Skiing and Snowboarding at Beaver Creek and Vail
Avon, Colorado sits at the heart of Colorado’s best ski country, bounded on either side by Beaver Creek Ski Resort and Vail Ski Resort, so it’s no surprise the top things to do in Vail, Colorado are centered on the slopes within easy reach of our affordable hotel. Skiers and snowboarders of all ages and experience levels can enjoy thrills of all varieties: Each ski area features beginner, intermediate and advanced runs. The pair of resorts features more than 300 runs combined and each receives more than 300 inches of snowfall each year, providing plenty of fresh powder. There’s plenty of frosty winter things to do in Vail, CO.
Exploring Adventure Ridge
Adventure Ridge brings snow activities to new heights, supplying a kids-only snowmobile track, a slope full of slick tubing lanes, a ski biking course, a bungee trampoline, and delicious dining for the whole family at Bistro Fourteen. Head up the mountain at any time during the day or night on the gondola to partake in the wealth of Vail activities available at the football stadium-sized snow park. Adventure Ridge is conveniently located at Vail Ski Resort just a short distance east of our Vail hotel. During the summer months, Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain offers activities for kids and families. For a special thrill, try the mile-long “Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster” experience.
Taking in the Performing Arts
The Vilar Performing Arts Center, one of the Rockies’ top all-purpose entertainment venues, is located at Beaver Creek Resort, just minutes from Comfort Inn Vail. The intimate 530-seat theatre hosts a wide variety of performances year-round, ranging from jazz to comedy to Broadway musicals to family-oriented shows. No matter what you are looking for in a night of entertainment, there are lots of things to do in Vail, CO at the Vilar!
Snowmobiling in the Rockies
Enjoy the scenic Rocky Mountain views snowmobiling with one of the areas many outdoor adventure providers. Guided tours and individual snowmobile rentals are available throughout our beautiful area while you stay at one of the best hotels Vail has to offer!
The Eagle River’s clear waters provide fly fishermen with prime year-round catch and release trout fishing. Fish miles of crystal clear waters – and start just a few blocks from our Avon hotel! Nottingham Lake, one block from our hotel, offers lakefront catch and release fishing and paddle boat rentals throughout the summer.
Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Tubing and Paddle Boarding on the Eagle River
The Eagle River is only a few blocks away from the Comfort Inn Avon and offers a variety of water sports activities. Several local vendors offer rafting and tubing floats down the Eagle, while the Town of Avon recreation department offers kayaking lessons and manages the Avon Whitewater Park. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or a curious sightseer, Avon’s Whitewater Park offers an exhilarating and fun freestyle kayaking experience. Located just blocks south of the town center, directly under “Bob the Bridge” on Avon Road, Avon’s Whitewater Park is 350 feet in length. The Park offers a spectator viewing terrace and large flat boulders along the river’s edge for seating. In keeping with the humor of the name of the bridge that hovers above the park, the three water features are aptly named, Baby Bob, Bob Jr., and Bob Sr. Whitewater Park offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced paddling opportunities.
Dining at Beano’s Cabin
A refined Beaver Creek tradition, Beano’s Cabin is an upscale restaurant tucked away in a placid Rocky Mountain meadow. The dining venue features breathtaking views from its wraparound deck seating area and an award-winning menu stocked with gourmet organic options and fine wines.
Afternoon on Ice
There are several public ice skating rinks located in the area. Beaver Creek Village, Vail Village and Dobson Ice Arena are all wonderful venues offering skating fun for the whole family. Maybe catch a local hockey game one evening, too!
Shopping the Day Away
Vail is not only a destination for outdoor explorers; it’s a treasure trove of stellar shopping opportunities. Beaver Creek Village offers several world-class art galleries, restaurants, clothing and ski shops and more! Vail Village and Lionshead have an abundance of shops and restaurants to enjoy and the Shops at Solaris is an upscale retail center featuring boutique shops like Betteridge Jewelers, de corato and Vail Style, among others. Just west of our hotel sits the Edwards Riverwalk, home to authentic local businesses like Brush Creek Dry Goods, Ptarmigan Sports and Alpine Artisans.
Learning About the History of Colorado’s Favorite Pastime
The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame is a great place to spend the day exploring the rich history of skiing and snowboarding, the two most popular and exciting Rocky Mountain sports. For a suggested donation of just $5, you can check out exhibits on the history of Vail, the Winter Olympics and the sports’ pioneers.