- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 0
- Nightlife 5
Date Visited: Feb 11, 2007
THINK SNOW! It's getting a little thin. Spent an entire week skiing with blue skies, 45-50 degrees every day. Snow was soft but great fun to ski on. Not the powder we were looking for but an interesting experience. Not sloppy or wet - just right.
For access to the slopes I would recommend "The Crestwood." However, be aware of ongoing construction - not all units have been renovated yet. Their customer service is exceptional!
"Tasters" for pizza & pasta was a crowd pleaser. "Village Steakhouse" (be sure to make reservations) for a nice salad and soup bar. Their steak and seafood was good but overdone - overall one of our better dining experiences as far as service. "Mountain Dragon" for Chinese - family style - large portions and great for leftovers the next day for lunch. Plus, they have free appetizers at their Apres Ski. "Il Poggio" is not your typical Italian restaurant and may disappoint those who are expecting spaghetti and meatballs. It has a great creative menu. Food was very tasty, kitchen slow. The "Village Market" was great for picking up groceries we didn't get on the way in at Glenwood Springs "Safeway." Their rotisserie chicken was tasty and great for a quick meal. If you are into Margarita's, try the Margarita Grill Happy Hour - food was a bit pricey but tasty - but who care's after two for one Margarita's!
Only one warning: if you are flying out of Eagle/Vail on a "Saturday" around 11-12 PM on "American," be sure to give yourself more than 2 hours to get through check in and security. Consider curbside checkin at $2.00 a bag. We went inside and it took over an hour in line just to get our baggage checked in, then waited in another line for 20 minutes to drop the bags off for a security check, then at least another 20 minutes to go through the security checkpoint. We were amazed our bags made it home. Be aware - watching them select certain luggage, and go through it, was quite entertaining as we were standing in line. Pack accordingly :-)