Vail was modeled after the mountain town of Zermatt in Switzerland. Here, you’ll truly feel as if you’re in the Swiss Alps with architecture boasting magnificent decorative woodwork, detailed doors and charming balconies. Some of the bars and eateries serve up Alpine cuisine, and of course, the majestic Rocky Mountains provide a similar Alps-style backdrop.
While winter is a popular time for skiers to visit, the summer months here are ideal too, with a multitude of scenic hiking trails as well as the chance to watch for all types of wildlife. Many of the lakes and streams are renowned for trout fishing, and after dark, you’ll find live music on many of the downtown restaurant’s pati