Winter Activities in Vail

We admit that the main reason you visit Vail in the winter is for the epic skiing. Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. Vail Mountain opens for the winter season on November 18, 2016 with closing day currently set for April 23, 2017. For complete information on Vail Mountain, visit their website at

You come to Vail for the world-class skiing, but did you know that there is a large variety of other ways to enjoy the outdoors during the winter season? With the fun to be had, you might consider taking a break from downhill skiing to try one of these other adventures:

  • Dinner Sleigh Rides
  • Dog Sled Rides
  • Winter Fly Fishing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tubing
  • Sporting Clays

Our concierge can help with recommendations and bookings. Please contact the Concierge Desk at 1-800-525-5788 or

Winter Activity Partners

Charter Sports for all your mountain equipment rental needs

Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain for Tubing, Ski Biking, Kid’s Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Nature Discovery Center

4 Eagle Ranch for Winter Horseback Riding, Horse drawn Sleigh Ride Lunches and Dinners, Thursday Country Western Dancing

Winterhawk Dogsled Adventures for Dogsledding Rides

Sage Outdoor Adventures for Snowmobile Tours, Sporting Clays

Fly Fishing Outfitters for winter fly fishing