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

    Like no place on Earth!

    by Phylliski - 23rd December 2013

    Pros: Amazing terrain with shorter lift lines

    Cons: Village...A bit nouveau riche. Expensive.

    How can you beat Vail's Back Bowls? can't! Even beginners can make it up to the top of the mountain and ski the Sourdough lift. Their slogan says ... Full review

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  • 4


    by ratushny - 10th November 2010

    Pros: Huge, lots of terrain,

    Cons: crowded, takes too long to get from one side to another,

    Although this resort is huge and had a lot of terrain, the only part of the resort I found to be worth noting was Blue Sky Basin. I basically spent most of ... Full review

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  • 4

    Love this place but watch out for reckless skiers

    by Barbara Nordin - 1st March 2014

    Pros: variety of terrain, weather, gorgeous views, excellent snow compared to PNW

    Cons: too few ski patrol to enforce slow zones

    There is no other place I would rather ski than Vail with its variety of runs and terrain. The area is huge, so it takes a while to get your money's worth t... Full review

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  • 4

    Great snow, awful parking

    by nanasbananas - 2nd February 2009

    Pros: Limitless terrain

    Cons: Crowded, parking sucks

    Went to Vail for a day in January. The free parking situation was a little confusing, and the free bus only came every half hour which was a little inconve... Full review

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  • 4

    Back Bowls of Vail

    by Jack Frost - 26th March 2010

    Pros: Back Bowls

    Cons: Price

    Get ready to drop some money but it just might be worth every dollar spent. The back Bowls are wonderful and you just seem to forget about the front side th... Full review

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  • 4

    The Heart of Colorado Ski Resorts

    by timzheng - 26th March 2010

    Pros: vast acreage; great village

    Cons: $, takes long to get to certain areas

    Anyone who knows anything about American ski resorts knows about Colorado, and anyone who knows anything about Colorado knows about Vail. In many ways, this... Full review

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