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!

Dec 15 23

5 Things to Do in Vail for Non-Skiers

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!

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