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With an elevation of more than 8,000 feet, it’s easy to see why Vail, Colorado is said to be “like nothing else on Earth.” Between the fantastic ski runs, charming village and breathtaking scenery, Vail promises a vacation experience unlike any other. Let help you plan your travels to one of Colorado’s most sought-after destinations!            

Although flying into the Denver International Airport (DIA) and catching a shuttle or rental car up to Vail is a popular option, the area does enjoy local air transportation service. Flying into Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) will save you about an hour and a half driving time, and shuttles to Vail and other nearby ski areas are available. Book your flight to either airport with by clicking this link ( to utilize our low rates on airfare. Also, be sure to also check available Vail accommodations at (
If you’re visiting Vail during the winter months, you’ll undoubtedly be anxious to hit the slopes and vacationers certainly have plenty to choose from here. Grab your skis or snowboard and take advantage of 33 lifts and 193 marked trails across three faces of Vail Mountain: the front side, the back bowls and Blue Sky Basin. There are seven back bowls ready to dish up the finest in winter powder, including: Sun Down Bowl, Sun Up Bowl, Teacup Bowl, China Bowl, Siberia Bowl, Inner Mongolia Bowl and Outer Mongolia Bowl. With nearly 5,300 skiable acres, is confident you’ll have plenty of room to test out those new bindings.            

While much of Vail’s tourism occurs during the snowy season, the city is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts year round. Running, cycling, fishing, golfing, hiking, camping and climbing are just a handful of activities that keep folks busy in Vail no matter what the calendar says. Thanks to the elevation, pleasantly warm summer temperatures are just as likely as the ample snowfall during winter, so reminds you to bring your shorts if you’ll be enjoying the mountains of Colorado in the middle of the year!            

After a day on the slopes or hiking trails, make your way to Vail Village for a relaxing change of pace. Modeled after European ski towns, the village is an architecturally pleasing home to numerous restaurants, watering holes and shops of many persuasions. Browse the latest in outdoor gear, wander through art galleries, or pick out a gift for your beloved; Vail Village has a little something for everyone. Aside from great shopping, there’s always something going on here, whether its live music in the streets or the annual Vail Film Festival, assures that you will not be bored! Getting around Vail is rather simple as most streets in the village are free of cars and for the times you do need transportation beyond your own legs, you’ll find the country’s largest zero-fare bus system ready to take you from point A to point B.            

To experience an unparalleled outdoor playground, a vacation in Vail, Colorado is simply a must. The friendly locals and endless activities are sure to keep you coming back to Colorado year after year. Let handle the legwork, and you’ll be feeling that “Rocky Mountain high” in no time!