We are happy to welcome the 2018 Governor’s Tourism Conference attendees to Vail. We trust during your time here, you’ll find out what others have come to realize: Year- round, Vail is a special place!
Residents and visitors alike share and value a lifestyle that combines one of the best alpine resorts in the world with a friendly, small-town feel. Not only do we enjoy the bountiful recreational and cultural opportunities that are available, we also take pride in a quality of life that provides alpine living at its best. From hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter, there’s always something to do in Vail. We enjoy the 1,100 acres of open space that accounts for 50 percent of Vail’s town-owned land; 350,000 surrounding acres of national forest, crowned by 5,289 skiable acres on one of the largest and best ski mountains in the world; 17 miles of recreation paths; countless special events, the highest botanical gardens in the world and an outdoor amphitheater named for Vail’s most famous former resident, President Gerald R. Ford.
Step into Vail Village or Lionshead Village and feel like you’re worlds away. Drink in the European vibe and explore the alpine-inspired architecture as you stroll the heated, cobblestone streets. From casual to fine dining, and high-end shops to award-winning hotels, Vail’s villages will charm you from your first step.
Life in Vail is so much more than skiing and boarding (although that’s a big part). From culinary events to film festivals and athletic competitions, Vail provides high-class entertainment and events year-round. World-renowned musicians and dancers travel from far and wide to perform in Vail. We host festivals, orchestras, concerts and ballets at the stunning Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in the summer, and slope-side concerts in the winter.
While here, make note of the Art in Public Places program with public art throughout town; we have assembled a collection of works of art in public places that is educational, attractive, and of an overall aesthetic quality equal to the excellent international reputation the town enjoys as a resort.
With world-renowned skiing, summer and fall events, diverse shops and restaurants, luxurious accommodations, friendly neighborhoods and breathtaking mountain views, Vail is one of the finest resort destination in the world. See for yourself, make yourself at home, and we’re happy to have you.
Average High in Vail in October: Mid-50s
Average Low in Vail in October: Mid-20s