Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts

by Meg Massie 
Posted Dec 8th 2010 12:50 PMUpdated Dec 13th 2010 04:55 PM

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Skiers can find a variety of resort choices in or near the Vail ski area in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The top 10 Vail ski resorts all share one thing: you're awful close to some of the best skiing in the United States. There are plenty of lodging options to choose some at all levels of price and amenities.



Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Tivoli Lodge
European-style architecture adds to the mountain ambience of this family-owned Vail ski resort. Try to book one of the resort's octagonal Mountain Tower rooms for the best views of the surrounding mountaintops.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Four Seasons Resort
Located at the gateway to Vail Village, this ski resort offers the luxury associated with one of the most storied hotel brands in the world along with easy access to the slopes. Of the resort's 112 guest rooms, 24 are suites with fireplaces and furnished balconies.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: The Arrabelle at Vail Square
This lavish resort features 62 guest rooms and is just steps from Vail's Eagle Bahn gondola. Skiers can check their equipment with the resort's Ski Valet before heading to the Great Room for hot cocoa, to the Tavern on the Square for a drink and a snack, or to fine dining at the Centre V bistro.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas
Tucked away at the base of the Beaver Creek Mountain ski slopes, this modern ski resort offers access to the high-speed, 8-passenger gondola to Beaver Creek Resort, an Apres-ski deck overlooking the Eagle River and a bike trail along the river.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Willows and Riva Ridge
Right in the heart of Vail Village, this vacation condominium ski resort offers plenty of options for skier groups of all sizes. One- to four-bedroom units are available, and local residents staffing the concierge desk offer insider tips and knowledge to guests.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Austria Haus Hotel
Set on the banks of Gore Creek in the middle of Vail Village, this cozy ski resort includes 25 guest rooms and suites with valley views. Guest can ski to a chairlift or walk to the nearby shops. Ski rental discounts come with the room.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Manor Vail Resort
This recently renovated ski resort's 119 units range from hotel rooms to 3-bedroom condos. Heated pathways and new pool areas were part of the renovation, which was designed to reduce the resort's carbon footprint.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Antlers at Vail
Guests may feel they're living in a neighborhood rather than staying at a resort. Antlers offers a family friendly vacation spot with in-room kitchens, and it's half a football field away from the Vail Gondola. Bring Fido along, too; the resort is dog-friendly.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Lion Square Lodge
Ski in and ski out at this ski resort at the base of Vail Mountain, where you also can take a sleigh ride, a Snow Cat tour or a snowshoeing expedition amidst epic natural beauty. Child care is available if Mom and Dad want a romantic dinner or a night out on the town.

Top 10 Vail Ski Resorts: Roost Lodge
This would be the spot for the ski nut who wants to spend most of the time on the slopes and is just looking for a place to sleep every night. With some of the cheapest ski season rates in town and bedding for four in each room, ski bums on vacation flock to the Roost every year.

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