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Vail Summer Activities

Vail is the best place for a Colorado summer vacation.

Enjoy a true Rocky Mountain experience with activities such as hiking, biking, golfing, white water rafting, horseback riding, or just sit back and enjoy the warm Colorado mountain sunshine! Vail also has amazing summer events including weekly farmers’ markets, free outdoor concerts, and world-class arts and entertainment.

Vail America Days Parade and Celebrations

A true summer celebration featuring exceptional entertainment including Vail’s celebrated 4th of July parade and fireworks, complemented by all that Vail summer has to offer on and off the mountain.

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Vail 4th of July

Vail, Colorado

Vail is an unparalleled setting in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, offering guests a magical, memorable summertime getaway. Take a gondola ride up the mountain and come screaming back down on mountain bike, hike to the perfect picnic spot, or catch Vail’s best live music. Families can zip-line all over Vail mountain, catch some air on the bungee trampoline, dig for dino treasure or challenge Mom and Dad to ride Vail’s newest attraction – Forest Flyer alpine slide!

Dining
Championship Golf
Rafting
Endless Hiking Trails
Mountain Biking
Nightlife

Connect with your Concierge to book your Vail activities

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Golfing in Vail

Play on one of the Vail Valley’s dozen courses, all with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. With courses designed by Irwin, Palmer, Norman and Fazio, both the pubic and private courses are spectacular. From 18 hole championship courses to par 3 courses, all golfers enjoy the benefits of the mountain air; your ball will fly an average of 10% father!

VAIL GOLF CLUB
Par 71 , 7,024 yards
Come play the oldest course in the Vail Valley while enjoying both the stunning views of the Gore Range and the soothing sounds of the Gore Creek. Located east of Vail Village.
970-479-2260

EAGLE VAIL GOLF CLUB
Par 72 , 6,819 yards
Open mid-May through September, this golf club is located 5 miles west of Vail and offers reasonable rates for rounds of golf. Open daily. Tee times made more then 5 days in advance will be charged a $10 non-refundable fee / per person. Peak Season (June 18-September 12) rates are $98 including a cart; Early/Late Season rates are $75. There is also a par 27 course, Willow Creek.
970-949-5267

BEAVER CREEK GOLF CLUB
Par 70, 6,464 yards
Beaver Creek’s 18 hole championship course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, and features a newly remodeled clubhouse, a 5,000 sq. ft restaurant, and driving range. A challenging short layout with rolling hills is nestled amongst the homes of Beaver Creek Resort. Public tee times are available after 12:00pm. Depending on availability, additional tee times from 10:30am-11:50am will be released 7 days in advance. Receive a discount if you book through your Concierge at least one week prior! Off season rates also available. For more information, including fees and tee times
970-845-5775

THE SONNENALP GOLF CLUB
Par 71, 7059 yards – Voted one of the top 100 resort courses in the country by Golf Digest, the Sonnenalp Golf Club is located in the Singletree Community of Edwards, Colorado. Enjoy the unbelievable views and elevation while soaking up the sunshine of this valley course. Tee times cannot be made more than 7 days in advance. $150 includes cart and range, with off season and afternoon rates available.
970-477-5370

CORDILLERA SHORT COURSE
Par 27, 1,252 yards
The only Cordillera public course, this 9-hole Dave Pelz Course sits atop a stunning mountain plateau. Play a fun, relaxed game at any level or use the sophisticated design to focus on improving your short game. Public tee times are available anytime and can be made 24hrs in advance.
970-926-5550

GYPSUM CREEK GOLF CLUB
Par 72, 7,052 yards Located 33 miles west of Vail in Gypsum, Colorado, this Pete Dye 18 hole course provides a unique golf experience. 14 holes lie on the floor of the Cottonwood Valley while the last 4 are atop a mesa lined with native sage and cedars. Public tee times are available anytime.
970-524-6200

EAGLE RANCH GOLF CLUB
Par 72, 7,530 yards – Challenge both your golf abilities with the abundant water hazards and also your concentration with the phenomenal views. This signature new Arnold Palmer Course is enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. Public tee times are available 60 days in advance.
970-328-2882

RED SKY RANCH GOLF CLUB
A private club with two championship courses, one designed by Tom Fazio (played on odd numbered days) and the other designed by Greg Norman (played on even numbered days). Located 15 miles west of Beaver Creek in Wolcott. Fazio Course: Par 72, 7,113 yards and Norman Course: Par 72, 7,580 yards. Tee times are available 30 days in advance and MUST be made through your Concierge!

Fly Fishing in Vail

Here you’ll find some of the best trout fishing in the nation! Fish by yourself, learn to fish, or fish with a fully licensed and insured guide. Fish for a full day, half day, or take an overnight trip with one of the many fly fishing outfitters in the Vail Valley.

Fly Fishing Outfitters – 970-845-8090

Gore Creek Fly Fisherman – 970-476-3296

Alpine River Outfitters – 877-926-0900

Minturn Anglers – 970-827-9500

Paragon Guides – 970-926-5299

Mountain Biking in Vail

The amazing Vail scenery and Colorado sunshine make mountain biking, a favorite for tourists and locals alike. Vail, Colorado offers some of the best mountain biking in the country, with trails geared for first time riders up to experienced pro mountain bikers.
Vail has hosted two Mountain Bike World Championships and offers some of the most interesting and challenging trails around. This is truly what Colorado mountain biking is meant to be.

Families can enjoy riding the gondola or chairlift and exploring the forest on bike. Guests can also add a mountaintop picnic as part of their daytime Colorado adventure, just speak with your concierge to plan your special trip!

  • Eagle’s Loop: Green.Great for the beginner biker with scenic vistas and access from the Eagle Bahn Gondola – 1 mile (1.6 km)
  • Upper Fireweed: Green.  A beautiful bike trail for beginners from Adventure Ridge to Mid-Vail – 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
  • Cub’s Way: Green.  Gravel road connecting Fred’s Lunch to Lion Down – 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
  • Village Trail: Green.  Longest and most pleasant route on the mountain – a winding gravel road that traverses the mountain in a descent – 7 miles (11.3 km)
  • Gitalong Road: Blue – due to high traffic.  An alternative to Village Trail with a pleasant winding gravel road most of the way – 5 miles (8 km)
  • Fred’s Lunch: Blue.  An alternating single and double track path that leads from Mid-Vail down the mountain, providing spectacular views – 3.2 miles (4.8 km)
  • Grand Traverse: Blue.  Vail’s signature trail crossing the Back Bowls, starts easy and becomes more difficult, accessed from Adventure Ridge or the Wildwood connector – 5.3 miles (8.5 km)
  • South 6 Escape: Blue.  This single track off Village Trail is a challenging option for intermediate bikers – .75 miles (1.2 km)
  • Lion Down: Blue.  Downhill all the way from Adventure Ridge on this beautiful, winding single track through groves of Aspen trees – 6 miles (9.7 km)
  • Mid-Vail Escape: Black.  Challenging single and double track that takes you from the top of Kloser’s Klimb to Mid-Vail with spectacular views of the Gore Range – 2.2 miles (3.5 km)
  • Kloser’s Klimb: Black.  A grueling 1,000 foot climb from Adventure Ridge to Patrol Headquarters – 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
  • Onza Alley: Black.  Most difficult loop with single track, 4×4 roads, steep descents and a 1,000 foot climb – 4 miles (6.6 km)

The following are Downhill biking trails:

  • Mane Lane: Formerly part of the LionsHead Loop, this is a steep single track with can be used as a side route on Lion Down – .6 miles (1km)
  • Golden Peak (GP) Loop: Closed for construction – 3 miles (5 km)
  • Magic Forest: Starts at Adventure Ridge and works its way down to Cubs Way.  This single track winds its way through the woods with several drop-offs and challenging terrain features.
  • Lower Fred’s Lunch: Downhill trail with technical elements – .8 miles

For mountain bike riders of all ages and abilities, visit Vail Mountain Bike Camps for more information on summer camps. Participants learn the basics of mountain biking, safety, and bike maintenance while making new friends all in the beautiful Colorado wilderness.

BIKE RENTALS and SALES: Vail hosts a plethora of bike shops with experienced technicians available to set you up with the appropriate gear to rent or buy.

Gondola Rides

Enjoy Vail Mountain in the summer months with a fun gondola ride up to EpicDiscovery and the alpine slide!
Vail opens the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead Village and Gondola One out of Vail Village during the summer months. The Eagle Bahn Gondola takes you to Eagle’s Nest where guests can enjoy dining, EpicDiscovery, a frisbee golf course, hiking, and biking trails. The Vista Bahn takes guests up to mid-Vail for a variety of hiking and biking trails.

Guests can also haul their mountain bikes up the chairlift for easy access to all the upper biking trails on Vail Mountain.

Hiking in Vail

Hiking is one of the Vail Valley’s most popular summer activities. It’s free, as easy or strenuous as you want to make it, and the views are unprecendented. There are many local maps of the marked trails in Vail, Colorado or take a guided nature hike with expert local guides for all ages and ability levels.

Ride the Vail chairlift or gondola up and hike around Vail Mountain or venture outside the Vail Valley to tackle one of Colorado’s famous fourteeners. Even though the altitude can take some getting used to, even for seasoned hikers, the Vail Valley has plenty of hiking trails for beginners, children, and elderly hikers.

Just make sure to pile on the sunscreen, prepare for high elevation, bring lots of water, and pack an extra layer for when the sun goes down.

EAGLE’S LOOP (Green)
Short ridge-top loop with great views of Mount of the Holy Cross – 1 mile (1.6 km), 15-20 minutes

LOWER FIREWEED (Green)
Beautiful wooded trail between Eagle’s Nest and Mid-Vail – 1 mile (1.6 km), 30-40 minutes, loop with Upper Fireweed – 2.2 miles (3.5 km), 1 – 1.5 hours

BERRYPICKER (Blue)
Starting at Lower Fireweed, this intermediate trail winds down from Mid-Vail or Eagle’s Nest to Vail Village or LionsHead, picnic at Minnie’s Deck along the way – 4.6 miles (7.4 km), 2-3 hours.

KINNICKINNICK (Blue)
A wooded trail connecting Ridge Route at Wildwood and heads to Mid-Vail – 2 miles (3.2 km), 2 hours, combine with Ridge Route – 3.4 miles (5.5 km), 3.5-4 hours

PTARMIGAN LOOP (Blue)
Scenic trail through shaded woods connecting with Ridge Route at Wildwood to Ptarmigan Point and back – 1.2 miles (1.9 km), 30-40 minutes, loop with Ridge Route – 4 miles (4.2 km), 2.5-3 hours

RIDGE ROUTE (Blue)
Intermediate ridge climb from Eagle’s Nest to Wildwood and back with spectacular views – 2.8 miles (4.5km), 1.5-2 hours

SUNLIGHT (Blue)
Beautiful trail connecting Ridge Route and Kinnickinnick at Wildwood finishing at Patrol Headquarters – 1.5 miles (2.4 km), 1 hour, length with connecting trails varies – 3.5-4.5 miles (5.6-7.2 km), 2.5-3 hours

BAD SIMBA (Black)
Steep side trail formerly part of LionsHead Loop – .75 miles (1.2 km)

Horseback Riding in Vail

Many people come to Colorado in the summer to experience the true Western flare of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is a great place to horseback ride, especially in the summer because of our mild temperatures, sunny days, incredible landscape, and dry climate. Vail Mountain also has its own horseback riding stables and offers a variety of options. Reservations recommended.

Enjoy scenic horseback rides through Game Creek Bowl on Vail Mountain. Ride the Gondola up to Eagle’s nest and head westward across Vail Mountain into Game Creek Bowl. Guided by experienced locals, your 40-minute tour will start and end at Eagle’s Nest and is available daily starting at 10:30am for guests ages 7 and up.

Horseback Riding with Game Creek Dinner

Game Creek Restaurant is one of the premier on-mountain dining locations offering unprecendented views, amazing cuisine from chef K. David Clawson and an extensive wine and cocktail list. Guests can also enjoy a four-course ‘wrangler’ dinner after their horseback ride.

Pony Rides on Vail Mountain

Children ages 2-6 can enjoy pony rides on Vail Mountain Friday-Sunday for only $10. Ride the gondola to Eagle’s Rest and head east towards the volleyball courts. Additionally, children can enjoy a pony ride and their choice of two other Adventure Ridge activities (rebound trampoline, climbing call, or disc golf) for only $25. 

Rafting & Kayaking in Vail

Beginning in late April, local guides and outfitters run the Eagle and Arkansas Rivers, offering thrill seekers a chance to splash through the rippling rivers and big rapids of Vail Valley. Colorado rivers are known for some of the best white water in the country. Guests can enjoy anything from a lazy float to a heat-pumping Class V river adventure. Most outfitters offer transportation as part of the raft trip and some even offer overnight adventures. Try the Night Vision Raft Trip with Timberline Tours for something out of the ordinary!

KAYAKING
Kayaking is another great way to find adventure on the river. Try maneuvering your own sit-on-top kayak through the Upper Colorado River Class I and Class II whitewaters. Jump right into kayaking for a fun day trip or take a two day lesson starting on Nottingham Lake and progressing to the Upper Colorado river.

LOCAL OUTFITTERS
Timberline Tours – 800-831-1414

Lakota River Guides – 970-845-7238

NOVA Guides – 719-486-2656

KODI Rafting – 877-747-RAFT

Colorado River Guides – 800-938-7238

Shopping in Vail, CO

Vail, Colorado is known for having a wide variety of shops including classic Colorado wear, fine furs, rare jewelry, and top of the line ski wear. Though Vail has some of the most unique and trendy boutiques, you can also find great souvenir and ski shops that won’t break the bank. Just make sure to try some of our famous Colorado fudge!

VAIL SHOPPING GUIDE

A Secret Garden

Enjoy a wide variety of floral and garden options in this gift shop located in the heart of Vail Village. Find a fantastic assortment of flowers for the perfect garden bouquet. 970-476-2241

Alaska Fur Gallery

Located on the main crossroads of Vail, this amazing fur gallery showcases a wide collection of furs, shearlings, specialty outerwear, men’s and women’s leathers, and speciality accessories such as slippers, hats, gloves, mukluks, proclaine eskimo dolls. 970-476-6260

Alaskan Shop

Since 1979, The Alaskan Shop has specialized Native Canadian soapstone art, wildlife lithographs, Inuit carvings of walrus ivory, and Native American totem poles.  Vail Village, 970-476-3750

Alpine Eyewear

Eyewear for every occassion from fashion to sport and prescription. Vail Village. 970-476-2036

Alpine Wine and Spirits

A wide selection of beer, wine, and liquor. West Vail, 970-476-8116

Annie’s

A high-end gift shop, go to Annie’s “for the prettiest gifts in town”! Specializing in tabletop, home accessories, gifts, cards, and bath and body. Vail Village next to Vail Boot and Shoe, 970-476-4197

Axel’s

Axel’s is a one-stop-shop for fine European and western goods including an extensive collection of cashmere, leather and shearlings, footwear, finely hand-crafted footwear, belt buckles, and other accessories. Located next to the children’s fountain in Vail Village.  970-476-7625

Back and Pack

Located by the Solaris, this shop features the largest selection of outdoor clothing, equipment, footwear, and accessories. Find name brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Ugg, Mountain Hardwear and Arc’Teryx. 970-476-7625

The Balance Wheel

A gallery featuring a large and exquisite collection of fine watches, this shop also offers repair services. Vail Village, 970-479-1047

Bario in Vail

Vail Village, 970-476-4699

Boot Lab

Vail’s original custom boot fitter, the Boot Lab has over 30 years of combines skiing and boot fitting experience. Make your Vail ski vacation the best ever with help from Dave and the amazing team at the Boot Lab. Lionshead, 970-476-5009

Breeze Ski Rentals

Located in Vail Village, this ski shop has everything you ski for all your ski and snowboard gear rental needs. 970-476-8920

Burton

One of the foremost names in snowboarding, the Burton shop sells more snowboards than any other company out there. Let their experienced team set you up with a demo or rental, or find a wide selection of hardwear, outerwear, casual wear, and accessories. Located in Lionshead. 970-477-5741

Buzz’s Board

This locally owned and operated ski and snowboard shop has been around for a while and can help set you up with the perfect ski or snowboard gear. Vail Village. 970-476-3320

Cashmere Vail

Find the finest selection of cashmere clothing and accessories. Vail Village. 970-476-7711

Charlie’s

This famous t-shirt shop has been screenprinting, embroidering and creating memories of Vail for countless years. With one of the widest selections of Vail t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, vest, accessories and collectibles, Charlie’s is the perfect place to pick up your Vail souvenir. Vail Village. 970-476-9737

Charm School Boutique

Featuring a wide variety of designer clothing and accessories. Located in Vail Village by Checkpoint Charlie. 970-476-0050

Charter Sports

This large store features rentals, sales, and repair services for skiers and riders. Lionshead Village. 970-476-8813

Christy Sports

The largest ski store in Colorado, Christy’s can help you with rentals, repairs, and sales of ski and snowboard equipment and clothing. Vail Village. 970-476-2244

City Market

A full-service grocery store with pharmacy, florist, and bakery. Located in West Vail. 970-476-1017

CLAGETT REY GALLERY

A collection of original paintings and sculptures by American artists, which vary from Western wildlife scenes to classical European style art. Vail Village. 970-476-9350

Cogswell Gallery

A variety of fine art, sculpture, jewelry, and photography. This gallery also has a collection of antique and contemporary Native American work and Indigenous art. Vail Village. 970-476-1769

Colorado Footwear

A family-owned company specializing in fashionable footwear, Colorado Footwear is known for their assortment of brands, selection, and quality. Vail Village. 970-476-3130

Cordillera Vail Golf Shop

Meet Cordillera’s PGA Pros and get your swing into shape using their full swing hitting bay. Apparel for both men and women, this is the first shop of its kind world-class golf and shopping experience! Located near the popcorn stand in Vail Village. 970-790-4653

Cos Bar

A boutique specializing in makeup and skincare for over 25 years. Vail Village. 970-476-7734

Covered Bridge Store

Souvenirs, greeting cards, stationary, resort wear, and much more! Vail Village. 970-476-1312

Currents Fine Jewelers

Since 1977, Currents has specialized in unique and original designs in fine jewelry. Vail Village. 970-476-3322

d’carlo of vail

Vail Village. 970-476-5183

DeMott Gallery

A wide selection of landscape, wildlife, still life and figurative works by some of the country’s most renowned artists. Vail Village. 970-476-8948

Designer Furs

Let the friendly, knowledgeable staff of Vail’s largest and oldest fur shop find the perfect fur for you! Vail Village. 970-476-5183

Due

Luca Bruno’s second store, Due, offers a high-end, fine Italian clothing experience. Vail Village. 970-476-1667

Englishman Fine Art and Antiques

Vail Village. 970-476-3570

Eye Pieces of Vail

Exclusive prescription eyewear, as well as an extensive supply of fine goggles, sunglasses, and eyewear accessories. Vail Village. 970-476-1947

Fantasia Furs

Top quality furs from New York and Canada at great prices! Vail Village. 970-476-5099

Finishing Touch

The Finishing Touch, a home decorating store in Vail, Colorado focuses on delivering innovative casual homeware for clients who are interested in a fun and daring regional look.  Vail Village. 970-476-3538

Gateway Gallery

Only the finest painting, graphics and sculpture are showcased here. Gateway Gallery is a favorite destination for collectors of contemporary and traditional art alike. Vail Village. 970-477-1112

Golden Bear

An exceptional gallery of fine jewelry, the store is most well-known for the original handcrafted Golden Bear design. Vail Village. 970-476-4082

Gore Creek Fly Fisherman

Voted #1 Fly Fishing Shop for 2009 by the Vail Daily “Best Of” Awards! With over 25 years since its opening, Gore Creek Fly Fisherman is the oldest fly shop and guide service in the Valley. Vail Village. 970-476-3296

Gore Creek Gallery

This gallery specializes in Plata and Harmony Scott Jewelry collections, original fine arts featuring local and national artists, and rare books, maps, and prints. Vail Village. 970-477-4621

Gorsuch Ltd.

Specializing in high-end ski apparel, Gorsuch also offers fine clothing for men, women, and children to enjoy the mountain lifestyle year-round. Vail Village. 970.476.2294

Hot House Flowers

This award-winning staff will work with you to make your perfect floral arrangement! Personalized delivery within the Vail Valley is provided as well. Vail Village. 970-476-1468

Hughes Precious Metals

This boutique showcases original and designer jewelry. It also offers a full-service design studio and goldsmith services to meet your every need! Vail Village. 970-476-4234

J. Cotter Gallery

Since 1970, J. Cotter Gallery has operated under the theory that jewelry should be considered a form of art. Featuring contemporary jewelry and art by United States and European artists, this gallery seeks jewelry with a distinct and mature presence. Vail Village. 970-476-3131

Karats of Vail

Visit Karats to experience timeless pieces made with extraordinary vision and creativity in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Vail Village. 970-476-4760

Kemosabe

A one-of-a-kind “cowboy store” that seems to sell to everyone BUT the real workin’ cowboy! Reserve a beer online to have a cold one waiting for you upon arrival, and take time to browse through the top-of-the-line selection of boots, belts, buckles, and more. Stop by and bring out the cowboy in you! Vail Village. 970-479-7474

Laughing Monkey

This fun boutique offers gifts and clothing for women, as well as a unique and interesting line of jewelry and accessories. Vail Village. 970.476.8809

Loro Piana

The largest single buyer of fine wool, and also offering fine cashmere products. With over 20 years of experience, Loro Piana has a deep understanding of the lifestyle and needs of sophisticated clientele. Shop Lora Piana’s collections for men, women, children, accessories, leathergoods, and gifts. Vail Village. 970-479-2383

Luca Bruno

Imported Italian clothing and high-end designer wear for men and women. Vail Village. 970-479-0050

Manrico Cashmere

Revolutionizing cashmere, Manrico Cashmere offers the fabric in all kinds of forms. From bedsheets to sportswear, Manrico invites you to come see the possibilities!  Vail Village. 970-479-9944

Master’s Gallery

Voted the Vail Daily’s Best of the Vail Valley for 3 years in a row, Master’s Gallery features fine art from sculpture to paint. Showcasing artists such as Janis Joplin, Alvar, and Maya Eventov makes this gallery a must-see! Vail Village. 970-477-0600

Maui Traders

Souvenirs, t-shirts, and gifts. Vail Village. 970-476-9115

Moose’s Caboose

Gifts, keepsakes, and souvenirs. Vail Village. 970-476-5403

Mountain Dog

From services to unique breed specific items you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for your favorite furry friend! Vail Village. 970-479-8488

The North Face

The North Face specializes in apparel for outdoor activities, from camping to skiing to hiking. Find the most complete supply of North Face gear at the Vail Village location. 970-477-5742

Off Piste Sports

This small, locally-owned ski boutique carries a quality selection of hardgoods and softgoods. Besides the typical demo skis and equipment, Off Piste Sports also offers a unique selection of fine sports and casual wear to keep you mountain ready year-round! Vail Village. 970-476-3350

Pepi Sports

Experience three floors of world-class shopping! Known for its selection of skiwear and equipment, Pepi Sports also offers home furnishings, a ladies’ boutique with fashion and jewelry, and much more.

Performance Sports

A traditional ski shop that is always on the search for the latest technologies in ski equipment and apparel. Hand detailed repair work, a knowledgeable staff, and a cozy mountain atmosphere have made Performance Sports a leader in the Vail Valley since 1979. Lionshead Village. 970-476-1718

Pismo Contemporary Art Glass

An extensive collection of fine glass, beads, jewelry, paintings, and more! Vail Village. 970-476-2400

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

An international franchise which provides a variety of chocolates, candies, and confectionery products. Vail Village. 970-476-7623

Roxy

A women’s lifestyle brand which offers swim, surf, and snow apparel as well as footwear and accessories. Vail Village. 970-476-7774

Sabbia talenti

970-476-4505

Safeway

A full-service grocery store with a butcher, bakery, and florist. West Vail. 970-476-3561

Squash Blossom

Specializing in high karat gold and gemstones, the Squash Blossom is most well-known for its collection of Color Craft Storywheels and fine jewelry from all over the world. Vail Village. 970-476-3129

Shirt Off My Back

Gifts and souvenirs to remember your perfect Colorado vacation! 1-800-875-4352

Surefoot

The world’s biggest ski boot specialty store, Surefoot uses state-of-the-art technology to provide the best-fitting and highest performing ski boots available. Most agree the Surefoot ski boot is the most comfortable available! Vail Village. 970-476-8890

Tommy Bowers Ski Shop

Vail Village. 476-7566

Toy Store

A children’s favorite! Specializing in toys and candy. Vail Village. 970-476-4731

Vail Boot and Shoe

For over two decades, Vail Boot and Shoe remains a locals’ favorite! With two locations in the Valley, find shoewear for men, women, and children. Carrying fashion footwear and accessories, European comfort shoes, and apres ski boots, look no further to find “Vail’s finest footwear for the family”! Vail Village. 970-476-0484

Vail Fine Art Gallery

The knowledgeable staff will take care of you! This gallery specializes in American and international impressionist artists. Vail Village. 970-476-2900

Vail Mountain Adventure Center

Ski and snowboard retail and rentals in the winter, and bike rentals in the summer. Vail Village. 970-476-3332

Vail Sports

Look no further for summer mountain bike and winter ski and snowboard rentals! Vail Village. 970-479-0600

Vail Village Arts

Specializing in “Art that Gets Noticed”. Featuring painters works in bronze, stone, and stainless steel, mixed media, sculpture, and fiber art. Vail Village. 970-476-2070

Valleygirl

Fun, affordable fashion for women!  Look mountain chic year round. Vail Village. 970-476-7555

Verbatim Booksellers

Every community needs its daily gathering spots; what makes these places great is a warm and conforting environment where customers are consistently served with passion and attention to detail. Vail Village. 970-476-3670

Vista Bahn Ski Rentals

This ski shop highly values customer service, high-quality ski equipment, and is able to quickly and efficiently make minor repairs or tune skis right on the spot! With a key location next to the Vista Bahn lift and the Vail Ski School, you can ski right to their door. Vail Village. 970-476-2566

Wild Bill’s

Souvenirs, gifts, and more! Vail Village. 970-476-5738

Wilderness Wonders by Tony Newlin

Fine-art wildlife and nature photography.  970-845-7230

Arts and Entertainment in Vail

Vail is consistently recognized as one of North America’s most exciting and vibrant ski towns, not only for its amazing terrain, but because of the diverse arts and entertainment options. There is something for everyone including a wide variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants in addition to the amazing cultural opportunities and events all year round.

Hot Nightlife in Vail

Vendetta’s – Featuring pizza by the slice, this is the hang out for Vail’s ski patrollers. Located in Vail Village on Bridge Street.
The Bully Ranch – A local’s favorite! Be sure try a “mud-slide” drink and enjoy the true Colorado Western cuisine and barbecue. Located in the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail Village.
The Red Lion– Live music and a great deck make this a perfect apres ski venue. Get there early to claim a prized spot on the front deck. Located in Vail Village on Bridge Street.
Pepi’s – The apres-ski place to listen to live music for a more refined crowd. Located in Vail Village on Bridge Street
Garfinkel’s– Offers a large deck for apres-ski and nightly specials. Located in LionsHead near Eagle Bahn Gondola.
Los Amigos – With one of the best decks in Vail Village, this Mexican restaurant features great margaritas and the perfect viewing area for watching skiers come down Vail’s famous Pepi’s Face.

Dancing in Vail

The Club – A late night hot spot with a stage, live music, and great drink specials
Whiskey Jack’s – A favorite late-night dancing spot, famous for the pole that attracts a wide variety of amateur dancers

Vail Sports Bars

The Altitude Billiards and Sports Lounge – Vail’s largest sports bar with big screen TVs, billiards and video games. Located in the Evergreen Lodge
The George – Located right before the covered bridge in Vail, this downstairs bar offers numerous pool tables as well as a oversized leather chairs and a food menu

Vail Athletic Club

Located in the Vail Mountain Lodge, the Vail Athletic Club has a full spa offering massage, facials, signature treatments and more. Our fitness center, The Vail Athletic Club offers over 50 classes from Barre Rhythm, yoga, meditation, and sports conditioning.  The Vail Athletic Club has top of the line CYBEX equipment and weights.

We offer nutrition, holistic healing services, human performance testing, & personal coaching.  Our personal coaches are available for guests.  It’s the perfect opportunity for sprucing up a routine and changing one. Plus our coaches provide routines and information to take home with you.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, competitive athlete, active aging athlete, busy executive, or someone in between, we are here to help you achieve your greatest potential.

Services include:

  • skin care, facials, body wraps, and scrubs to balance and transform the skin
    massage therapy to relieve soreness, pain, and stress

  • signature and specialty treatments to deliver specific desired and performance-based results

  • chronic pain management

  • myofascial release

  • neuromuscular therapy

  • craniosacral therapy

  • migraine relief

vailathleticclub.com

Epic Discovery

Epic Discovery offers activities for all ages and availabilities at the top of Vail’s Lionshead Gondola. From the alpine coaster, ropes course, zip line, or just the spectacular ride up the gondola for lunch, you can make a day at Epic Discovery.

Bungee Trampoline

Defy gravity soaring high on the trampoline

Summer Tubing

The thrill of tubing, without the cold! There’s mini tubing for younger thrill seekers.

Epic Discovery Alpine Coaster

Mountain Coaster

Zip through the forest on an alpine slide.

Adventure Courses

Test your balance and fear on these fun courses. Courses available for children and adults.

Climbing Tower

Climb to new heights on the rock climbing tower.

Gondola Ride

Spectacular views await you on your ride up the gondola.

Mountain Top 4×4 Tour

Tour the mountain in style in this open-air vehicle.

Disc Golf

Tee off for 18 holes of a self-guided round of disc golf.

More fun awaits including mountain biking, nature discovery, hiking, and mini golf.

Click here for more information.

Contact your concierge for tickets!

Take a Llama to Lunch

Improve your hiking experience in Vail, Colorado by bringing a llama with all of your belongings.
Choose from 3 hiking options:

  • Arrowhead Llama Lunch
  • Backcountry Llama Lunch
  • Wine and Cheese with Llamas

Hikes vary in length and can be customized to your group’s needs and wishes.

Click here to learn more about this fun and unique way to hike the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

EAGLE’S LOOP (Green)
Short ridge-top loop with great views of Mount of the Holy Cross – 1 mile (1.6 km), 15-20 minutes

LOWER FIREWEED (Green)
Beautiful wooded trail between Eagle’s Nest and Mid-Vail – 1 mile (1.6 km), 30-40 minutes, loop with Upper Fireweed – 2.2 miles (3.5 km), 1 – 1.5 hours

BERRYPICKER (Blue)
Starting at Lower Fireweed, this intermediate trail winds down from Mid-Vail or Eagle’s Nest to Vail Village or LionsHead, picnic at Minnie’s Deck along the way – 4.6 miles (7.4 km), 2-3 hours.

KINNICKINNICK (Blue)
A wooded trail connecting Ridge Route at Wildwood and heads to Mid-Vail – 2 miles (3.2 km), 2 hours, combine with Ridge Route – 3.4 miles (5.5 km), 3.5-4 hours

PTARMIGAN LOOP (Blue)
Scenic trail through shaded woods connecting with Ridge Route at Wildwood to Ptarmigan Point and back – 1.2 miles (1.9 km), 30-40 minutes, loop with Ridge Route – 4 miles (4.2 km), 2.5-3 hours

RIDGE ROUTE (Blue)
Intermediate ridge climb from Eagle’s Nest to Wildwood and back with spectacular views – 2.8 miles (4.5km), 1.5-2 hours

SUNLIGHT (Blue)
Beautiful trail connecting Ridge Route and Kinnickinnick at Wildwood finishing at Patrol Headquarters – 1.5 miles (2.4 km), 1 hour, length with connecting trails varies – 3.5-4.5 miles (5.6-7.2 km), 2.5-3 hours

BAD SIMBA (Black)
Steep side trail formerly part of LionsHead Loop – .75 miles (1.2 km)