Lionshead has been undergoing renovation for the past 10 years and is a really wonderful place to stay now on your Vail vacation. Such high-end properties as the Arrabelle are in Lionshead as well as new shopping areas and an ice-skating rink.
It is very comfortable staying in this area as there is ample parking in the Lionshead parking deck as well as in the property of your choice (there are exceptions). Use the free Town of Vail bus system for easy access to Vail Village (just minutes to the east).
The most common landmark in the Lionshead area is the first Vail Mountain Gondola (now a second has been added in Vail Village).