See Vail Mountain Like a Local

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Here are a few paid and free options from the Vail Snowsports School and Vail Resorts that will have you navigating Vail Mountain like a local in no time.

Private Experience

Make the most of your Vail experience with a full-day guided tour tailored specifically for you. Skip the lift lines, go where you want, and polish your skills during this customized on-mountain experience. Your guide will show you the easiest way to navigate the mountain for a variety of conditions. Do you want to stick to groomers? Find the deepest stashes on a powder day? Or learn how to avoid the busiest times at some of the most popular lifts? You’ll be a Vail Mountian expert by the end of the day.

Back Bowl Experience

Explore Vail’s legendary Back Bowls with up to six friends or family members while experiencing some of the most limitless terrain in the world. Your full-day tour will be led by a private and knowledgeable resort professional who will seamlessly navigate Vail’s Back Bowls with you.

Complimentary On Mountain Tours

These tours are an opportunity to ski with a Mountain Host guide who has extensive knowledge of Vail Mountain, its trails, and its ever-changing conditions. There are five different tours to choose from based on your age, ability and what you want to learn about Vail Mountain. Mountain Tours are a great introduction to the vast terrain and amenities of Vail Mountain. The Back Bowls tour will take you straight to this legendary terrain. Woman have their own adventure tour options, as does the 60+ crowd. Finally, history buffs will enjoy the Legacy Stops tour.

Vail Resorts groomed ski run

No matter when you arrive in Vail in the name of fun, having amazing accommodations in place only makes it all that much better. Reach out to the team at the Lodge at Lionshead today to learn more about our incredible vacation rentals available and how we can help you elevate your Colorado experience from start to finish. We can’t wait to see you here soon!