COLORADO – VAIL
Weather in Colorado – Vail
The Vail summers are warm while the winters are cold. From November to February, the temperature is almost always below freezing with annual snowfall of about 200 inches. There are occasional road closures. During summer, the temperature is in the 70s (21 degrees C) although it can get up into the 80s (26 degrees C) on particularly warm days.
Getting to and from Colorado – Vail
Travelers heading to Vail will enter via Eagle County Airport near Gypsum, which is about 35 miles from Vail. There are buses and car rentals available to get from the airport to Vail. The city of Vail features a free shuttle bus system that includes one hybrid-electric bus.
What to bring to Colorado – Vail
Vail is one of the biggest ski destinations in the United States. During winter, travelers will want to pack their warmest clothing – thermals, turtlenecks, sweaters, ski jackets and coats. Don’t forget to bring along all snow gear and ski or snowboarding equipment. Summers are warmer, but there is a chilly breeze high in the mountains, so sweaters and jackets will be necessary.
Things to do in Colorado – Vail
Vail has a host of exciting outdoor activities all year round. During summer there are family-friendly festivals, concerts and other forms of live entertainment. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking and nature walks. Winter brings the ski season along with winter horseback rides, dog sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling and along with many other snow sports and winter activities. Luxurious spas are a popular year-round activity in Vail.
Staying safe and healthy in Colorado – Vail
Vail has excellent medical care and facilities including treatment centers, hospitals, pharmacies and emergency services. Bring along sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles to protect skin and eyes from the summer sun and snowy glare.
Time zone and currency in Colorado – Vail
Colorado is in the U.S. Mountain time zone where it is always two hours behind New York (Eastern U.S.). Like most U.S. states, Colorado observes Daylight Savings Time, which runs from March to November. Standard currency in Colorado is the U.S. dollar.