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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  • 3

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 14th November 2006

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    So crowded there are traffic lights on the hill (actually they are for lift lines)! Obscene crowds though. And the famed back bowls are flat. Ugh...... Full review

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  • 3

    Not as good as the hype

    by simplegreen - 30th January 2010

    Pros: Miles of terrain

    Cons: Double Black diamonds aren't really... Retired Military need not apply...

    Dont get me wrong, the place is nice even though they do absolutely nothing for RETIRED military vs ACTIVE military. Not sure the difference having dodged b... Full review

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  • 3

    Vail is OK

    by runner/skier - 20th January 2010

    Pros: It's Huge

    Cons: It's Huge

    I had been looking forward to skiing Vail for years, so when I finally got to ski there two years ago, it was with a great deal of anticipation and exciteme... Full review

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  • 3

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 24th November 2007

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    Sorry I just had to post to say the Nov 17th Poster is on crack. After reading the post I was certain it was a PR ad from Vail Inc. The poster lists mostly ... Full review

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  • 3

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 20th March 2007

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    Vail is the Orlando of skiing. I've had many great days at Vail and it offers a lot for everyone but it is often overly crowded from the parking decks t... Full review

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  • 3

    Busy!

    by mitchdogg21 - 16th October 2010

    Pros: Backbowls, snow, bumps, lifts

    Cons: Lift lines, Enormous!

    I went to Vail in February 2009 and it was a great mountain for skiing. The back bowls are incredible here. It is untouched and the snow is powdery. Due ... Full review

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