Photo of a Family Skiing in Vail Colorado around Christmastime.

The Christmas countdown has officially begun in Vail, Colorado, one of North America’s most festive holiday destinations. In May, Vail, Colorado, was accurately named “America’s best Christmas Town” by The Pioneer Woman. Frequent visitors often describe the ski town as a real-life Hallmark destination, with its natural beauty, rustic charm, friendly locals, and seemingly countless holiday-themed festivities. And the perfect place to spend Christmas in Vail, Colorado, is inside Elite Destination Homes’ luxurious Ski Home, a four-bedroom masterpiece that’s minutes from all of the snow-packed action and heartwarming Christmas gatherings.

Ski-son’s Greetings!

Photo of a Vail Ski Lift. Spend Christmas in Vail, Colorado!There’s no better way to usher in the jolliest season of the year than a full day on the slopes at the third largest ski area in the U.S. With over 5,000 acres of fresh powder at your disposal, you’ll never want to leave the mountain. Vail Mountain features three distinct sections: Blue Sky Basin, the “Front Side,” and the “Back Bowls.” The area receives approximately 350 inches of fresh snow each year, which lends itself to all 195 trails. With 31 lifts, you’ll never have to worry about finding a desired hill. However, “getting lost” on Vail Mountain is a fun way to spice up your holiday-themed family trip. This legendary terrain allures world-class athletes, practiced snowboarders, and young families alike. Be sure to take a gander at a trail map before your arrival; it will go a long way toward memorizing the topography.

Vail Village and Snowdays

Once December rolls around, Vail, Colorado, transforms into a Christmas wonderland. Homeowners and businesses alike hang vibrant Christmas lights and showcase eye-popping, automized decorations that would make Clark Griswold blush. Meanwhile, Coloradoans flock to Vail Snowdays at Ford Park, a four-day celebration that includes free concerts, an expo village, and after-dark parties. Last year, Modest Mouse and The Heart and the Heart graced the stage. Vail Village’s ice skating rink is like a scene out of a movie, making it one of the most romantic spots in town. Other annual Christmastime events include the Lantern Walk, Kris Kringle Market, Winterfest Ice Theater, Ugly Sweater 5K, and, of course, the Holiday Tree Lighting. This sample itinerary will give you a proper glimpse into the various festivities.

Spend Christmas in Vail, Colorado

Photo of the Mountains near the Vail Ski Home. Visit Vail Colorado During Christmas!Christmas in Vail, Colorado, is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The best part is that the holiday season runs throughout much of December, so you don’t have to vacation on the 24th and 25th. After all, those days should be celebrated with the family in the comfort of your luxurious Vail Ski Home, a visual masterpiece overlooking the Rocky Mountains. The Ski Home is a short distance from the slopes, Vail Village, countless restaurants, and an eclectic array of shops (for some last-minute Christmas shopping). The dog-friendly home itself boasts gas fireplaces, a ping-pong table, a poker table, four ensuite baths, off-site swimming access, free shuttles to the airport, a newly-renovated kitchen, and expansive decks, perfect for a hot cocoa or pumpkin spiced latte on a particularly warm afternoon. To inquire about a Christmas getaway to Vail, Colorado, please give us a call today at 651-389-3843.