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skiers on a back bowl on vail mountain

Ski Area Maps

Vail Mountain: the front side, Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin of Vail together provide an incredible amount of variety in terrain, unlike any other mountain experience.

Vail Front Side

The front side of the Vail Ski area boasts more than 128 individual trails with everything from smooth, gentle beginner slopes to groomed cruisers to moguls, glades and terrain parks. There are 10 high-speed quads, two gondolas, and numerous beginner lifts (including magic carpets) for both children and adults. Vail Front Side is bigger than 90% of the other ski mountains in North America and yet it is just the first chapter in most people’s ski day.

skiing a groomer on vail mountain
The Vail Mountain gondola at sunset

Vail Back Bowls

Stretching more than six miles wide over 2,966 acres and offering an unparalleled powder paradise. The views are spectacular and the runs last forever in these uniquely and perfectly formed bowls.  You’ve never seen anything like this, and THIS is what originally set Vail apart.  This is an area for strong intermediates up to the best of the experts. Two high-speed lifts and the world famous High-noon lift will get you back to the top for more.

Back bowl skiing on vail mountain
skiers on a back bowl on vail mountain

Blue Sky Basin

Meet up with an old friend – Freedom. You’ll find it at Blue Sky Basin, tucked more than two miles into the wide open wilderness, yet serviced by four Vail ski lifts. Over here, panoramic views stretch as far as the eye can see. And all you hear is the beating of your heart before descending upon 645 acres of natural, gladed terrain. It’s virtually untouched, except for some grooming among the trees – extending a true adventure experience to intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders.

skiers making fresh tracks in blue sky basin
views of the back bowls from blue sky basin