Skiing Is Only the Beginning on Vacation in Vail

Things To Do in Vail

If your family loves being outdoors and enjoy outdoor activities, then take your next vacation in Vail, Colorado. Vail is situated on the edge of the White River National  Forest in the heart of the Rocky  Mountains. Vail offers 5289 acres of Colorado Rocky  Mountain paradise and is conveniently located just off Interstate 70. With everything near Vail vacation rentals and all Vail has to offer, there is sure to be something enjoyable and exciting for everyone.

vail skiing and things to doVail Skiing and Other Winter Activities

Colorado is known for its incredible views and amazing winter fun. Whether you are looking for the perfect skiing or snowboarding experience, love to go ice skating, enjoy sledding or tubing, or are looking for a one-of-a-kind thrill by taking a dogsled tour of the mountain, you are sure to find just what you are looking for.

Ride the lift to the top of the hill then zoom down with your family in a snow tube at Meadow Mountain Tubing Hill. You can link several tubes together to form a chain. After you are done tubing, you could take a snowmobile tour up Meadow  Mountain, and then relax in your Vail ski condo with a warm cup of cocoa and some homemade treats.

Vail is home to one of the best snow-sport schools in the country and includes ski and snowboarding lessons for kids, teens, and adults. With three different areas of the mountain each boasting their own unique features, including three terrain parks, seven bowls and plenty of free-ride terrain, you are sure to have the ski/snowboarding adventure of your life. If you are looking for plenty of space to enjoy your ski adventure, Vail is where you want to be. Even on the busiest days, there are only about four skiers per acre.   

Family Fun in Vail, Colorado

Vail is a special place with many luxury Vail rentals for vacation. Experience the fun and excitement of a real horse-drawn sleigh ride through the scenic Rocky Mountains while sipping on some hot apple cider or a delicious hot cocoa. Bearcat Stables offers sleigh rides for groups, or you can reserve a smaller private sleigh ride for a more intimate experience. It's a great way to top off a romantic marriage proposal, anniversary, or just enjoy a memorable evening together. Another spot to enjoy a sleigh ride, dinner, and entertainment would be 4 Eagle Ranch.

If it is a little too cold outside and you are looking for some indoor fun with the family, you may want to visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Start by exploring the Historic Fairy Caves or experiencing the adventure of Colorado's only alpine coaster as it plunges down the side of Iron Mountain. Kids are sure to love the indoor 'Old West' shootout in their state-of-the-art laser tag arena.

Enjoying the Other Three Seasons in Vail

Fun and exciting winter activities are not all that Vail has to offer. Once the snow melts away, it's time to enjoy the beauty of nature. Explore the White River National Forest on one of its many bicycle trails. Take the family hiking and enjoy the breathtaking views. Take a scenic drive up the mountain. If fishing is your sport, there are many lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers along the way.

For a great learning experience, visit the Nature Discovery Center located at the top of Vail Mountain. This mountaintop nature center offers natural history exhibits and artifacts, as well as a variety of environmental, education and interpretive programs led by trained naturalists. Guided nature hikes are also available to explore the habitat atop Vail Mountain.

There is so much to do in Vail, that no matter what season it is, you may have to come back to take it all in!

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