A how-to guide to ensuring that your family trip to Vail is mountains of fun! If you're kin can't wait to hit the slopes, picks 1-3 below will maximize your trail time. If you're traveling with a lot of relatives on a relatively modest budget, picks 4-6 will protect your pocket. And if your clan is up for an adventure, picks 7-9 will expand your horizons.
Because it sits nearly in the lee of the Vista Bahn, Vail Village's main (and overly crowded) lift, the Lodge is the go-to property for skiers and snowboarders... more
With 5,289 skiable acres and 31 lifts, Vail is enormous. Getting your bearings on the slopes can take days, but you'll never be bored. Even better, the resort... more
On-mountain dining is generally dismal. If you're tired of hurrying through a bowl of lukewarm chili with your feet crammed into ski boots, check out Wildwood,... more
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There's no better perspective on the mountains than from the top of one: The bonus at a ski resort is the ability to save yourself a five-hour uphill hike to... more
A local dive that's consistently voted "Best Burger" by Vail's faithful denizens, Bart & Yeti's—named after two dearly departed dogs who served as... more
If you don't care for the white stuff, the cold, or silly-looking outerwearbut your group or partner doesa property like the 292-room Vail Cascade... more
Mountain Musher Dog Sled Rides runs trips twice daily on the 10,000-acre Diamond Star Ranch outside Vail. Two people board a sled operated by a musher and... more