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- 10 minutes walk to the nearest ski lift and village centre
- spacious and good hotel rooms
- Outdoor heated pool, giant hot tub and saunas
- Renovated, big and spacious rooms
Just a 10 minute walk (or 4 minute shuttle) from the heart of Vail Village this is a good hotel choice for the more budget concious skier. The facilities are good, the rooms are perfectly spacious and well equipped, and the hotel has a friendly ambiance. The lobby lounge has a roaring fireplace and lively apres-ski in the sports bar. There is also a good restaurant offering regional Colorado cuisine.
The Eaglebahn gondola at Lionshead is about a 10 minute walk or four minutes by shuttle. The Vista Bahn in Vail Village is around 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by shuttle.
Rooms (renovated in 2004) are big and spacious. Valley view rooms have a bath and shower with 2 queens or king and sofa bed. All have a refrigerator, cable TV, hair dryer, phone, iron and room service .
Facilities include an outdoor heated pool, giant hot tub and two saunas. The sports bar has pool tables and wide screen TV's.
With a great snow record and Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin all being available on the same pass, skiing here is pretty good. The skiing in Vail itself is largely geared towards intermediates, but beginners also have plenty of nursery slopes and some brilliant ski schools. Advanced skiers will love the 'Back Bowls' for powder. Freestyle skiers and boarders are spoilt for choice with snowparks, half-pipes and their own maps detailing the best spots. Beaver Creek, linked to Vail by bus, provides for the more advanced skier, with some superb black runs. As with most North American resorts, the lifts and convenience are exceptional, with queues being a rarity.
Vail ski resort
Vail itself is large, offering a wide range of restaurants, shops and nightlife. Vail also has plenty of off-snow activities, with the free bus making these very accessible. It can, however, be expensive, with prices increasing as you get closer to the lifts. There are a wide range of eateries, some of excellent value, as well as shops and nightlife to excite non-skiers. Denver, the nearest international airport is 2½ hours away. Warning: be wary of altitude sickness mixed with jet lag!
Choice of Restaurants
Easy Slope Access
Good For Non-Skiers
Good For Snowboarding
Great for Mixed Abilities
Large Ski Area
Lively Night Life
Ski In Ski Out
Off-Piste: Very good
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