Winter Activities

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Beauty & Adventure of Vail

Vail is in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. From skiing and snowshoeing to dog sledding and ice skating, there is no end to the adventures you can experience here. Contact the Sonnenalp Concierge team for more information on activities available during your visit.

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From Our Family to Yours, Happy Holidays



Holiday Event Calendar

Vail Jazz Winter Series

Ludwig’s Terrace will be transformed into an elegant alpine jazz club for an evening of stunning entertainment and spectacular dining. Events feature two 75-minute seatings of music and full dinner service with favorites from the bully ranch menu, a selection of fine wine, and signature cocktails.

First Seating: doors open 5:30pm, music 6:00pm
Second Seating: doors open 8:00pm, music 8:30pm

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 | Phil Wiggins + George Kilby, Jr. | soulful harmonica blues
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 | Julien Labro + Olli Soikkeli Quartet | dizzying gypsy jazz
  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 | Dave Tull CD Release Party | acclaimed drummer, witty lyricist
  • Wednesday, Apr. 11 | Joe McBride: Tribute to Ray Charles | honoring an r+b legend

Tickets: $40 at or 970-479-6146

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Ski & Snowboard

Experience world-class skiing and riding at Vail

  • 5,289 acres of terrain
  • 33 lifts
  • Multiple terrain parks, including a 22 foot half pipe
  • Vail’s famous “Back Bowls”

Sonnenalp Ski Concierge

The Sonnenalp Hotel proudly offers our guests an enhanced ski experience through our exclusive Sonnenalp Ski Concierge, boasting a private lounge, secure lockers and personalized service. Designed to offer you an inviting and comfortable one-stop experience, the Sonnenalp Ski Concierge at Bridge Street Skihaus boasts top of the line rentals for ski and snowboard equipment, jackets and helmets along with the latest technology for tuning, repairs and waxing in a private setting just steps from the lifts. Whether you opt to bring your own gear or choose from over 500 brand new demo skis, the facilities and enhanced services of our dedicated Ski Concierge onsite team are in place to optimize your skiing and snowboarding vacation.


Guided Snowshoe Adventures

The Sonnenalp Activities Department offers guided snowshoe adventures throughout the winter months on the many trails surrounding Vail in the White River National Forest. Please contact the concierge for details.

Guided Snowshoe Tours | 9:30-12:30 | $50
Monday through Friday

Sunday | 12:oo-3:oopm

Come explore the Vail Valley on a peaceful 2 hour hike through the Rocky Mountain wilderness. Whether you are curious and unaccustomed to hiking through snow or a backcountry snowshoe fanatic, our scenic trails, quality equipment and professional guides are waiting to be used by you. Signup required, please contact the concierge.

Dining Experience at The Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

Wednesdays  |  4:30-9:45pm est. return

Hungry for an exceptional dining experience above and beyond metro-cuisine scene?  Take a refreshing one mile ski or snowshoe hike to the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse and savor an elegant evening of four-course dining in an idyllic backcountry setting.  The Cookhouse is “off the grid”, heated by a wood stove, candle light and propane lanterns create a truly unique dining experience. Please contact the concierge to sign up.



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