Jan 15 24

Skiing the Legendary Vail Back Bowls

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Picture of a person riding the Vail back bowls on a sunny winter day

Picture of a person riding the Vail back bowls on a sunny winter dayVail, Colorado, is world-renowned for its epic skiing and is home to the second-largest ski resort in North America. Vail Ski Resort offers 5,317 skiable acres, including the epic Vail back bowls away from the main base. These back bowls have reached legendary status, offering 2,785 skiable acres on 47 trails for all skill levels. Get off the beaten path, discover the epic powder skiing of Vail’s backcountry, and choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties to host your getaway!

Vail Back Bowls

Enjoy some of the best skiing in the country at the Vail Back Bowls. Use this map for assistance and purchase lift tickets to access the epic back bowls. Stop at the Legacy Hut at the top of Mountain Top Express and purchase postcards of the Vail back bowls for the perfect souvenir!

Sun Down Bowl

Total Acres: 625

Chairlift Access: #3 and #17

Sun Down Bowl is known for having the most skiable acres of the back bowls, offering complicated and hidden terrain for more advanced skiers.

Sun Up Bowl

Total Acres: 475.2 

Chairlift Access: #5 and #19

Sun Up Bowl is Vail’s first bowl to feature the legendary Back Bowls Corbel, denoting the area’s most famous peaks. 

Tea Cup Bowl

Total Acres: 277

Chairlift Access: #36

Tea Cup Bowl is one of the lesser-known back bowls, hidden between Sun Up and China Bowl. 

China Bowl

Total Acres: 601

Chairlift Access: #21 and #36

China Bowl offers wide-open intermediate bowl skiing and steep extremes. 

Siberia Bowl

Total Acres: 336

Chairlift Access: #21 and #22

Siberia Bowl offers something for every ski level, including low-angle open glades, large cliffs, and steep vertical drops.

Inner and Outer Mongolia Bowls

Total Acres: 470

Chairlift Access: #21 and #22

Inner and Outer Mongolia Bowls is the best option for skiers looking for secluded, expert backcountry terrain. 

Book Your Vail Winter Vacation Rental Today!

Discover the Vail back bowls during your winter getaway with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties. Stay close to the action with our vacation rentals in Vail Village, just a short walk away from the ski slopes of Vail Mountain. Whether you are planning a couples retreat or a family getaway, we have the perfect property for your winter getaway in Vail!

Dec 15 23

5 Things to Do in Vail for Non-Skiers

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Lamp post point to different attractions in Vail: things to do in Vail for non-skiers

Lamp post point to different attractions in Vail: things to do in Vail for non-skiersThe Vail Ski Resort is one of the top places to ski in the country, but our mountain town offers much more beyond the slopes! Whether you are looking for a break from the slopes or want to try something new, there are plenty of things to do in Vail for non-skiers. Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties to host your winter getaway and stay in the heart of Vail!

1. Explore Vail and Lionshead Village

One of the most magical winter activities is strolling through the Bavarian-style villages surrounding Vail. Explore Vail Village and discover fantastic shopping, dining, and entertainment! Then hop on the free bus to Lionshead Village and enjoy the old-world European charm during your exploration. We recommend checking out the ice skating rinks here: Alderhof Ice Rink and Solaris Plaza Ice Rink!

2. Enjoy Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Slow down this winter and explore the Vail backcountry on our snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. Visit the Vail Nordic Center and enjoy 17km of groomed trails in the heart of town, or head to the Vail Pass Recreation Area and discover 55,000 acres of backcountry trails!

3. Sign Up for Snowmobiling Tours

Experience exhilarating winter exploration with a guided snowmobile tour. Vail Backcountry Tours offers the most convenient option just across the street from Vail Mountain. Take in views of breathtaking terrain and stop at a private yurt for a beverage and a snack. 

4. See Vail from a New Perspective

Sign up for a sleigh or gondola ride and see Vail from a new perspective this winter! Cozy up on a horse-drawn sleigh ride with Bearcat Stables or 4 Eagle Ranch and enjoy majestic Vail Valley views while sipping on your favorite beverage. We also recommend the Winter Scenic Gondola Ride for breathtaking views of the Gore Range!

5. Relax with a Spa Treatment

Indulge in luxury this winter with a revitalizing Vail spa treatment! The RockResorts Spa at The Lodge at Vail offers fantastic alpine-inspired treatments for your getaway. Choose from facials, massages, body treatments, facial sculpting, waxing, and more. 

Book Your Winter Getaway in Vail, Colorado

Plan your winter getaway with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and discover the best things to do in Vail for non-skiers. We offer the best Beaver Creek and Vail vacation home rentals in a wide selection of private homes and condos to suit everyone’s needs. Whether you are looking for a one-bedroom condo for couples or a five-bedroom home for your extended family, we have you covered!

Nov 22 23

Discover Vail Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

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couple gliding down vail cross country skiing trails during a sunny winter day

couple gliding down vail cross country skiing trails during a sunny winter dayVail 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!

Vail Nordic Center

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. 

Beaver Creek Nordic Center

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. 

Vail Nordic School

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!

Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area

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!

Book Your Winter Getaway in Vail, Colorado

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!

Feb 17 23

Stay in Vail Ski-in-Ski-Out Vacation Rentals

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Berkshire Hathaway Vail ski in ski out vacation rental

Berkshire Hathaway Vail ski in ski out vacation rentalAvoid 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. 

Beaver Creek Vacation Rentals

Aspen 3

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.

Highlands Slopeside

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! 

Townsend Place

Our Townsend Place rentals offer one and two-bedroom options steps from the center of the village. Check out Townsend Place A106 and Townsend Place B103 for more information.

Lionshead Vacation Rentals

Lionshead Arcade 306

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!

Lionsquare Lodge North 294

Stay in our one-bedroom home in the Lionsquare Lodge, adjacent to the Lionshead Gondola. 

Lionsquare North Tower 402

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.

Bachelor Gulch Vacation Rentals

Snowcloud 203

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.

Settler’s Lodge 302

Stay in this four-bedroom mountainside condo and access the Roughlock ski run across the street. 

Enjoy Additional Amenities for Your Ski-In-Ski-Out RentalPhoto of Aspen #3 a fantastic Vail ski in ski out vacation rental

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. 

Dec 9 22

Winter Activities: Vail Ice Skating Guide

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Photo of two pairs of ice skates enjoying Vail ice skating

Photo of two pairs of ice skates enjoying Vail ice skatingAfter 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.

Alderhof Ice Rink

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!

Solaris Plaza Ice Rink

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. 

John A. Dobson Ice Arena

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!

Avon Ice Skating

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. 

Beaver Creek Village Ice Skating

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 Pool and Ice Rink

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.

Vail Village Luxury Vacation Homes

No matter which village you stay in this winter, you can always find Vail ice skating rinks nearby. Discover the best Vail luxury vacation home rentals with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today!

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