The Bridge Street Ski Haus team is committed to making your visit to Vail and the Colorado mountains a true VACATION. And we know preparing for a winter vacation to the mountains provides unique challenges.
Vail is nestled in the White River National Forest in the Gore Range of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 8,120 at the base, and 11,570 at the summit. Living and playing at altitude includes dry air, bright sunshine, blowing snow, cold temperatures, and high altitudes.
Chris Cremer, General Manager of Bridge Street Ski Haus previously lived out east and flew to Colorado to ski before moving to the mountains full time. Chris’ personal experience, along with hundreds of Vail travelers he’s helped, has helped him create the perfect travel and packing strategy.
Here is his expert travel packing strategy:
What other mountain-specific items need to make it into the travel bag?
What is good to pack for après ski, and other Vail events?
Dinner out, a concert at the Vilar Center, strolling around town, or lounging around the piano bar – what to wear? In fashion-forward Vail, jeans are fine at even the most elegant restaurant when paired with a stylish sweater or jacket and scarf – a little jewelry can provide the bling you’ll feel good about. Layered knits, scarves, faux fur vests, elegant jackets and cute hats make a great statement.
Men’s style is typically a cozy sweater, button down shirt, and jeans or wool slacks. Sorel or Ugg boots are comfortable and stylish, but the streets of Vail are heated, so if you stay in town, you can get away with leather boots if we don’t get hit with a massive snowstorm during your stay.
Here is a fun Pinterest graphic of a typical ladies’ Vail style guide. Enjoy your trip to the Colorado mountains and the Town of Vail – we look forward to seeing you!
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