Welcome to Vail Village
Just four years after the opening of the Vail Ski Resort, Vail, Colorado, was incorporated in 1966. Early town architects had the foresight to limit car traffic in effort to create a more charming village. And Vail Village remains a pedestrian-only center today.
Vail Village is just the place for those who want everything at their fingertips. If you like waking up in the morning and walking out the door to pick up a coffee and a newspaper, then this is the neighborhood for you.
The Vail Village has a plethora of restaurants - casual to gourmet - world-class lodging, movie theater and eclectic shopping for all tastes, as well as a bowling alley and ice-skating rink. The heated cobblestone streets of Vail Village make it easy for residents to explore all that Vail Village has to offer, and if your feet get tired, the free in-town bus system can help you get where you want to go.
In winter, skiers and snowboarders ride Gondola One, with its heated, cushioned seats and Wi-Fi, to quickly, and comfortably, access Vail Ski Resort’s world-class terrain.
In summer, events like the Bravo! Vail music festival, the Vail International Dance Festival, and the free Hot Summer Nights concert series are a stone’s throw away at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, which adjoins the magnificent Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The Sunday Farmer’s Market fills the streets of Vail Village with fresh produce, baked goods, artwork, jewelry and more. Experience summer once and you will quickly understand. Locals often say, “Summer is why we live here.”
From Vail Village, you can hike, bike or snowshoe up Vail Mountain or pick up the paved bike path, and head east past the Vail Golf Course up to Vail Pass - or west through Lionshead and West Vail, to Eagle and parts beyond... just step out your door and take off. Vail Village offers you the complete year-round lifestyle: outdoor sports, culture, dining, shopping, and nightlife without the hustle and bustle and crowds of a big city.