Fresh Tracks New Year’s Skiing Season Guide to Vail

With Christmas gone and the New Year upon us, the wheels are in motion for the skiing season in Vail, Colorado. With the hope that the pandemic comes to end at the end of 2020. We at Fresh Track Transportation wish that the new year be full of health and adventure for you.

It’s the start of 2021 and the skiing season is also on the verge in Colorado. End boredom and hours spent in isolation by planning a trip to Colorado. Need a guide from where to start? Then, let’s get you started with a 5-day trip plan to Vail, Colorado.

Traveling to Vail with Fresh Tracks Transportation

If you are planning to reach Vail, Colorado by air. Using Fresh Tracks, you can either book a flight straight to Eagle County Regional Airport or through Denver International Airport. It takes about an hour on a car from Eagle County to reach Vail.

Whereas it takes less than two and a half hours from Denver International Airport to Vail. You might have to book a connecting ride from Frisco to Vail while coming from Denver. Make sure you do check out the rates to plan your budgets.

If you are planning to rent a car drive yourself then getting an SUV is the best option to help you get around the mountains. Do ensure that you are carrying the right stuff with you. It is recommended that you take camelback backpacks, jeans, sunscreen, hiking boots, Chacos, athletic clothes, Patagonia fleeces, and a DSLR to capture breathtaking views and your memorable moments.

Day 1: Where to stay?

You can save a day if you book your hotel in advance so that when you arrive at your destination you don’t waste much time but take some rest and then head to the mountains. Some of the resting places like One Willow, The Arrabelle at Vail Square, or Four Season are good places to stay.

After a good meal and some rest. If you have enough time, then book your jeep tour with Mountain Wolf Jeep Adventures. Go off-road and enjoy breathtaking views. While at night, enjoy dinner at the German restaurant “Almresi” and call it day. Don’t wait, reserve your bookings now!

Day 2: Get on the mountain!

Start your day with breakfast at Tavern and get on the mountain then, enjoying skiing. If you are a beginner or intermediate, then hire a skiing guide. Moreover, if you have kids along with you then check them into Lionshead or at Golden Peak that is Vail’s world-class ski and snowboard school.

When the kids are settled, you can head over to Game Creek Desk.  Another option is to head towards Mid Vail Ski School Desk for a free mountain tour.  When you are done with skiing then take time to have a drink on your way to Tavern on the Square to revel in Vail’s après scene.

Explore around for world-class dining options and our recommendation is Sweet Basil. You can dine at Eagles Nest with a lot of options. While the kids will be having their lunch with the skiing school class.

Day 2: Trail Hikes

There are many engaging activities to do in Vail for people of all ages. These include race day, SKI-ECOLOGY, and adventures in the terrain park. Additionally, Vail village has something that fits everyone’s taste. However, on this day plan your breakfast in Lionshead Village at The Little Diner.

It’s a spot from where you can get your kids back to ski school and you can take off to the Vail’s front side visiting Born Free, Bwana, and Simba. While for excellent tree skiing you can visit Mountaintop Express and the Northwoods. For hikers, Vail village provides good hiking trails.

Betty Food Park is a must-visit in case you are traveling in summer because you will get to see the most beautiful flowers. Check out other ski shuttles services as well

You can have a great lunch in the Northwoods at Buffalo’s Restaurant. While, after that, you can go to Adventure Ridge with your family and loved ones. This ride is free after 3:30 p.m. There are numerous fun activities to do at Adventure Ridge such as ski biking, snow tubing, and more. For the dinner, you must not miss Mountain Standard.

Day 4: Train Ride

If you are looking for coffee, then go to Yeti’s Coffee and have your breakfast at Westside Cafe. Head towards Leadville and enjoy the scenic train ride. A train ride nearby Leadville would be a nice way to enjoy views and history. If you are not down with just that then visiting the Famers market is also a great option to spend some quality time early in the morning in Vail Village prior to the train ride.

Day 5: Visit the Back Bowls, Blue Sky Basin, & Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame

For your last day of the trip, have your breakfast at Big Bear Bistro. Then get on with your trip to Back Bowls and Blue-Sky Basin and make most of your day. Lunch at Two Elk Lodge is highly recommended. After Lunch, visit Colorado Ski & Snowboard and Museum in Vail Village. Moreover, have a good dinner at Bistro Fourteen and finish your day with ice-skating. Book your Ski Shuttles to Vail.


I hope this skiing season guide helps you plan your trips in an effective and organized manner. Book Denver to Vail ski shuttles with Fresh Tracks transportation services at affordable rates.

Note: This year we are not offering the service in Vail.