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With over 300 days of sunshine each year, there's plenty of time to savor the crisp, clean air and enjoy Vail's seemingly endless array of mountain activities.  Long celebrated as the Nation's top skiing and snowboarding destination, this family vacation destination is full of winter Vail activities.  Guests can explore Vail Mountain and the 350,000 acres of national forest that surround The Arrabelle, and enjoy alpine adventures ranging from skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides.

In the summer, the mountains come alive with wildflowers, and the mountain activities only multiply.  There are hiking and biking trails, fly fishing, golf, hot-air ballooning, and much more.  Adventure Ridge is one of the most popular destinations to experience a wide variety of Vail activities.  Located at the peak of the mountain, this high-elevation playground is perfect for all ages, and includes a Dino Dig, Frisbee golf, trampoline and more.

In Vail Square, you can peruse the unique boutiques and galleries, skate on the outdoor ice rink in the winter, sip hot cocoa beside an outdoor fire pit, or attend a concert in the town square.  Discover renowned cultural events, such as the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the Vail International Dance Festival, and so much more.

View the Vail activities calendar for a listing of special events in and around the Vail Valley; contact our concierge or our Arrabelle new mobile App.  The mobile App can provide useful information on lift tickets, ski lessons, transportation, restaurants reservations and great local discounts on the mobile app.  To download the free Arrabelle App click here for your Droid, iPhone or iPad.

Winter Activities

Experience a world-class Vail ski vacation on the 5,289 skiable acres at Vail - the largest ski resort in U.S. and the #1 ski resort in North America. Off the slopes, visitors can enjoy ice-skating, snowshoeing, dogsledding, sleigh rides and more on the winter activities page.

Summer Activities

Summer in the mountains is taking on a whole new feel with Vail's Epic Discovery. With Adventure Courses, Ziplines, a Mountain Coaster, and much more, the options are endless. Start the adventure off with a Scenic Gondola Ride from Lionshead or Vail Village and experience magical views of the Vail Valley as a family.

Get the best value on a day of adventure with one of our pass options, the Adventure Pass or Scout Sampler. Or sample some of the Epic Discovery activities with Individual Activity Tickets.


During the warmer months, visitors staying at The Arrabelle are treated to exclusive access to award-winning golf, rafting, fly-fishing, horseback riding and more.  For additional details visit the summer activities page.


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