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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

    Epic. Amazing. Vail.

    by sboarder79 - 18th January 2014

    Pros: Back Bowls, Endless powder.

    Cons: The crowd here can be pretentious and nuvo riche.

    Ok, the Apres is world class. But you also pay world class prices. Vail Underground is more my price range, hard to find but great drinks. Now to the riding... Full review

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  • 4

    Impossible to get bored

    by Steven Dratler - 2nd January 2014

    Pros: More terrain than anyone could ever want

    Cons: A little too big

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  • 5

    Like no place on Earth!

    by Phylliski - 23rd December 2013

    Pros: Amazing terrain with shorter lift lines

    Cons: Village...A bit nouveau riche. Expensive.

    How can you beat Vail's Back Bowls? can't! Even beginners can make it up to the top of the mountain and ski the Sourdough lift. Their slogan says ... Full review

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  • 5

    We Coloradians hate this more then Anyone - But Understand it

    by ca-wthr-man - 18th April 2013

    Pros: Most CO resorts Could stay open until late may

    Cons: However The national Forest Servcice and Wildlife Services Says Otherwise

    Everybody here in Colorado hates the rule of having to close early because of the Forest Service. This is due in part to the migration of Elk - This is no l... Full review

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  • 3

    It's Vail...*shrug*

    by tjkotula - 23rd February 2013

    Pros: Size, Variety of Terrain

    Cons: Size, Attitude, Prices

    Finally made it to the biggest of them all. It's sheer size and variety of terrain is as impressive as advertised. Everyone should be able to find a favor... Full review

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  • 2

    Not As Advertised

    by DaveO - 12th January 2013

    Pros: Well... um...uh...hmmmm

    Cons: Several

    I fail to see why anyone with sense would ski there, when there are other locations in Colorado that have superior snow and conditions. This spot does not g... Full review

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