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

    Pet friendly? not so much

    by abullfrog78 - 13th December 2008

    Pros: Nice resort, snow was good

    Cons: Late in the season and little snow

    The trip up was kind of disappointing it didn't look like they had much snow, The next morning though was epic 13 inch's over night You can imagine how nice... Full review

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  • 3

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 23rd October 2007

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    Cons:

    To begin with,I am a East Coast Skier,who has been trained over the last 30 years to ski ice,crud,rocks pack snow and every thing in between.On the east coa... Full review

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  • 3

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 18th January 2008

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    Vail is overpriced and full of pretentious snobs that either a) have a tons of money and think that normal rules don't apply to them or b) are the hot dogs ... Full review

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  • 3

    It's Vail...*shrug*

    by tjkotula - 23rd February 2013

    Pros: Size, Variety of Terrain

    Cons: Size, Attitude, Prices

    Finally made it to the biggest of them all. It's sheer size and variety of terrain is as impressive as advertised. Everyone should be able to find a favor... Full review

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  • 3

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 16th January 2007

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    I must say that after reading these reviews, I'm convinced that people have grown to completely accept long lines and crowded runs. Yes, Vail has great var... Full review

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  • 3

    Vail

    by FSM1370 - 28th February 2014

    Pros: Friendly staff,good conditions, advanced skiing

    Cons: expansive area, costly, early evening closing hours

    The village is nice with great shops and knowledgeable people to help with rental or personal equipment. The lift systems are good. One must move across an ... Full review

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