Area Attractions

Resembling a cozy European village, Vail is a quaint mountain town about two hours west of Denver. With heated, pedestrian-only walkways and half-timbered buildings housing fondue restaurants and upscale shops along the burbling Gore Creek, the village draws visitors from around the world—but the surrounding majestic mountains are the real attraction, home to legendary ski terrain in the winter and incredible hiking and mountain biking trails during the summer, as well as whitewater rafting, fly fishing, and so much more.

Austria Haus

242 E Meadow Drive
Vail, Colorado, United States, 81657



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Family Destinations

Ice Skating at Solaris Plaza

Lace up your ice skates and go for a spin around the outdoor rink in Vail Village, located directly outside Solaris Plaza.

Outdoor Recreation

Fly Fishing

Cast your fly-fishing line into a gold medal-designated trout fishery right here in Vail, where the Red Sandstone Creek enters the Gore Creek.

Whitewater Rafting

Choose from guided expeditions down the Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas Rivers, offering a range of excursions from tranquil float trips to heart-pounding whitewater adventures.

Adventure Ridge

Unleash the inner kid at Adventure Ridge, a snow park outfitted with ski bikes, a mountain coaster, rip-roaring tubing lanes and more. Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola.

Vail Mountain

With more than 5,000 acres to explore, including the legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, Vail Mountain is a skiers paradise in the true sense of the word. Rising 3,450 feet from base to summit and topping out at 11,570 feet above sea level, Vail Mountain's elevation creates epic ski conditions year after year.