Visit beautiful Vail, where there are limitless activities and adventure year-round for the whole family, couples, or a group of family and friends. With the natural backdrop of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the town is a gateway for winter sports, awe-inspiring scenery from wildflowers in the spring to autumn colors in the fall, and a bucket list summer destination.

With over 300 sunny days a year on average, blue skies and sunshine is plentiful all year-round. An ideal destination to explore the outdoors, experience one of Vail’s diverse cultural events such as concerts, dance, or art shows, or taste the local cuisine. There is truly something for everyone which is why Vail is the perfect place for those who are fond of adventures, culture, and breathtaking natural splendor.


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By Season

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Spring in Vail

The season of the year between winter and summer, lasting from March to June, is a wonderful time in Vail to experience the joy of spring skiing and a feast of colorful blooms with the warmer temperatures upon us.  March can often be one of the snowiest months and averages some of the warmest days and make sure you take advantage of the longer daylight in April to get your last winter adventures on the books for the season.

With springtime in the air, and as the snow melts, comes the start of fresh adventures with whitewater rafting down Colorado rivers, hiking and biking trails covered with stunning wildflowers, and the adventures kick off with the GoPro Mountain Games.  The mountainsides are calling for the beginning of a new season, start exploring your springtime in Vail.

woman and her dog enjoy summer hike among the wildflowers and mountains Tivoli Lodge Vail Colorado
Summer in Vail

As the weather starts to change and the temperatures around the rest of the country may send you back inside, Vail calls you to explore the outdoors.  With its mild temperatures, vibrant green mountainsides, and abundant blue skies, there are abundant ways to stay entertained all summer long.

We have a saying that people come to Vail for the winter but stay because of the summer.   The outdoors, the people, the adventure, and all the indulgences in one breathtaking place.  Whether this is your first or tenth visit to the Tivoli Lodge, take advantage of the extra hour, the extra freedom and try something new.  Come experience a season like no other and take in a new summertime state of mind.

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Fall in Vail

Autumn in the Rocky Mountains is simply one of the most magnificent things you will ever see.  The panoramic views will transition from forest green to forest green with rivers of gold, red, and orange dripping down the mountainside.  With cool and crisp mountain air, brilliantly changing leaves, and less crowded streets, how could fall not be a great time to visit.

With the stunning scenery, and before winter takes hold, there are an array of outdoor adventures to experience with this breathtaking sight, from golfing, fly fishing, horseback rides, or a scenic Gondola to the top of Vail Mountain.  As you think about Oktoberfest brews, cozy sweaters and warm, rich colors, the bustle of Taste of Vail and the hometown flavors at Vail’s Restaurant Week, there is no limit to the fun available in Vail in the fall.

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Winter in Vail

When the snow blankets Vail,  you’ll be as close as it gets to Vail’s iconic slopes and all the winter adventures Vail has to offer. Only one block separates you and all the world class skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing and numerous outdoor activities you can fit into a season.

As one of North America’s largest mountain resorts, Vail has over 5,200 acres of legendary terrain, epic Back Bowls, and Blue Sky Basin terrains.  The resort offers skiing and riding terrains for all ability levels, ski schools, and action packed excitement for beginners to experts.   Discover winter the way it was always meant to be, action-packed and covered in snow

Family Activities in Vail

Epic Discovery

The exciting Epic Discovery on Vail Mountain provides summer fun for kids and families. Days full of adventure await with the Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster, Eagle’s Nest Tubing Hill, Marmot Mini Kid’s Tubing Hill, kids zipline, bungee trampoline, Paramount Peak Climbing Wall, Gore Creek Mini Golf and more.

There are many ways to experience all the fun at Epic Discovery including mountain coaster tickets or with the purchase of an Adventure Pass.  Please reach out to Epic Discovery online for details, hours of operation and ticket purchases.

Farmers’ Market & Art Show

Enjoy strolling the cobblestone pathways through Vail Village browsing vendors featuring Colorado-made artisan items and foods. This annual farmers’ market highlights over 140 tents and 40 food vendors for 16 weekends each summer.

You’ll find art and entertainment for everyone, people from all over come to enjoy the Rocky Mountains on a Sunday. The Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show runs from the middle of June through early October.

Scenic Gondola

Experience Gondola One, steps away from the Tivoli Lodge.  Travel 10,000 feet up the mountain and from the comfort of the gondola snap photos of flower-filled meadows, color-changing aspen trees, and snowcapped mountain peaks, depending on the time of year.

Atop Gondola One, you will be delighted with spectacular views and dining options. This is a spectacular way to enjoy the natural landscape and the beautiful Gore Range. Tickets are required for scenic gondola rides.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

As the “First Lady of Vail”, former President Gerald Ford’s wife Betty, was honored by the locals for her generosity and created this beautiful botanical garden in her name. As you visit the garden you will enjoy stunning views of the Rocky Mountains while strolling through brightly colored flower beds, streams, and waterfalls.

The Betty Ford Alpine Garden is open to the public from dusk to dawn all year-round. During the winter there are guided snowshoe tours through the gardens’ winter Tree Trail. This free experience is perfect for all ages and is a short walk from the Tivoli Lodge.

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Outdoor Activities in Vail

Quietkat Electric Bikes

Tivoli Lodge guests have access to Quietkat electric bikes during your stay which will change how you explore our magnificent outdoors. These versatile all-terrain electric bikes can be ridden through the entire Vail Valley, on-roads through Vail Village, or off-road on the mountain!

As a local company, Quietkat, understands our terrain and allows you to push the boundaries like never before. No matter how you want to experience Vail, one thing is for sure, at the Tivoli Lodge our guests can explore on a Quietkat electric bike which is included in your stay.

Skiing & Snowboarding

As the most visited and top-ranked ski resort in North America, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. With over 5,300 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls and over 300+ days of Colorado sunshine, there is no better place to go skiing and snowboarding all winter long.

Vail Resort offers skiing and riding terrain for all ability levels and with easy slopeside access from the Tivoli Lodge.  We are one block from Vail’s main access point, Gondola One chairlift, and a short walk or bus ride to Golden Peak and the Riva Bahn chairlifts. With Vail’s enhanced snowmaking capabilities, come experience world-class terrain from early season to spring skiing and everything in between.

Hiking & Biking

Explore miles of scenic hiking and biking trails with access right from the Tivoli Lodge. Whether by foot, bike, or Gondola, there is a trail for all skill levels. From the spring wildflowers, long summer days, or the autumn colors, there is always a breathtaking backdrop on the trails.

Grab your boots, mountain bike, or Tivoli electric bike and take one of many bucket-list trails to check off your list while you are in Vail. Be sure to pick up a hiking map or download a digital version on your phone, the breathtaking mountain peaks are calling.

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is a spectacular outdoor venue in Vail that is host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings throughout the spring, summer, and fall season. Entertainment ranges from the renowned Vail Dance Festival, and a wide selection of music genres from the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series, and more.

The amphitheater is a short distance from the Tivoli Lodge, making this a great place to be in Vail. Upcoming events are listed on our Events Calendar.

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Indoor Activities in Vail

Shopping & Galleries

Wander through the beautiful Vail Village on the cobblestone pathways where you will discover dozens of shops and galleries. You will find shops ranging from high end boutiques to outdoor gear, Colorado favorites, children’s fashion and much more.

Explore the many colorful, unique, and fine art collections showcased, many from Colorado artists, throughout the village and in public art galleries. Vail’s artistic nature is on full display as art enthusiasts are rewarded with an enriching art experience.

Dobson Ice Arena

As one of the largest multi-purpose ice facilities on Colorado’s Western Slope, Dobson Ice Arena, is open year-round for public skating, hockey, and ice bumper cars. Public open skating sessions are available for both ice skating or hockey players of all ages and abilities.

For an exciting activity for the whole family, ice bumper cars offer kids and adults the opportunity to zoom around, spin, and bump your way to a good time. Admission, rental equipment, and bumper rides are available to purchase at the arena.

Vail Spa Day

Relax, recharge, and rejuvenate in one of the several unique mountainside spa experiences. No matter what time of year you are visiting Vail in the summertime or winter, world-class spa treatments will provide a spa day of peaceful tranquility.

As a Tivoli Lodge guest, you have access to our on-site fitness center featuring a Peloton bike with digital fitness classes. The beautiful spas in Vail are perfect for a couple’s weekend, girl’s trip, family gathering, or wedding celebration.

Dining & Nightlife

Vail Village is home to a plethora of restaurants and bars, all of which are within a short walk from the Tivoli Lodge or reached via the town’s free bus system. Vail’s restaurants and bars showcase world gourmet experiences from on-mountain convenience, to more casual family spots, there is something fresh and delicious to please everyone.

If you are in the mood to unwind with a specialty cocktail or night out on the town, Vail’s nightlife scene ranges from live piano music and bands to dance hot spots. We do recommend planning ahead and making dining reservations in order to secure a table at your favorite spot.

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