Powder Passport: Vail

22nd February 2013 | Kelley McMillan

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Vail's new Gondola has heated seats and wifi. To celebrate the mountain's 50th anniversary they painted one car gold. - ©Jeff Cricco

Vail's new Gondola has heated seats and wifi. To celebrate the mountain's 50th anniversary they painted one car gold.
Copyright: Jeff Cricco

Vail's new Gondola has heated seats and wifi. To celebrate the mountain's 50th anniversary they painted one car gold. - ©Jeff Cricco
The main dining room at Matushia. - ©Liam Doran

The main dining room at Matushia.
Copyright: Liam Doran

The main dining room at Matushia. - ©Liam Doran
Matushia is known for its world-class sushi. - ©Liam Doran

Matushia is known for its world-class sushi.
Copyright: Liam Doran

Matushia is known for its world-class sushi. - ©Liam Doran
Not into sitting in the main dining room? Try the small sushi bar located just behind the reception desk.  - ©Liam Doran

Not into sitting in the main dining room? Try the small sushi bar located just behind the reception desk.
Copyright: Liam Doran

Not into sitting in the main dining room? Try the small sushi bar located just behind the reception desk.  - ©Liam Doran
Vail's new premiere on-mountain dining experience, the 10th is worth a stop. Make reservations however, since seating goes fast.  - ©Liam Doran

Vail's new premiere on-mountain dining experience, the 10th is worth a stop. Make reservations however, since seating goes fast. 
Copyright: Liam Doran

Vail's new premiere on-mountain dining experience, the 10th is worth a stop. Make reservations however, since seating goes fast.  - ©Liam Doran
Much more than your standard burger, the 10th does not disappoint. - ©Liam Doran

Much more than your standard burger, the 10th does not disappoint.
Copyright: Liam Doran

Much more than your standard burger, the 10th does not disappoint. - ©Liam Doran
Phil Long plays rock 'n roll classics from 4 to 6 at the Red Lion on most days. - ©Julia Vandenoever

Phil Long plays rock 'n roll classics from 4 to 6 at the Red Lion on most days.
Copyright: Julia Vandenoever

Phil Long plays rock 'n roll classics from 4 to 6 at the Red Lion on most days. - ©Julia Vandenoever
Located less than five minutes from Gondola 1, the Sebastian is a premier boutique luxury hotel with one of Vail's most popular spas. - ©Sebastian Vail

Located less than five minutes from Gondola 1, the Sebastian is a premier boutique luxury hotel with one of Vail's most popular spas.
Copyright: Sebastian Vail

Located less than five minutes from Gondola 1, the Sebastian is a premier boutique luxury hotel with one of Vail's most popular spas. - ©Sebastian Vail
Before heading to the mountain grab a quick bite to eat at the new cafe Daz Bog located inside the Sebastian Hotel.  - ©Sebastian Vail

Before heading to the mountain grab a quick bite to eat at the new cafe Daz Bog located inside the Sebastian Hotel.
Copyright: Sebastian Vail

Before heading to the mountain grab a quick bite to eat at the new cafe Daz Bog located inside the Sebastian Hotel.  - ©Sebastian Vail
Looking out across the Gore Range from Vail Mountain. - ©Jeff Cricco

Looking out across the Gore Range from Vail Mountain.
Copyright: Jeff Cricco

Looking out across the Gore Range from Vail Mountain. - ©Jeff Cricco
It's not uncommon to find powder while skiing at Vail. Depending on the day head to the trees for fresh stashes even a few days old. - ©Jeff Cricco

It's not uncommon to find powder while skiing at Vail. Depending on the day head to the trees for fresh stashes even a few days old.
Copyright: Jeff Cricco

It's not uncommon to find powder while skiing at Vail. Depending on the day head to the trees for fresh stashes even a few days old. - ©Jeff Cricco

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