Consistently ranked as a top ski resort town, Vail possesses its own unique architecture creating a Colorado-version of a Swiss Alpine town, including cobblestone streets. Planners choosing Vail in the central Colorado Rockies get a mountain destination with thousands of square feet of meeting space. From convention resort hotels to creek-side condos, Vail event venues comprise many new or renovated meeting friendly accommodations, like Four Seasons Resort Vail or Vail Cascade Resort & Spa.
Vail is just 90 miles west of Denver. Attendees may transfer at Denver International Airport to the Eagle County Airport (EGE), which is minutes from Vail and provides non-stop air service to 10 major U.S. cities. Six car rental and two ground transportation companies allow planners to coordinate stress-free access to the meeting facilities in Vail.
Alongside Gore Creek is the AAA-4 Diamond, 292-room Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, the largest of Vail convention sites to date. The meetings-friendly resort features a state-of-the-art conference center with 45,000 square feet of meeting and event facilities. Other hotels in Vail include the 121-room Four Seasons Resort Vail, which is the newest meetings-friendly property in Vail Village, offering four meeting rooms in its more than 8,100 square feet of meeting space. Nestled at the base of Vail Ski & Mountain Resort, with direct access to Vail’s only gondola and outdoor ice rink, Lionshead Village is anchored by the elegant Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort with more than 9,400 square feet of meeting space. The 283-room Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa is also primed for events with its 21,000 square feet and 21 breakout rooms.
The Vail Ski resort continually earns accolades as the No. 1 Ski Resort in North America with its four terrain parks, seven bowls and 5,289 acres of free-ride terrain. Vail event locations like the Colorado Ski & Snowboarding Museum and Ski Hall of Fame, located in the heart of Vail Village and housing more than 1,500 photographs, artifacts and pieces of equipment, reflect this heritage. For larger group events, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is a popular outdoor event space with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. Planners can reserve for a private function or take advantage of an array of cultural offerings, including the Vail International Dance Festival, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and numerous headliners.
Vail offers unique dining with a view at the signature Game Creek Restaurant in a European chalet at the top of the mountain. Location is primo at Tavern on the Square, inside The Arrabelle at Vail Square steps away from the gondola.
Groups might come to Vail for the winter, but summer, with opportunities to enjoy hiking, biking, fly-fishing and golf, is also a season to convene. Vail Valley has 17 championship golf courses within a 38-mile radius, including top designer courses at Red Sky Golf Club.