Vail is one of the top downhill skiing destinations in the country, but did you know that our mountain town also offers fantastic Nordic skiing? Slow down this winter and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our Vail cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails! Glide through the groomed trails at the Vail Nordic Center or forge your path at the backcountry trails at the Vail Pass Recreation Area. No matter your interests, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers the perfect basecamp for your Colorado winter getaway!
During winter, the Vail Golf Club transforms into the Vail Nordic Center. Enjoy 17km of cross-country trails and 10km of snowshoe trails. They offer rental equipment on-site, so you don’t have to worry about traveling with your gear. They also offer lessons, clinics, a full-service retail shop, and an on-site restaurant.
Visit the Beaver Creek Nordic Center and take the lift to the McCoy Park natural area. There, you can access 19km of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and enjoy breathtaking views of the Sawatch Range. The center also offers a rental shop, lessons, and tours for visitors looking to sharpen their Nordic skiing skills.
If you are looking to snowshoe or ski with a local guide, we recommend the Vail Nordic School at the base of Golden Peak. They specialize in backcountry tours that allow you to see Vail like never before. Please call 970-754-4390 to book your private Vail cross-country skiing tour!
The Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area is a 55,000-acre area offering 119 miles of motorized and non-motorized trails. Please read the backcountry recreation safety guide to learn how to navigate the trails safely. Enjoy dozens of trails for varying skill levels at Vail Pass this winter!
Slow down this winter and explore the snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails around Vail! Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your winter getaway in Vail Valley and find the perfect vacation home for your unique needs. Whether you are looking for a one-bedroom Vail condo rental or a multi-family home, we have you covered. Book your Vail winter getaway today!
Avoid the hassle of navigating the busy roads around our local ski resorts by staying in a Vail ski-in-ski-out vacation rental with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Enjoy more time on the slopes and access chairlifts right outside your rental property this winter. Ranging from one to five bedrooms, we have options to accommodate every size group and budget. Read on to learn more about our favorite rentals in the neighborhoods of Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, and Lionshead.
If you are interested in the ultimate luxury for your getaway, choose this five-bedroom vacation home that is perfect for up to twelve people. This property offers back-door access to Elkhorn Chairlift at Beaver Creek Resort.
Our three-bedroom Highlands Slopeside is located right on the slopeside, offering one of our only residences directly on the Beaver Creek ski slopes. You can even ski down to the village to access fantastic shopping and dining nearby!
Book your stay in the heart of Lionshead Village, just steps from the Lionshead Gondola. This two-bedroom home offers easy transportation access to everything the valley has to offer!
Stay in our one-bedroom home in the Lionsquare Lodge, adjacent to the Lionshead Gondola.
If you are looking for an upscale Vail ski-in ski-out rental, then our five-bedroom North Tower property is for you! This penthouse is located at the base of Lionshead Gondola and Born Free Express chairlift. After a day on the slopes, enjoy upscale amenities like Jacuzzi tubs, moss rock fireplaces, ski lockers, and a gourmet kitchen.
Located in the heart of Bachelor Gulch Resort, this upscale three-bedroom rental has something for everyone! Enjoy door-to-slope shuttle service and adjacent access to amenities at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, like pools and hot tubs.
Stay in this four-bedroom mountainside condo and access the Roughlock ski run across the street.
At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we make it easy to plan your winter getaway with our Vail ski-in-ski-out vacation rentals. Take advantage of our ski and snowboard rentals with Venture Sports and Epic Mountain Rentals, and save up to 20% on your equipment. Most of our properties also provide ski lockers, so you don’t have to worry about where to store your equipment when exploring everything else the valley offers.
After a day of skiing the legendary slopes of Vail Mountain, head into the villages for apres-ski activities. Discover a treasured winter pastime at the Vail ice skating rinks throughout our mountain villages. Imagine skating under the canopy of twinkling lights, surrounded by beautiful Bavarian architecture, with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Whether you want to stay in the heart of Vail Village or outside of town in Avon, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers vacation rentals close to several magical ice skating rinks.
The Alderhof Ice Rink can be found next to The Arrabelle in Vail Square. This open-air rink is open daily throughout the winter from 1-9 pm. Experience the magic of skating under twinkling lights and warm up in front of the fire pits after you’re done!
The Solaris Plaza Ice Rink is located in the center of Vail Village, offering panoramic views of the ski mountain. They are open daily from 3-9 pm, with skate rentals available next to the Bol restaurant.
The Dobson Ice Arena is a multi-purpose arena for ice skating, hockey, and broomball. The 35,000-square-foot rink is one of the largest in Western Colorado, conveniently located between Lionshead and Vail. We recommend signing up for the ice bumper cars if you visit the area with kids. Zoom around the rink together with this one-of-a-kind activity!
If you are staying near Avon, we recommend taking your group ice skating at Nottingham Lake. The lake is cleared for skating every winter, complete with fire pits and seasonal music. They are open from 4-8 pm on weekdays and 12-8 pm on weekends.
Enjoy ice skating in the heart of Beaver Creek Village daily from 1-8 pm! This rink is an excellent place to teach the kids skating. After skating, there are plush couches to hang out and relax right outside the rink together.
Eagle, CO, is home to an NHL size ice rink that offers public skating, learn-to-skate classes, and youth hockey programs. Keep up with their winter public skating hours on the Mountain Recreation calendar.
A vacation in Vail is a bucket list experience for many travelers, and you won’t want to miss out on exploring the charming towns nestled in the Valley while you’re here. From Lionshead Village to Avon and Beaver Creek, there are several mountain towns to explore during your getaway. Today we will focus on Beaver Creek, a family-oriented village offering a more relaxed mountain experience.
Whether you want to ski at one of the top resorts in Colorado, hike the backcountry, or visit local galleries, there are endless things to do in Beaver Creek, Colorado, throughout the year. Stay with us at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and choose one of our Beaver Creek vacation rentals to access these local attractions easily:
Beaver Creek Resort may be known for its skiing, but there are plenty of other ways to have fun on the mountain throughout the seasons.
Beaver Creek Resort offers skiing for all ages and abilities on over 160 trails on the mountain. Families love Beaver Creek, thanks to the beginner and intermediate trails and helpful ski lessons. Adults and kids alike have access to world-class instructors that will help you learn the techniques to conquer the trails. In addition to skiing, winter also offers an ice skating rink and nordic center for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Beaver Creek Resort continues the fun into the summer season. The Summer Adventure Center offers a bungee trampoline, gondola rides, climbing walls, mini golf, and gem panning. Summer also re-opens the world-renowned Beaver Creek Golf Club. Other summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, tennis, fly fishing, and horseback riding.
At the center of Beaver Creek, you will find an alpine village to explore year-round. These are the top experiences around the village that you can check out during your Colorado vacation:
Discover all the best things to do in Beaver Creek, Colorado, when you choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your getaway. We offer over 20 luxury vacation rentals in Beaver Creek, ranging from one to five bedrooms. Many of our properties are ski in/ski out, so you can conveniently access the slopes and village at Beaver Creek. Plan your mountain getaway today!
Vail is one of the most beautiful places in the country, offering different types of mountain adventures throughout the seasons. And with the promise of warmer days on the horizon, now is an excellent time to explore the great outdoors. One of the best ways to see the mountains, valley, lakes, and wildlife is to join a Vail horseback riding tour. Horseback riding allows you to get off the beaten path and experience the true wild beauty of the Rockies. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers Vail vacation rentals that are the ideal place to unwind after a long day on the trails. It’s time to saddle up and explore the backcountry in Colorado this summer!
Vail Stables is the only horseback riding service actually within Vail. Your backcountry ride will include views of the mountains, dense aspen forests, wildflowers, and local wildlife. They offer three different options for your ride, depending on how long you want to be on the trails. The one-hour Rocky Point Trail offers a fantastic introduction to horseback riding, where you will ride 600 feet in elevation to some of the best views of Vail Valley, Gore Range, and Beaver Creek.
If you have kids under five, you can sign up for a pony time where the kids can ride, feed, and pet the ponies.
There is a horseback ride for everyone at Beaver Creek Stables. The Beaver Lake Ride is the most popular option to take you to the White River National Forest Wilderness area as you follow along Beaver Creek. This ride is a limited experience that only allows a certain amount of riders each season. If you are interested in a unique horseback riding experience, sign up for the two-hour picnic ride or the dinner and trail ride. The latter option will take you to Beano’s Cabin for an excellent dinner at the end of your ride.
Sage Outdoor Adventures offers Vail horseback riding unlike anywhere else. They operate on a private 6,000-acre mountain that provides a quieter and more customizable experience. The property includes views of Castle Peak Mountain, Vail Valley, mountain lakes, and aspen and pine groves. Sign up for the two-hour tour, and your guide will tell you about the natural area as you take in the views and look for wildlife.
Spend your summer exploring the great outdoors in Vail Valley this summer. Vail horseback riding is only the beginning of outdoor adventures; there are endless ways to experience the beauty of our mountains. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, we have properties throughout Vail Valley from Beaver Creek to Lionshead. Discover your home away from home with our luxury Vail vacation rentals.