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At 5,289 acres, Vail Ski Resort is the largest ski mountain in North America, featuring seven powdery bowls, backcountry skiing at Blue Sky Basin and an enormous front side with everything from steep chutes to gentle groomers that make skiing in Vail the best-rounded experience you’ll find.  Plus, Vail offers an unbelievable 1,500 acres of groomed corduroy for your cruising enjoyment.  You don’t have to look for sweet spots when you ski in Vail – they find you. With a yearly average of nearly 350 inches of snowfall and 300 days of sunshine, Vail will raise the bar on your idea of wintertime mountain fun. In addition, Vail is located only 15 minutes from Beaver Creek Resort, giving our guests even more access to the best skiing in North America.

Fast Facts on Vail Mountain

Trail Classification
Vail Mountain










 Total Number of Lifts


 Number of Trails


 Total Skiable Area

 5,289 acres/2,141 hec

 Longest Run

 Riva, 4 miles/6.4 km

 Total Uphill Capacity/hour


 Summit Elevation

 11,570 ft./3,527 m

 Base Elevation

 8,150 ft./2,475 m

 Vertical Rise

 3,420 ft./1,052 m


 390 acres/158 hec

 Snowiest Month

 January (65 inches)

Mountain Terrain/Lift Opening & Closing Schedule Every year, when the leaves begin to change color and the temperatures start to dip, our guests start getting excited to ski in Vail. We have a great window for skiing in Vail and our visitors can head down our slopes for nearly half of the year. This year, Vail Mountain is scheduled to open November 16, 2012 and close April 14, 2013.

Lift Tickets Did you know that you can save up to 25% by purchasing lift tickets online before your trip? Plan ahead when you ski in Vail and reap the benefits of additional savings on your lift ticket. Use the money you save on lift tickets to treat yourself to dinner and a drink at Tavern on the Square after a day of skiing in Vail.

Ski/Snowboard Rentals Rent ski and snowboarding equipment online and avoid the airline baggage fees.  One click and your skis or board will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive.  Now that’s an easy rental!

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