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  • Bill Wright Tennis Center

    Summer | All Ages

    The Bill Wright Tennis Center offers a slice of heaven, eight Har-Tru clay courts with the Gore Range as a stunning backdrop. Open daily in the summer, the tennis center includes a full-service pro shop that rents rackets and courts, offers private lessons and provides clinics for all ages.

  • Indoor Volleyball Open Gym

    Friday nights during winter and spring | 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    VRD offers drop-in indoor volleyball on Friday evening at Red Sandstone Elementary School throughout the winter and spring months.

    2023-24 open gym for indoor volleyball starts on Friday, September 22.

    Dates: Friday nights throughout the winter/spring.

    Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    Location: Red Sandstone Elementary, 551 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657

    Cost: $6/person (10-day pass is available for volleyball/basketball/soccer for $50)

    Contact: 970-479-2280 or sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions

    Click here for info on Vail Rec District volleyball leagues.

     

  • Open Gym Basketball

    VRD offers drop-in basketball on Monday evening at Red Sandstone Elementary School throughout the winter and spring months.

    2023-24 open gym for indoor basketball starts on Monday, November 6. There is no open gym basketball on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

    Dates: Monday nights throughout the winter/spring.

    Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

    Location: Red Sandstone Elementary, 551 N Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657

    Cost: $6/person (10-day pass is available for volleyball/basketball/soccer for $50)

    Contact: 970-479-2280 or sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions

    Click here for info on the Vail Rec District basketball league.

  • Pickleball

    Year Round | All Ages

    The Vail Recreation District pickleball program is a year-round program with summer outdoor play at the Golden Peak Pickleball Center, and winter indoor play at Red Sandstone Elementary School. Lessons, drop-in play and summer camps are offered.

  • Public Skating & Public Hockey

    Year Round | All Ages

    Dobson Arena offers public skating and public stick-and-puck hockey. Dates and times vary, please see the schedule for upcoming sessions.

  • Soccer

    Tuesdays in winter (not available for 2020/21) | 6-9 p.m.

    All abilities welcome for drop-in indoor soccer (futsal) at Red Sandstone Elementary School during Tuesday nights in the winter.

  • Vail Golf Club

    The Vail Golf Club is open for the summer
    Summer | All Ages

    Highlighted by views of the Gore Mountain Range, Vail’s mountain-style, public 18-hole course features unique fairways, smooth putting surfaces and a scenic layout amidst the White River National Forest.

  • Vail Gymnastics Center Open Gym

    Year Round | All Ages

    Open gym offers athletes of all levels an opportunity to utilize the Gymnastics Center equipment including trampoline, tumbling mat, foam pit and more. Please see our schedule for holiday closures and available dates. Please register in advance to guarantee availability. 


    Toddler Open Play 

    Online Registration

    Ages: Walking to 5 years old

    Cost: $12 Per Session

    Time: DECEMBER 11 - May 24, 2024 - Monday 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
                                                                Friday 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    *Please view our open gym calendar for available dates. Classes are not offered during Eagle County School closures. Please register in advance to guarantee availability. 

    Open gym offers moms and toddlers an alternative to the weekly Super Bears and Toddler Bears classes. Toddlers ages walking to five years old can enjoy the Gymnastics Center equipment including trampoline, tumbling mat, foam pit and more accompanied by an adult. Please see our schedule for holiday closures. 


    Kids Open Gym

    Online Registration

    Ages: 5-13 

    Cost: $14 Per Session

    Time: Friday 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM (September - May)
    *Please view our open gym calendar for available dates. Classes are not offered during Eagle County School closures. Please register in advance to guarantee availability. 

    Open gym offers children of all levels, ages five years and older, an opportunity to utilize the Gymnastics Center equipment including trampoline, tumbling mat, foam pit and more. Please see our schedule for holiday closures. 


    Adult/Teen Open Gym

    Online Registration

    Ages: 13 and Older

    Cost: $14 Per Session

    Time: Monday 8:00 - 9:00PM October 23  - April 15 (2023 - 2024)
    *Please view our open gym calendar for available dates. Classes are not offered during Eagle County School closures. Please register in advance to guarantee availability. 

    Open gym offers athletes of all levels, ages 13 years and older, an opportunity to utilize the Gymnastics Center equipment including trampoline, tumbling mat, foam pit and more. Please see our schedule for holiday closures. 

  • Vail Nordic Center

    Winter | All Ages

    When the snow falls, the Vail Nordic Center operates on the Vail Golf Course and has programs for all ages and abilities. During the winter, the Nordic Center offers classic and skate skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking.


    Current Trail Conditions

    TRAIL NAME
    OPEN/CLOSED
    CONDITION
    Teaching Loop  Open  Track groomed
    Sunburst Loop  Open  Track groomed
    Soccer Field Connector  Open  Track groomed
    The Plunge  Open  Track groomed
    Ptarmigan  Open  Track groomed
    Ben Here  Open  Track groomed
    Soccer Field Loop  Open  Track groomed
    Frickers Freeway  Open  Track groomed
    Stable Flats  Open  Track groomed
    Brick Hill  Open  Track groomed
    Training Loop  Open  Track groomed
    Thirteen  Open  Track groomed
    5K Bridge  Open  Track groomed
    Chicken Ridge  Open  Track groomed
    Gore Creek Flats  Open  Track groomed
    Designator Loop  Open  Track groomed
    Designator Hill  Open  Track groomed



    The Vail Nordic Center is open for the 2023/24 winter season. Come into the pro shop to get geared up and buy your season pass (or purchase online)! To buy a VRD resident pass, you must have proof of residency (i.e. utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage statement, etc.) Day passes are now for sale and are available in the pro shop.

    The Nordic Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter season. The Nordic Center track is maintained and groomed daily at 8 a.m. for skate and classic skiing. If six inches of snow falls by midday after grooming, the snowmobile with the sled will be pulled over the 5K loop for additional grooming.

    The Grill on the Gore restaurant in the Vail Golf & Nordic Clubhouse offers a signature soup and chili lunch, as well as snacks and hot drinks to warm up and recharge.

    An evening race series as well as larger weekend events offer opportunities for competition, while daily lessons in classic and skate skiing and specialty clinics will offer the chance to learn and practice new skills.


    2023/24 Nordic Pricing

    Day Passes

    $24 Adult day pass (13 and older)
    $19 Youth day pass (ages 6-12)
    Children under 6 are free

    Season Passes (Buy your season pass online, or come into the shop!)

    $130 VRD resident adult
    To buy a VRD resident pass, you must have proof of residency (i.e. utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage statement, etc.)
    $180 Non-resident adult
    $90 Youth (ages 13-17 - scholarships available)
    $65 Youth (ages 6-12 - scholarships available)
    Children under 6 are free

    Rental equipment rates (on-site usage)

    $35 Classic package
    $40 Skate ski package
    $79 AT ski package
    $35 Snowshoe package
    $40 Fat bike & helmet package - 1/2 day
    $27 Youth classic/skate package (12 and under)
    $29 Sled (to pull children - no off-site rentals)

    Interested in trying multiple activities?
    Rent equipment for one activity and get 50% off your second rental for the same person on the same day!

    Lessons and Clinics

    The Vail Nordic Center's PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America)-certified instructors have one goal - to make cross country skiing easy and fun. A short lesson will provide technique tips to develop new skills, build confidence, and open up new aspects of the sport. A variety of lessons are offered to meet your needs and specialized clinics take place throughout the season.

    Beginner Group Lessons (75 min.):

    $69 Adults (13 and older)
    $59 Youth (12 and under)
    • Group lessons offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
    • Group lessons focus on classic skiing
    • Trail pass and rentals are not included in the lesson cost

    Private Lessons (60 min.):

    $109 Adults (13 and older)
    $79 Youth (12 and under) 
    • Additional charges for multiple skiers
    Trail pass and rentals are not included in the lesson cost
    • Classic or skate skiing

    Skate & Classic Ski Clinics:

    $59 Adults (13 and older)
    $49 Youth (12 and under)

    Alpine Touring Ski Clinics (90 min., includes rentals):

    $99 Adults (13 and older)
    $79 Youth (12 and under)
    • Focus on alpine touring technique, AT bindings and climbing skins usage 

    2023/24 Clinic Schedule (Wednesdays at noon, 75 min):

    Skate and Classic Clinics are designed for Nordic skiers with experience. If you are a beginner, we recommend a group or private lesson.

    • Wed, Dec. 20: Next Level Skate
    • Wed, Jan. 3: Next Level Classic
    • Wed, Jan. 17: Next Level Skate
    • Wed, Jan. 31: Alpine Touring Clinic 90 minutes (beginner)
    • Wed, Feb. 14: Next Level Classic
    • Wed, Feb. 28: Next Level Skate
    • Wed, March 13: Next Level Classic
    • Wed, March 27: Next Level Skate
    Trail pass is not included in the clinic cost
    Call 970-476-8366 to register as space is limited.

    The Vail Nordic Center also offers demo days, waxing clinics and more!
  • Zeke M. Pierce Skatepark

    Summer | All Ages

    The Zeke M. Pierce Skatepark is open every day in the summer, dawn to 11 p.m, weather permitting.