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Trip Guide to Skiing Vail, CO

Vail, Colorado

Photo: Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts

At 5,289 acres, its size alone makes Vail worth the trip. The terrain is not only vast but varied, with tree skiing galore, miles and miles of groomers, four terrain parks, and six miles of legendary back bowls. The ersatz Tyrolean village is undergoing a $2 billion-plus makeover.

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Destinations: Vail

Inspired by: Colorado Skiing: The Big Mountains — by Everett Potter, Published Nov. 2007

Hotels (2)

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    The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort

    Marrying the convenience of a ski-in, ski-out resort with the architectural flair and plush amenities of a European ski chalet, the Arrabelle at Va

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    When you meant to book St. Anton’s Hotel Post but couldn’t find the time to head across the pond for a ski vacation, the Sonnenalp in Vail is a clo

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    Kelly Liken

    Relative newcomer Kelly Liken has established herself as a contender in the Vail dining scene with her namesake restaurant. A top graduate of the C

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    Centre V Bistro

    This sophisticated restaurant in the Arrabelle at Vail Square transports diners to the Mediterranean with its mosaic tile floor, leather seating, a

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    Tavern on the Square

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