Life's Adventures

Winter Activities


There's a Chill in the Air...

Welcome to Vail, where winter is the favorite season! Even though the sun shines on the Vail Valley more than 300 days of the year, the average yearly snowfall is 335 inches and snowmaking operations on Vail Mountain encompass over 380 acres! The plethora of snow along with the abundance of snowfall makes the Vail Valley a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, vacationing families, corporate getaways, and leisure seekers. Arts, entertainment, and well-being are a big part of Colorado culture and Vail embraces this legacy to the fullest. The winter season is overflowing with concerts, activities, workshops, galleries, sporting events, and much more for visitors and locals of all ages and interests. 


What Can I Do There?

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Telemark Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Ice Skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snow Mobiling
  • Sledding
  • Ice Climbing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Ice Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Snowcat Tourts
  • Hut Adventures
  • 14'er Excursions
  • Hot Air Baloon Rides
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Carriage Rides

Some of these activities require guides, special equipment, and a healthy respect for the power of Mother Nature, which is why Vail is home to the highest level of outdoor professionals.  On the other hand, many of the activities can be enjoyed by your whole household with little or no experience necessary–all you need is a sense of adventure and a knack for fun! 


Special Events

The Vail and Beaver Creek Villages are the place to be this winter with the many events to satisfy all the senses. These events can range from outdoor concert series, wine tastings, races, and much more. These events are perfect ways for you to enjoy a wide range of holiday festivities, change the pace of your vacation, or simply take a break from the thrills of the slopes. You'll never be bored with these unique and exciting events!


So... What's Next?

Your dream vacation awaits! We hope you enjoyed our local perspective about the Vail Valley lifestyle. Want to know more about the seasonal activities, unique communities, and incredible destinations! Give us a call at (970) 390-7020.