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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  • 4

    I've Skied Better

    by sampanning - 17th April 2011

    Pros: Size & Location

    Cons: Price, Lifts & Snow in Back Bowls

    I would be lying if I told you that I didn't have the highest expectations coming to Vail. When I compare my experience at Vail to my times at places like S... Full review

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  • 4

    bring $

    by wolfman - 21st November 2010

    Pros: A lot of terrain

    Cons: $$$$$

    Vail is Vail, the women love it but for a boys trip..maybe not. a lot of traversing if you are a snowboarder too. the nightlife is great as is the food. ... Full review

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  • 4

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 14th March 2007



    Be aware that the base elevation for Vail is above 8,000 feet. Many people experience problems with the altitude. For some the problem can start as early as... 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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  • 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


    by normnfam - 5th January 2010

    Pros: big area, dry snow

    Cons: 98.00 a day , see coments

    Great place but beware. They don't put signs on the out-of-bound ropes. What we thought was a fog line to keep the beginners from dropping off the backsid... Full review

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