Luxury Ski Chalets Vail
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Luxury Ski Holidays in Vail
Known for its wide-open back bowls and exceptional natural snow record, this resort is a total paradise for a luxury ski holiday in the United States. The largest resort in Colorado and the third largest in the States, the town is within two hours of Denver International Airport and can be reached by car, bus or train.
Stretching almost four miles along the I-70 freeway, this luxurious Colorado ski resort was built from scratch in the 1960s and was inspired by the founder's experiences in the Alps.
There are plenty of upmarket hotels, condos and luxury homes in Vail with convenient access to the ski area, as well as a vast selection of restaurants serving nearly every type of cuisine.
Spanning 5,200 acres, the resort is home to one of the biggest linked ski areas in the USA with three distinct sectors: the Front Side, the Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin.
Away from the slopes, there are numerous other activities to explore from art galleries and boutique shops to ski biking, tubing and snowshoeing. Compared to most US resorts, it is also on the livelier side when it comes to apres-ski too.
During the season, the resort hosts a number of events including the Film Festival, Taste of Vail and Spring Back to Vail. Offering fishing, ziplining, rafting, hiking and biking, the area is also popular in the summer months.
3 Chalets & Apartments in Vail
Vail, United States
What the Press are Saying
"Boasting lavish accommodations at the base of Vail Mountain in Lionshead, The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a luxury resort hotel created in the spirit of the grand alpine hotels of historic Europe."
Vail, United States
What the Press are Saying
"Round out the wintry European fantasy by staying at the Arrabelle, which is perfectly situated in the center of town and just steps from the Eagle Bahn Gondola and the Alderhof ice rink."
Vail, United States
Leo Trippi's Highlight
Renovated in 2020, this beautifully crafted chalet offers ski-in/ski-out access, contemporary living areas, a TV lounge and spa facilities.
Luxury Chalets & Condos in Vail
With five different villages to choose from, there is plenty of choice when it comes to renting Vail luxury chalets. The ski area is easily accessed from the various chalets in Vail and there is a free bus service to facilitate getting around.
The original Village is Bavarian/Tyrolean in style with car-free streets, upmarket shops, restaurants, galleries and a large number of luxury Vail hotels and lodges. Five minutes’ walk east of the Village is Golden Peak. Situated at the base of Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6), Golden Peak is home to several luxury condos and offers easy access to the Terrain Park.
A 10 to 15-minute walk from Vail Village is the pedestrian village of Lionshead. Home to luxury lodges overlooking the Square, Lionshead is the perfect base for families and couples who enjoy a spot of apres-ski during their luxury ski holiday.
Last but not least are the East and West neighbourhoods. These two neighbourhoods are 15 minutes apart and are best suited to those who like to experience life as a local.
Vail Resort Information
- Resort Altitude: 2476m
- Slopes Altitude: 2476m-3422m
- Pistes: 234km
- Lifts: 34
- Nearest Airport:
- Blue Slopes: 24%
- Red Slopes: 36%
- Black Slopes: 40%
Skiing in Vail
Located in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, Vail ski holidays offer the choice of three distinct areas Front Side, the Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin which all have something for everyone no matter what your level.
For beginner skiers, the Front Side has 18% of the beginner terrain with magic carpets and green circle trails. Practise slopes can be found on Gopher Hill in Village Mountain Plaza, at Eagle’s Nest and at the Avanti Express. Beginners can explore the easier slopes which all lead back to all valley runs and once skiers have worked on their technique and confidence, there is plenty of terrain waiting to be explored.
More suitable for intermediate and expert skiers, Blue Sky Basin provides 665 acres of terrain, as well as the legendary Back Bowls with even more terrain for advanced and strong skiers to enjoy.
Providing several Freestyle Terrain areas to enjoy, Golden Peak is the largest park providing jumps and half pipes, whilst Lower Golden Peak Park is an advanced rider and skier area. Those looking to try Freestyle for the first time can also visit the Avanti park which is beginner friendly and helps skiers to progress and work on their skills.
Family Ski Holidays in Vail
Popular for family skiing holidays, those with young children can make use of the Small World Nursery in Golden Peak. Here children from 2 months to 6 years old will be looked after with the possibility to discover winter sports from 20 months up.
Designed for family skiing, families can explore the Kids Adventure Zone with tunnels and banked turns to help children gain skills and build their confidence.
If you are looking to sharpen your skills during your family holiday, the ski school will also be on hand to help you explore the slopes with confidence. Children can work on their skills whilst making friends along the way with group ski lessons. Lessons are available for all ability levels and children from ages 3 to 15 will progress with the help of world-class ski instructors with lessons based in both Golden Peak and Lionshead.
Should the older members of the group wish to improve their technique, both adult group lessons and private ski lessons are available too.
For non-skiers, there are plenty of alternative activities to try. From snowmobiling to snow tubing, there is plenty to keep every member of the family entertained.
Before heading back to your Vail luxury chalet, there are numerous family-friendly restaurants to enjoy. Serving Italian favourites, Vendetta is located in the heart of Vail Village. Enjoy a fresh pizza at lunchtime or head over in the evening for a range of meals including meat and veggie dishes. For a hearty meal, Garfinkel’s is popular with both visitors and locals. Serving American favourites, Garfinkels is also open until midnight, making it the ideal spot to enjoy a drink or two with friends later in the evening.
How to have the perfect luxury ski
holiday in Vail
- Enjoy a stay at one of our luxury Vail retreats located in the heart of the resort with easy access to the slopes and the Village.
- Indulge in a hearty breakfast before heading out to explore the ski terrain on offer. For the non-skiers of the group, alternative activities of ice skating and snowshoeing are also offered.
- Following an exciting morning, it should come as no surprise that as Colorado’s largest ski resort, guests will be spoilt for choice with over 100 restaurants.
- Après ski also has plenty to keep you entertained from the Remedy Bar found in the Four Seasons with its expansive selection of cocktails to the elegant wine bar Root & Flower.
Location & Map
Located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Vail can be reached in 2 hours 15 minutes by car from Denver Airport (195 km). It is also possible to fly into Eagle County Regional Airport which is around a 40-minute drive from Vail Ski Resort. Those that charter a private jet will also land at Eagle County.
Frequently asked questions
Where is Vail ski resort?
The ski resort can be found in the western United States, near the town of Vail in Eagle County, Colorado.
How far is Vail from Denver?
Just 100 miles from west Denver Colorado it takes around 1 hour 40 minutes by car to reach the ski resort from Denver.
How to get to Vail?
Located 30 miles west, Eagle Regional Airport is around a 40-minutes drive from the resort whilst Denver International Airport is located 120 miles east of Vail with a transfer time of around 1 hour 40 minutes.
What to do in Vail
From its extensive ski slopes of Vail Mountain Resort to Vail Village with ample shops and restaurants to explore, those staying in a luxury chalet in Vail can also visit the neighbouring ski resort of Beaver Creek.
Where to stay in Vail
From Vail ski in ski out rentals to catered chalets in Vail, most of the accommodation is conveniently positioned to give easy access to the slopes and village. For a ski-in/ski-out apartment, Arrabelle Retreat is conveniently positioned in Lionshead Village just a few steps from both the Eagle Bahn Gondola whilst Arrabelle Chalet offers exceptional views of the slopes and village. Located in the heart of the resort, Avanti Chalet is perfect for families with plenty to entertain both adults and children including a hot tub and a media and games room.