Vail is not only the largest and most popular snow sports destination in the United States, it is also an American institution, a lighthouse at the cultural crossroads of sport, winter family travel and high society.
When nothing more than 5,289 acres and more than 300 days of sunshine are enough, make Vail your vacation destination par excellence. For over 50 years, this extraordinary winter holiday destination has been the ideal meeting place for passionate skiers and adventurous snowboarders. Vail is really like nothing on earth, experience the luxury, adventure and splendour that Vail has to offer.
Crossing the Atlantic to discover the United States is an unforgettable experience. What does the Arizona desert have in common with the snow-covered peaks of Vermont? Between the Mormons of Utah and the gays of Key West? The American West refers to stagecoaches, pioneers, cowboys and Indians, saloons and gold diggers. In the western national parks, from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite Park, everything is oversized and of great beauty: the savagery of the landscapes, the arid deserts, the old-growth forests like the world, the giant cacti and the redwoods. California, from the free San Francisco to the tawdry L.A. to the high-tech Silicon Valley, embodies the American myth par excellence. Florida, covered with swamps infested with mosquitoes, snakes and alligators, has become an America of extremes and excesses. It is a transition between North America and Latin America.
The ski resort of Vail is regularly mentioned as one of the best ski destinations in the United States. Vail owes this notoriety in part to its exceptional snow cover (9m of snow accumulated per season on average) combined with an equally remarkable amount of sunshine (300 days of sunshine per year). Here, it is the kingdom of over-skiing, thanks to an impressive park of lifts linking Vail and its satellite stations, Beaver Creek and Arrowhead. This huge sliding area is nothing less than the largest ski area in the United States! From the top of Vail Mountain, no less than 2,104 hectares are available to you in seven sectors (the famous “Black Bowls”). Amateur and professional skiers, beginners and experienced skiers will be delighted to explore the 193 or so ski and snowboard slopes. But Vail also offers the possibility of ice skating, cross-country skiing, and almost any other winter sport. In Vail, après-ski is not to be outdone thanks to the many activities, open-air concerts, luxury shops, and countless bars and restaurants.
Nestled in the middle of an idyllic setting, Hotel Talisa is a high-end ski in/ski out resort in Vail, Colorado. Discover the residential luxury of the mountains in elegantly furnished rooms and suites, with contemporary amenities, luxurious furnishings, luxurious bathrooms and a breathtaking view of the mountains. Let yourself be enchanted by the restaurant’s global culinary creations and enjoy après-ski cocktails in the Fireside Lounge. After a day of skiing, shopping or outdoor adventure, rebalance your mind, body and soul with a therapeutic spa treatment in the fresh alpine air. Combining beauty, serenity and playfulness with art, Hotel Talisa is a unique respite that elevates luxury to a new level.
The Remedy is a wine bar run by two friends who are passionate about food, wine and coffee. Settle down in a comfortable and cosy place to taste good products and above all excellent wines. The name is a nod to the medicinal remedies of yesteryear: the owners are sure that a glass of good wine and a nice plate will solve (almost) any problem.
This massage combines the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, well known for their properties that relax muscles and soothe joints, promote circulation and help to calm and soothe targeted areas. This treatment integrates simple techniques with the power of essential oils for your entire well-being. Your skin will be incredibly softened and hydrated, and your mind will be completely relaxed.
Through a snowshoe hike, discover the wide open spaces in the heart of the mountains, free of noise and traffic. Accompanied by your guide, you will take the time to appreciate the heart of the Vail forest, in the middle of snowfields. The routes are accessible to all, adults and children of all levels. Your guide will adapt to your desires and abilities, to make you discover all the richness of the mountain: fauna, flora, heritage, legends…