Skiing Vail, Colorado
As North America's fourth largest ski area (behind Whistler, Park City Mountain Resort and Big Sky Resort), Vail's terrain will please every level of skier or snowboarder. The resort's vast 5,289 acres offers wide-open, pristine bowl skiing, a plethora of meandering intermediate trails, multiple beginner areas and plenty of steep and deep terrain in the Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin to keep expert skiers satisfied.
The beginner skiing at Vail is found all over the mountain, providing novices and first-timers with breathtaking views they won’t soon forget. Vail beginner skiing can be found from at all three base villages: Golden Peak, Vail Village and Lionshead Village. Gentle traverse trails allow beginner skiers to explore nearly the whole entire front-side of the mountain.
But, at its heart, Vail is an intermediate to advanced intermediate's paradise. From the legendary Back Bowls to the many zippy, groomed runs off of the Mountaintop Express lift, the varied groomed terrain is perfect for skiers and snowboarders alike. Blue Sky Basin is the expert skier’s playground, with cornice drops, leg-burning mogul runs, trees and open powder fields.