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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  • 4

    Great Skiing

    by tadams03 - 19th March 2009

    Pros: amazing space, stunningly beautiful

    Cons: some slow lift lines, parking, base storage

    a great place to ski, it's enormous we did experience some wait for lift lines on front and in bowls even though the place is huge paying for parking is ... Full review

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  • 4

    great week of skiing

    by raiderruss - 10th March 2012

    Pros: sunny beautiful weather

    Cons: getting hot and snow getting crusty

    Overall, great week of skiing. Sunny, beautiful weather. Took some lessons on how to attack moguls and teachers were great. On my last day, Fri. it was 5... Full review

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  • 4

    One day is not enough...

    by ranpyon - 20th July 2011

    Pros: Large mountain terrain, long runs, good snow

    Cons: Price, expensive parking

    We had spent 2 days at Breckenridge and then headed to Vail on our third day. Boy did we wish we went to Vail first. The lines were reasonable and the gon... Full review

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  • 4

    Vail Review MLK

    by govey80 - 24th February 2011

    Pros: Enormous amount of terrain, Well run public transit system & Ticket pricing options

    Cons: Not very challenging terrain, stuckup and pretentious town and visitors, & lodging prices

    Vail is notorious for being both massive and decadent. Both descriptions are accurate, but not in a positive way. Vail is expansive and seems to go on for... Full review

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  • 4

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 16th January 2008

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    I read some of the negative reviews and just laugh, laugh, laugh. You people just have no clue what you are talking about. Steamboat is better than Vail? ... Full review

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  • 4

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 20th February 2008

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    My son and I visited Vail for the first time early January 2008. I went as part of continuing education courses being held at the Lion Square Lodge. We sta... Full review

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