Vail International Frequently Asked Questions

Important Info for the Vail Area

Can I walk to the lifts in Vail?

Yes – It is a 5 – 7 minute walk to the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead. There is also a free shuttle that stops at the Dobson Ice Arena, which is behind the Vail International condos that goes to Vail Village and Golden Peak.

How far is the free bus?

Vail’s free in town shuttle bus stops in front of the Dobson Ice Arena which is just below the property.  Hours are usually 6:30 am – 1:30 am.

How do I get to the property from I-70?

Get off at the main Vail exit, 176, and head west on the South Frontage Road. Take a left just past the Lionshead Parking Structure on East Lionshead Circle. Follow this road and bear left when you see the Dobson Ice Arena and Vail International will be on your right.

Do you offer free WiFi?

 We offer free WiFi throughout the property with access points in each unit.

Is there a pool at the property?

We have an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, with southern views to Vail mountain. The pool is open in the summer and winter and the outdoor hot tub is open year round.

Is there a workout room at the property?

We have a small workout room with several machines.

What is your maid service?

We provide limited daily service for towels and trash.

Do you allow pets?

We do not have any pet friendly units at Vail International.

Are there washer/dryers at Vail International?

There are common area washer/dryers on the property and several condos have them in the units.

Do you offer free parking at Vail International?

One complimentary space will be provided with each 2 bedroom condominium.  The Lionshead Parking Structure is located next to the property and rates are $50 per 24 hours in the winter and free in the summer during the day. There is a $25 charge for overnight parking at the structure in the summer.

How far is the Vail Hospital and the Steadman Clinic?

The Vail Hospital and the Steadman Clinic are a two minute walk from the Vail International condos.

How far is the Dobson Ice Arena?

The Dobson Ice Arena is adjacent to the Vail International condos.

Can you help with discount lift tickets?

It is best to purchase your lift tickets prior to arriving in Vail.  Vaill offers deals on tickets that are purchased 7+ days prior to arrival. Buy some version of an Epic Pass before the ski season starts in November.

Can you help with discount ski rentals?

Our guests get special rates at Performance Ski Rentals in Lionshead which offers storage of skis and poles. 

Do you have space for luggage storage if I ship my gear in advance?

We have very limited space to store luggage before your arrival or after your departure.  If you ship luggage, ski equipment or other items to Vail International and it arrives more than 48 hours prior to your check in day, there will be a charge of $5 per day, per item.

You can also use the TripHero shipping service. They will ship your equipment and deliver it to your condo for your day of arrival.  If you make multiple ski trips to Vail, they will also store your bags in their facility in Eagle for you between trips for a rate that is less than the cost of checking your bags twice!

Is there a taxi service in Vail?

High Mountain Taxi has 6 passenger vehicles with luggage racks and offers local service in Vail and to and from the Eagle (EGE)Airport, 970-524-5555.

Should I drive from the airport or take a shuttle?

The property is walking distance to the lifts and there is a free in town shuttle. You don’t need to have a car when you’re staying at Vail International, but we do offer free outdoor parking for up to one vehicle per unit. Epic Mouintain Express offers regulary scheduled shuttle service from Denver (DEN) and the Vail-Eagle (EGE) airports to Vail. Click here to book online in advance and save up to 5%.

What is the closest grocery store to Vail International?

The Market at Vail is located across from the bus stop at the Lionshead Parking Structure. It’s a mini grocery store with fresh foods, sandwiches and drinks. There are also two full size grocery stores, City Market and Safeway, in West Vail (3 miles).

Is there a grocery delivery service available?

Ski Country Grocer offers a delivery service for groceries and liquor. You can order in advance on their website and your groceries will be delivered to your condo and waiting for you upon your arrival.

Is it legal to smoke marijuana in Colorado?

It is legal to smoke in private accommodations but all of our units are non smoking. It is not permitted to smoke in public nor on Forest Service property, ie: Vail Mountain.

Can I legally buy marijuana in Colorado?

 The sale of marijuana is legal to those over the age of 21. There are not any retail stores in Vail, but there are several in Eagle Vail which is about 6 miles west of Vail.

Is your property good for ski groups?

We can accommodate approximately 40 people for a ski group in the winter.  Several of our 2BR condos have 4 beds so that 4 guys can each have their own bed.  We also have several larger 3BR units that have 6 beds.

Is your property good for hockey teams?

We are adjacent to the Dobson Ice Arena and have hosted many teams that have played in tournaments at Dobson.

Is your property good for sports teams?

Our 2BR/2BA condos have full kitchens so that you can feed hungry players. There is also an outdoor pool and hot tub for athletes to relax.

Is Vail International a good property for families?

Our 2BR/2BA condos typically have a King or Queen in the master bedroom and 2 Twins in the  2nd bedroom as well as a full kitchen. Kids like our outdoor pool!

Are all of your units the same?

Each condo is individually owned and the decor and furnishing varies from unit to unit. You can see photos of each of the units on our website.

Can I buy a condo at Vail International?

There are usually several are for sale at any one time. Please contact Snowden Smith, General Manager/Broker, 970-476-5200.