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Centrally located in Colorado and right off of Interstate 70, Vail is easily accessible from both the Eagle Airport (35 miles west of Vail) and Denver International Airport (110 miles to the east). Both airports offer rental cars and shuttles to the area. Once in Vail, the town’s free bus system takes visitors almost everywhere they need to go.
A 35-minute drive to Vail, Eagle Airport (EGE) is serviced in the winter by American, Continental, Delta and United. Eagle Airport features non-stop flights to and from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York (Kennedy and LaGuardia) and Newark. The majority of service begins Dec. 15, 2011 and continues through April 2012.
Denver International Airport (DEN) is located 110 miles east of Vail via Interstate 70. Denver International Airport offers numerous daily flights to and from most major U.S. cities, and connections to destinations worldwide.
Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is the largest transportation service to and from Vail for both Denver International Airport and the Eagle Airport.
High Mountain Taxi offers airport transfers from Eagle Airport as well as in-town transportation.
Most national rental car chains have locations at both Eagle and Denver International Airports.
Many of the streets in Vail are pedestrian-only, making getting around on foot easy and enjoyable. Additionally, the Town of Vail operates one of the largest free public transportation systems in the country, which utilizes GPS technology to give riders real-time arrival information at every stop.
Regional bus service is also available for modest fares to Beaver Creek, Minturn, Leadville, Eagle-Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle and Gypsum.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 11/16/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/21/2013
Projected Days Open: 150
Days Open Last Year: 157
Years Open: 51
Average Snowfall: 350"
Pros: Most CO resorts Could stay open until late may
Cons: However The national Forest Servcice and Wildlife Services Says Otherwise
Pros: Size, Variety of Terrain
Cons: Size, Attitude, Prices
Pros: Well... um...uh...hmmmm
Pros: Groomed Terrain, Bowls, Lodging, Nightlife, Lift access
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