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Vail offers plenty of activities in winter, summer

Carol Lawrence/The Gazette 1/7/04 With a total of 5,289 skiable acres, Vail is the largest ski area in Colorado. At the Lionshead base area you can ride up to the Eagle's Nest on the Eagle Bahn Gondola that can hold up to twelve passengers. The base area offers, shops, cafes, bars as well as lodging. The mountain is host to international tourists who come from all over , to quote another skier who was in the gondola, "to ski the biggest and the best." Photo by Photographer