Jan 15 24

Skiing the Legendary Vail Back Bowls

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!

Oct 13 23

How to Get Around Town: Vail Transportation Guide

View of Vail Transportation bus stop during winter

View of Vail Transportation bus stop during winterNo matter what time of year you plan your getaway, getting around Vail is easy! Take advantage of the free year-round bus services and easily get around town without worrying about driving or where to park. Stay with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties and access bus stops near your vacation rental. Skip the traffic and maximize your vacation with the Vail transportation network!

How to Get to Vail, Colorado

Last year, we covered How to Get from Denver to Vail During Winter, highlighting shuttle services, buses, and carpooling options from the Denver airport. Use these resources to get to our mountain town:

How to Get Around Vail

Vail Bus Transportation

The Town of Vail Bus offers free year-round transportation to Vail Mountain and the Village. Utilize Ride Vail Transit for real-time information on bus locations, service alerts, and arrival predictions. Please check out the useful bus information before taking transportation. 

ECO Transit

ECO Transit offers bus services to the surrounding communities of Leadville, Minturn, Eagle-Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle, and Gypsum. Check out the bus schedule and download the Eco Transit app to manage your visit. 

Car Rental

If you are driving to Vail, we highly recommend reading through local parking information. Consider buying a winter parking pass and check parking availability during your visit. 

Avon Transit

If you are staying in Avon, you can use the free Avon Transit to get around town. This station also connects to ECO Transit, so you can access everything Vail Valley has to offer!

High Mountain Taxi

If you want to get around by taxi, we recommend High Mountain Taxi

Book Your Vail Vacation Rental Today!

Utilize the free Vail transportation to get around town during your upcoming Colorado getaway with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. We offer a wide selection of properties close to the action, including ski in/out, walk to slopes, and free shuttle. Hop on the Town Shuttle and access restaurants, shops, and attractions throughout the Village without the stress of driving. Book your Vail vacation today!

Aug 15 23

Fall Family Getaways in Colorado

View of family hiking during a fall family getaway in Colorado

View of family hiking during a fall family getaway in ColoradoFall is right around the corner, and if you are looking for family getaways in Colorado, you’ve come to the right place! Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties invites you to spend fall in Vail Valley with your loved ones. Our Bavarian-inspired mountain town sets the stage for family-friendly activities like hiking, biking, ziplining, and horseback riding. Experience the season’s splendor in beautiful Vail, Colorado!

7 Fall Family-Friendly Activities in Vail

There are endless ways to keep your family entertained this fall, such as:

  1. Enjoy Vail Mountains Epic Discovery Centre through the end of September! Your pass includes the mountain coaster, rock climbing, bungee trampoline, tubing, and more. Kids under 12 can also enjoy a free scenic gondola ride. 
  2. Embark on a family-friendly hike backdropped by the vibrant fall foliage in the Valley. We recommend Eagle’s Loop, Gore Creek, Village Loop, and North Trail!
  3. Take in views of fall foliage from the saddle with a family-friendly horseback ride! Bearcat Stables offers rides for all ages and skill levels through the end of September. 
  4. Witness Vail from a new perspective with Zipline Adventures, offering six unique ziplines that take you through the vibrant landscape.
  5. Explore the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the highest botanical garden in the country! Stroll past rare and exotic plants and enjoy family activities like scavenger hunts, tabletop activities, and a children’s garden. 
  6. Enjoy a family-friendly picnic! Or take the kids to burn off some energy at our local playgrounds, such as Pirateship Park.
  7. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, head indoors to Imagination Station for family-friendly fun! This hands-on children’s museum features an indoor playroom, art and science projects, and virtual reality!

Plan Your Family Getaway in Vail, Colorado

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties offers the perfect lodging for family getaways in Colorado! We provide properties throughout Vail Valley ranging from one to five bedrooms to accommodate families of all sizes. Reach out to our friendly reservation specialists at 1-800-571-0055 to discover which one of our Vail or Beaver Creek rentals is right for your family!

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