You sure won’t be let down by Vail shopping opportunities! Vail shops’ inventory includes luxurious, swoon-worthy cashmere to coveted gold and diamond-encrusted jewelry, quirky cotton t-shirts to high-performance technical wear that will keep you warm on the mountain or at an outdoor concert.
The bulk of Vail shopping takes place right in the heart of Vail Village and Lionshead. Stroll over the covered bridge and you‘ll be greeted by Vail Mountain in the near distance and art galleries, clothing boutiques, jewelry stores and even an old-fashioned candy store luring you in from both sides of this pedestrian-only village. Very few chain stores make the Vail cut, so every store is unique and offers a special perspective.
Of course, when in Vail, you may want to try out new gear. Float through powder on new skis, zip up the latest technical ski jacket, lace up ankle-supporting hiking boots. Lionshead and Vail shops cater to gear junkies, and the sales staff can wax eloquent about the latest and greatest fabrics, cuts and styles – and why you need them.
Vail Shopping … Something for Everyone
Not everyone gets quite so excited about gear, which is just fine when you’re in Vail. Bring home fine china, soft linens, quality housewares and maybe even a memento from the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens’ shop.
Continue west toward Lionshead, where more shoe stores, performance-wear shops, ski and snowboard stores, bakeries, coffee shops and ice creameries provide a strong temptation!
The West Vail mall area on the north side of the highway offers grocery stores, liquor stores and fast-casual dining experiences.