Pretend you're meandering through Swiss chalets in this most glamorous of American ski resorts. The town of Vail was built solely as a ski destination, and Vail Village caters to the après-ski scene with upscale dining and drinking options. Non-skiers love Vail for its shopping and all-season winter and summer sports.
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Vail reviews & trip reports

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    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 8.4
    Adventure Travelers
  • 7.5
    Backpackers
  • 6.4
    Family Travelers
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Denver, Colorado, USA

Vail is the best mountain town in Colorado in my opinion! It feels like you’re in a beautiful, quaint Austrian village!

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Pueblo, Colorado

Cute little town with higher end shops. There is a lot to do for families and single travelers.

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Palo Alto, California

I had a very adventurous time here at Vail! It was perfect for a fun, family filled, and outdoorsy vacation. I enjoyed all of the wonderful magic in the village and had an amazing time on the beautiful slopes of the mountain. Overall, Vail if the perfect place for an outstanding fresh vacation.

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Bail is such a cool place full of nice people. If you ski or snowboard, this is where you want to be! Largest ski resort in the U.S.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

We didn't like Vail much. It was a quiet little "town" that seemed to consist of a bunch of condos and a ski area.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

Vail's history is interesting. There was no ski resort or town here 60 years ago. The town's founder actually discovered the area's potential during World War II as a member of a skiing unit of soldiers and came back during the 1960's to build a resort. Vail is the closest to a European town that I've ever seen in the United States. The town is composed of chalets, town squares, clock towers, creeks, fancy restaurants and the like. It's so beautiful it almost looks fake.

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Lakewood, Colorado

My condo is located in Vail Village. This pedestrian only Village has so much to offer. Great shops and restaurants everywhere!

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Austin, Texas
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Quaint town at bottom of Vail Ski Mountain. Lots of shops and restaurants.

Gondola runs during the summer, too. Take it up and hike down.

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ABSOLUTE GORGEOUS TOWN! I have been here in the winter and summer and it is always beautiful!!

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Centennial, Colorado, USA

One of the best ski resorts in Colorado. The skiing itself is fantastic and even if you don't want to ski there's plenty to do. Vail Village is full of shops and great places to eat and if you want to get out and do some hiking or dog sledding all of that is available as well.

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