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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  • 3

    Good but not recommended

    by Ian-England - 22nd February 2009

    Pros: Excellent skiing

    Cons: Didn't feel real

    We stayed in Frisco, Summit County and travelled to a different resort each day, so this review is about day skiing, not night life. It started with $20 to... Full review

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  • 2

    Not As Advertised

    by DaveO - 12th January 2013

    Pros: Well... um...uh...hmmmm

    Cons: Several

    I fail to see why anyone with sense would ski there, when there are other locations in Colorado that have superior snow and conditions. This spot does not g... Full review

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  • 2

    Vail

    by Walt Gray - 16th April 2014

    Pros: Can't think of any.

    Cons: Hugely overrated and overpriced!!

    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... Full review

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  • 2

    Pricy, limited and overrated

    by MarkGerardy - 30th August 2011

    Pros: Blue Sky Basin

    Cons: High parking costs, long walk in ski boots, confusing terrain

    Vail is a resort that lives up to it reputation of glitz and glamour, and for skiers, the best part is Vail's unsurpassed acreage and number of lifts to the... Full review

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  • 2

    Vail Review

    by anonymous_user - 1st February 2007

    Pros:

    Cons:

    If you want a nice, crowded experience with a lot of intermediate terrain, go to Vail. Good skiers, yes, stay away from Vail as there is a small amount of s... Full review

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  • 2

    Endlessly keeps going with an amazing amount of skiable terrain and lots of back bowls

    by MarkGerardy - 30th August 2011

    Pros: Back bowls and number of lifts and runs

    Cons: Parking, walking far in ski boots, confusing trails

    Vail is a resort that lives up to it reputation of glitz and glamour, and for skiers, the best part is Vail's unsurpassed acreage and number of lifts to the... Full review

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