Introducing Vail

Deep powder generally requires deep pockets, but for all its overtures to luxury and exclusivity, there’s something wonderfully democratic and unpretentious about Vail. With a stunning backdrop, glorious terrain, and an enchanting and accessible Alpine-style village, it’s easy to see why Vail consistently ranks as one of the best ski towns in the US. Vail Resorts is a paradigm for the super-ski resort with meticulously organized lifts and a superlative ski school for adults and kids that aims to get newbies skiing hard and fast in record time (and returning to the fold year after year). From Outer Mongolia to Game Creek Bowl, there are more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and when doused with deep, powdery snow, the back bowls are in a class of their own. During the summer months, you can swap your skis for hiking or riding boots and, where the rivers run through it, there’s terrific opportunities for trout fishing. Less than 30 minutes by car from Vail, Eagle River delivers thrilling white water rafting. Beyond the snow sports there’s never a dull moment in town. At the upscale hotels, a dip in the outdoor, heated pool, a soak in the hot tub, a massage, and a glass of red wine defines the civilized preamble to epic dining. A bastion of fine taste, Vail boasts a terrific range of world-class restaurants (most notably Sweet Basil Café, Mountain Standard, and Terra Bistro), and enough designer shopping stores and sportswear emporiums to keep tourists resembling sporty but chic Vail poster children.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Vail:

  • Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE)
    • Denver International Airport (DEN)
    • Centennial Airport (APA)
    • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC)
    • Garfield County Regional Airport (RIL)
    • Guthrie County Regional Airport(GCT)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Vail area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.