Jet Charter Eagle VailWhether you’re planning a vacation, here for a ski season, or relocating to the area, find out what others have come to realize. Year-round, Vail is a special place. Vail is home to 4,500 permanent residents, plus another 5,000 part-time residents of vacation properties. Together, we share and value a lifestyle that combines one of the best alpine resorts in the world with a friendly, small-town feel. Not only do we enjoy our bountiful recreational and cultural opportunities that are available, we also take pride in a quality of life that provides alpine living at its best. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 1,100 acres of open space accounting for 30 percent of Vail’s town-owned land; 350,000 surrounding acres of national forest, crowned by 5,289 skiable acres on one of the largest and best ski mountains in the world; 15 miles of recreation paths; countless special events, the highest botanical gardens in the world and an outdoor amphitheater named after President Gerald R. Ford.

Besides being one of the favorite ski destinations in the world, Vail is a community people love to live in. There are numerous employment opportunities, especially during the ski season when valley employers hire over 4,000 employees during peak season. Full-time professional opportunities also are available and many employers offer housing assistance programs, free transportation, parking programs, plus competitive wages and benefits.

Jet Charter Eagle Vail Airport ResortVail was founded as a ski resort in 1962, incorporated as a town in 1966 and became a Home Rule Charter in 1972. Vail has a council-manager form of government and is led by a 7-member town council elected-at-large. A $45.5 million net revenue annual budget provides essential services such as police and fire protection, plus additional amenities such as the largest free transportation system in the country, which reduces pollution and traffic congestion year-round.

With world renowned skiing, diverse shops and restaurants, luxurious accommodations, friendly neighborhoods and breath-taking mountain views, Vail is arguably the finest resort destination in the world. See for yourself, Vail is a great place to live or visit.

Since its incorporation in 1966, Vail has earned the distinction as one of the leading mountain resort communities in North America. With more open space than any other community of its kind, free transit and other environmentally-sensitive services, plus an abundance of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities, Vail has become not only a great place to visit, but an even better place to live.

Vail was the hunting ground and summer residence of the Ute Indians before the arrival of the white man in the mid-19th century. Irishman George Gore, known as Lord Gore, and American frontiersman Jim Bridger were among the first explorers to venture into the mountainous region. From 1854 to 1856, they spent the summers hunting and exploring the peaks northeast of what is now known as Vail. A few years later, Bridger returned to the region and named the mountain range and valley after Gore.

By the 1870s, the Gore Range was attracting fortune seekers as the news spread that its hills contained both gold and silver. Mines were set up and railroad tracks laid down to transport the precious metals. The greedy intruders drove the Ute Indians from the land; upon their departure, the Utes allegedly set fire to thousands of acres of trees, resulting in the deforested area today known as Vail’s famous Back Bowls.

Jet Charter Eagle Vail Airport OutdoorIt wasn’t long before the miners depleted the area’s mineral resources and abandoned the valley. It remained a peaceful home for sheep ranchers until 1939, when construction began on Highway 6, running from Denver through the Gore Valley. Charlie Vail, the project’s engineer, lent his name to the road–the Vail Pass–and eventually to the Town of Vail, too.
During World War II, the Army’s Tenth Mountain Division used the Vail area for backcountry survival training. After the war, many of the men who trained there were drawn back to the mountain valleys. Pete Seibert, one of Vail’s founding fathers, was one such veteran; he returned to the Valley along with fellow troopers Bill “Sarge” Brown and Bob Parker. The three vets shared a great vision of a mountain ski community. In 1954, Earl Eaton, a uranium prospector with a similar vision, teamed up with Seibert to draw up a plan for a ski resort.
Construction began in spring 1962, and by fall 1966, the town of Vail was incorporated. Vail had the first gondola in the United States, along with two double chairlifts and a beginner poma lift, serving six square miles of terrain. Several restaurants, hotels and a medical clinic opened their doors soon thereafter.

By the mid-1970s, discriminating skiers had discovered Vail, and the town had earned the reputation as one of Colorado’s best ski areas. When Gerald Ford, who owned a house in Vail, became President of the United States in 1974, the ski town made front-page news. Vail was soon recognized worldwide as the ski resort.
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