Vail is huge, as in more than 7 miles wide, with more than 5,200 acres of terrain, three terrain parks and trails dedicated to all levels of proficiency. There’s almost always untracked powder somewhere here, and on a powder day, it’s like skiing through goose-down feathers. You’re above treeline, and the views and the wide-open terrain take your breath away. They groom a few acres, and that can be nice for a change of pace, but mostly you just have the run of about 3,000 acres spread out over seven bowls, where you choose your line and smile a sunny day away. No crowds. Pure heaven. Intermediate and above only, please. If you can’t find a run for your skills, well, then, you’re either sitting in on of the glorious food places or you got lost in the trees somewhere in Chaos Canyon.
They say you can to spend weeks in Vail trying to cover it all and only manage to hit just, say, Blue Sky Basin, but then, that’s what’s so great: Tomorrow is always another powder day.
Source: Denver Post