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

    Vail: Incredible, Amazing, Better than I expected x10

    by Magfired - 24th February 2011

    Pros: Talcum Powder Bowls, Fresh Lines! Tahoe like scenery

    Cons: People will tell you not to go, don't listen to them! Seriously GO!

    Hi! I just got back from Colorodo. I am an avid 30 year old East coast skier, I actually like Killington and Belleayre for their trees and bluebird days, I ... Full review

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  • 5

    It's Vail...

    by alexkennelley - 21st February 2011

    Pros: Terrain, Blue Sky Basin, Nightlife

    Cons: Price

    Vail is Vail. All the hype and all of the rumors that you might have heard about it being amazing, is the truth. It is amazing. When I went to Vail there wa... Full review

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  • 5

    Back Bowls are amazing!

    by heimtime421 - 26th January 2011

    Pros: Diverse terrain, amazing open back bowls, good snow

    Cons: not many but a little expensive

    Vail is an amazing place with it's wide open terrain, many ammenities and great snow. Our group was in awe when we dropped into the back bowls. What an expe... Full review

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  • 5

    Holiday of a lifetime

    by richardsheedy - 29th December 2010

    Pros: Snow, movement around both vail and mountain

    Cons: Maybe a little expensive

    This is where skiing holiday dreams are made. Dont miss the wonderful back bowles. the town of vail itself is so cute.... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail Back Bowls are awesome

    by bgriscom - 25th December 2010

    Pros: Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin are amazing

    Cons: Crowded on the frontside and expensive

    Head straight for the back bowls for the best snow, terrain and no crowds. The front side can be pretty crowded and the snow quality not as good. Lift ticke... Full review

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  • 5

    something for everyone

    by joshdimond - 20th December 2010

    Pros: the best of everything

    Cons: bad experience at sweet basil

    the best food, nightlife and terrain of any ski resort in north america. something for everyone, including kids and people who dont ski. WORTH EVERY PENNY... Full review

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