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Vail Travel Guide

Jack Affleck/Vail Ski Resort

Don't let Vail's small size or remote location fool you: This is one of the most beloved cold-weather destinations in the country for one reason: skiing. Sandwiched between the Gore Mountain Range to the north and the Sawatch Mountain Range to the south, this narrow valley is home to several notable ski areas, including the country's largest single-mountain resort. Jagged peaks, miles of slopes and perfect powder attract thousands of visitors every ... continue» Read More

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When to Visit Vail

The best times to visit Vail are December to March and June to September. However, December through March marks the ski season, and as such, you can expect to encounter crowds and exorbitant hotel rates. The summer months are becoming an increasingly popular time to visit, and the prices this time of year are fairly reasonable. For the best deals on hotels, consider a visit during the shoulder seasons; however, melting snow can put a damper on a spring visit, while chilly weather can easily freeze autumn exploration.

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Getting Around Vail

The best way to get around Vail is public transportation. In fact, the village's shuttle service is the only thing you can count on to be affordable. There is also a regional bus service connecting Vail to other nearby towns like Beaver Creek. You can also rent a car, which will come in handy if you're looking to explore some of the region's parks like The Holy Cross Wilderness Area or the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. Car rentals are available at the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), which is located approximately 36 miles west of the resort area. You can also choose to fly into Denver International Airport (DEN), located 120 miles east.

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