Vail is a Haven of Activities Teens Love!

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

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.

Vail Film Festival is March 30 - April 2, 2017

MovieMaker magazine named the Vail Film Festival in Vail "one of the best destination film festivals in the world".

Burton US Open returns to Vail Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2017

The 35th Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships returns to Vail , February 28 – March 4, 2017

The world’s best snowboarders will be competing at Golden Peak for the title in Halfpipe and Slopestyle.

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!

Mardi Gras Comes to Vail

Get out your beads, masks, feathers boas, crowns and costumes for CarniVail February 25-26! Mardi Gras flair and fun infuse the slopes on this weekend before Fat Tuesday. Cajun-style cuisine like a crawfish boil, sausage, corn, new potatoes, gumbo, etouffee, king cake, hurricanes and beer specials are lunchtime fare at mountaintop Eagle’s Nest beginning at noon on Saturday. On Sunday at MidVail, the lunch party continues. Take a break from powder on the slopes for powdered sugar on a beignet! Live Cajun music will keep your feet tapping both days.

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!