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Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

715 West Lionshead Circle · Vail, Colorado 81657 USA

  • 1-970-476-4444

Winter in Vail


Heavy dustings of light, fluffy snow. Waxed and sharpened skis and snowboards. Crackling and inviting fires. This is what winter in Vail is all about. With an average of 300 days of sunshine and 350 inches of pure white snow, Vail affords an abundance of winter activities for all ages. Not a skier or snowboarder? No worries. There are still plenty of Vail winter activities to partake in.

Colorado's Premier Ski Vacation Resort

All four seasons in Vail brilliantly produce what you would expect: spring flowers, perfect summer nights, crisp cool air and changing leaves in fall and snowy slopes in winter. Tons of Vail winter activities abound, too. For ski and bike rentals on property, contact Charter Sports at 1-888-295-9797.

Charter Sports Rental Pricing (PDF)

The winter activities in Vail are endless, including:

  • Snow skiing: Vail Mountain (0.1 mi) or Beaver Creek (12 mi)
  • Biking trails
  • Fly-fishing (1 mi)
  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback riding
  • Adventure Ridge at the top of the Gondola
  • Family friendly activities

Epic Season Ski Pass

Winter in Vail is even more fun with a season pass that is valid for the entire ski and snowboard season at five of the top-rated resorts in the world: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. Purchase your pass here.

Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

Vail winter activities don’t just stop at the slopes. Need a break from skiing or snowboarding? Set out to explore the backcountry trails through White River National Forest. Or, have a guided snowshoe tour with an expert naturalist from the Nature Discovery Center at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Vail’s Nordic Center offers snowshoeing and Nordic trails that follow Gore Creek. There are many trails to explore whatever Vail winter activity you choose.

Adventure Ridge

Vail winter activities abound at the mountaintop adventure center, allowing you to play all day and night. Have fun tubing, ski-biking, jumping on trampolines, snowshoeing and racing on a kids’ snowmobile track. Or, enjoy a quiet meal with a view at Bistro 14.

Additional Information on Adventure Ridge.

Please call our concierge desk at 1-970-476-4444 for details.

Winter Trail Map (PDF)

Live Music

Vail offers a wide variety of music genres in its concert series. See what is going on while you are in town.


Take a ride on a snowmobile through endless miles of open meadows in White River National Forest to truly explore winter in Vail and the Rockies. Whether you choose a one- to two-hour tour or half- or full-day adventure, you are guaranteed to experience stunning views. Lap tracks and smaller snowmobiles are available for kids who want to take a ride on their own. Our concierge can help arrange Vail winter activities and packages to meet and exceed your needs and desires.


Don’t let winter in Vail put a chill on your nightlife! Dance and sing along to live bands, or belly up to a bar for warming cocktails that will ensure a fun night on the town. There’s a Vail bar or nightclub to suit everyone’s style and mood.

Nordic Sports Center

Nordic activities include snowshoe, cross-country, and backcountry ski tours utilizing 33 trailheads on the White River National Forest.

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Vail Mountain

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort is only 150 yards from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, the quickest way to the top of Vail Mountain. An abundance of Vail winter activities abound that are perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Uncover the Front Side, Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. Seeking an adrenaline rush? Head to one of the three terrain parks that Vail Mountain has to offer. Other Vail winter activities on the mountain include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing and snowmobiling.

Call Charter Sports, our in-house rental company, at 1-888-295-9797, or click on the discounted early reservation form below to reserve ski or snowboard rentals. Guests of Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa receive a 20% discount on any rentals during winter in Vail.

Vail Mountain Webcam

Lift Ticket Information

Vail Trail Map (PDF)


Vail Valley’s only gondola, along with Vail Square (formerly Lionshead Village) featuring a variety of restaurants and souvenir and specialty shops, is less than a mile west of Vail Village and adjacent to the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

When your Vail winter activities include shopping, discover hundreds of boutique and ski shops to meet your expectations. Find the perfect pair of ski boots or an unexpected piece of jewelry. From apparel to art and everything in between, many unique stores are waiting to be discovered including A Secret Garden, Mountain Dog Biscuits and Gorsuch.

Places to Shop

Fitness Center

Our fitness center provides all the equipment you need to keep your daily routine on track – even when it’s winter in Vail. Accessible 24 hours daily with your room key, the fitness center features:

  • Star Trac elliptical machines
  • Star Trac treadmills
  • Stationary bikes
  • Leg extension/leg curl Hoist machine
  • Free weights
  • And much more!

Golden Leaf Spa

When your Vail winter activities include relaxing, rejuvenating and invigorating, Golden Leaf Spa has the beauty and therapeutic regimes for men and women of all ages. Our licensed and educated team of professionals will expertly personalize every guest’s therapeutic needs. Take advantage of our spa amenities including a fully equipped fitness center open 24 hours daily, heated pools, whirlpools and private steam rooms in each locker facility.

Spa Brochure (PDF)

Spa Price Sheet (PDF)