Cross Country Skiing in Vail’s Magnificent Valley
The ski resorts of the so-called “Big Vail” – Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail – are located very close to each other and have some of the best skiing conditions in the world. It is here that the highest ski point in the world, 13000 ft. (3,963 m), the most difficult and extreme slopes, and the driest snow are located. Skiers have 4,451 hectares of snowy slopes that can be accessed with just one Colorado Lift pass (EPIC PASS). There are hotels for every taste and budget, ski schools, diverse nightlife, convenient transport links, a large pedestrian zone, shops, and most importantly SNOW, which falls here already in October, although the ski season officially opens only from the end of November.
Vail is the largest ski resort in the United States in terms of skiing area with slopes of any complexity and a great place for winter recreation. The seven legendary Valleys of the Back Bowls stretch for 11 km (6.8 miles). There are hotels for every taste and budget, ski schools, varied nightlife, convenient transport links, a large pedestrian zone, shops, and most importantly, snow that falls here already in October, although the ski season officially opens only from the end of November.
Vail is a freestyler’s paradise with Golden Peak Park, where you will find a superpipe, various jumps and a huge jib park.
Vail’s ski area is the largest in Colorado and incredibly scenic. The total area of groomed slopes in Vail is the largest in the world!
Vail is the best place for lovers of black tracks.
How to get there
From the airport to the resort, you can use the InterMountain Express, which offers many options at affordable prices. Our company cares about the quality of services, which allows us to remain leaders in the field of passenger transportation for 10 years. An impressive private fleet with cars of different sizes. We offer a group or individual transfer to ski resorts at a bargain price. Already thousands of customers from different countries have appreciated the quality of our services and left their positive feedback on the site. With us, your journey will be fast, easy and comfortable.
Vail Shuttle between Vail Airport and Ski Resorts
Shuttles between Vail and the resorts of Breckenridge and Keystone run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from mid-December to the end of March. Shuttles inside the Vail resort run free of charge, and between Vail and Beaver Creek require a nominal fee.
Skiing and snowboarding training
The resort has a ski kindergarten (from 3 years old), a children’s ski school (from 5 years old), a ski school for adults. More than 800 instructors work at the resort during the season.
Lifts and slopes
Ski area – 2,141 ha
Number of lifts – 31:
cabin lifts (gondolas): 2,
high-speed 4-seater chairlifts: 18,
4-seater chair lifts: 1,
3-seater chair lifts: 1,
drag lifts: 3,
Cross Country Skiing in Vail.
The quiet and picturesque trails are perfect for those who prefer cross-country skiing. There are 11 miles of cross-country ski trails and 6 miles of snowshoeing trails at the Vail Nordic Center. They are categorized as beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The Vail Recreation District grooms the ski area each morning before it opens at 9 a.m. Only leashed dogs are allowed on snowshoe paths.
Sports facilities of the resort.
Tennis courts, skating rink, swimming pool, cross-country skiing trails (38 miles).
There are many ways to enjoy your time in Vail, from the world famous ski and snowboard school to various concerts and festivals, shops and spas, fine dining and nightly entertainment.
Restaurants on the slopes in Vail are mostly eateries, and in the city itself there are many restaurants for every taste: American, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Italian, French.
The resort has about 60 bars and cafes, discos, various shows and concert venues.
Ski-pass – season tickets for EPIC lifts:
-EPIC Pass – Ski Anytime, Anywhere: The EPIC Pass is unlimited skiing on the slopes of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone throughout the ski season.
-EPIC 7-Day – for those who don’t need to ski for more than 7 days: The EPIC 7-Day pass includes 7 lift tickets that can be used at any time during the ski season.