Chalet-Style Condos near Skiing at Vail Mountain
When a World War II ski trooper and Colorado rancher founded Vail Ski Resort in 1962, it had just a couple of ski lifts and fewer than 10 trails. Today, millions flock to the Vail Ski Resort year-round for its hundreds of ski trails, picturesque bike paths, and around 300 days of yearly sunshine. Manor Vail Lodge's chalet-style condos rest near Vail Mountain and the Swiss-inspired town of Vail Village.
Each of Manor Vail Lodge’s individually decorated condos has a private balcony overlooking Gore Creek, Vail Mountain, or Gore Range. They all feature full kitchens, wireless Internet access, and overstuffed couches. After a day out on the slopes, you can lounge in one of the lodge's four jacuzzi tubs or visit the onsite spa for a eucalyptus-infused massage.
You can get a nice view of Vail Valley from the onsite Lord Gore Restaurant, which serves inventive dishes such as chicken and shiitake meat loaf and cinnamon-glazed duck confit.
Vail, Colorado: Swiss-Style Ski Town in the Rockies
Located in Colorado's White River National Forest at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail is one of the most renowned skiing destinations in the world. That's because it typically gets around 350 inches of powdery snow per season, which drapes over 193 runs that cater to all levels of skier. Ski season kicks off November 16 at Vail Mountain, and this year Vail is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It's added a new gondola that features heated seats and WiFi.
Inspired by the Swiss ski town of Zermatt, Vail Village is steeped in European charm. Bavarian-style bistros, art galleries, and rustic chalets line the village’s cobblestone streets, where the lack of cars adds a tinge of peaceful solitude.
From December 10 to December 16, Vail hosts the popular Snow Daze concert series. This year it will feature The Shins (December 13), Michael Franti & Spearhead (December 14), and Wilco (December 15).
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