Vail Ski Resort is a ski resort located near the town of Vail in Eagle County, Colorado. At 5,289 acres, it is the third-largest single-mountain ski resort in the United States, behind Big Sky and Park City, featuring seven bowls and intermediate gladed terrain in Blue Sky Basin.
Vail opened in 1962 and is one of 19 mountain resorts owned and operated by Vail Resorts, which also operates three other nearby ski resorts.
Vail Mountain has three sections: The Front-Side, Blue Sky Basin, and the Back Bowls. Most of the resort is wide open terrain with all types of trails. There are cruising runs accessible from most front side and Blue Sky Basin lifts, as well as the wide open Back Bowls, glades, and chutes.