If you think that Vail Mountain, one of Colorado’s most famous valley ski resorts, is just a one-season wonder, then you should think again! In summer this peaceful haven of snow comes alive with fun-filled alpine activities that everyone can enjoy. With an entirely new programme of organised events recently launched under the theme of ‘Epic Discovery’, your action-packed itinerary of things to do stretches all the way from Adventure Ridge to Game Creek Bowl. Need a clearer picture? Then let us paint the scene…
A relaxed summer’s day in Vail Mountain can be expected to start with a scenic meander through the hillside meadows, followed by a casual lunch or brunch in one of the many fabulous eateries including La Tour, Elway’s Vail and Sweet Basil. Then you can indulge in some chic village shopping before having the ultimate winddown at one of the resort’s exquisite spas such as The Spa at The Arrabelle or Colorado Wild Rose Cure at the Park Hyatt. A more active day plan could be taking advantage of the thrilling adventure activities on offer including off-road tours, aerial rope courses or mountain slides before cooling off with a leisurely game at the Eagle Vail Golf Club.
And that’s just the day plan – you’ve still got the whole evening to explore! Try dining at 10,000 feet with dinner at Game Creek Restaurant, followed by a wagon or cable car ride back down the slopes. After your meal, get out and paint the town red, with cocktails and live music at après-ski venues like Samana Lounge, Shakedown Bar and Pepi’s.
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Visiting in winter and sad to be missing out on these summertime activities? Don’t worry! Vail Mountain is one of the most famous ski resorts in Colorado and there’ll be plenty of snow-based adventures for you to take part in instead.
Duration: Varies depending on activity
Traveller Type: Adults, Couples, Families, Children