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.
With the Vail ski season right around the corner, travelers are already thinking about their next epic winter getaway. If you’ve never visited our mountain town before, you may be wondering about the easiest way to get here. Most people decide to fly to the Denver International Airport and make the two-hour trip on land from Denver to Vail. There are many ways to get here, whether you want to rent a car, take the shuttle, or enjoy a private SUV. However, you get to Vail, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has the perfect vacation home waiting for your arrival!
The Epic Mountain Express offers a shuttle service from the Denver International Airport to Vail throughout the year. This is one of the most affordable and convenient travel options taking just over three hours. If you are looking for private, luxury transportation services, you can take advantage of Premier Mountain Express. This option offers a personal chauffeur service in an SUV or charter van.
Berkshire Hathaway guests will receive a 10% to 20% discount on transportation using our code 30755 during checkout.
The cheapest way to get from Denver to Vail is the bus through the Colorado Department of Transportation system. Bustang departs from the Union Station in downtown Denver to the Vail Transportation Center. The Bustang West Line offers the easiest route to get you to Vail in 2.5 hours, traffic permitting. Once you have arrived at the Transportation Center, you can use the Eagle County bus or rent a car to get to your vacation rental.
If you want the freedom to get to Vail on your own schedule, we recommend renting a car from the Denver Airport. Keep in mind that Vail Village is car-free, but luckily many of our vacation rentals offer on-site parking. The drive is around 100 miles on I-70 and can get quite busy during winter. Renting a car provides a fantastic opportunity to take things slow and explore the charming mountain towns along the way. Some of the most popular pit stops include the charming cities of Golden and Georgetown.
However you want to travel from Denver to Vail, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has the perfect property waiting for you! We offer a wide selection of Vail vacation home rentals with a broad range of property types, amenities, and locations. So, whether you are looking for a luxury multi-family home or a slopeside condo, we have something for everyone. Book your winter getaway in Vail today!