Plan Your Visit
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PLAN YOUR VISIT

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First time at the Mountain Games or a veteran attendee, there’s always something new and exciting to see or do during your visit. With thousands of rooms to choose from, Vail’s spacious condominiums, luxurious hotels, modern hostels, and conveniently close camping areas will be able to meet even the most specific accommodation requirements. Bring your toys, and take a little extra time to enjoy some of the best living in the United States. Perhaps you’ll end up like some of us and never leave.

Single day parking is still free this summer at Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures. However, you will need to take a ticket to help the Town of Vail collect information about parking use. Please remember to KEEP YOUR TICKET, you will need it to exit the structure. There will be a $25 overnight fee for vehicles parked in the structures between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Details HERE.

Paid parking is available farther east on S. Frontage Road at Ford Park. Free public bus transit to and from parking areas is also provided by the Town of Vail.

Overflow parking on the north side of the South Frontage Road will be allowed once both parking structures are full. No parking will be allowed on the south side of the Frontage Road at any time. For up to date parking information, please visit vaileventparking.com or download the free Vail app.

Please note that overnight car camping is not permitted in the the Vail Parking Structures… we’re looking at you, car campers.

Check out the HOSTELS & PLACES TO CAMP tab for other camping options.


RV Parking

RV parking is available south of the Lionshead parking garage entrance in the Charter Day Lot at 395 S. Frontage Road. Permits are free for a maximum of 3 days and must be visible in your windshield. Space is limited to first-come, first-served. Overflow parking is available on the North Frontage Road in West Vail in front of the West Vail Fire Station. There is no “camping” within the Town of Vail in RVs.

For permits, please call 970-479-2445.


RV parking is available south of the Lionshead parking garage entrance in the Charter Day Lot at 395 S. Frontage Road. $25 overnight fee for RVs/campers in Charter Bus Lot east of the Lionshead parking structure with 3-day maximum; commercial charter buses remain free. Space is limited to first-come, first-served. Overflow parking is available on the North Frontage Road. in West Vail in front of the West Vail Fire Station. There is no “camping” within the Town of Vail in RVs. For permits, please see the parking attendant in the booth at the entrance of the Lionshead parking garage.

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Face it, lodging is not for everyone. Lucky for you the Vail Valley offers numerous options for Camping and even Hostel accommodations. If you like to stay and play to the beat of your own drum then check out some recommendations below.

HOSTELS

THE BUNKHOUSE – MINTURN,CO

The Bunkhouse, a boutique hostel, is a unique lodging experience for mountain enthusiasts who value affordability, and community. The Bunkhouse offers a warm, comfortable, clean, and hip atmosphere for travelers who spend money on cool adventures, not on expensive hotels. Linens provided.

Rates are $54.99 for bunk, $65.99 for semi-private room per person. Use code “GoPro” for 20% off!

Visit
vailbunkhouse.com for more info!


CAMPING

Camping information is available at the Vail and Lionshead Information Booths 970-479-1394 and 970-479-1385.

The phone number for reservations at all reservable Forest Service campgrounds is 877-444-6777.

BLODGETT:

Elevation 8,900 feet

A small forested campground located at the mouth of Homestake Valley and 18.9 Miles from Vail Village, this is dispersed camping with no available facilities. Homestake Creek is within walking distance for fishing. There are several trailheads within close driving distance.

CAMP HALE:

Elevation 9,200 feet

Situated in a wide, flat valley surrounded by mountains, this campground is near the headwaters of the Eagle River and located 24 miles from Vail Village. The campground is sparsely timbered with lodgepole pine. There are opportunities for fishing, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and hiking. Group and individual sites in the campground can be reserved. More information.

GOLD PARK:

Elevation 9,300 feet

This forested campground is located in the Homestake Valley along Homestake Creek and is 25.5 miles from Vail Village. There are several trailheads near this campground. More information.

GORE CREEK:

Elevation 8,700 feet

Located in a forested canyon along Gore Creek, this campground is the most popular in the district because of its close proximity to Vail Village at only 6.7 miles away. Nearby there are several trails into the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness, and the Vail Pass – Ten Mile Canyon Recreation Trail is right at the entrance to the campground. More information.

HORNSILVER:

Elevation 8,800 feet

Right off Highway 24, between Minturn and Leadville 17.3 miles from Vail Village, this campground lies along Homestake Creek in a forested setting. More information.

LOST LAKE / PINEY RIVER RANCH:

Located on the north side of the town of Vail off Red Sandstone Road, this White River National Forest offers access to mountain biking trails and trout fishing in Lost Lake and Piney Lake. Camping is dispersed on the commute to Piney River Ranch and mileage is dependent upon chosen camping location.

SYLVAN LAKE STATE PARK:

Elevation 8,500 feet

Two separate campgrounds on this beautiful 115-acre park put visitors close to trout fishing and boating on a 40-acre lake. The park is located 16 miles south of Eagle on West Brush Creek Road and 35 miles from Vail Village. Cabins available. More information.


VAIL VILLAGE

Evergreen Lodge at Vail
Pets of all sizes are welcome with an additional fee of $25 per night. Reservations must be made by contacting their reservations department at 970-476-7810.

Four Seasons Vail
Pets weighing less than 25 pounds (11 kilograms). Exceptions can be made if you call in advance and speak to a Front Office Manager; 970-477-8600 or 800-819-5053.

Lodge at Vail
Limited pet friendly rooms, reservations must be made in advance by contacting their reservations department directly; 800-686-0974. There will be a pet fee of $50 per day with no discounted rate on the lodging accommodations.

Sebastian
Pets of all sizes welcome with a $150 additional pet fee per stay. Limited pet friendly rooms available. Reservations can be made by calling 800-354-6908.

Tivoli Lodge
Limited pet friendly rooms are available. No more than 2 dogs per room with a $100 charge per pet per stay. Reservations must be made in advance at 800-451-4756.

Vail Mountain Lodge
Pet friendly rooms are available and must be booked through the hotel by calling 970-306-0361. No size limits, up to 2 pets, and a $50 per stay fee.

Vail’s Mountain Haus
Limited pet friendly rooms are available for $50 per night per pet fee. Reservations must be made through the hotel directly at 800-237-0922.


LIONSHEAD

Arrabelle
Limited pet friendly rooms, reservations must be made in advance by contacting their reservations department directly; 800-686-0974. There will be a pet fee of $50 per day with no discounted rate on the lodging accommodations.

The Lift House
Reservations in advance can be made by calling 800-654-0635. Maximum of 2 dogs with a pet fee of $30 per day per dog.


AVON

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Pets of all sizes are welcome for a $50 per night charge. Reservations can be made by calling 970-790-6000.



For those arriving by air, Colorado Mountain Express offers shuttles between Denver International Airport and Vail hotels.  Getting around the pedestrian-friendly town of Vail is easy, so there’s no need to rent a vehicle.

Rates from DIA start at $68 for travel between June 1-15. All shuttles include complimentary Wi-Fi on board to keep communications in check.

BOOK ONLINE or call 970-754-7433 (SKI-RIDE) to reserve your seat


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Dogs must be on a leash within the Town of Vail, in Vail Village, Lionshead Mall and on all bike paths. Also, please refrain from tethering your dog. It is unlawful in the Town of Vail and it is also unsafe for your pup to be left alone and unsupervised. Lastly, be a good neighbor and pick up after your dog – don’t make us call the “poolice” on you…


  Guest Shuttle

Thanks to our friends at Polaris. Guests can now get around the Mountain Games venue much easier with the official Polaris Guest Shuttle.

Pickup times & Locations: TBD


Public Restrooms are available in both the Vail Village and Lionshead Parking Structures, at Mountain Plaza, at the southern end of Wall Street in Vail Village, across from the Lionshead Ticket Office, and at Main Registration (Golden Peak Base Lodge).

If the summer sun is getting to you, check out the new shaded rest zone at Checkpoint Charlie near the International Bridge in Vail Village.


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VAIL, COLORADO

Vail visitors and residents share and value a lifestyle that combines one of the best alpine resorts in the world with a friendly, small-town feel. From hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter, there’s always something to do in Vail. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 1,100 acres of open space; 350,000 surrounding acres of national forest, crowned by 5,289 skiable acres on one of the largest and best ski mountains in the world; 17 miles of recreation paths; countless special events, the highest botanical gardens in the world, and an award winning amphitheater.

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