If you are looking to try out skiing in the US but are still keen to find a resort with distinct Tyrolean charm, head for the world class resort of Vail. Situated just 45 minutes from Eagle Vail Airport and only 2.5 hours from Denver, this superb resort is as easy to get to as some of our European favourites and once there, you are in for a treat with unrivalled service levels and an excellent standard of accommodation and pistes. And in typical Tyrolean style, a stay in a chalet in Vail will offer you a relaxing, yet sumptuous experience, without having to do any of the cooking yourself.
The skiing is outstanding in Vail and the lift pass is flexible, allowing you 6 out of 9 non-consecutive days, enabling you to take some well earned rest if you are staying for longer durations. You are also able to try out the ski areas of Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin on the same lift pass. The town itself has been developed massively in the past few years to improve the whole infrastructure of the lift system as well as enhanced landscaping at resort level with more shops, bars, restaurants and a fabulous new skating rink.
The Chalet Wildwood is perfectly positioned with the ski bus-stop right outside the door. This lovely property sleeps up to 10 people and has an excellent ratio of bathrooms making it a very comfortable choice. The open plan living / dining room make for a very sociable entertainment space and the wood burning stove creates a welcoming warm atmosphere, perfect to relax in front of at the end of a long day on the slopes.
If you are after a bit of luxury, then the Chalet Eagle’s Retreat should be at the top of your list. This stunning chalet sleeps 10 people and epitomises Vail’s sophistication and style. Its contemporary design includes beautiful wooden floors and high ceilings, vast space and superbly appointed bathrooms. Relax in the chalet’s hot tub before enjoying your gastronomic feast, all carefully prepared by your friendly chalet host.