Vail Ski Resort
by Sandhya Thukaram
Vail Ski Resort – A Skiing Haven
The Vail ski resort on Vail Mountain is the largest ski resort in North America. What makes the Vail ski resort truly spectacular is that it is a complete area with nearly every facility and convenience required of a world class resort. When it opened on Dec 15,1962, the Vail ski resort was made up of two chairs, a few instructors and one gondola.
The Vail ski resort of today is hugely different and has evolved into a skiing haven. Anything money can buy is available here and it offers the ver best in lifestyle. To vacation here is like being transported to an Austrian village. There isn’t, though, anything rural about the Vail ski resort, it has all the glitz and the glamour of an urban resort with just the right bit of a get-away feel for those tire of the pace of city life. It is a friendly and charming place that has been developed into the best skiing vacation.
The Vail/Eagle county Airport is located 30miles west and there are cars and shuttles easily available. The Vail ski resort offers more than 150 lodging options ranging from budget hotels, bed and breakfast places, condos and homes. Nestled in Vail valley are quaint villages and towns where one can opt to stay at. Stay decided on, there’s lots to make the holiday an optimum experience. The Vail ski resort has over a hundred restaurants, nightclubs, movie theatres and great shopping. For beginners there are skiing lessons and rentals available. To unwind after a long outing on the slopes, there are spas to get pampered at. A necessity, for any family vacation, the Vail ski resort makes available, a child care facility.
At the top of the mountain, Adventure Ridge tickles the adventurous bone. From snow mobiling, to ice skating, sleigh rides, and snow boarding, it covers the lot. A ski break that’s world class? Look no further than Vail ski resort.
Seven Back Bowls- the Vail Resorts USP
Covering an area of 5,289 acres, the Vail ski resort has devoted 1/3rd of the total terrain to seven amazing back bowls.
There are back bowls stretching more than 6 miles wide with breathtaking views and endless runs. The Vail ski resort has pulled out all stops in providing the best back bowls any resort could offer. Almost legendary, the seven back bowls at the Vail ski resort are called:
Sun Down Bowl
Sun Up Bowl
Tea Cup Bowl
Inner Mongolia Bowl
Outer Mongolia Bowl
The Front Side of Vail Ski Resort:
The Front side of this premium ski resort has more than 127 individual trails of every conceivable kind of terrain. There are gentle beginner slopes, moguls, glades, bowls and sculpted cruisers.
The Lionshead area is the western end of the front side and is a good starting point. The runs here, like Simba, Born Free and Safari can be accessed from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Born Free Express and Pride Express. There are several other exciting runs on this side of the Vail ski resort.
At the Eastern side, vacationers at the Vail ski resort can opt for runs like Northwoods(cruisers), North Rim(powder), or Prima and Pronto(bumps).This side, is accessed by the Northwoods Express Lift.
The Mid Vail area which covers the Central Mountain of Vail ski resort offers such challenges as runs like Zot, Look Ma and The Skipper. The Avanti Express Lift accesses this side of the resort.
The best way to experience and discover the joys of the Vail ski resort is to actually choose to vacation there.
It is not just about exciting skiing, which of course it is famous for, but also an entirely exhilarating experience that leaves you wanting to go back again and again!
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