Beginners are excellently catered for, with a superb ski school, convenient lifts immediately behind the village, and plenty of long, wide-open, gentle runs right from the top of the mountain.
With 5,174 acres of incredible skiing, you can choose from miles of prepared pistes and superb groomed runs to the world famous Back Bowls. Colorado powder snow is so light that intermediates can enjoy most runs. Make sure to try the 'Blue Sky Basin'.
Double black diamond runs like Goshawk and Peregrine will really test the best. Revel in the glory of the acres of virgin powder snow in no less than six massive Back Bowls, plus mile upon mile of mogul fields, creating the perfect skiing experience.
Vail is well-renowned for its expansive terrain. Expert off-piste is spread across three distinct faces: the Front Side, the Back Bowls and the Blue Sky Bason. The first is known for its exhilarating tree-lined runs; the bowls are where to head for deep-snow fun; and the latter is home to Vail's most challenging off-piste terrain.
Vail offers top-notch riding for all styles and levels with its huge expanse of terrain. Golden Peak is the best area for beginners to grasp the basics, while the back bowls will keep experts and intemediates entertained for days on end. For natural hits, head to the Blue Sky Basin which is known for its acres of natural trails, cornices and gladed trees. What's more, there's an exclusive trail just for boarders - the Cheeta Gully - which is both challenging and fun. For freestylers, the Golden Peak Terrain park is home to 12 runs, 3 halfpipes and over 40 obstacles. If you're not confident enough to ride alongside the pros, the Bwana and Pride parks are more suited to beginner and intermediate boarders.
Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.
North American lift passes go up in price the closer you get to your departure date. Buy your lift passes when you book to get the lowest price.
| ||Adult ||Child (5-12) |
|Epic 7-day Lift Pass ||£505 ||£270 |
|Epic Local Lift Pass ||£505 ||£270 |
|Epic Lift Pass ||£675 ||£355 |
Free lift pass for children aged 4 and under, all season.
Below are details for all W18/19 Epic passes available. These are valid at multiple resorts, including Whistler, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Park City and Heavenly:Epic 7-day
- 7 unrestricted days (total, not in each resort) at Whistler, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Arapahoe Basin, Telluride and the resorts of the Canadian Rockies. Plus 7 additional days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Wilmot. No blackout dates.Epic Local Pass
- unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Wilmot, with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Stowe. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions. Blackout dates apply to the 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb & unlimited days at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar Kirkwood and Stowe: 23/11/18-24/11/18, 26/12/18-31/12/18, 19/01/19, 16/02/19-17/02/19.Epic Pass
- unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Whistler, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, Wilmot, Arapahoe Basin and 2019 Perisher access. Plus 5 additional days at Hakuba Valley Japan and 7 additional days at Telluride and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, with no blackout dates.Please note:
Epic passes are non-refundable, so no changes can be made after purchase. If this pass needs to be cancelled, no refund can be issued. Lift passes must also be paid for in full at the time of booking.
|6 days ||Adult ||Adult (5-12) |
|Standard skis ||£131 ||£96 |
|Standard skis and boots ||£207 ||£108 |
|Intermediate skis ||£163 ||- |
|Intermediate skis and boots ||£175 ||- |
|Advanced skis ||£194 ||- |
|Advanced skis and boots ||£207 ||- |
|Snowboard ||£124 ||£96 |
|Snowboard and boots ||£137 ||£108 |
|Helmet ||£35 ||£35 |
Lift pass, equipment hire and ski school prices are subject to change. Please check the most up-to-date prices when booking.
| ||Days ||Adult ||Child (5-12) |
|Ski school full day ||1 ||£119 ||£143 |
Reduced prices for teenaged aged 13-15 years.
|3 days ||Adult |
|First time ski ||£345 |
|First time snowboard ||£345 |
Includes 3 days of lessons, 3 day lift pass and 3 days rentals for absolute beginners.