by: ratushny - Nov 10, 2010

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Huge, lots of terrain,

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

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010

Full review

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 my time skiing there, but it took me around 45 minutes to get there from lionshead, which i was not to thrilled of.
This resort is great for beginners and intermediate skiers because it seems they groom nearly all of the front side. If looking for somewhat of a challenge head over to blue sky basin, or the chair 4 cliffs.
Other than that, the resort was pretty crowded at all times of the day especially at mid-vail.
And though vail boasts about 3000 vertical, most of their lifts offer much less, so it is hard to get a continuous run of 3000 ft with out taking several lifts, or the gondola