Charming, pedestrian friendly Vail Village has everything you could need or want right at your fingertips. The heart of Vail is located at the base of the ski mountain, home to Gondola One, and has undergone a great transformation with the renovation and construction of dozens of properties. The Village, with its heated cobblestone streets and quaint European architecture, invites you to discover world-class fine dining, art galleries, local boutiques and luxury retail. In addition to the tremendous variety of shopping and dining, Vail Village hosts sporting and cultural events, festivals, and concerts year-round. These include the Burton US Open, The GoPro Mountain Games, Gourmet on the Gore, Sunday Summer Farmer's Markets, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail International Dance Festival and free winter and summer outdoor concert series at the stunning Solaris Plaza.
Adjacent to Vail Village alongside Gore Creek, Lionshead - named after a rock formation atop the mountain - also offers tremendous dining and shopping in addition to convenient proximity to the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Lionshead Village has undergone major improvements over the past decade including the development of the Arrabelle - housing a luxury hotel and condominiums as well as shops and restaurants. Lionshead, with its Alpine architecture and cobblestone streets is equally as convenient to winter and summer events and activities as well as being a charming pedestrian village.