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

    Back Bowls are amazing!

    by heimtime421 - 26th January 2011

    Pros: Diverse terrain, amazing open back bowls, good snow

    Cons: not many but a little expensive

    Vail is an amazing place with it's wide open terrain, many ammenities and great snow. Our group was in awe when we dropped into the back bowls. What an expe... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 23rd March 2008

    Pros:

    Cons:

    I ride all over colorado and anyone that doesn't like vail probably does not know the mountain. Advanced riders and skiiers need to understand that because... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 17th November 2007

    Pros:

    Cons:

    SKIING VAIL WITH KIDS: I have been going to Vail with my husband and three kids for 10 or 12 days every year at around Christmastime for the past 3 years. ... Full review

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  • 5

    anything you want , if you can afford it

    by greyzone2 - 18th March 2009

    Pros: Terrain, scenery, snow

    Cons: $

    Recently visited Breck and Jackson Hole and still convinced Vail is the best. You can find any terrain you want there, but the price is steep - esp... Full review

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  • 5

    Epic. Amazing. Vail.

    by sboarder79 - 18th January 2014

    Pros: Back Bowls, Endless powder.

    Cons: The crowd here can be pretentious and nuvo riche.

    Ok, the Apres is world class. But you also pay world class prices. Vail Underground is more my price range, hard to find but great drinks. Now to the riding... Full review

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  • 5

    Vail Back Bowls are awesome

    by bgriscom - 25th December 2010

    Pros: Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin are amazing

    Cons: Crowded on the frontside and expensive

    Head straight for the back bowls for the best snow, terrain and no crowds. The front side can be pretty crowded and the snow quality not as good. Lift ticke... Full review

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