Vail has been voted the #1 ski resort in North America by Ski Magazine almost every year since 1988. From its 7,000 plus acres of skiing to its quaint European inspired ski village it is a huge mountain with something for everyone. Vail is North America's largest ski resort. Vail has 31 lifts, servicing 5289 acres on the front side, the Back Bowls, and Blue Sky Basin. You will find out that you need not be an expert at all to get around Vail Mountain. There is terrain everywhere for all abilities. Vail's claim to fame is its Back Bowls, an expanse of wide open terrain that appears endless to anyone's eye, and offers nothing less than exhilarating excitement by just being there. Blue Sky Basin gives the skier or snowboarder another unique experience by allowing them to venture to seemingly uncharted and untamed territory, yet it's so completely accessible to modern world conveniences. Vail brings you to a quaint, Austrian ambiance village and its variety of boutiques, ski and snowboard shops, award winning restaurants and nightclubs, all of this within an easy walk to both the lifts and an assortment of accommodations. Vail has a huge selection of hotel rooms, condos, and luxury homes to suit your needs. With budget and location options ranging from economical to luxury, you'll find that when you ski Vail that there are plenty of choices for all vacationers. Think Vail for great opportunities in snowshoeing and cross country skiing, with well-maintained trails stretching along the Vail Golf Course. Once you ski Vail you'll find yourself coming back again and again. Ski Vail….Like nothing on Earth.