Top 10 Ski Resorts In Vail, Colorado

Andrea Mae
Andrea Mae 
Updated

Vail is situated at the base of the Vail Mountain within the White River National Forest. Vail is an excellent gateway for winter fun and adventure because it receives an average annual snowfall of 360 inches (914 centimeters). You can try skiing or snowboarding at the Bavarian-style mountain village. With the variety of terrains in the area, beginners and professionals alike can enjoy this winter ski hub. If you wish to visit during summer, you can enjoy activities like hiking, golfing, river rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, or rock climbing. If you want to ensure that you can make the most of this ski destination, it might be better to find a well-equipped place to stay. Here’s a list of the top ski resorts in Vail, Colorado.

1. The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort (from USD 309)

This luxurious and well-furnished resort is just steps away from famous skiing spots in the Lionshead Village. There are 10 ski lifts near the resort, and it is just a minute’s walk from the Eagle Bahn Gondola – 19, Born Free Express, and Adventure Ridge. Aside from the ski-in and ski-out access, The Arrabelle at Vail Square also provides ski storage and ski pass vendor.

When you are done skiing, you can visit the Tavern on the Square to enjoy fine dining while you appreciate the scenic views on its mountainside patio. If you prefer to have a relaxing staycation, you can drop by their rooftop hot tubs and lap pool or work out at the well-equipped fitness center.


The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort

Wifi Available

Address: 675 Lionshead Place, Vail, CO, USA, 81657
Accommodates: 12

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

2. Christiana Lodge, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel (from USD 263)

This lodge is nestled in downtown Vail, so it is just a block away from various shopping and dining choices on Bridge Street. You can find a great combination of luxury and comfort in this accommodation because each room is elegantly furnished with Bavarian décor and European furniture.

Besides that, Christiana Lodge is just steps away from Gondola One, Gopher Hill Lift - 12, and Riva Bahn - 6. Due to that, you can have convenient ski-in access and ski storage during your stay. After you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, you can also relax in their heated outdoor pool and dry sauna.


Christiania Condominiums, a Destination by Hyatt Residence

Wifi Available

Address: 356 Hanson Ranch Road
Accommodates: 4

Parking Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Skiing Family rooms Internet services

3. Highline Vail – a DoubleTree by Hilton (from USD 166)

This resort is a popular choice among families because of the variety of amenities and activities they offer. From skiing, cycling, and fishing to horse riding, you can experience it all at Highline Vail – a DoubleTree by Hilton. They offer ski equipment for hire and ski storage on site so you can conveniently visit various ski courses and tracks in the area.

The most sought-after lifts nearby are Adventure Ridge, which is 3.3 kilometers (2.05 miles) away, Avanti Express - 2, which is 3.8 kilometers (2.36 miles) away, and Black Forest Lift - 27, which is 3.9 kilometers (2.42 miles) away.


Highline Vail - a DoubleTree by Hilton

Wifi Available

Address: 2211 North Frontage Road, Vail, CO, USA, 81657
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

4. The Vail Collection at the Ritz Carlton Residences Vail (from USD 1170)

If you want to stay in an accommodation where you can unwind but still enjoy a myriad of fun activities, this resort at the base of Vail Mountain can be a great choice. It offers free shuttle service to Eagle Bahn Gondola and extensive ski services for the guests’ convenience. The resort offers ski and snowboard rental on site. Besides that, it also has ski passes and ski storage space.

If you are done skiing, you can also try other activities they offer. For an additional charge, you can experience fishing, horseback riding, and canoeing. Or you can also pamper yourself at the resort’s outdoor heated pools and hot tubs.


The Vail Collection at the Ritz Carlton Residences Vail

Wifi Available

Address: 728 West Lionshead Circle A
Accommodates: 10

Parking Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

5. The Sebastian – Vail (from USD 319)

The Sebastian – Vail is just a minute’s walk away from the center of the town, so you can easily scour various ski lifts, courses, and tracks in the area. It is near the Colorado Ski Museum and 1.6 kilometers (0.99 miles) from the Dobson Ice Arena. You don’t have to worry about ski rental and ski storage because the resort offers these amenities.

There’s an onsite restaurant, Leonora, where you can savor gourmet dishes made with local ingredients. Besides that, there’s also offer an outdoor pool and hot tubs so you can pamper yourself after a long day of skiing. You can also try various massage treatments at The Sebastian – Vail’s onsite spa for an additional charge.


The Sebastian - Vail

Wifi Available

Address: 16 Vail Rd, Vail, CO, USA, 81657
Accommodates: 9

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

6. Sonnenalp (from USD 319)

Sonnenalp is just a block away from Gondola One. The resort features three onsite restaurants, free Wi-Fi, private parking, and a spa center so you can comfortably spend your staycation. Besides that, they also offer a ski storage space and bike hire for guests’ convenience. If you wish to explore the area, you can visit Avanti Express - 2 and Pride Express - 26, which are 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles) away from the facility.


Sonnenalp

Wifi Available

Address: 20 Vail Road
Accommodates: 8

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

7. Grand Hyatt Vail (from USD 299)

Have an authentic winter wonderland experience in Vail and stay in this well-equipped and beautifully furnished resort. They offer ski storage and ski rental on site. You can ski right up to Grand Hyatt Vail’s doorstep because the resort features ski-in/ski-out access.

There are many ski lifts nearby, the closest one being Cascade Village Lift, which is just steps away from the resort. You can also try activities like fishing, hiking, canoeing, and cycling. After that, lounge in the resort’s outdoor heated pool, hot tub, or around the outdoor firepits.


Grand Hyatt Vail

Wifi Available

Address: 1300 Westhaven Drive
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

8. Lodge Tower (from USD 361)

If you prefer to stay in accommodation with ski-to-door access, Lodge Tower is one of the best options. There are 14 ski lifts nearby, and it is just a walk away from Gondola One, Gopher Hill Lift - 12, and River Bahn – 6. For an additional fee, you can experience other outdoor activities such as bowling, golf, and horseback riding.

The Lodge Tower also has an extensive onsite spa, RockResorts Spa, where you can access the fitness center and try yoga and pilates classes. If you wish to relax after accomplishing extreme ski courses, you can visit their outdoor pool and enjoy the majestic mountain views. You can also lounge at their spa treatment rooms, steam room, or sauna.


Lodge Tower

Wifi Available

Address: 200 Vail Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Room service 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre

9. Lodge at Vail, A RockResort (from USD 409)

With the resort’s tasteful combination of old-world charm and modern amenities, you can have a luxurious and comfortable stay in Vail. The Lodge at Vail is a great pick if you are visiting the town to ski because they offer ski storage space and a ski pass sales point. Besides that, there are 14 ski lifts nearby, so you don’t have to drive far just to reach your preferred ski track or course.

Some of the closest cultural highlights in the area are the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. If you wish to drop by at the famous attractions nearby, you can also visit Beaver Creek Tennis Center, Dobson Ice Arena, and Little Beach Park.


Lodge at Vail, A RockResort

Wifi Available

Address: 174 East Gore Creek Drive
Accommodates: 12

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

10. Four Seasons Resort Vail (from USD 472)

Since Four Seasons Resort Vail is nestled at the base of the mountain, you can have a panoramic view of the Vail Village and access a variety of ski lifts and courses in the area. The closest ones are Gondola One, Adventure Ridge, and Born Free Express – 8. Besides that, the resort also offers ski concierge services such as ski rental, ski pass vendor, ski storage, and a ski school.

After your ski trip, you can drop by the five-star spa and wellness center. For an additional charge, you can try a variety of massages, body treatments, and facials. You can also savor American-style dishes at the Flame, which has indoor and outdoor seating. If you prefer to have a drink or two, you can visit the Four Seasons Resort Vail’s Pool Bar or the Remedy Bar.


Four Seasons Resort Vail

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Vail Rd, Vail, CO, USA, 81657
Accommodates: 12

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

Experience a winter wonderland at Vail

Have a sweet escape this winter season to one of the most sought-after destinations in Colorado. Whether you are a novice or a professional skier, you can easily find an excellent spot in this town where you can have fun and try out various outdoor sports and activities. So what are you waiting for? Grab your winter clothes and experience the famous winter wonderland at Vail.

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