The Field House at Edwards has a gymnastics facility, indoor soccer field, climbing wall and bouldering opportunities. They even have a new anti-gravity center where you can practice your aerials to improve the skills needed for skateboarding, snowboarding, freestyle, or just having a great time! They also offer lessons and drop-in sessions for more hands on help. Drop by to feeling that flying sensation and get your body in motion.
Timberline Tours offers Jeep adventures, Stand-Up Paddle boarding, and rafting trips to groups small and large, families, friends, and co-workers. They are the largest and most experienced outfitter in the region and have been around since 1971. Safety is their number one concern and the large number of return customers shows that they are widely trusted and have fantastic customer service. Their dedication to their customers is also proven by being voted three times as Vail Area's number one outfitter!
Top of the Rockies Zip Line is only 30 minutes from Vail and offers an unforgettable experience as you fly over the Continental Divide near the 11,000 foot summit of Freemont Pass. From the zip line you will have spectacular views of Mt. Arkansas as well as three of the famous Fourteeners. The air is crisp and cool year round in this high alpine area. Step off the platform and glide into an unforgettable adventure.
If you're staying a Vail and need to pick up a good book or are just looking for a quiet place to relax, look no further than the Town of Vail Public Library. If you're looking to check out a book, just show proof of mailing address and an ID and you'll be good to go. They even have eBooks and downloadable audio.
TrailWise Guides provides private guided tours of Vail, Beaver Creek, Eagle, Summit County and Chaffee Counties. Whether you're looking for a hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or wildlife and birding excursion, they are the people you'll want to guide you. TrailWise Guides have been around since 1991, showing people what it takes to create unforgettable trips into the wilderness and backcountry. Each tour is an experience that lasts longer than the event itself, a moment in time you will be able to look back on with fondness, joy, laughter and excited.
Triple G Outfitters offers horseback riding every day of the week, with the opportunity to choose from many different riding options. Their trail rides range from one hour to a half day in the saddle and allow both those who have experience and those not used to being in the saddle to have a great time. They also have advanced rides in more technical terrain, as well as have a large number of horses to match any level rider.
Vail Bike Tech offers fantastic Colorado Bike Tours, you can choose between the 1/2 day tour from the top of Vail Pass down or the full day tour through Glenwood Canyon and along the Colorado River. They also offer a Copper Mountain to Vail bike tour with or without a guide in addition to the option of creating your own customized tour. Vail Bike Tech is also a full service bike repair shop as well as a great place to pick up bike rentals during your visit to Vail. The technicians have decades of experience and have many different bike types, including mountain, road, hybrid, and children's bikes, as well as trailers.
Running from June 17 to September 23, the Vail Farmer's Market is an annual tradition that locals and visitors alike enjoy. It runs from 10 AM - 3:30 PM. The market has over 140 vendors that range from food to music, crafts, fun for the kids, and artists of all types. This is a fun time to be had by all. One really helpful tool on their website is their produce calendar showing when each crop will be available so you can be sure to get fresh, in season, delicious food.
Highlighted by views of the Gore Mountain Range, Vail’s mountain-style, 18-hole course features unique fairways, smooth putting surfaces and a scenic layout amidst the White River National Forest. The fairways are tree-lined and generally flat, but numerous greenside and fairway bunkers, as well as beaver ponds, will test a golfer’s accuracy.
The Vail Nature Center hosts a plethora of activities, including informative hikes which focus on birds, wildflowers or beaver ponds. They also offer classes on the art and photography of nature and even a fly fishing course. You could also go star gazing after dark and even meet raptors. With such a wide variety of offerings this location is fantastic for families and groups of friends alike. There is also a day camp for kids where they learn all about the Colorado environment.
Vail Powder Guides offers guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding on 3,500 acres of terrain near Vail, Colorado. The terrain they cover requires an intermediate or expert skiing or snowboarding ability. They have a fantastic safety record, provide beacons to each customer, offer a hearty lunch and even have powder skis available upon request.
Coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth.
Vail Ski and Snowboard School welcomes people of all ages to help hone your skills and have a great day out on the mountain. Lessons vary from private to adult group, children and teen group, lessons with a maximum of 4 per group for kids ages 3-15, or even lessons for just girls inspired by Lindsay Vonn giving girls more confidence on the mountain as well as a female instructor to look up to with only 4 girls per group. There are a wide variety of options so you or your child can find what works best.