When the lifts close, or if you’re legs need a break from Vail’s epic terrain, don’t despair there’s few places that compete with Vail’s stacked list of activities. Vail offers visitors every winter experience from tubing, ski biking or bungee trampoline-ing at Eagle’s Nest Adventure Ridge, taking a star-lit gondola ride to one of Vail’s famed on-mountain restaurants, horse-drawn sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, bowling, movies, world-class nightlife, a renowned dining scene or perusing Vail’s many art boutiques and shops. History buffs and long-time skiing enthusiasts will love a visit to Vail’s Colorado Ski Museum Ski Hall of Fame. Vail’s newest family and après-ski attraction is Bol, a boutique bowling alley. Bol serves up gourmet appetizers, features an extensive wine list and has a wall of flat-screen TVs, sure to please everyone in your group or family. There’s a never-ending laundry list of off-hill must-do activities on a Vail ski vacation.
An afternoon at Adventure Ridge, accessed via the Lionshead Village Gondola, is in high order, especially for families. Everyone will love sliding around the area’s tubing park, trying out snow bikes and reaching new heights on the bungee trampoline. Afterwards enjoy a lunch or dinner at Eagle Nest’s Bistro Fourteen. Stop in at Vail Nordic Center to get your skate on and experience Vail at a different speed.