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

    The Mecca of Wide Open Ski Resorts

    by huskerpeak - 9th July 2012

    Pros: Groomed Terrain, Bowls, Lodging, Nightlife, Lift access

    Cons: $$$$

    What to say that hasn't already been said in the other 104 reviews? Not really anything I can except, That if you are looking for the biggest most traveled ... Full review

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  • 5

    It's Vail!

    by benjaminsawyer - 12th March 2012

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: None

    It is Vail. Expect the best. Expect to be treated like the best. There are some lines but they go Quick. It is a huge place with the best skiing. I par... Full review

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  • 4

    great week of skiing

    by raiderruss - 10th March 2012

    Pros: sunny beautiful weather

    Cons: getting hot and snow getting crusty

    Overall, great week of skiing. Sunny, beautiful weather. Took some lessons on how to attack moguls and teachers were great. On my last day, Fri. it was 5... Full review

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  • 5

    My best vacation to date

    by VolodymyrGayovyy - 13th February 2012

    Pros: no crowds at advanced terrain; beautiful tree runs when back bowls are open

    Cons: crowds at popular blue slopes; expensive food

    I went there for a week in JAN 2012, and all I want to say - it's fantastic resort. Plenty of groomed slopes as well as moguls runs. When back bowls are ope... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Place in the World

    by Bigb55555 - 24th January 2012

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Crowds

    By far the best resort i've ever been to. The back bowls are the most magnificent sight you will ever see on a mountain and the terrain is even better. It's... Full review

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  • 5

    Epic Powder Sunday!

    by cpaz21 - 23rd January 2012

    Pros: Powder

    Cons: Need more!

    Fantastic Powder day Sunday. Great snow Saturday night and dumped all morning through 1 pm. Easily another 5-6 inches. Great deep powder in Game Creek tree... Full review

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