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What to Pack For Your Ski Vacation in Vail, CO

Mom and Dad? Check. 3 kids? Check. Skis, boots, poles, helmets, baselayers, outerwear, accessories and gear for 5 people? Yikes!! It can seem very overwhelming to pack so much gear and so many people for a Vail ski vacation. But if you follow a few guidelines and sound advice from seasoned ski travelers, you can take a lot of the brain damage out of preparing for your trip. Here is a guide to help you streamline your organizing so you can come prepared with all the essentials for your Vail getaway!

Vail is a Haven of Winter Activities Teens Love, on and off the Slopes!



Vail is a haven of winter activities teens love, on and off the slopes, under the sun or moon.

SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Vail Ski and Snowboard School offers teen programs for ages 13-15. Terrain parks are spread across Vail’s front-side runs, Golden Peak being the hub, and park and pipe lessons are also available. For a more tailored experience, a private lesson allows for up to six students.

A January Tour of Vail Mountain’s Quaint Lodges



On the heels of the holiday bustle, January is a month when Vail sighs into some of winter’s best and calmest skiing. With the crowds gone, leaving the slopes tantalizingly vacant, it’s a great time to dine at three of Vail’s smaller, yet remarkable, on-mountain lodges. Here’s an insider’s guide.

Wildwood Lodge

Vail Holidaze - December 16-18 & 31



No matter which holiday you celebrate during December, Vail is a magical place to enjoy it. Lights and garlands hang from lampposts, buildings and trees, illuminating the blanketing snow with a welcoming glow. Firepits offer places to stop and warm your hands. Ice skaters shout and laugh on quaint rinks. Making the season even more festive is Vail Holidaze, December 16-18 & 31.

Ski Goddesses Converge in Vail December 14-16


Rock ’n‘ Roll Early Season Snow Daze, December 9-11


Vail Opening Day - Nov. 25, 2016

We are counting the days before Vail Mountains 2016-2017 ski and snowboard season begins!

Vail will be open from Friday, November 25, 2016, and will close Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Book your 2016-2017 trip now for the best rates and availability!

Vail Restaurant Week Returns Sept 30 - Oct 9, 2016



Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week returns September 30 through October 9, 2016. The fouth annual event will be throughout Vail and Beaver Creek. Restaurant week features a wide variety of prix fixe dining specials all set at $20.16. To further enhance the already wonderful dining experience, each bite will be perfectly paired with stunning autumn vistas sweeping across the spectacular mountain backdrops of Vail and Beaver Creek.

Fall Events & Leaf Peeping make Vail a Great Autumn Destination



While changing aspens dazzle the surrounding mountainsides, Vail hums with events and festivals.

Oktoberfest in Vail - Weekends of Sept. 9-11 and Sept. 16-18




Bavarian tradition comes to the picturesque Rocky Mountains for Vail Oktoberfest™ the weekends of Sept. 9-11 in Lionshead and Sept. 16-18 in Vail Village.