- Bed and Breakfast
- Heated pool
- In the heart of Vail village
- High comfort levels in Tyrolean style
- Larger suites available
The sumptuous Sonnenalp resort comprises 3 hotels and is located right in the heart of Vail village, a few minutes walk from the Vistabahn lift and offer very high comfort levels in Tyrolean style.
Guest rooms are Village View or Creek View (Gore Creek) and have tub/shower combination. Larger suites with mini-bars are also available with separate living room, gas-log fireplace and mini-fridge.
Facilities of the Swiss Hotel include the "Swiss Chalet" restaurant, heated pool and indoor jacuzzis.
Each suite is furnished with a gas fireplace, VCR and stocked mini-bar. Bathrooms have heated marble tiled floors, double sinks and a soaking tub with separate shower. Robes, hairdryer and iron/ironing boards are also available. Facilities also include restaurants, bar, lounge, gym and spa, heated pool, hot tub and sauna. There is an additional charge of £40 per night for children above 6 years and above sharing a room with two adults.
Superb accommodations in village centre. Two spas with full treatments. Heated pools, hot tubs, saunas. Restaurants and bars. Full guest services. Full European buffet breakfast included.
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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