What makes a good ski resort great? Is it the slopes or is it the aprè-ski scene? It is hard to say, but one thing is for sure, in Vail you can find a great variety of both. Whether your idea of apès is sitting on a sunny deck with a pitcher of beer, dancing your ski pants off, or lounging with a novelty cocktail in your hand, Vail has a place for you.
There are so many great restaurants in the Vail Valley, which makes it really hard to name just one when somebody asks you "where is the best place to eat in town?" To narrow it down, here's three different restaurants — one for breakfast, one for lunch a one for dinner. Enjoy!
Vail Snow Daze, the largest early-season mountain bash in North America, returns to Vail December 11 - 13, 2015. Guests can enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night.
There were always plates of fine food in Vail: Sweet Basil, La Tour, Larkspur, Splendido. I even like the steadfast and reliable prime rib at Lancelot. But recently, celebrity chefs and restaurants have moved into town, changing the palate of this ski hamlet in startling ways.
The town of Vail is divided into two main sections: Lionshead and Vail Village. These are pretty much pedestrian-only plazas that offer dozens of shops, lodgings, and restaurants to suit every budget and every taste.
So if you’re in the mood for a great dessert, just where should you go?
It all depends on your palate, of course. If you go to a Mexican restaurant, the dessert you’ll find on offer will be deep fried ice cream, sopapillas, flan or churros. At a Japanese restaurant, you’ll be offered fruit plates or fruit flavored shaved ice. An eatery offering American cuisine will have chocolate cake or brownies.