The charming resort town of Vail, Colorado, should be at the top of your bucket list when visiting the Centennial State. It might be small, but it’s known for massive amounts of world-class snow sports and the largest ski mountain in the state. However, you don’t have to be a skier to enjoy everything Vail has to offer. While everyone around you might be exploring the powdery white slopes near White River National Forest, there are plenty of activities, both adventurous and relaxing, for you to enjoy on the lowland.
To have a great time in Vail, even if skiing is not your thing, check out these three activities around town.
Take a Sleigh Ride
What better way to create memories than on a sleigh ride in the Colorado Rocky Mountains? Whether you want to relive your childhood or cozy up with a loved one, a sleigh ride under the starry night sky is an unforgettable experience.
Two of the top places that offer these experiences are 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott and Beano’s Cabin in Beaver Creek. 4 Eagle Ranch is great for families or those looking for a one-of-a-kind experience. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner while viewing the beautiful mountains by horse and sled. Beano’s Cabin is a different kind of sleigh ride experience, as you’re not pulled by a horse but by a snowcat snowmobile. It will take you to and from the five-star restaurant on Beaver Creek Mountain. Both experiences are great for families or a romantic night with your significant other.
Enjoy a Spa Day
Who doesn’t love a good spa day to keep you nice and relaxed on your snowy getaway? It will help you loosen those muscles after a hard day of playing in the snow. Enjoy a total spa day retreat at one of the many centrally located hotels in Vail. Or, find a spa within walking distance of your accommodation.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, for instance, is a high-end hotel in the heart of the square with an award-winning spa retreat that allows guests to enjoy panoramic views of the mountains while they relax in luxury. Expect nothing but the highest-quality organic products and technologies to help you unwind. The customized 80-minute massage and aroma touch massage are specialties.
Adventure Ridge is a destination for all ages, even though it’s geared toward kids. The park features a multilane tubing course, as well as snowmobile rentals for speeding around in the snow. Kids under 12 even have the opportunity to drive their own mini snowmobiles on a separate track. Adventure Ridge also features the Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster that soars through the forest on a raised alpine track, twisting 3,400 feet down the mountain. It doesn’t get much better than that! Adventure Ridge makes for a fun afternoon for the whole family.
Even if you are a nonskier, Vail is a great place to visit. Come experience a small town with beautiful, scenic views.