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Reviews for Vail
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Just want to say that I needed to get in touch with a human about an issue with a ticket. Emily answered my email in no time and solved the issue, exceeding my expectations. Looking forward to my next visit and hope the on-mountain folks are as friendly and helpful as online Emily!... Full Review
First skied Vail in 1982, having first skied in US in 1975 and started in Switzerland at age 6 in 1962. Have Returnedcto Vail,every year, & fir many years 2-3 x a year eve sine. At peak, while living in Denver 1986-92 we used to drive by the other resorts to still be in the first lift by 0830. Met my spouse in the slopes of Vail 11@11. No doubt that adds to the love of Vail.
We Started our two girls skiing at Vail-BC Ski School each pre age five, before anyone tempted them with snowbirds. They are exploring the world on ski breaks, season by in the early 2000s, a great investment in their future confidence and athleticism. They confidently pick up the yard sales when the young boys explode with bravado.
I expect to return yearly till I can no longer safely ski or bike etc.
.How4ver, truth is, if we coukd not ski bike etc we are unlikely to retire or invest in a seasonal abode for the Vail night or community day life. Would love to have retired in the Valley, but the atmosphere changed too much in the 20teens.
Knowing your mountain inside and out - wherever your mountain is - is what brings out the very best of any resort making for the very best ski days with friends & family. We have skied with & taken friends and FA Liu to ski mountains all over tge Rockies and tge West, and I maintain, that with Vail, there is No Comparison... Full Review
Fun, amazing terrain, and great grooming .... Full Review
Vail is one of my favorite mountains due to the diverse terrain, excellent bowls and large amounts of hidden powder stashes. The powder on Blue Sky was amazing on Sunday. ... Full Review
If you are at least a intermediate skier, don’t waste your time on the frontside. There is plenty of amazing snow and lots ‘easier’ tree runs that make the trip back there worth every second. Blue Ski Basin all the way. ... Full Review
Back bowls were great. It would be awesome to be alerted when there is untouched snow.... Full Review
Overpriced parking and lift tickets. Not much of a park and lack of expert terrain. Parking garage often full with long walk to lifts. Extremely long lift lines on powder days some with up to 45 minute waits in back bowls. ... Full Review
Best overall resort!
Yes, you can find better snow, better steeps, and better bumps somewhere on any given day, but nothing surpasses Vail for all-around guaranteed fun for everybody!... Full Review
I had to park about a mile away because they don’t have proper parking facilities. The mountain is pretty flat with few steep runs. The lift ticket price was more than my first car cost. The lift lines were huge. Overall it kind of sucked. I wish I would have gone to Aspen. ... Full Review