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Vail Mountain Resort

Vail Mountain Resort
450 East Lionshead Circle
970-476-5601

Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years.

Fishing in VAIL

GORE CREEK FLY FISHERMAN
Gore Creek Fly Fisherman has been offering guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing products to the public for over 35 years. They are the Vail Valley’s oldest fly fishing shop and the most prominent guide service in Vail, Beaver Creek and Avon, Colorado. Our vast fly fishing knowledge of numerous rivers, including the Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork River, the Yampa River as well as high-country streams and lakes, is second to none. This translates into unparalleled accessibility to the best fishing anywhere with guides that will take your fly fishing experience to another level.

GOLD MEDAL WATERS
Although it runs right through Vail, Gore Creek has remained somewhat of a fly fishing secret and a stretch of the stream has earned the distinction as a Gold Medal Stream. This means that it can produce 60 pounds of trout per acre. The gold medal stretch of Gore Creek water is right where Red Sandstone Creek meets the Gore (a little west of the town of Vail itself) and runs all the way to the Eagle River in Leadville.

Fly-fishing is a beautiful way to relax, enjoy the summer weather and explore the some of the most serene spots on Vail’s many streams and rivers. For your first fly fishing experience, here’s a roundup of Vail’s best fishing spots, what equipment you’ll need, and a few other tips to prepare you for a day of fun on the river.

SKIABLE TERRAIN
Vail’s wide variety of terrain, back bowls, and 5,289 skiable acres are one-of-a-kind. Paired with pristine conditions, skiing Vail is truly like no mountain you’ve experienced before.

Thanks to the magical combination of averaging more than 300+ days of sunshine and 370+ inches of snow each year, plus majestic, only-in-Vail views of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges, the phrase "Like nothing on Earth" comes to life before your very eyes.

BIKING AT VAIL

Vail is an amazing location for mountain biking. Miles of scenic trails are accessible on Vail via the Eagle Bahn and Gondola One - and the adventurous can always ride up the mountain. With plenty of trails for every type of bike rider, Vail mountain offers up adventure, challenge, and enjoyment for families, first timers, experts, and everyone in between.

HIKING
Vail summer activities offer miles of scenic hiking trails for all ability levels. Explore the wildflowers, catch a glimpse of wildlife, and enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Vail Mountain offers numerous hiking trails to be explored, both by foot or by Gondola.

RAFTING & KAYAKING

Vail is a great place to base your rafting or kayaking adventure from. Boasting its own Whitewater Park in the center of the village as well as Class I to Class V river trips on the Eagle, Colorado, and even the Arkansas rivers. Book your rafting trip with one of Vail's rafting companies and learn more about the difference between the classes of rapids in Vail's surrounding waterways.

GOLF

With stunning mountain backdrops, a wide variety of courses and an unbeatable summer climate, golf is a Vail summer activity, not to be missed. New to Golf in in Vail? We recommend the Vail Golf Club. Nestled at the base of the Gore Mountain Range in the Rocky Mountains, Vail Golf Club presents golfers with a unique 18-hole, par 71 experience at 8,200 feet elevation. Call us at 888-709-3939 or 970-479-2260 to learn more and book your tee time. Or use our Online Tee Time Booking Tool.

VAIL NATURE CENTER

A 1940's farmhouse perched between an alpine meadow and the forested bank of Gore Creek houses the Vail Nature Center. This seven-acre facility, in the heart of Vail, is a tranquil gem whose knowledgeable staff hosts informative bird, wildflower and beaver pond hikes, as well as the Vail Hiking Club and has a wealth of things to do in Vail. Camp Eco Fun is heaven for children.

TENNIS

Vail is a great place to base your rafting or kayaking adventure from. Boasting its own Whitewater Park in the center of the village as well as Class I to Class V river trips on the Eagle, Colorado, and even the Arkansas rivers. Book your rafting trip with one of Vail's rafting companies and learn more about the difference between the classes of rapids in Vail's surrounding waterways.
 
Vail is home to numerous tennis facilities. Hit the court for some exercise or take lessons from a tennis professional!



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