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When you think of spring break, you probably think about sandy beaches and sunburns. If you are looking for the ultimate unique spring break experience, Vail has it! As the effects of COVID-19 continues to challenge us in our day-to-day lives, there is still much adventure to be had here in Colorado. Skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing are just a few of the obvious Vail activities. You can always count on shopping and a night life here in the Valley. Many of the annual social events are still uncertain if they will be able to proceed, but here are some exciting activities that are a must while still staying safe.

While many compliances have been put in place such as reduced capacities in transit and public areas, mask mandates and private gathering curfews, the town of Vail is working hard to ensure the safety of its residence and visitors.

Skiing and snowboarding are an obvious adventure choice when visiting Vail and luckily there is typically still snow during spring break. Not only does this activity offer alluring views and quite the adrenaline rush, it is also a safe way to comply with social distancing. Check out UBSki to find some all-inclusive spring break packages.

Another way to take in the charming views of the Rocky Mountains is hiking and snowshoeing. Colorado is home to some of the world’s most renown trails. AllTrails is a great place to find Vail’s best hiking trails. You can also visit Walking Mountains Science Center, who offer free, guided backcountry snowshoe tours.

A group of Snowshoes
Image Courtesy of Walking Mountains Science Center

Vail offers many other day time activities. Tubing is a simple yet thrilling way to spend your afternoon in Vail. This is a great way for you or your children to take a leisurely day away from the ski slopes.

At this point you might be wondering when I am going to get to the night life. Vail has a lot to offer when it comes to après-ski spots. For heavenly hand-roasted coffee, tantalizing craft cocktails and locally sourced meats and produce, Slope Room by Gravity Haus is the spot. If you are looking for something a little more casual look no further than Bart & Yeti’s; a local pub that is has been around for 38 years in Vail. This spot offers local music and a full bar.

While Vail’s nightlife is a great way to end your day on the slopes, I want to remind you the importance of COVID-19 compliance: Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth, keep 6ft between you and others around you, wash hands thoroughly and often, follow any rules that Vail and businesses put into place, if you do not feel well or have a fever, stay home. Vail makes its revenue from our tourists and we want to stay open and continue to provide these experiences for our visitors. With that mind, get out there and explore!

Trail Map | Vail Ski Resort
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