Like nothing on earth.
Because of Mother Nature’s generosity in snow and more than 5,000 acres of terrain, including the legendary Back Bowls, coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of operation, Vail can credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth. At Vail, enjoy seven miles of mountain front, seven back bowls legendary from here to Timbuktu, three terrain parks, 300 days of sunshine and 5,289 acres to make your mark. Vail Mountain is the ultimate blank canvas. But nobody comes here to do it by the numbers.
The 2009-2010 winter ski and snowboard season will mark the 10th anniversary of Vail’s Blue Sky Basin, featuring a vast expanse of wilderness-like terrain facing Vail’s legendary Back Bowls. Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton’s vision for Vail Mountain became a reality with Blue Sky Basin. The outer-most area of Vail Mountain offers intermediate and expert skiers and riders a variety of moguls, glades, tree skiing, cliffs and ridges with a distinct backcountry feel. Find fresh tracks and secret stashes on a powder day in Blue Sky Basin or Vail’s seven legendary Back Bowls, stretching seven miles wide. On an average day, there are only two skiers per acre, and on a busy day, only four!
Snowmaking upgrades on Golden Peak will allow for an earlier season opening for Vail’s flagship Golden Peak terrain park and for training trails for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail‘s athletes – perhaps the next Lindsey Vonn! On the western side of the mountain, the Aviator Park Q7 on Bwana will be extended up the mountain on Pride.
Vail’s continued renaissance off the slopes
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, the crown jewel of the RockResort collection, continues to turn heads and welcome guests to Vail with a new standard of quality and value, catering to a winter-lovers every whim with amenities like a ski valet and personal concierge. New wonders delight and surprise guests among the 280 new hotel rooms and 60,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space in Vail, including the continued work on several other projects throughout the town including Solaris, a residence club scheduled for completion in April 2010 featuring open air ice skating, a 10-lane bowling alley, three-screen movie theater and world-class shopping and dining in the heart of Vail. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail will open its doors in the summer of 2020 featuring approximately 71 luxurious residences and an array of services and amenities. Four Seasons Resort Vail will follow suit, opening for business in the summer of 2010 as only the third mountain property in the collection, featuring a 121-room resort as well as limited fractional and private residences.