Welcome to Vail! Home of the Burton U.S. Open Snowboard Championships, Olympic Alpine Champions Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, and the Legendary Back Bowls. Vail is universally held as North America’s top ski resort.
Since its auspicious founding in 1962, Vail has grown to become an extraordinary year round world-class destination. The premier resort brand in North America and arguably the world, Vail attracts a diverse guest base who are cosmopolitan, adventurous and active. They come to Vail from the major metropolitan centers of North America and from around the world. Vail’s diverse guests are bound together by a shared purpose: a desire for a resort experience characterized by a sense of adventure, a sense of expansiveness, and a certain edginess underscored by a rich and dynamic experience both on and off the mountain.
Matching the incredible mountain experience, Vail year-round is characterized by a rich culinary scene, summer season events from adventure sports to music to farmer’s markets , family activities and everything in-between. Epic Discovery launched onto the season last summer, providing thrilling activites like the Game Creek Zipline Tour, Forest Flyer Alpine Coaster, Tubing and Ropes Courses, as well as educational elements on local flora and fauna, the formation of a 14-thousand foot mountain and more.
Vail also offers world-class lodging from the high end luxury hotels to condominiums and vacation rentals. On the culinary front, the same world-class offerings abound. From five courses to five-minute bites, Vail has a bounty of options and flavors. Other alternatives include cozy pubs, family-friendly eateries and everything else across the culinary spectrum.
Located in pedestrian friendly outdoor environments set to the backdrop of the beautiful Gore Range and Vail Mountain, take a stroll around Vail’s cobble-stone streets with the whole family. The town of Vail runs the gamut from elegant shopping, to quick café latte’s, fine dining, and everything in-between. Between Lionshead and Vail Village, Vail offers hundreds of shops from boutiques to outdoor gear to art galleries.
Convenient in-town bus routes allow you to explore both base villages within a matter of minutes.
The nightlife in Vail has as many trails as the mountain including microbrews, patios, karaoke, and clubs. Après is the highlight of many vacations! After you get off the slopes grab a spot on the world famous Garfinkel's patio in Lionshead. Or join in the fun with the crowd at the Red Lion and sing along with your favorite bar tune. Maybe hit one of the locals favorites, Los Amigos or Vendetta’s, in Vail Village.
Slopestyle and halfpipe competitions, along with the kid-friendly Riglet Learning Park, take place at Vail’s Golden Peak. Other activities will take place in Vail Village and Lionshead including concerts, sponsor villages, live feeds, Broomball Tournament, Après All Day locations, and more. All Burton US Open events, including concerts and the US Open Closing Party, are free and open to the public.
Complimentary tickets will be required to enter the US Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena on Saturday night—tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Vail’s two Burton stores and the Burton Pop-Up store in Golden Peak. Note that the Solaris concert venue has limited capacity and concertgoers may be turned away if we are at capacity.
Spectators may watch from the base of the halfpipe and from the halfpipe walls. These areas can be accessed by hiking from the base of Golden Peak or by riding Chair #6 Riva Bahn halfway and skiing/riding down to the pipe (lift pass and proper equipment required for lift access). Note: The Gopher Hill Lift (#12) does not allow access to the halfpipe. Spectators may view the slopestyle competitions from the base of the course at Golden Peak. In addition to watching the events from the snow, live feeds of
All competitions will be available at the Golden Peak base area, Solaris Plaza as well as at our official Après All Day locations at Larkspur, Red Lion, Garfinkels, and Tavern on the Square. The event finals will also be live on TV8 throughout the Vail Valley.