Skiing is king at Vail Mountain and the Blue Sky Basin, but the area's vast splendor is perfect for hiking, biking, snowmobiling or scenery-gazing at any time of the year. You can also put your skills to the test in our EpicMix race course. This area is only recommended for advanced skiers, as the terrain is ungroomed, highly variable and can provide some of the best powder stashes on the mountain—especially on busy weekend days. The area encompasses two more unofficial Back Bowls, Pete's and Earl's, named after Vail's founders. Beware, though: there is quite a jump from blue to black runs at Aspen Mountain and the black runs are difficult enough to challenge any expert. You will find that Streamside is one of the finest options in Vail. I would highly recommend a summer vacation in the Aspen Snowmass area to someone looking for a town that is easy to navigate with stellar service no matter if its at your hotel or in a restaurant, and simply amazing access to nature! Ski…at a top elevation of 12,509 feet on an annual average of 300 inches throughout 5,547 combined acres.
If you're looking to grab lunch in Blue Sky Basin, there are two restaurant options available. Ruder's Run: Ruder's is a wide blue trail that parallels a gorgeous grove of aspen trees. The trip was so wonderful that it has become an annual event, and if anything has been better each time. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Outer Mongolia: Outer Mongolia is far out. South Rim: South Rim is a short yet steep pitch just below the top of Chair 11. Aspen and Aspen Highlands both had a smaller feel and the off piste skiing was easy to find and world class.
And be sure to stop by Waffle Way, at the bottom of Chair 2, for some sweet and savory waffles—as well as sunny locale to kick back and rest your weary legs. Often groomed, it provides the perfect terrain for intermediate skiers to push themselves to link turns on a steeper grade, build up some speed, and enjoy plenty of vertical feet on their way back down to Chair 2. Sun Up and Sun Down will likely be your first views of the iconic Back Bowls of Vail, which are nothing short of amazing. However, note that the Cedar building has no elevator, so you may have to walk up stairs to access your unit. With kid's adventure zones like Chaos Canyon and Porcupine Alley, this is a kid-approved area.
I find that the convenience of the free skier shuttles is tops. Via Eagle Bahn: Exit the gondola, ski to Chair 2, take Mid-Vail Express to Chair 4, then follow Timberline Catwalk to Chair 14 to Poppyfields. Via Eagle Bahn: Exit the gondola, follow Coyote Crossing to Ledges and continue to Chair 2. It is the furthest east on the entire mountain, accessible only by Poma Lift 22. Tucked away in a thick grove of trees, the area's namesake run is perfect for any intermediate skier looking to explore the trees.
Certain terms, conditions, blackout dates and restrictions apply. I love its quirkiness; it has numerous homemade memorials and tributes that you can find hidden in the trees of the mountain created in honor of famous people such as John Denver and Elvis. Vail boasts more than 5,000 acres of free ride terrain, and the powdery mountains are just one of the main attractions of this top ski destination. One Bedroom Loft Bedroom Unit — About 1200 Square Feet — Sleeps 10 This two-level condominium unit includes one private bedroom with a queen bed and one queen sleeper sofa, loft bedroom area with two queen beds, and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. For additional inventory, be sure to check out! Even the runs marked black, under Tiehack chair for example, are manageable for all except complete novices. Free bus and free shuttle to downtown Vail 5 minutes and Vail ski areas.
Stop at the top of Chair 7 to take in views of Vail, Beaver Creek and Eagle County to the west or the legendary Back Bowls to the east. A list of the details of what makes Aspen special is perhaps to one side of the point. Our new chat bot can answer questions on weather conditions, grooming, lift line wait times, dining recommendations, and more. Call Us At 1-800-908-5000 No complaints at all, everything was a 10. All proceeds go to Lucky Day Animal Rescue! Certain terms, conditions, blackout dates and restrictions apply. When you reach the end of the traverse, the mountain will open up and you will be free to carve wide turns on a gradual pitch underneath views of Mount of the Holy Cross.
Pre-arrange your rentals or demos with us. Intermediates will have fun on Jacob's Ladder and Bear. Most people at Aspen Ski Resort are locals, workers from across the world, or families enjoying Aspen ski holidays. Be sure to keep your speed at the bottom as the exit catwalk out can be slow moving, which is fitting of its name, the Silk Road. Poppyfields West: Often groomed, Poppyfields West is a perfect introduction to back bowl skiing in Vail. Only valid on new reservations. Spring is the time to cross activities off your bucket list at Vail Mountain and make the end of the season full of experiences to remember for a lifetime.
How to Get There Via Gondola One: Exit the gondola, ride Chair 4. Siberia Bowl is west of the Poma, Mongolia Bowl is east. The open and gently sloped tree runs off Javelin trail are a great place to learn how to ski in glades. This year I had all of my non-on-slope meals at the Little Nell because the food was so good and I saw no reason to leave the wonderfully relaxing environment, but I know from past experience that the food options are more than enough to keep one interested indefinitely. Beginners can find some good runs off the exhibition chair. As a rule, the intermediate terrain is around the top of the summit and in the gullies between the ridges, the expert terrain drops from the ridges into the gullies.
Step out onto the back or front patios and enjoy the relaxing mountain view and the Streamside at Vail property. The Westin Denver International Airport hotel will open, which will be the first hotel at the air. Aspen truly has it all. Genghis Khan: It is steep, wide open and a powder day dream. Located directly lookers left, below the Skyline Express Lift Chair 37 , expert skiers find pleasure on Lover's Leap in navigating a large cornice that drops into a steep field, which provides hundreds of vertical feet of exhilarating turns. The scenic wildlife and cultural diversity, from film festivals to music, are a big part of Vail's popularity. With the perfect mix of wide open, sprawling terrain and gladed runs, the ride down is breathtaking.