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

    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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  • 5

    Best in CO

    by SkiGalveston - 4th April 2009

    Pros: size and variety

    Cons: costly

    Vail lives up to the best Colorado has to offer. The number of acres far exceeds all other resorts and offers lots of space to get lost. We went during Chri... Full review

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  • 5

    Best in the Rockies!

    by andrewchao - 14th December 2009

    Pros: Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, lift system

    Cons: VERY $$$$

    Overall an incredible mountain. Expensive parking somewhat of a turnoff, but it is covered and convenient. The Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin are AWESOME! ... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 6th December 2007

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    Cons:

    was floating on the freshies fo sho. nothing but pow pow in the vail valley and trees. one love... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 23rd January 2008

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    Cons:

    My wife and I spent MLK weekend at Vail(if it gets any more ironic than that)and loved it. For a first timer, the diversity of terrain and quantity of runs... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail is the biggest, and nearly the best

    by frankpa - 17th March 2009

    Pros: Great terrain, a place you can always get away from the crowds

    Cons: Crowded, and it's Vail,(you know what kind of people I'm talking about)

    With my pass only having ten days on it, I would always be wishing I had more. Vail's terrain is varied, the bowls are big, and the views are awesome. We ... Full review

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