Vail self-catering vacation accommodation is set in an upscale ski resort town found in Colorado’s mountainous Northwestern region. This famous destination, now 50 years old, has drawn generations of winter sport enthusiasts, and is the largest ski resort in the United States to be located on one mountainside.
Vail self-catering vacation rentals would be any keen skier or snowboarder’s dream. The resort here boasts almost 200 runs, a half of which are advanced, with a total skiable area of more than 5,000 acres. The slopes are served by 33 different lifts, including a 12-person gondola.
Tickets for the slopes are approximately $100 a day, but it helps if you know someone who lives in the resort, because that might make you eligible for a Buddy Pass, which costs only $35 per day. At peak season there can be quite long queues, but these can be bypassed if you head up to the slopes from your Vail chalet a little earlier in the morning, or join the line for the quad chair instead of the gondola.
In the summer months Vail becomes a destination that appeals to anyone hoping to enjoy the great outdoors. At this time of year you’ll be able to hire a mountain bike to explore the spectacular scenery all around – there are breathtaking peaks, forests, rivers and lakes to admire close to Vail vacation rentals. You could catch the Gondola to get to the mountaintop to enjoy wonderful views of the area.
The valley below also features a number of golf courses. In fact there are 12 within easy reach of Vail self-catering accommodation – the Cotton Ranch Golf Club features 18 holes and is open to the public.
Northwestern Colorado is home to the state’s famous Wine Country. From Vail self-catering vacation accommodation you could go to an region that features some 80 wineries and plenty of opportunities for tours and tasting sessions. The two main areas are Grand Valley and West Elk, which cultivate a range of wine grapes.
Vail self-catering vacation chalets are set in a region known for its cold weather and regular snowfall in the winter months, due to its high elevation. That said, there’s still plenty of sunshine in winter between precipitation. Summers here are warm and humid, especially in the valleys.
If you’re flying from the UK, perhaps the best way to get to Vail self-catering vacation rentals is to fly via British Airways from London-Heathrow (LHR) to Denver International Airport (DEN), which is just over two hours away by car to the east.