Vail brands itself as "America's favorite resort." One trip to Vail as a group and you'll see why it deserves to be ranked among the world's best ski resorts. Vail offers 34 lifts, 7 bowls, and 5,289 acres of skiable territory, so there's always new terrain to explore. Explore the Blue Sky Basin, opened in 2000, for a backcountry skiing feel with great tree skiing.
Throughout Vail, your group will keep moving thanks to the high-speed quad lifts. Skiers of all skill levels will log hours of blissful skiing and then meet up at one of the resorts many lodges, bars, and restaurants to compare stories.
Vail also offers art galleries, museums, dog sledding, ice skating, hockey, snowmobiling, and a very fast trip on the only public bobsled course in the country. The new Eagle's Nest area offers a kids' snowmobile track, a tubing hill with lift, and a ski biking course.
In town, the Vail Film Festival is a popular event amongst locals, the Hollywood set, and Indy filmmakers looking to get their start. There are also quality local art galleries, and a museum dedicated just to skiing.
Vail has a distinctively European flavor in its architecture, friendly people, and a wide variety of cuisine. Vail's dining options cover everything from casual, family-style to fine gourmet cuisine. With over 70 places to dine, your group will have lots to choose from to refuel.
Vail has a free shuttle that gets you and your group around easily as well.