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Vail Colorado is huge ski town and resort and as such serves to anchor ski / snowboarding in the United States.  Though it is definitely a 4 season resort with many non-skiers visiting for the hiking, fishing, rafting, food and music festivals and great views.   Unlike many other ski resorts in North America, Vail was not a mining town and in fact was not really a town until skiing  was brought to it.  Established in 1966, the small town has grown rapidly. The story of Vail starts with 2 World War II veterans who met as ski bums in Aspen – Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton parked Seibert’s army-surplus jeep on the side of US Highway 6 (long before Interstate 70), attached climbing skins to their skis, and slogged up what would become the front side of Vail Mountain. It took them seven hours to climb 3,050 vertical feet to the summit at 11,250 feet,

Vail in many ways is the gold standard in the ski industry, as it has started or popularized major trends in lifts, ski schools, season-pass products, ski-patrol techniques, airline access, ski and snowboard competition, sustainability, and, social media.

World-famous Vail skiing and a high celebrity quotient have put it on the map for many travelers. Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, in the Colorado Rockies, it’s a town created by and for skiing but has grown to a year-round destination that’s a favorite with families and lovers of the outdoors.

 

 

The town lies about 25 miles from Camp Hale, which was the site of  the famous 10th Mountain Division of mountain-trained soldiers during World War II. The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame honors the memory of those soldiers, who played a pivotal role in the war. Luxurious condos, first-class ski resorts and cozy lodges surround a village sporting dozens of restaurants that indulge visitors.

In addition to the world-class winter activities (not only skiing and boarding, but also snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snow tubing and sleigh rides), the town is becoming a hot spot for summer adventure with the launch of Epic Discovery, where visitors can zipline, take scenic gondola rides and off-road tours, fly down an alpine coaster and tackle an adventure course; elsewhere in town, there’s top-notch waterfall hikes, challenging and family-friendly mountain-bike and road cycling routes, and many nearby golf options.

The town is also home to a number of big annual events, including the Hot Summer Nights series, the Vail International Dance Festival and Bravo! Vail Music Festival, and Snow Daze, the Burton U.S. OpenCarnivail and Taste of Vail in the winter

WHERE TO STAY

Antlers, Lionshead Vail Colorado

Antlers Hotel in Lionshead Vail Colorado is a great option for those who don't mind being out of the hustle of Vail but still nearby. The prices are relatively cheap!
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WHERE TO EAT

thelittledinner

the littledinner is must visit for breakfast or dinner style food all day. The hashbrowns, french toast and German Pancake are great. Come early as the little dinner gets busy.
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Matsuhisa, Vail Colorado

Matsuhisa is an obvious choice to add to our list of great Vail restaurants
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Yama, Vail Colorado

Yama is a chic and friendly sushi restaurant. The food tastes fresh and flavorful. A good value for Sushi.
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The 10th

The 10th offers fine dining on Vail Mountain. The service is very good so leave your outerwear in the lockers and take a rest.
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