An iconic mountain resort known globally for its unmatched terrain and vibrant villages, it’s little wonder that Vail can lure attendees by name alone. Your group will revel in this extraordinary mountain destination, where blue skies and sun are found more than 300 days a year. After riding up the gondola, pick up attendees in a snowcat for high-altitude dining at a European-style chalet serving fresh Colorado ingredients and spectacular views of the Sawatch Range.
“We have never met a more professional and classy group of people. Your management staff is incredible. They made everything for us completely stress free. They were always smiling and asking how they can help - and it was genuine, not just part of their job. I never had to worry about a thing! I think you will see some of our folks coming back in the spring, summer and fall seasons, because they didn’t realize there was so much to do - other than ski!”
Robert Spicer, TriSept Corporation
A group event in Vail is a refreshing retreat to the awe inspiring rocky mountains and a break from the hectic pace of everyday life. Vail’s idylic alpine villages envelop guests in charming European architecture, and a casual yet cosmopolitan vibe. No matter the season, Groups can design their mountain adventure from a vast menu of experiences. From a private guided ski tour before the mountain opens, to taking the ropes course or zip line challenge atop Vail Mountain, relaxing at the spa, or ending the day with a mountain-top farm to table dinner, the opportunities to motivate, thank, appreciate, and create with your group are endless.
Vail's Signature Properties, The Lodge at Vail, The Arrabelle at Vail Square, The Ritz Carlton Residences, Vail and the Austria Haus Hotel are a collection of ultra-luxury slopeside hotels, authentic alpine chalets, and sumptuous residential retreats featuring state of the art spas and unique indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces.
Not only is Vail the centerpiece of North America’s mountain experiences, its geographic location lies in the direct center of the state of Colorado. Attendees can fly directly into Vail Valley at the Vail/Eagle County Airport, just 35 miles away. Or, fly into Denver International Airport, located 2 hours away. Groups will hop onto the Epic Mountain Express shuttle, outfitted with complimentary Wifi, for a spectacularly scenic drive to the resort.
Elevation: 8,120 ft (2,476 m)
The Vail group experience extends far beyond the ski slopes and high-country trails. Few mountain destinations can rival Vail in the sheer amount of après-meeting activities and diversions. The idyllic Vail Village and Lionshead Village are reminiscent of Bavarian ski towns, with their cobblestone streets lined with cafes, boutiques, and galleries. After your group is finished skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or biking, they’ll dine on modern Alpine cuisine, stroll along heated walkways, get around by Vail’s complimentary bus service, and be treated to exciting cultural events, including performances by Bolshoi Ballet and New York Philharmonic.
The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort® combines the timeless elegance and old-world village charm of Europe’s grand resorts with the romance and alluring style of Vail’s world-renowned alpine heritage. With its awe-inspiring setting and ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain, The Arrabelle at Vail Square is the ideal location for your next business meeting, group seminar or corporate retreat. For both incentive and client entertainment trips, Vail is the ultimate playground with the world class business accommodations you need.
At the legendary Lodge at Vail, experience a classic
mountain lodge with a premier slope-side location in the heart of Vail Village and next to Gondola One. The Lodge at Vail is the ideal alpine resort destination offering 165 rooms, 10,350-square-feet of gathering space, dedicated event planners and group coordinators, state-of-the-art technology and gourmet catering. It will surpass your highest expectations.
After a $25 Million renovation, discover the reimagined Vail Marriott Mountain Resort with newly redesigned hotel rooms and meeting spaces. Conveniently located in the heart of Lionshead Village, our premier location offers easy access to Vail Mountain, as well as festivals, shopping, dining and more. Perfect for groups of all sizes, the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort boasts 12 event rooms, with over 27,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for events including business meetings, conferences, weddings, and receptions.
Genuine hospitality, a central Village location, quality and tradition combine to inspire an unforgettable guest experience at Austria Haus Hotel. The Hotel's pedestrian village location provides your group convenient access to local attractions, signature events, dining, shopping, skiing and more.
At The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail, we believe that luxury is more than exquisite furnishings, extraordinary amenities and a premier location in Lionshead Village; it's personal service, complete privacy and astute attention to every aspect of your stay. Your group will enjoy the leading service of the Ritz-Carlton Brand during your stay at Vail's premiere, luxury private residences.
The Town of Vail offers a variety of properties with meeting & event space. Here is a glimpse of all the properties that may be able to accommodate your needs. We are happy to connect you with any properties that are better suited for your needs.
Complementing our on-property meeting space, Vail offers incredible in-town and on-mountain venues that are sure to elevate your next event.
The newly developed Vail Square features unique shops, boutiques and galleries and numerous outstanding cafes, restaurants and bars—surrounding an ice-skating rink and fire pits in the winter months and an outdoor concert area and picturesque water features in the summer. Vail Square can also be booked for group and wedding event space.
Vail Mountain’s most exclusive dining experience is Game Creek. Take a short ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle’s Nest, where a snowcat (winter) or vehicle (summer) will escort you to our elegant, European-style chalet nestled in the heart of iconic Game Creek Bowl, where nature is your only neighbor.
Vail Mountain’s newest dining experience designed to capture magnificent mountain views in a relaxed atmosphere with a contemporary flair. Gondola One from Vail Village to Mid-Vail makes The 10th available for dinners and private events in the winter or summer.
At Vail, your group experience extends far beyond the mountain. Two lively base areas flank the mountain: Vail Village and Lionshead, filled with shops, world-class restaurants, bars and après hot spots. Linked by pedestrian-friendly heated streets and complimentary bus service, Vail’s villages are the perfect place for attendees to enjoy their free time, explore the abundant culinary experience and indulge in Vail’s renowned nightlife. In the winter you can ski from village to village and in the summer it is an easy stroll between them. The country’s largest free transportation system runs frequently and year round, connecting your attendees to either village without ever needing a car.
We will outline our lift ticket program and ensure you receive the special group rate when you have 20 or more skiers/snowboarders. We can assist in determining your needs, compile the order, and work with you to have them delivered to the hotel or registration area. Lift tickets are good at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. Rentals equipment can be arranged. Our knowledgeable staff will fit your guests with the latest equipment and we’ll even store it overnight for free.
Summer in the mountains is taking on a whole new feel as Epic Discovery debuts at Vail Mountain this year. Challenge yourself with thrilling activities like the Forest Flyer Alpine Coaster, Game Creek Aerial Adventure Canopy Tour, ziplines and adventure courses. Explore our natural playground and learn about local flora and fauna with Epic Discovery’s learn-through-play elements. In the winter, there’s snow-tubing, snowmobiling, ski biking, zipline, rebound trampoline and snowshoe tours.
Vail is an amazing location for mountain biking. Miles of scenic trails are accessible on Vail via the Eagle Bahn and Gondola One – and the adventurous can always ride up the mountain. With plenty of trails for every type of bike rider, Vail Mountain offers up adventure, challenge, and enjoyment for families, first timers, experts, and everyone in between. Bike and helmet rentals are available at both areas.
A group favorite, our dual EpicMix Race course sits on a gently rolling blue run adjacent to the Avanti Express Lift (#2). The Black Forest Race Arena has its own Poma lift to ensure quick access to racing at its best. Rent your group its own private race course for a fun activity on the slopes. Gold, silver, or bronze medals are awarded based on time, age, and gender. A race can easily be paired with a group lunch at the Black Forest Grill at the finish area.
Get the group’s exceptional Vail experience started off right with a private instructor. Our professional instructors can take up to six guests out on the mountain for a day of brushing up on fundamental skills, negotiating the bumps, or playing in the powder. Featuring top instructors in the industry, Vail Ski & Snowboard School leaves no one behind. Offerings include private and group instruction, specialized clinics, one-on-one coaching and other customized options.
Be the first to hit the slopes where pristine conditions awaits you! Give your group access to the untouched groomed runs and fresh snow on our Front Side plus an on-mountain breakfast. Your group will be the first to hit the mountain with three private lifts. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be treated to a private breakfast on the mountain!
Looking to leave your guests with a lasting impression? What better way than a private fireworks display to conclude an amazing evening on Vail Mountain. Fireworks can be coordinated with your private dinner at one of our on-mountain dining locations or one of the base areas.
Complimentary mountain tours for intermediate skiers and above are offered every morning at 10:30 am at Eagles Nest and Mid-Vail. Blue Sky Tours are offered at select times for strong intermediate and advanced skiers. For groups of 10 or more, advanced reservations are requested and easier to accommodate during the week. It’s a great way to spend the first day and learn about the mountain, the resort, and the history of the area.
Sculpted by the great Rocky Mountains, a number of championship golf courses are available during your stay, depending on where you are lodging. Guests at select properties are eligible to play the award winning Red Sky Golf Club, voted one of Golf Digest’s “Best 20 Golf Resorts”. Red Sky encompasses 700 acres of classic western landscape on two world-class courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Group tee times and tournaments are available.
Take a scenic ride up to the top of Vail Mountain for lunch or other activities via the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead or Gondola One in Vail Village. Let us transport you to a world of mountain peaks, wildflowers, Adventure Ridge family activities, outdoor barbecues, and more. The Rocky Mountains and our summer resort are waiting for you Group lift ticket rates are available and vary depending upon the size of the group.
Experience the great outdoors and try a hand at fishing in Colorado’s rivers and lakes. Professional guides can help improve technique or teach the basic skills of fishing to your group. Comprehensive fly fishing schools are offered as well as guided wade and float trips.
Vail Mountain is a great place to enjoy a hike with trails beginning at the base areas and others starting from the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola and Mid Vail. Don’t forget to stop up top at Talon’s Deck at Eagle’s Nest or the Mid Vail BBQ for refreshments or lunch on the patio with amazing views of the 14,000 ft Mount of the Holy Cross and the Gore Range! Half day and full day public hikes are available by reservation and private hikes can be customized for your group. Trail maps are also available for self-guided hiking on Vail Mountain.
From intimate gatherings to extravagant affairs, dazzle your guests with our luxurious dining offerings, enchant them with breathtaking alpine vistas, and treat them to a celebration that they will remember for years to come.
One of Vail’s most happening spots for delicious food and drink. Casual by day and refined at night, The Tavern is a mountain American grill inspired by the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. Offering indoor and outdoor seating with unmatched views of the mountain. The Tavern and the Great Room, featuring a two-story fireplace, are both available for a group buyout.
Vail Mountain’s newest dining experience designed to capture magnificent mountain views in a relaxed atmosphere with a contemporary flair. Gondola One from Vail Village to Mid-Vail makes The 10th available for dinners and private events in the winter or summer. The dining room can
seat up to 200 guests with additional seating possible by tenting the outdoor space.
Vail Mountain’s most exclusive dining experience is Game Creek. Take a short ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle’s Nest, where a snowcat (winter) or vehicle (summer) will escort you to our elegant, European-style chalet nestled in the heart of iconic Game Creek Bowl, where nature is your only neighbor. With the Dining Room seating up to 120 guests, Club Room seating up to 28 guests, and lower Bistro seating up to 60 guests, Game Creek has something to
offer groups of all sizes.
Elway’s, the Lodge’s premier restaurant, features USDA hand-cut prime steaks and an award-winning menu chock-full of Colorado lamb, fresh fish and creative side dishes. An affordable wine list boasts more than 350 selections, and the lively bar offers classic cocktails alongside unique appetizers. Available for group buyouts.
Cucina offers a daily traditional breakfast menu along with an après cocktail and appetizer menu by the new outdoor fire pit bar. Available for group buyouts.
Named after the view of the fourteen thousand foot Mount of the Holy Cross, Bistro Fourteen offers casual, sit-down dining with a full bar at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19). Perfect for lunch, après, or a post-Adventure Ridge appetite, Bistro Fourteen's variety of menu items has something for everyone. Available for group buyouts.
With the recent addition of Gondola One in Vail Village, guests can ride up Vail Mountain for a private event at Mid Vail. The outdoor patio is a perfect spot for a summer cocktail reception. Large windows provide a breath taking view of the Gore Range. Mid Vail can accommodate a group of up to 150 guests for a plated dinner, up to 300 guests for a buffet dinner or up to 400 guests for a standing cocktail reception.
Ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola from Lionshead to the top of Vail Mountain for your private event at the Marketplace. The closest venue to the Vail Wedding Deck and Adventure Ridge. The outdoor deck is a perfect spot for a cocktail reception in summertime and views of the surrounding mountain ranges are sure to impress all guests in any season. Large windows provide a panoramic view of the Gore Range with the lights of Vail in the Valley. Eagle’s Nest can accommodate a group of up to 150 guests for a plated dinner, up to 300 guests for a buffet dinner or up to 400 guests for a standing cocktail reception.