Related Regions: Colorado, United States, North America, Vail Valley

Vail Resort Reviews

by: Sandel Mundindel - 11th February 2014

  • 2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Back bowls
Unsafe mixture of terrain, poorly labelled, no ski patrol on duty, crowded, ticket/parking price

Full review

No single uniform green run for speed carving, all have blue or even black (!) sections to pass to loop back to the lift. Swingswille which is supposedly main ski school run has 30 degree section with with bumps and moguls (at least that day) in lower third. Many green and blue runs branch off into black diamond which is unsafe due to poor labelling. Didn't see anybody from ski patrol outside ever. Had to come to ski school for basic orientation. 3-5 min lift lines and bunch of people on the trails even in work day. Five stars to back bowls which I heared are awesome during powder days. General impression - inconsistent natural terrain "as is" for $140 window price + $25 parking. Unfriendly for first time visitors. Waste of time and money for corduroy people.

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