Discovering Alpine Bliss: The Ultimate Ski Getaway

Fusion of stunning landscapes, impeccable skiing, and European charm

While there is no shortage of amazing skiing throughout North America and beyond, a getaway to Vail delivers on every level. This ultimate ski vacation destination provides stunning views, more than 300 days of blue skies each year, world-class skiing and other winter sports, charming accommodation, delicious dining and an unmistakable European feel along the pedestrian-friendly streets.

Vail Village, Colorado

Legendary Skiing

Vail Mountain, Colorado’s largest resort, offers more than 5,300 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain, including seven limitless Back Bowls in winter. Coupled with the enduring spirit of innovation inherent in Vail’s founders, and a timeless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is like nothing on earth. There’s an unforgettable feeling skiers and snowboarders experience when visiting the fabled resort and its seven legendary Back Bowls. This feeling comes from a scale that can be challenging to put into perspective while exploring the more than 5,300 acres of prepared terrain for skiing and riding. []

A skier skiing in the Vail Mountain

VAIL Mountain’s Focus on Sustainability is Impressive

In 2017, Vail Resorts announced ‘Commitment to Zero’, a bold goal to achieve a zero-net operating footprint by 2030. Vail Mountain is making incredible contributions to the company’s three pillars: zero net emissions, zero waste to landfill, and zero net operating impact on forests and habitat. From the industry’s only gondola-based waste removal system to the mountain’s custom-designed recycling center, automated ambient air heating and cooling systems, and a resource efficient snowmaking system, the resort has earned its best-in-class certification as the first mountain resort in the world to achieve certification as a Mountain ‘IDEAL’ sustainable destination. We look forward to seeing how the sustainability initiatives continue in the coming years.  

A Charming Location

When you experience Vail, it feels like you are entering a gentler time where life is more relaxed, unhurried and enjoyed. Vail Village is the heart of this magical place, where meandering streets and Bavarian-inspired architecture beckon you. Vail is connected with pedestrian paths following the winding Gore Creek from Vail Village to Lionshead. A variety of accommodations are available throughout Vail Village and Lionshead to satisfy both the solo skier traveler and large gatherings of friends and family. Stroll and explore shops and restaurants after your mountain adventure, partake in the après ski scene and more. []

Sonnenalp wellness area

Luxury Accommodations

Sonnenalp is the closest thing you can find to perfection when searching for the highest level of hospitality, offering timeless charm with an elevated luxury hotel experience. Though exploring Vail Village is inviting, with its world-class spa, pool, fitness, and restaurants, you will never want to leave the Sonnenalp. Guests can also take advantage of the ski concierge services during the winter season to make the ski experience that much more enjoyable. Learn More:

Sonnenalp exterior

Top Hotel Picks in Vail

Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail:
Grand Hyatt Vail:
The Hythe,  a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail:


You’ll find a wide variety of dining options from casual sports bars to gourmet culinary journeys. Whether you’re enjoying a craft cocktail during après ski, getting back from a day of outdoor adventure, or just grabbing a quick bite with the family, Vail restaurants offer something for everyone.

Sonnenalp winter lights

Top Restaurant Picks in Vail

La Nonna:
Swiss Chalet:
The 10th:

Our Top 10 Ski Destinations Around the World

  1. Austria Ski Welt
  2. Finland Oy Levi
  3. France Courchevel
  4. Germany Zugspitze
  5. Italy Cortina
  6. Japan usutsu
  7. Norway rysil
  8. Sweden Are
  9. Switzerland Zermatt
  10. US Vail