Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Vail

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Overall Rating: 4.0

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.1
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 66
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.9
  • Nightlife
  • 3.8

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 57%
  • Beginner
  • 32%
  • Families
  • 58%
  • Intermediate
  • 52%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 53%
  • Advanced
  • 58%

Helpful Highlights:

The area is huge, but so much of it is so flat you almost need a snowmobile to tow you. Very few groomed runs (2 was all I found) with enough slope for goo...

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  • 5

    As Good as it Gets

    by misplacedTexan - 21st August 2011

    Pros: Something for everyone, HUGE, China Bowl

    Cons: Price

    Vail is expensive. Yes, let's get that out of the way. There's no way around it, but you get what you pay for, and that is certainly true here. If, like ... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail: Great Vacation

    by K2Skier - 25th July 2011

    Pros: Back Bowls, Blue Sky Basin, Nightlife

    Cons: Crowds, Not Enough HardCore Terrain

    Vail is a great place to visit at least once in your life. The Back Bowls are really what make this a unique resort. As they say, "There is No Comparison"... Full review

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  • 4

    One day is not enough...

    by ranpyon - 20th July 2011

    Pros: Large mountain terrain, long runs, good snow

    Cons: Price, expensive parking

    We had spent 2 days at Breckenridge and then headed to Vail on our third day. Boy did we wish we went to Vail first. The lines were reasonable and the gon... Full review

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  • 4

    I've Skied Better

    by sampanning - 17th April 2011

    Pros: Size & Location

    Cons: Price, Lifts & Snow in Back Bowls

    I would be lying if I told you that I didn't have the highest expectations coming to Vail. When I compare my experience at Vail to my times at places like S... Full review

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  • 5

    Out of sight...

    by Tremblay - 25th February 2011

    Pros: Mountains, bowls, everything...

    Cons: Not really welcome when from outside the resort...

    Valet parking at 45$ at Golden Peak, Lionshead parking at 25$, no discount lift ickets available, no day lodge to put your boots on for people from outside.... Full review

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  • 4

    Vail Review MLK

    by govey80 - 24th February 2011

    Pros: Enormous amount of terrain, Well run public transit system & Ticket pricing options

    Cons: Not very challenging terrain, stuckup and pretentious town and visitors, & lodging prices

    Vail is notorious for being both massive and decadent. Both descriptions are accurate, but not in a positive way. Vail is expansive and seems to go on for... Full review

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