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Vail in USA Resort Guide

History - Vail was discovered by a one Earl Eaton (not of the aristocracy , Earl was his first name) in the late 1950s . It opended for winter sports in 1962 . In 1997 all three resorts ( that is Vail , Breckenbridge and Aspen ) merged together and became Vail resorts , this includes Keystone.  All these resorts plus Beaver Creek are available on one Ski Pass but they are not linked so you will need to drive in order to take advantage of this . There is a new lift now : that is the Imperial Express Superchair which takes you up to peak 8 at 12840 feet , this then gives you access to a lot of terrain near Peak 7 as well . Vail Resorts is one of the worlds highest users of renewable energy , all five resorts use wind power . Keystone in fact has all its lifts and lights powered by wind energy : this is the largest resort of all for night skiing . Vail has 1500 acres of slopes and almost 200 runs and 34 lifts


Accomodation & Après Ski

Vail has lively après ski and nightlife with a good variety of places to go that are usually packed when the lifts close, and a few late-night clubs.
It also offers great family entertainment at Adventure Ridge at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola from the Lionshead area of the village until 7pm. Activities include ski biking, tubing, snowmobiling for kids, snowshoeing and an alpine rollercoaster.

Garfinkel’s
Craft beer, imaginative cocktails, a sundeck, and the feel of a classic American sports bar. Photos of partying patrons, events and ski athletes decorate the walls, and it holds regular music and drinks events.

Red Lion
First opening in 1963, the Red Lion in the middle of Vail Village has a popular sun deck, live music both at après time and later on, and big-screens showing sport and ski action. It hosts a big New Year party, with tickets going on sale in November.

The George
Models itself on a British pub and has a dive bar feel. Band posters plaster the George’s walls, there are games to play, live music and good-value drinks - and food including king crab legs.

Shakedown bar
Live music until late, a great sound system and an always filled dancefloor, the Shakedown in Vail Village is the place to shake a leg. Musician owner Scott Radnor toured with Lenny Kravitz among others, and regularly takes to the stage.


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Resort Statistics

  RESORT HEIGHT 2500    VERTICAL DESCENT  1052    OPENS Nov - April
  TOP STATION 3527    DRAG LIFTS 5    EXPERT RATING 10
  BOTTOM STATION 2475    CHAIR LIFTS 19    INTERMEDIATE RATING 10
         GONDOLAS/CABLE CARS  1    BEGINNER RATING 8

Lift Pass Prices From

Epic Season Pass available

$979 - Adult
£499 - Child (5-12 years)
Please contact us for full details and purchase. Book by 15th September for best price In some cases Epic Local Pass may work better for you.

Pass includes top resorts in Noth America and Japan including: -

VAIL
BEAVER CREEK
WHISTLER/BLACKCOMB
BRECKENRIDGE
PARK CITY
KEYSTONE
HEAVENLY
NORTHSTAR
KIRKWOOD
STOW
HAKUBA
RUSUTSU

And many more as well as many European ski areas including -

THE 3 VALLEYS FRANCE
ARLBERG SKI AREA AUSTRIA
4 VALLEES SWITZERLAND
SKIRAMA DOLOMITI ITALY


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