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About Vail

Vail was created by two Tenth Mountain Division survivors of World War II who discovered the fabulous terrain while training for combat in Colorado’s Rockies. From its humble beginnings in 1963, Vail has grown into a world-class resort brimming not only with outdoor experiences, but also with arts, festivals, fine dining and shopping.

Our concierge staff applies local knowledge to help guests make the most of what’s happening during their visits, and no request is too small or too large. Whether renting equipment, arranging ski or snowboard lessons, scheduling transportation, navigating dinner reservations, finding a gallery walk, or seeking activities for kids and teens, we’ll optimize your stay with our veteran knowledge of the Vail Valley.

Check out these helpful links:

American Ski Exchange is the rental shop closest to Lodge Tower. Ski and snowboard rentals can be arranged before your stay at

Helpful hint:

Disposable hot packs for toes and hands make a tremendous difference, especially with children. Plan to use them every day to help keep warm and prevent frostbite.

Craving a concert?

Want to appreciate the finest dancers, or savor a wine tasting? The Vail Valley Foundation hosts many events and their calendar provides a window to what’s happening in Vail. The Vilar Center in Beaver Creek, a theater designed to simulate the interior of a giant violin, hosts a variety of performances for all ages. The Vail Valley Partnership website is helpful as well for finding events.

Vail Valley Foundation

Vilar Performing Arts Center

Visit Vail Valley



  • 200 Vail Road
  • Vail, Colorado 81657
  • 800-654-2517
  • 970-476-9530
  • fax: 970-476-4093
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