There's so much to say about what is special about a Vail ski resort. They take care of so many things for you, making it easy to relax and just enjoy your holiday. The staff in Vail try to do everything in their power to make sure you have a wonderful time – from the lift operators to retail staff to the bell staff in the hotels and waiters in the many top class restaurants. They use the strap-line "like nowhere on earth" and this service, as well as the many amazing dining, shopping & lodging options, really makes sure Vail lives up to its reputation.
Vail has a plethora of high quality accommodation in its 2 main villages – Vail Village and Lionshead Village, plus of course Golden Peak and the outer areas of Vail. Luxury hotel residences like The Arrabelle Hotel for example provides impeccable service and all the top-notch amenities you could wish for such as roof top pool and I-pads connecting you to the concierge and room service. Of course it's ski in, ski out too, giving you the ultimate in convenience getting to and from the slopes, plus the ski valet will help you with your boots if you need it!
Options for food lovers in Vail are immense! The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is perfect for families with a sweet tooth for toffee apples or truffle treats or try the decadent $ 18 hot chocolate in the Sebastian Hotel complete with gold dust.
Fine dining restaurants abound in Vail – sample the delights of the famous longstanding Sweet Basil or La Tour in Vail Village, just make sure you make a reservation. Innovative bars such as Frost mean guests can party in an exciting atmosphere with premium drinks served all round.
Vail also offers indulgence in the most unlikely places – Bol in Vail Village is a bowling alley doubling as a smart restaurant. Bowlers can consume delicious wines, bubbly & platters on hors d'oeuvres, whilst showing off their skills at knocking down those pins.
It's super easy to get around in Vail, again showing how committed they are to making everyone's visit enjoyable and easy. The buses run from village to village every few minutes, are free and punctual. Even wandering around the town you'll be helped out when it's chilly, with open fires and heaters dispersed throughout the pedestrian areas, plus gorgeous sculptures to peruse. There's even a fountain with fire dancing in it, quite a sight to be seen on a beautiful chilly winter evening.
If you'd like to spend some time shopping there are all sorts of boutique, high-end establishments in Vail. From Gorsuch to jewelers to crystal & fossil shops to cowboy boots, you can find it all in Vail, plus of course there are art galleries galore. So you can squeeze in as much as you'd like to do (and have energy for!) Or of course relax and do not much at all, whatever your heart desires.
Now we haven't even begun to talk about the mountain! Suffice to say a Vail ski resort is famous throughout the world for a reason – it's the largest ski resort in Colorado USA and really has skiing for everyone. The front side offers beginner, through intermediate to advanced runs with groomers, glades, steeps & chutes to choose from. The back bowls though in Vail are truly legendary. Most of the bowls are left natural and there's nothing else like them, particularly on a powder day. Miles & miles of terrain stretching as far as the eye can see, waiting for you to explore.
The beauty, the vastness, the luxury nature of it all is something to behold. Find your spirit "only in Vail".