"VAil-A Resort for All Seasons to Enjoy" Top 5 Page for this destination Vail by BruceDunning

Vail Travel Guide: 177 reviews and 311 photos

VAil is Spread Along US 70

There is about 2 mile stretch for exits coming off US 70 highway, and 3 exits.They are for east, middle and west ends of Vail. This complex has continued to expand over the last 30+ years, and now is a thriving community with all the amenities, and then some. The attraction to VAil is the recreational sports activity, and it started with winter skiing. Now it is year round.

They have taken down a number of trees to provide first the ski lift areas. That has now expanded into also biking, hiking, and other outside sports that people like to partake.

Perched View of the Vail Village

The initial panorama view from the visitor center area allows you the opportunity to see the retail shops that are to be visited, along with the mountains as backdrop of the scenery

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A Nice Short Visit to See the Lifestyle
  • Cons:Too many of the La La people trying to spend money-$$
  • In a nutshell:This type of resort is not for me, and I can spend elsewhere
  • Last visit to Vail: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    This brings back memories. When I lived in Colorado, I passed through Vail many times, stayed there a couple of times, but never skied there. Thanks for checking out my Morocco page the other day.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Wonderful Vail travel page with interesting off the beaten path travel tips. Vail Resorts certainly sound interesting to visit and explore, and so is the the Rockie Mountain. Thanks for your virtual tour. ~ho & pang

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2010 at 6:55 AM

    Thanks for the detailed info and unbiased tips. Since I am not one of the wealthy folks I'll better avoid this place. But the surrounding nature - what's left untouched - looks intriguing.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Now that was nice armchair travelling. Thanks for great tips ;-)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    You have visited and described a fabulous place, Bruce... Thanks, my friend! ><><><

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Thats expensive parking, but I guess everything is expensive there! We enjoyed the quick look as it was so different to home.


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