Skiing & Snowboarding

man in red jacket skiing Vail Back Bowls

Renowned as one of the best ski resorts in the world, Vail Ski Resort is comprised of 5,289 acres spanning nearly 200 trails and 7 Back Bowls for all levels.

Vail receives 354" snowfall annually so powder-skiing seekers will find bottomless runs to enjoy.

With three base areas, two ski villages, and an impressive network of chairlifts and gondolas, it's easy to feel a little overwhelmed when skiing or snowboarding at Vail. We recommend hiring a ski instructor for at least one day. They'll help you get acquainted with the resort and you can cut the lift lines when you're riding with a ski instructor. Alternatively, there are daily mountain tours, Sun. - Fri. that depart from the Eagle Bahn Gondola at 10:30 a.m. Intermediate or above skiing or riding skills are recommended. 

Optimize your ski and snowboard experience while you learn about the mountain's history, terrain, and how to navigate ever-changing conditions.

Vail Mountain Statistics:

  • Skiable acres: 5,289
  • Summit elevation: 11,570'
  • Vertical dop: 3,450'
  • Base elevation: 8,120'
  • Trails: 195
  • Terrain parks: 3
  • Longest run: 4 miles
  • Acres with snowmaking: 461

Vail Terrain Breakdown:

  • Beginner: 19%
  • Intermediate: 29%
  • Advanced: 48%
  • Expert: 4%


Vail Lift Tickets & Passes:

  • Buy Lift Tickets - Ideal for someone planning to ski 7 days or less at Vail. Purchase in advance for best price.
  • Buy Epic Pass - Good for someone planning to ski 7 days or more at Vail and other affiliated Epic Pass resorts.