cascade Resort and Spa - Vail, Colorado
For more than 20 years, this slopeside masterpiece has been a beacon of true Vail luxury. You’ll have the luxury of proximity to Vail Mountain when you stay at Vail Cascade Resort and Spa – but that’s a given. And of course, Chair 20 is right outside the resort doors, so there’s no need to get your snow pants in a bunch over getting up the mountain fast. But the resort’s true luxury unveils itself in the form of a spa. We’re sweatin’ in our parkas just thinking about the award-winning Aria Spa and Club. Hot tubs, body treatments and everything else that’ll warm your chilled bones are in this 78,000-sq.-ft. Colorado relaxation station. After a day of snowy fun, collapse in one of Vail Cascade’s opulent guestrooms, suites or spectacular multi-million dollar condos, penthouses or private residences, where you'll wake up to heavenly views of Vail Mountain, Gore Creek or Vail Valley.
Sonnenalp Resort of Vail - Vail, Colorado
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.
Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa - Vail, Colorado
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!Visit Website
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa - Vail, Colorado
The resort is located just 150 yards from the base of Vail Mountain, so you’re practically in the bowels of this massive Rocky Mountain peak. No need to worry about creepy cave creatures, though; instead, delight in opulent guestrooms and one- to three-bedroom, privately-owned condos. They feature outstanding Rocky Mountain views out of oversized windows. The European chateau-style architecture will make you feel regal enough, but wait until you get your tired, ski-wearing feet into an aromatic foot bath at the onsite Gold Leaf Spa. Trust us, you’ll need a little pampering after traipsing across more than 5,000 acres of fluffy powder, including seven bowls.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort - Vail, Colorado
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.
Tivoli Lodge - Vail, Colorado
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.
Westwind at Vail - Vail, Colorado
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!
The Wren - Vail, Colorado
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.