The central village area has a strong Austrian/Alpine character reminiscent of some of the famous Austrian resorts. Many of the Vail Village restaurants and coffee shops carry through this theme and you can enjoy some traditional Austrian style dishes and cakes; great comfort eating for those cold winter days. We encourage every visitor to Vail to sample some of the Alpenrose delights – the pastries are delicious. If you fancy something different, Vail is home to some of the finest culinary mountain indulgences. Matsuhisa offers a Japanese/Sushi palette with Peruvian influences, while Sweet Basil is a classic in Vail; renowned for delivering consistent and imaginative fine dining year after year. The village hosts a very wide range of cuisine to appeal to all ages and tastes.
Vail is always full of energy and vibrancy; the younger generation responds to this, perfecting their sport during the day and honing their party skills at night. Nightlife is focused mainly around the Vail Village bars starting with Happy Hour, where there is often live music. The younger set gathers here to be with old friends and to make some new ones. St Patrick’s Day is a particular evening of fun following a hard day of mountain sport dressed in “the green”.
Even for non-skiers, many delights are on offer. Vail Village shops include clothing stores, jewelry, art and furs; indulge in a spa day or keep trim at one of the many fitness facilities or snowshoeing. Bol is a unique bowling experience. Within the village there are coffee shops to relax in and the library is a fantastic spot to curl up with a book for the day.
Vail has something for everyone.