VAIL
VAIL IS THE LARGEST SKI AREA IN COLORADO#1
ELEVATION OF THE TOWN8,120 FEET
ANNUAL VISITORS TO VAIL RESORT1.6 MILLION
Vail is a globally famous ski area located about 100 miles west of Denver. The town was founded four years after the launch of the ski area of the same name. Vail (the town) was originally only a secondary thought to the ski area. Today, Vail is a year-round destination. Winters are centered around snow sports and social events. Summers include festivals as well as outdoor activities such as golfing, kayaking, hiking, and biking. With luxurious accommodations, fine dining and high-end bars, Vail is an upscale destination for people looking for an extravagant vacation.
  • THE SKIING

    Vail is unquestionably one of the top ski areas in the world. Vail ranks at the top of the charts in so many categories. It is the largest in Colorado. Vail has more annual visitors (1.6 million) than any other ski area in the nation.

  • SUMMERS

    Vail has mild and sunny summers. The average high temperature in July is 76 degrees, which makes for perfect weather for outdoor activities. Vail has incredible golf courses. Biking is a hugely popular activity, as bikers challenge themselves to ride over Vail Pass.

  • WINE AND DINE

    Out of all the Colorado mountain towns, Vail and Aspen have the best restaurants. A few of the best in Vail are sushi restaurant Matsuhisa (from the famous chef of Nobu in California), and Mountain Standard.

  • THE EVENTS

    Most mountain towns have fun local events. Vail has national and even international celebrations. Some of the best are the GoPro Mountain Games, Vail Jazz Festival, Vail Dance Festival, Oktoberfest, Spring Back to Vail, and The Taste of Vail (food and wine festival).

THE WEATHER
  • Vail is the #1 most visited ski area in the country, so yeah, winters are unbeatable. The weather is cold, with daily low temps dropping to the single digits.

  • The ski areas close down in mid- to late April, and this starts the slow season in Vail. May's average high temperature is 60... too warm for skiing and too cool for the summer festivities.

  • Summers are stunning in Vail. The city comes alive with outdoors activities and special events. The summers are mostly sunny with mild temperatures. July is the hottest month of the year and average daily highs only hit 74 degrees.

  • Like many other Colorado mountain towns, early fall is a great time to visit with the changing of the leaves. This is limited to September and early October. Average daily high temp for November is only 37 degrees.