Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Vail

Planning a ski trip to Vail? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Vail stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Vail review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

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 greatest show on snow

    by taos2ski - 18th February 2009

    Pros: ...more terrain, great bowls!

    Cons: crowded.

    One of my all time favorites. They needed snow while we were there. One day the backside got about7-8 inches, and one run in Cina bowl made the trip.... Full review

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  • 5

    Bluebird days at Vail like Heaven on earth!

    by krasi - 9th February 2009

    Pros: Demonstrated commitment to excellence

    Cons: Wish the season were longer

    Our family has been skiing Vail since 2004. On our first visit we fell in love with the area and the resort.The staff is professional and friendly. The lodg... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail rocks

    by spack - 7th February 2009

    Pros: loding, runs, food, people

    Cons: price

    If you are an intermmediate or advanced skier you will love Vail. Not much for beginners unless you like skiing catwalks, ski school hills or a few green ru... Full review

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  • 5

    Pricey, Exclusive - But lives up to the HYPE!

    by smozer36 - 4th February 2009

    Pros: Great variety, Large Mountain Area

    Cons: Pricey

    Is it expensive? Yes. Is it Snooty and exclusive? Yes. But if you manage to check it out, you won't be disappointed. There are so many trails there and suc... Full review

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  • 4

    Great snow, awful parking

    by nanasbananas - 2nd February 2009

    Pros: Limitless terrain

    Cons: Crowded, parking sucks

    Went to Vail for a day in January. The free parking situation was a little confusing, and the free bus only came every half hour which was a little inconve... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Snow

    by jamesp46 - 21st January 2009

    Pros: Blue Sky Basin was great. Back bowls unbeatable.

    Cons: Pricy Lift Tickets

    We booked a last minute vacation to Vail the weekend of January 16, 17,18. Pazzo's pizza, Red Lion, Ore House, the food and beer were great. We spent the mo... Full review

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