Transportation from Denver Airport to Vail
Vail Executive Cars offers reliable transportation from Denver Airport to Vail, Colorado. Once you arrive at DIA and collect your luggage, head to the 5th floor and out to one of the four taxi/limo starter stands. These are found at doors 504 and 510 on the west side, and at doors 507 and 513 on the east side.
Your vehicle will be waiting for you. However, if you have trouble locating your driver please call (970) 344-8444.
Our professionally trained driver will load your luggage and chauffeur you in a top of the line SUV that ensures maximum comfort and safety, so you can relax after a long trip.
All rides are scheduled specifically for your itinerary: departure time, arrival time, and any stops you need to make along the way.
Our custom car service is private, so you don’t have to share space with anyone you don’t know. The drive from Denver Airport to Vail is approximately two and a half hours.
About Vail Ski Resort
Vail Ski Resort is located near the town of Vail in Eagle County, Colorado. With 5,289 acres of one-of-a-kind skiable terrain, it’s the third largest mountain ski resort in the US, and an international destination for ski and snowboard enthusiasts.
With more than 300+ days of sunshine, 370+ inches of snow each year, and majestic views of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.
Vail Ski Resort opens in the middle of November and stays open until late April, providing a playground for snow and nature lovers.
Things to do in Vail (other than ski)
While many come for the world-class skiing, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Vail, Colorado. Here are some ideas…
#1.) See a show at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
During the summer months the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater hosts an array of cultural, community and entertainment events. This includes the internationally renowned Vail Dance Festival and free concerts on Tuesday nights during the Hot Summer Nights series.
#2.) Hike or Bike Vail Recreation Path
Located right in the middle of town, Vail Recreation Path includes over 15 miles of paved paths that connect Vail Village to East Vail. The paths are surrounded by 35,000 acres of national forest and glorious Vail scenery. Enjoy amazing views of alpine fields, aspen groves and the highest botanical gardens in the world.
#3.) River Rafting and Tubing
The Vail Valley provides exhilarating river rafting and family-friendly float trips. Guided tours are available on the Colorado River, Arkansas River and Eagle River. You can even tube or raft through Vail Village on Gore Creek.
#4.) Visit Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is the highest elevation botanical garden in the world to be found at 8,200 feet above sea level. The gardens are open to the public year round and admission is free. It’s a beautiful and peaceful place to take a leisurely walk through the gardens intertwining steams and unique alpine and mountain plants. Benches are included along the way to encourage relaxation in the surrounding beauty.
#5.) Horseback Riding Tours
Horseback riding is a great way to experience Vail’s incredible backcountry. Some places to consider include the White River National Forest, Piney River and Holy Cross Wilderness all of which provide horseback riding tours with stunning views.
Best Restaurants in Vail
Vail is also home to some truly elevated world-class dining and local breweries. Treat your taste buds with the following dining options.
The 10th Restaurant at Vail Mountain is located atop Gondola One in the middle of the resort. With crackling fires, a cozy bar and beautiful views of the Gorge Range, the 10th serves high-end rustic food choices that reflect the history of French, Swiss, Italian and Rocky Mountain cooking.
You can ski-in and ski-out or take a ride in the state-of-the-art Gondola One. In the summer season you can hike, bike or ride into the 10th to enjoy lunch on the sunny patio.
Flame is a modern mountain steakhouse located within the Four Seasons Resort. They offer an extensive menu of fresh, seared steaks, carved tableside and served with homemade sauces and rubs.
They specialize in farm-to-table cuisine that emphasizes seasonality and sustainability. In addition to steaks, Flame offers modern twists on classics such as elk corndogs and roasted kimchi Brussel sprouts.
Mountain Standard is a rustic and relaxed tavern setting that provides a unique dining experience as they cook most of your food over an open and live wood fire. It’s a perfect blend of first class flavor with a casual vibe.
The menu encompasses local, fresh ingredients that change with the season. Start with wood-fired mushrooms before digging into Rocky Mountain trout or lemongrass pork sausage. Their ever-evolving menu promises to delight throughout the year.
Sweet Basil is one of the oldest restaurants located in the heart of Vail Village. As a mountain favorite, they blend fine dining with captivating energy.
Their innovative menu includes seasonal American contemporary cuisine with diverse flavors and an impressive wine list.