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Vail Attractions & Fun

Vail Colorado Attractions and FunThe town of Vail is synonymous with great skiing and amazing scenery.  Vail is the largest ski resort in the United States and second only to Whistler in North America, and onslope activities draw record numbers of visitors from around the world each winter.

The terrain, which ranges from beginner to extreme, is truly world class.  The 10th Mountain Division of the Army used to train their soldiers at Vail. Steeped in snow and history Vail is one of the most cultured ski resorts in the world.


Skiing and snowboarding are only a small part of the many Vail attractions.  The Betty Ford Botanical Gardens named after the former First Lady is home to the over 2000 different plant varieties.  There are also 500 different types of high elevation plants.  The best part of this visually appealing attraction is that admittance is free.

The Main Village of Vail houses the Colorado Ski Museum.  The museum highlights Vail’s storied past and establishment.  Learn about how the 10th Mountain Division trained at Vail in the 1940’s, why Colorado rejected the 1976 Olympics, and check out the progression of Olympic outfits over the years.  The Colorado Ski Museum is also free admission.

Red Sky Golf Club houses two of the best golf courses in all of Colorado.  The Norman and Fazio courses provide even the most experienced golfer a challenge they will find nowhere else.  With an excellent restaurant and pro shop supporting the club Red Sky is the premier attraction for golf lovers.

Vail's many attractions mean visitors have plenty to enjoy and explore throughout the year.  Whether you're bringing the whole family and looking for kid friendly options, or you're planning a ski trip with friends, you're sure to find plenty of options for the whole group.
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