With breathtaking scenery and more than 300 days of sunshine every year, the Vail Valley is an adventure paradise in Colorado's stunning Rocky Mountains. Enjoy infinite outdoor and indoor activities, from world-class skiing and snowboarding to golf and cultural events. Savor the spirit of Alpine Skiing at Beaver Creek, the Birds of Prey World Cup ski race, Vail International Dance Festival, Bravo! Music Festival, Oktoberfest, and Ford Park's outdoor amphitheater's Hot Summer Nights concert series. Discover a shopper's paradise in the boutiques, art galleries, ski and sporting good stores and specialty shops in the quaint towns and villages of Vail, Avon, Beaver Creek, Minturn, and Eagle. Whether you crave mountain adventure, creative cuisine, music, or the rush of fresh powder, you'll discover exciting things to do in the Vail, Colorado area. And it's just moments away.Vail Mountain Resort - Known as one of the largest ski resorts in the world, Vail Mountain Resort features more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed ski terrain on the planet. It is also home to Epic Discovery, offering an array of thrilling activities including an alpine coaster, zip lines, tubing, and climbing towers. Beaver Creek Resort - North America's World Cup Mountain is a modern, custom-designed resort with the cozy, unhurried feel of an alpine village. Perfect for family ski vacations. Beaver Creek regularly wins awards and accolades for its food, wine, service, safety standards, and environmental efforts. The resort's friendly staff are trained not just to provide what guests want, but to anticipate it. Town of Avon - Eight miles west of Vail, the charming Town of Avon is the gateway to the Beaver Creek Resort. Avon offers paved recreational paths around Nottingham Park, along Eagle River and throughout town, as well as dirt single-track trails on the northwest side of town in the West Avon Preserve. The paved pathways and dirt trails provide opportunities to walk, jog or bike while enjoying the mountain landscape. The Performance Pavilion at H. A. Nottingham Park is a year-round cultural and entertainment venue that hosts festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, theater performances and private events. Nottingham Park - This beautiful park in Avon offers 48 acres of scenic, open space for outdoor recreation. The park features paths for walking, jogging, biking and in-line skating, a 9-hole disk golf course, a playground, two athletic fields, three tennis courts, basketball courts and a softball field. In the summer, enjoy fishing, paddle-boating, stand-up-paddle boarding, and swimming in the lake or relaxing on the sandy beach. You'll also find two sand volleyball courts next to the beach on the north side of the lake, picnic tables and BBQ grills.