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Vail Ski Resort, Vail, Colorado

Vail in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is one of the largest ski resorts on the planet and just one of many great resorts owned and operated by Vail Resorts.

Vail has over 5,200 acres of skiable terrain and seven back bowls covering 7 miles.  Vail also claims to have the most groomed terrain on the planet.  193 trails, with 18% rated ‘beginner’, 29% ‘intermediate’ and 53% rated ‘advanced or expert’.  Lot of great skiing and riding for all skill levels at Vail Ski Resort.

The Vail Resort area also has 91 bars and restaurants to choose from.  If you get a shopping jones, you can shop at some of Vail’s 187 retail shops.

To get more of a feel for what Vail is like, check it out from the prospective of a US hero and disabled skier in this great video from December 2014.

Vail Resort Stats:

Base Elevation
8,120 ft (2,476 m)
Summit Elevation
11,570 ft (3,527 m)
Vertical Rise3,450 ft (1,052 m)
Skiable Area
5,289 acres (2,141 hec)
Trails: 193
18% beginner
29% intermediate
53% advanced/expert
Total Lifts: 31
Uphill Capacity/Hour59,069 people
Average Snowfall
354 inches (8.99m)
461 acres (187 hectares)
The Destination
Bars & Restaurants: 91
Bed Base: 19,015 pillows
Retail Shops: 187
If you are looking for a job at Vail Ski Resort or any of Vail Resort’s ski areas, you will want to visit