Whether you are living in the Vail Valley as a full-time resident, you spend just visit a few weekends out of the year or you are planning your first trip to our Valley, our resort area offers many great activities, opportunities and places to experience for all different types of people.
During the winter months, Vail Mountain has more skiable terrain than any other mountain in North America. But don’t let that stop you if you can conquer all of those acres. Nearby Beaver Creek, Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch Mountains offer some wonderful terrain for snow enthusiasts. Area ski resorts normally open in late November and offer skiing into April for the winter season. If you are not quite ready for the vertical slopes, try your hand at cross-country skiing at the Nordic Center in the Cordillera area. After you have exercised and worked up an appetite, make reservations at one of the fabulous restaurants in Edwards. There is a wide array of restaurants to choose from have restaurants that will serve you wild game to fun pizza places for the kids.
Relax after big powder days at any one of the local spas in our area. Vail Valley spas have every treatment imaginable and often times come with the use of a relaxing hot tub. From salt caves at the Vail Marriott spa to the sparkling aqua sanitas water sanctuary at the Beaver Creek Park Hyatt spa within the hotel, to swimming under the snowflakes at the Four Seasons outdoor lap pool, opportunities abound for pampering yourself on every level.
There is a reason that locals always say they came for the winter but stayed because of the summer. Summer in the Vail Valley is a fantastic experience. The summer season brings Bravo orchestra concerts with performers like the New York Philharmonic and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Vail. Choose a seat on the lawn and pack a picnic or sit underneath the awning at Ford Amphitheater. If you are missing your adrenaline activity rush from winter in the mountains, try one of the over 100 mountain bike trails in our Valley. There are trails from beginner to advanced where you can reach all sort of terrain throughout the Valley with some of the best riding located in the Eagle Ranch area. If mountain biking is not your strong suit, be sure to pack your golf clubs as there are over a dozen top golf courses in the area. Test your swing at either of the Red Sky Ranch courses in Wolcott or head to the Eagle-Vail golf course.
Whatever you choose today in the Vail Valley, you can do an entirely different and all new activity the day after and the day after that one. There are a myriad of things to do and Vail Valley living just continues to get better and better as time goes on.