Ritz Carlton Vail
Vail, United States of America
With its fabulous location in Lionshead Village at the base of the vast Vail Mountain, Colorado, the Ritz Carlton offers luxury and legendary service. The residence accommodation and concierge service make it perfect for families and couples alike.
At a Glance
Great location at the base of Vail Mountain in Lionshead Village
Luxury, independent vacations in one of the world's greatest ski areas
Outdoor pool and hot tubs
Great in-resort facilities and concierge service
The hot tubs are located in a position to allow you to just sit back and watch the skiers coming down the Simba and Safari runs.Kate Newman
With Adventure Ridge on your doorstep you will have great fun tubing, at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola.Kate Newman
To start planning your vacation to Ritz Carlton Vail
One of Vail's finest hotels, the Ritz Carlton is built in the Bavarian architectural style, with all the facilities one would expect from a 5* resort. A short distance from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, it is the ideal base from which to explore one of the world's greatest ski resorts.
There are fourty six condos or residences with two, three, four or five bedrooms which are spacious and decorated in typical mountain style, with balconies looking out over the village and mountain. They all have fully equipped modern kitchens everything one needs for an independent stay. The hotel operates a grocery stocking service which can be organized before arrival, and during the stay. They are fitted out with marble bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers, flat screen TVs and iPod docking stations.
The amenities at the Ritz Carlton are impressive. There is a large, year-round outdoor pool; a modern, fully equipped fitness center; cosy library and an elegant, lodge-style great room with a bar and fireplace. The large outdoor swimming pool has two Jacuzzis and a beverage service. There is a Spa with two treatment rooms, and a teen room with pool table, air hockey, Wii and foosball.
When in resort guests can enjoy the legendary Ritz Carlton service. There's a dedicated concierge who can make restaurant reservations and spa appointments, and arrange day trips at your request. There is an on-site ski and boot storage and all equipment can be rented from the resort's ski shop.
The Ritz Carlton Vail has two, three or four bedroom club residences, all of which include a separate living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen and private balcony. All residences have a living room with LCD television, entertainment center and gas fireplace and formal dining area. Kitchens are fully equipped with granite countertops, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, wine cooler, coffeemaker, cookware, dishes and flatware for a convenient extended-stay vacation.
All master bedrooms have LCD televisions and walk-in closets, master bathrooms have marble countertops, cast-iron whirlpool tubs and heated marble tile floors. There is a washer and dryer in all residences. All residences have high speed internet connection.
The Ritz Carlton has a Lobby Lounge with a fine dining restaurant, exclusive to hotel guests, offering variable seasonal menus. During the day it serves pizza, sandwiches, salads and other snacks. Lunch is available daily from noon with a beverage service available through evening hours. Guests can also use the in-house chef to cook in their own residences. There is a good selection of restaurants nearby, from Mexican to Indian and traditional steak houses.
The Spa at the Ritz Carlton has two treatment rooms, or alternatively, treatments can be had in the privacy of your own residence. There is a good range of therapies available, from a traditional Swedish massage, to a sports massage after a day on the slopes.
Vail’s 5,289 skiable acres feature terrain for all levels, from beginners to experts. The Back Bowls present an invigorating challenge for intermediate and advanced skiers, while the mild groomed trails in Golden Peak provide beginners with an easy introduction to the slopes. At nearby Vail Mountain – only 10 minutes from the resort – you can enjoy seven miles of mountain front and three terrain parks. Vail Mountain's Adventure Ridge also offers an expansive snow park full of family fun, including ski biking, tubing, children’s snowmobile tracks and more. The concierge service at the Residences can help advise you and organize any activity.
Location & Directions
Vail, United States of America
The Ritz-Carlton Vail is in the heart of Lionshead, at the back of the Arrabelle by the ice rink and just next to the Eagle Bahn Gondola.
When to go
The ski season in the United States is longer than that in Europe. Most resorts open sometime in November, with Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in that month) being a common opening time, and stay open until mid to late April. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming have the highest peaks and due to the semi-arid climate, have abundant snowfall with some great powder. The exceptionally high altitude means December through to February can be extremely cold, with temperatures sometimes reaching as low as -12C, although the skiing conditions remain very good. Warmer temperatures in the Spring mean more variable skiing conditions and softer, forgiving snow.