by: Cynwyd Guy - Feb 22, 2009

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

    Pros: Good Variety of Terrain, Nice Base Area, Lots to Do

    Cons: A little crowded

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2006

Full review

There are some mountains that if you go and spend a week there by day four you have seen just about everything there is to see and do and are just going back to whatever trails you previously enjoyed. Vail is not one of those mountains. Spread out with a solid selection of terrain, Vail has plenty to offer. The only major downside is that due to its popularity the mountain can fill up.

The lifts at Vail are almost universally outstanding but there are still lift lines, which just goes to show you the volume of visitors the resort regularly receives. I recommend making your way on to the backside and going toward Blue Sky. The lines tend to be shorter and the terrain is outstanding.

Vail is worth the trip and has a little something for everyone. You can easily spend a week here and not come close to seeing it all.