Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and featuring dozens of ski resorts and vacation rentals like condos, apartments, homes, cabins, cottages and chalet, Vail, Colorado, is a world-renowned location for skiers and summer vacationers alike. Ski Magazine named this mountain paradise its number one skiing destination for the winter of 2006 and 2007, but winter sports are not the only attractions to be found here. Located about 100 miles west of Denver, on Interstate 70, the town of Vail actually has several distinct parts. Vail Village and Lionshead are the oldest and most central parts of Vail, Colorado. Vail Village, while Lionshead plays host to most of the area's vacation rentals (homes, cabins, cottages, chalet, apartments and condos for rent), and both areas are home to Vail's vibrant nightlife. The villages of East Vail and West Vail are known as the more residential and economical parts of Vail. These areas are more popular with locals and vacation home owners, though there are dining and shopping options available in both. And a free shuttle bus service connects East and West Vail, which lie only two miles apart!
Vail, Colorado, has been given many accolades. As a world-renowned ski resort, you should expect the best lodging and amenities. No matter how you choose to rent, some of the amenities of the vacation home rentals, which are given, necessary, and luxury, will impress you: fully equipped kitchen and dining room, washers and dryers, catering services, garages, fireplaces, heaters and air conditioners, gas or electric BBQ, decks and patios, cable or satellite DVD player, CD and stereo systems, highspeed wireless Internet access, Jacuzzi and hot tubs, masseuse on call, gaming systems, and swimming pools. Ski in / Ski out (you can ski to and from your door) is especially convenient. There are many reasons to come to Vail, Colorado, and many reasons why you'll leave very fond of the place. Vacation home rentals, lodging, and amenities should be icing on the cake of an unforgettable getaway.
Naturally, the most famous attractions that brings people to Vail, Colorado, are its ski resorts. There are 5,289 acres of ski slopes on Vail Mountain! Reaching a peak of 11,570 ft (3,427 m), Vail Mountain is composed of three distinct skiing areas, the Front Side, the Back Bowls, and the Blue Sky Basin, over which is laid a network of 193 separate trails and 30 lifts. The mountain usually gets a total of 346 inches of snowfall per year, and even exceeded 400 inches this winter! Those impressive stats make Vail, Colorado, one of the world's best place for skiing enthusiasts. The Vail area features not only ski resorts and outdoor sports but a variety of tournaments, festivals and performing arts events that take place year round. Each winter the slopes are host to ski tournaments like the Charles Schwab Birds of Prey tournament, the American Ski Classic, as well as the Honda Session snowboard tournament. On a less competitive note, the annual "CarniVail" celebration is Vail's own version of Mardi Gras. Complete with concerts, costumes, and a Fat Tuesday parade, it is billed as the "biggest blowout in the mountains". The coming of Spring brings both the internationally-known Vail Film Festival, and the season-closing music and ski festival Spring Back to Vail. Throughout the year, the Vilar Center at the Beaver Creek Resort in nearby Avon, Colorado is host to dozens of performing arts including concerts, operas, plays, and musicals by performers from all over the world. But the fun doesn't stop when the weather gets warm. In Vail and the nearby area can be found just about every summertime sport and activity imaginable, from bicycling and hiking trails, to camping, fishing, horseback riding, swimming, whitewater rafting and kayaking. The area also boasts a number of golf, tennis and volleyball courts. Whatever the warm weather activity, it can likely be found within just a few miles of town. Many vacation rentals like condos, apartments, cabins, cottages, chalet and homes still rent in the warmer seasons. So come winter, fall, spring, or summer, you'll have the accommodations to make a great vacation even greater.