Vail is one of the top ski and snowboard destinations in North America with over 5,300 acres of skiable terrain. With legendary terrain of the Front Side, Back Bowls, and Blue Sky Basin, there is terrain for all ability levels. Experience five star grooming with on average 350” of snowfall each season, and beautiful Colorado sunshine. All this amazing skiing and snowboarding can be found right out the backdoor of the Tivoli Lodge.

Mid Mountain
Access Five Star Grooming, family-friendly adventure zones, and adrenaline-boosting moguls and steep groomers.

Golden Peak
Homebase for Vail’s Ski and Snowboard School, signature events, racecourse, and terrain park. A great home base with access steps away from the Tivoli Lodge.

Northwoods Bowl
Variety of terrain options in this popular area, including early-morning powder, pristine tree skiing, quiet catwalks, and bomber expert pitches.

Game Creek Bowl
Enjoy 200+ acres of bowl skiing for all ability levels, with sweeping beginner trails, advanced gladed terrain, and views of Vail’s Back Bowls to the east and neighboring Beaver Creek Mountain to the west.

China Bowl
Discover Legendary Back Bowl skiing for both advanced and intermediate guests, with some of Vail’s steepest runs, as well as easier grades, in the same beautiful bowl.

Sun Up & Sun Down Bowl
Take in Vail’s most breathtaking views, sprawling terrain, and iconic rides in these legendary bowls.

Siberia & Mongolia Bowl
Push yourself outside your comfort zone and to the very edge of Vail’s vast terrain. Here you will find ungroomed, highly variable terrain where only the most daring powder chasers will go.

Blue Sky Basin
This is your chance to explore the backcountry in bounds, with open meadows, playful groomed glades, and stunning 360 views of the area’s surrounding peaks.

Front Side Trail Map

Back Bowls Trail Map

Blue Sky Basin Trail Map

Vail Snowmaking & Early Season Terrain

Blaze new trails all season in Vail with enhanced snowmaking and new early season experience with access to higher elevation terrain, a broader variety of trails, and improved early season ski school terrain. Vail opens early season with skiing and snowboarding out of Vail Village, with upload and download access to the Mid-Vail area via Gondola One. 

The resort will offer skiing and riding terrain for all ability levels on trails accessed by Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) out of Mid-Vail including Swingsville, Ramshorn, Slifer Express, Cappuccino, Upper Powerline, Lower Meadows, beginner terrain out of Golden Peak’s Gopher Hill Lift (#12) and Sherry’s Carpet (#33), and the connector trails between Golden Peak and Vail Village. 

Vail understands that you only get one start to the season, and they do not take the early season lightly. With over 500 acres of snowmaking, early season terrain is available for all ability levels.

Lift Tickets & Ski School

Planning a visit? Buy your lift ticket or pass or Epic pass in advance. Lift tickets are not sold through the Tivoli Lodge, they can be purchased online at

Vail offers a variety of ski or snowboarding lessons for all skill levels from first timer, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Lessons are offered in groups or private lessons and include professional instructions and lift tickets will need to be purchased separately. We have convenient access to lessons at Golden Peak, located just minutes from the Tivoli Lodge. Visit for details and scheduling ski and snowboarding lessons. 

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