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Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

715 West Lionshead Circle · Vail, Colorado 81657 USA

Winter in Vail

Winter in Vail is all about crackling fireplaces, waxed and sharpened skis and light, fluffy snow. With an average of 300 days of sunshine and 350 inches of pure white powder, Vail is known for its pristine slopes. While it is a great ski spot, there are plenty of other things to do. Best of all, activities are all within minutes of our resort.

Colorado's Premier Ski Vacation Resort

From spring flowers and perfect summer nights to crisp autumns and snowy winter slopes, Vail is an ideal destination all year long. Take advantage of the many winter activities near our resort. For ski and bike rentals on property, contact Vail Sports at 970-754-6950.

Enjoy endless winter activities in Vail, 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

Enhance your winter in Vail by securing a season ski pass for the entire ski and snowboard season. Use your pass at five of the world's top-rated resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. Get your pass here.

Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

Need a break from the slopes? Vail winters are about much more than just skiing. Explore the scenic backcountry trails through White River National Forest. Take 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 winter snowshoeing and Nordic trails that follow Gore Creek. There are many trails to explore whatever Vail winter activity you choose.

Adventure Ridge

There are plenty of things to do in Vail during the winter at the mountaintop adventure center. Ski, tube, snowshoe or watch the kids race on the snowmobile track. Looking for some lighter winter activities? Savor 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 variety of music genres in its winter concert series. See what is going on while you are in town.


Experience the beauty of Vail and the Rockies by taking a snowmobile through countless miles of open meadows in White River National Forest. Choose a one- to two-hour tour or half- or full-day adventure and discover one of the most fun things to do in Vail during the winter season. Lap tracks and smaller snowmobiles are available for kids. Our concierge can help arrange Vail winter activities and packages to meet and exceed your needs and desires.


Vail's nightlife stays hot during the winter. Sip cocktails with friends or sing and dance to live music. Whatever the occasion, whatever your style, there's a Vail bar or nightclub designed for your particular tastes and mood.

Nordic Sports Center

Experience Vail's winter Nordic activities, including snowshoe, cross-country and backcountry ski tours, through 33 trailheads on the White River National Forest.
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Vail Mountain

The perfect place to center your winter visit to Vail, The Marriott Mountain Resort is just 150 yards from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, the quickest way to the top of Vail Mountain. Uncover the Front Side, Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. Get your heart pumping at one of the three terrain parks that Vail Mountain has to offer and enjoy plenty of slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Other Vail winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing and snowmobiling.

Vail Mountain Webcam

Lift Ticket Information

Vail Trail Map (PDF)


Discover Vail Valley's only gondola, along with Vail Square (formerly Lionshead Village), featuring a variety of restaurants and souvenir and specialty shops, right next to the ideally located Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

If your winter activities revolve around shopping, you're in luck. Explore hundreds of boutique and ski shops. Find the perfect pair of ski boots or an unexpected piece of jewelry. From A Secret Garden to Mountain Dog Biscuits to Gorsuch, you will find big names and little-known gems right outside our front door.

Places to Shop

Fitness Center

Gear up for your winter activities with some light cardio in our fitness center. Accessible 24 hours daily with your room key, this convenient facility includes:

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

Golden Leaf Spa

Looking for some less strenuous winter activities in Vail? Relax and rejuvenate at our Golden Leaf Spa. Discover luxurious beauty and therapeutic regimes for men and women of all ages. Our licensed and educated team of professionals will expertly personalize your unique therapeutic needs. Take a break from the slopes and enjoy our spa amenities, including a fully-equipped fitness center, heated pools, whirlpools and private steam rooms in each locker facility.

Spa Brochure (PDF)

Spa Price Sheet (PDF)

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