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

    Back after 25 years

    by joegregdon - 21st January 2009

    Pros: Just the Best

    Cons: Pricey & Crowded

    After bringing my girls here 25 years ago, I returned to find Vail exactly as I remembered, just more expensive. Most beautiful place to ski. Plenty of te... Full review

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  • 4

    One of the bes times had

    by adnoen2520 - 6th January 2009

    Pros: Fresh and Deep powder

    Cons: Some runs were closed

    I was still in my early years when I visted this resort, but some of my fondest memories are from here. I especially loved the china bowl, the runs was sho... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Destination

    by Robert1970 - 3rd January 2009

    Pros: Everything you could want from a ski destination

    Cons: The drive from Denver International Airport

    Went with my 11 year old daughter for a week in December of 2008, and had an absolutely excellent time. Mountain is awesome, staff was fantastic, and there ... Full review

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  • 4

    Great place

    by nzh0tg - 25th December 2008

    Pros: Snow was great, hills were great, good grooming

    Cons: pricey

    NIce place to ski. There are trails and terrain for all levels of skiers. We had six and seven in our group, with no problem staying together. The do a grea... Full review

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  • 4

    Great, but not the best in Colorado

    by tywebb - 18th December 2008

    Pros: varied terrain

    Cons: way too many people

    I have skiied/rode at nearly every resort in Colorado, many times. While I do enjoy the massive terrain that Vail has to offer, I have to say that it is n... Full review

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  • 4

    Late opening is !#%*ed

    by yellowsnow - 16th December 2008

    Pros: Great snow

    Cons: 9:00am no no no

    The 9:00am opening time is not so epic, I think the VP's and pres. need to be in the VB line next sat. atv 9:00 am.... Full review

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