Classic Vail Ski Weekend (3 days)



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Vail Mountain is without a doubt one of the premier ski/snowboard destinations in America. Huge terrain, classic back bowls, stunning views, incredible lodging and food--Vail has it all!

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Author: James Dziezynski


Day 1 - Vail


Vail in the winter is classic Colorado at its very best! On a clear blue sky day, the incredible terrain and gorgeous views from Vail Mountain are second to none. Add into that mix all sorts of characters, incredible food and a unique culture and you have a place unlike any other in America. Deciding where to stay hinges largely on your budget. Deep pockets can afford the luxury of the Ritz Carlton, Antlers at Vail, Lionshead Inn, Lion Square Lodge or any of the several private condos that are rented out in the ski season. More budget minded travelers who need a place to crash can take comfort in other more affordable options: Vail Marriot Mountain Resort is quite nice and right in town while the Comfort Inn is less expensive and offers a free shuttle to the slopes. On your first day, you have many options. Hitting the slopes, of course, however if you get a late start the Vail Nordic Center is a great way to check out the mountain and get your lungs primed for the high altitude. If you are hungry for energetic nightlife, The Club and Samana Lounge are the places to be for crazy parties late into the night. The Red Lion better captures the vibe of Vail, with great live music and a good blend of locals and tourists.


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Antlers at Vail

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Location:

680 West Lionshead Place
Vail, CO 81657

Contact:

tel: 970 476 2471
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Vail Nordic Center

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Location:

1778 Vail Valley Drive
Vail Golf Club
Vail, CO 81657

Contact:

tel: 970 476 8366
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Lion Square Lodge

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Location:

660 W Lionshead Pl
Vail, CO 81657

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tel: 970 476 2281
fax: 970 476 7423
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The Red Lion

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Location:

304 Bridge St
Vail, CO 81657

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tel: 970-476-7676
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Red Lion (The)

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Location:

304 Bridge Street
Vail, CO 81657

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tel: 970 476 7676
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The Club

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Location:

304 Bridge St
Vail, CO 81657

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tel: 970-479-0556
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Samana Lounge

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Location:

228 Bridge Street
Vail, CO 81657

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tel: 970-476-3433
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Lionshead Inn

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Location:

705 W Lionshead Cir
Vail, CO 81657

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tel: 970 476-2050
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Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

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Location:

715 West Lionshead Circle
81657 Vail, US

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tel: 970 476 4444/ 800 648 0720
fax: 970 476 1647
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Day 2 - Vail, West Vail


You're in Vail--today will be on the ski mountain! Note that you can often get package and two or three day deals prior to your trip (to avoid dropping nearly $100 per person per lift ticket). Vail Mountain is your to discover so get out there and have fun! When you're ready to eat, Nileguide has a wealth of dining information but here are some of our favorites. Bart and Yeti's has good food with a fun atmosphere. Da Vinci is a wine lovers dream with good food to match. Blu's Restaurant has a varied menu and good service. Mezzaluna is slopeside and has wonderful thin crust pizza at an affordable price. And if you want something less formal, a drive down the road to Blue Moose Pizza is an excellent and fun family option. Besides the already-mentioned nightclubs, you can opt for a change of pace in Vail. A short drive down the road is The Back Bowl, the most posh bowling alley and bar you'll ever see. The Sandbar Sports Grill is a classic sports-themed establishment in the heart of some pretty swank restaurants. No matter what your style, Vail has something for everyone once the sun goes down.


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Bart & Yeti's

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Location:

551 East Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657

Contact:

tel: 970 476 2754
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Sandbar Sports Grill

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Location:

2161 N. Frontage Rd
West Vail, CO 81657

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tel: 970-476-4314
fax: 970-476-3418
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Da Vinci Restaurant

Location:

16 Vail Road
Vail Plaza Hotel & Club
Vail, CO 81657

Contact:

tel: 970 477 8050
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Mezzaluna

Location:

Lion Square Lodge
Southwest Lionshead
Vail, CO 81657

Contact:

tel: 970 477 4410
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Blu's Restaurant

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Location:

4695 Vail Racket Club Drive
Vail, CO 81657

Contact:

tel: 970 476 3113
fax: 970 476 3115
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