11 Facts About Vail


Vail is a home rule municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States.

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Vail was incorporated in 1966, four years after the opening of Vail Ski Resort.

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Vail was wounded in Italy at the Battle of Riva Ridge but went on to become a professional skier after he recovered.

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In 1988 Vail opened China Bowl, making Vail the third largest ski area in North America.

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Vail has warm summers and cold winters because of its elevation.

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The main attraction in Vail is winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding on the mountain, in addition to snowmobiling and snowshoeing, among many other winter sports.

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Vail is developing as a cultural center, with various art and music venues active throughout the summer.

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Vail has a council-manager form of government and is led by a seven-member town council elected at-large.

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Flag of Vail is flown by government buildings and businesses in Vail.

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Vail is served by Eagle County Airport near Gypsum, 30 miles to the west.

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Vail is modeled on European ski towns, many of which are car-free, and the town is partially pedestrianized.

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