Vail Valley Travel Guide

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If Aspen is Colorado's Hollywood East, then her rival Vail is Wall Street West. So popular is this ski resort with the monied East Coast crowd that locals sometimes refer to particularly crowded weeks as "212" weeks, in reference to the area code of so many visitors. The attraction for vacationers from all over is the thin, aspen-cloaked Vail Valley, a narrow corridor slit by I–70 and bounded by the rugged Gore Range to the north and east and the tabled Sawatch escarpments to the south. Through it all runs the sparkling Eagle River.

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Vail Valley Hotels

Vail and Beaver Creek are purpose-built resorts, so you won't find any quaint historic Victorians converted into bed-and-breakfasts here as you will in...read more

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Vail Valley Restaurants

Unlike the nearby Summit County ski resorts, which pride themselves on standard "mining fare" like surf and turf, Vail has a distinctly European dining...read more

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  • Top Reasons to Go to Vail Valley

    High-altitude golf: The thin air at this elevation lets your Titleist fly much farther—enjoy those hero swings at more than a dozen venues.... Read more

  • Vail History

    Vail is one of the least likely success stories in skiing. Seen from the village, the mountain doesn't look at all imposing. There are no glowering... Read more

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