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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  • 5

    vast vail

    by A. cooper - 30th November 2009

    Pros: Big everything

    Cons: weekends

    Hard to beat this grand dame of US skiing!! Big terrian , deep snow, unbeatable veiws! I should state that I go to any hill for the skiing first and foremo... Full review

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  • 5

    It's Vail...

    by alexkennelley - 21st February 2011

    Pros: Terrain, Blue Sky Basin, Nightlife

    Cons: Price

    Vail is Vail. All the hype and all of the rumors that you might have heard about it being amazing, is the truth. It is amazing. When I went to Vail there wa... Full review

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  • 5

    Mostly Impressive

    by craigerv - 31st March 2010

    Pros: Huge Terrain, Back Bowls, Blue Sky Basin, Never a Bad Day

    Cons: Crowded, Super Resorty

    What can you say about Vail. It simply has the largest variety of terrain. It doesn't matter what skill level you are, you can find tons of terrain to ski... Full review

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  • 5

    For an all encompassing ski vacation Vail stands out above all

    by drsrock - 18th December 2011

    Pros: Terrain, back bowls, town, apres ski, restaurants, people, night life

    Cons: Can be pricey if you don't have

    If you are looking for an easy to get to, all encompassing ski vacation Vail stands out above all. Other resorts do 1 or 2 things really well, but lack so m... Full review

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  • 5

    Epic Powder Sunday!

    by cpaz21 - 23rd January 2012

    Pros: Powder

    Cons: Need more!

    Fantastic Powder day Sunday. Great snow Saturday night and dumped all morning through 1 pm. Easily another 5-6 inches. Great deep powder in Game Creek tree... Full review

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  • 5

    Worth the price

    by B-Rad - 28th November 2010

    Pros: Something for everyone. Blue sky basin has something for everyone.

    Cons: A little pricey

    My family and I have skied most all Colorado and Utah resorts and Vail is on the top of our list. We stayed at Beaver Creek skied there one day and four at ... Full review

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