Both non-skiers and those with ski-weary legs will love snowshoeing's inherent quiet and gentle, enjoyable pace, perfect for exploring Vail's mountainous winter wonderland.
Vail snowshoeing trails access pristine snow-covered peaks and meadows. Tours leave from both resorts and ample backcountry trails make planning do-it-yourself trips easy.
Where to go
Vail Resort - Nordic Sports Center on Golden Peak
The Nordic center at Vail Resort offers daily group snowshoeing tours at 10am. Call 970-754-3200 for details.
Vail Resort - Walking Mountains Science Center at the Nature Discovery Center
The Walking Mountains Science Center at the Nature Discovery Center is located at the top of Vail Mountain and offers two snowshoeing adventures in the winter months. A daily guided snowshoe tour leaves at 2pm or try a Moonlight Snowshoe Tour on select full moon nights throughout the season. Call 970-827-9725 for details.
Beaver Creek - McCoy Park
Go to McCoy Park at the top of Strawberry Park Express Lift and explore part of its 32 km of trails on your own or join a guided snowshoe tour. Call 970-754-5313 for details.
Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area
The Winter Recreation Area at the top of Vail Pass is open to snowshoers, cross country skiers, and snowmobilers. You'll need to purchase a day pass at the trailhead to access, but this area offers some of the best views around.
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