Vail Village – Central to Vail
Vail – average 8150 feet above sea level
This area, the Village as it’s called, is the central part of Vail and is most easily recognized by most locals and visitors. Many visitors prefer accommodations in this area of town due to it’s close proximity to dining and the main Vail areas. The most common landmark in this area is the ‘covered bridge’.
To see a general layout of the areas of Vail, look at the information below. As you can see, Vail Village is in the center of the area and where many people have visited.
Some things to know about Vail
- Home of Vail Mountain ski resort. The primary area we all know and love – for ski and beautiful mountain views. Homes in the town of Vail are exclusive and range from entry level to the most exclusive you might ever see.
- Vail was incorporated in 1966 but the ski areas were opened 4 years earlier in 1962.
- In Vail, there are parts of town, more commonly referred to as neighborhoods. These include East Vail (or the Golf Course), Vail Village, Lionshead, Cascade and West Vail.
- There are homes, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes and many Fractional Ownership opportunites.
- Visitors and locals like Vail since the town areas are really enjoyable for a few hours to walk around, have a snack or meal – and most areas are pedestrian areas – a really nice touch.
- Gore Creek flows through Vail and is a great water for fly fishing. It flows into the Eagle River west of Vail in the Dowd Junction area.