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Vacationing in Vail   by Jennifer Weiss


Set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Colorado, Vail is a picturesque ski destination that will leave you yearning for its light, deep snow. Cruising down the mountain, whether via skis or snowboard, is sheer bliss as you explore the seven stunning back bowls on the largest ski mountain in North America. Make your way to Vail for your next ski excursion and let the mountain guide all your adventures while you experience all this breathtaking area has to offer.

If you are heading to Vail in the winter, you are most likely going for the fresh powder, stunning terrain, and memorable skiing that awaits all visitors. The largest ski mountain, Vail Mountain, boasts 5,289 acres of open playground with three distinct areas that feature different elements and fortes. While you may be concerned that the masses may be flooding here when you want to ski the Vail slopes, pack away your concerns because on a typical day, there are only two skiers per acre and on an extremely busy day, there is still only four. Finding some fresh tracks and prime powder is a small feat at Vail, where the mountain is yours to conquer.

Although skiing at Vail is an exciting experience for skiers of all levels, other amazing opportunities await nearby. When you purchase a Vail lift ticket, you also have access to the fabulous resorts of Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek. So whether you are staying for a long weekend or a weeklong adventure, you will never have to worry about a dull moment with all the ski possibilities available at your fingertips.

While skiing is certainly the main attraction, you can find other active and exciting ways to fill your days should you so choose. Snowmobiling through the trees or along the many trails is a great way to not only boost your heart rate, but also see the many parts of Vail you may miss if you spend your entire vacation on the slopes. For the more adventurous, consider dog sledding in the quiet solitude of the great outdoors as you enjoy a tour of the area with a loved one.

There are countless ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Vail and if you are looking for a well-rounded vacation, consider the many other possibilities Vail offers to its visitors. There are both indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks, and there are even mountaintop rinks that allow you to spin and twirl at 10,000 ft. Cap off your day with a sleigh ride around the city, soaking in the fresh mountain air and the splendid sight of Vail at night. Or head out for the exertion and exhilaration of a snowshoeing or cross country skiing adventure that takes you through the woods and the backcountry for a real mountain experience. Whatever kind of winter activity you are looking for, Vail is most certainly an accommodating host.

If you are looking to spend some time indoors, check out the historical sights and the relaxing possibilities that surround Vail. History buffs will want to head to the Colorado Ski Museum and Ski Hall of Fame for the collection of artifacts, equipment and clothing dating all the way back to the late 19th century. For anyone looking to relieve their aches after a long day on the mountain, there are numerous spas where you can spend an hour or an entire day indulging yourself in complete relaxation.

Whether you have come for the skiing or for an all-around amazing outdoor adventure, Vail has everything you need for a memorable and exciting winter vacation. To get the most convenience and to stay in the most breathtaking surroundings, consider Vail vacation rentals for your accommodations needs. You can find ski in/ski out condos, stunning condos, and large houses with enough room for your entire group. Enjoy all the amenities of home while experiencing the Vail vacation of your dreams when you stay in rental that meets all your needs and exceeds all your expectations.

About the Author

HomeAway.com has the most comprehensive selection of vacation rental homes on the Internet. For an alternative lodging option, consider Vail vacation rentals for your next trip to Colorado.

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