Published On: Wed, Oct 12th, 2016

There’s More to Vail Than Being a Winter Destination

Winter Trip to VailAlthough Vail, Colorado is already a popular tourist attraction during the winter, it is now a favorite family holiday destination all year round. And why not when there is a host of fun activities and adventures fitted for all ages and interests? These few suggestions will definitely fit your holiday plans.


This is a given as Vail houses some of the most amazing ski resorts in the US. Get your ski clothes on and enjoy skiing in Vail, sleigh riding, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and snow tubing. Hotels and accommodations are filled to the brim during these times and you may need to book your room months in advance to avoid the holiday crowds.


The beauty of Vail against the spring sun is considered worth seeing. The temperature remains chilly but a little more agreeable and is perfect for taking in a special event or festival or two. Also, hotel rates plummet during this time of the year and it would be the best time to stay put and just relax.


Vail isn’t just for the winter crowd anymore. Summer travelers have recently taken to several other new tourist destinations that offer scenic gondola trips, off-road travel packages, zipline, picnics, and camping. Try road cycling and mountain biking tours which people of any age can participate in. Check out the alpine coasters and waterfall hikes as well to complete your summer excursions.


With the skiing enthusiasts still on their way and the summer vacationers vacating their hotels and this would be the perfect time to just chill, literally. No snow yet but the chilly weather encourages hiking up the White River National Forest of Vail Valley, or maybe play a golf game or two in a nearby elevated golf course.

No matter the season, Vail has something in store for you and your family. If you prefer a solo trip then go ahead. Just make sure you pack the appropriate clothing for the appropriate season that you’ve planned your visit.

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Mike Roach

- Mike Roach, a photographer who has a studio in New Jersey. He travels across Europe, taking breathtaking landscapes and beautiful portraits.