The Difference is Vast Pete Burnett, Overseas Operations Manager

"Vail offers some of the best skiing and snow I have ever experienced; even at the end of the day we were finding fresh tracks through the trees. If groomed pistes are more your thing, then you'll be pretty happy here as Vail offers the most groomed terrain in the world! No visit to Vail would be complete without cooking up a BBQ at Belles Camp - a very unique experience."

Après Ski in Vail

When the sun goes down, Vail’s après-ski scene comes alive, just make sure you have saved enough energy to experience it! Shopping, microbrews, piano bars, restaurants, karaoke, clubs, there’s more than enough for all to enjoy, whatever their pleasure. Shopping has been turned into an art form in Vail, you are sure to discover an item you can’t possibly live without! Whatever the cost……Speciality shops abound in Vail Village, from custom jewellery (Tiffany, anyone?) to whimsical crafts, souvenirs, and much, much more.

If shopping is not your thing, grab yourself a mojito or a beer, and sit on a patio watching others empty their wallets, instead. Whatever you do, enjoy!

Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain

Play all day and into the night at Adventure Ridge., with ski bikes, a kids’ snowmobile track, tubing etc., this is the ultimate destination for the entire family. Sip a hot chocolate, and watch the sun disappear behind the mountains together, priceless! 

Tap Room in Vail Village

Located in the heart of Vail Village on Bridge Street, come and check out this favoured haunt of the locals. Enjoy a drink by the cosy fireplace downstairs, or head upstairs to show off your dance moves!

Vendetta’s in Vail Village

A hang out popular with the locals, including the Ski Patrol, you can enjoy a cold beer and a slice of pizza and feel like one of the guys in no time at all!

The Red Lion in Vail Village

A Vail original, the Red Lion welcomes guests from near and far to enjoy its warm hospitality, great American cuisine, and the best in local entertainment.

Bully Ranch in the Sonnenalp

A genuine taste of Colorado awaits you in the casual and lively environs of The Bully Ranch. A local favourite since 1986, The Bully features the finest cuts of prime aged beef, and barbeque ribs, washed down with a choice of beers, wines, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try one of their signature mudslides. Just bear in mind, there’s a reason why they limit you to three! 

Samana Lounge in Vail Village

Voted ‘Best Place to see a Live Show in the Vail Village’ by readers of the Vail Daily, Samana endeavours to bring world-class entertainment to its snug, yet elegant lounge. Also honoured as the ‘Top Ski Lounge’ in the USA by Skiing Magazine, Samana has a chic, international ambiance, enjoyed by guests from around the globe.

Garfinkel's in Lionshead

Popular with the locals, Garfs as it is locally known, is a great place to sit outside especially in the spring. Enjoy the late afternoon sun and watch skiers and boarders making their descents to Lionshead.

The Arrabell at Vail Square in Lionshead

Located at the base of the mountain in Lionshead, the bar at the Arrabelle is another good place to have a drink at the end of the day and it also offers a sun terrace.

Whiskey Jack’s

Recently re-modelled, this nightclub is a great destination for après-ski fun!