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The Lowdown on the FIS Championships: Where to Stay

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Alpine speed skiing has had roots in Vail and Beaver Creek since the day Vail Ski Area opened for skiers in 1962. Founded by a ski racer, Vail has hosted numerous ski racing events since. Come be part of history and experience the fourth FIS Alpine World Championships and ride with Peak 1 Express to get there! Next to the Olympics, this is the most highly rated ski racing event. From February 2-15, over 700 ski racers from more than 70 different countries will be in Vail for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships and fortunately, access to this event is 100% free. While the actual competitions will be taking place at Beaver Creek, Vail is playing host to the ceremonies and nightly events. 

downloadThe ski races and events will be taking place on designated areas of the mountain which will leave more than 90% of the mountain open for skiers and snowboarders. Even if you’re not interested in the ski races, Vail, Beaver Creek and even Breckenridge will provide a a great atmosphere during this time! Here’s the lowdown on where to stay during the FIS Championships. 

Beaver Creek Village

Known for it’s spectacular accommodations and amenities as well it’s easy lift access. This village features shops, art galleries, bars, and places to dine all linked together by heated walkways.

Bachelor Gulch

This is the premier lodging community in the Vail Valley. Guests will be immersed in the resort experience while enjoying luxurious lodging. These condominiums and private homes are located to provide village-to-village skiing.

 Arrowhead VillageAlpineClubw-snow

Amenities just steps away from lodging here include Arrowhead ski lift, a community pool, outdoor hot tub and fire pit, and the Broken Arrow and Vista restaurant. This is a great environment if you have young kids and you want them to be able to explore a safe and friendly village.

Avon Village

Conveniently located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, this village has convenient access to Avon’s shops and restaurants. This place also offers a shuttle service between Vail and Beaver Creek Villages.

Lodge at LionsheadLionSquare-Ext-North1 

This is Vail’s best full-service condominium property with Vail’s highest rated rental condos. These condos will give you a clear feeling of the “Colorado Style,” as well as a feeling that you’re right at home.