Get ready for Vail.
Can't wait to ski? Start planning your trip with our flight and rental car information, browse the Snowbound and Gorsuch catalogues, or listen to the Colloquium playlist. You'll be there in no time.
Vail is one of the most accessible resorts in Colorado, with regular flights to the Vail airport on most of the major U.S. airlines. We've included the flight paths for all of the major alliances below, so you can work out the best way to get your trip started.
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SYD/MEL/BNE ✈ LAX/DFW ✈ DEN/EGE
Qantas Frequent Flyers can choose to fly with any of these airlines to receive points and use Oneworld premium services (airport lounges, priority check-in and more) where applicable. Qantas flies directly to Los Angeles and Dallas, with flights available on American/U.S. Airways to Denver and Vail each day.
Star Alliance members
SYD/MEL/BNE ✈ LAX/SFO ✈ DEN ✈ EGE
Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and United rewards program members can fly with United to earn points and use Star Alliance premium services (airport lounges, priority check-in and more) where applicable. United flies directly to Los Angeles and San Francisco, with most flights to Denver and then Vail each day.
Velocity or SkyTeam members
SYD/MEL/BNE ✈ LAX/SFO ✈ SLC ✈ DEN
Velocity members can fly with Virgin Australia and Delta to earn points and use Velocity's premium services (airport lounges, priority check-in and more) where applicable. SkyTeam members can also fly Delta to receive points and use services. Virgin and Delta fly directly to Los Angeles and San Francisco, with connecting flights to Salt Lake City and Denver.
Shuttles, drivers and rental cars
Colorado mountain express
Colorado Mountain Express offer shared shuttles with regular pickup times from Denver airport or private SUV service door to door. Discounted rates at Colorado Mountain Express are available for Winter Symposium delegates.
Four Seasons car
Alternatively, sport-utility vehicles, sedans, vans and rentals are all available for an additional charge with The Four Seasons. Find out more →
Rent a car
If you'd rather rent a car for your stay in Vail, that's easy - choose from any of the above car rental providers to book your car from either Denver or Vail airport.
Driving from Denver takes about 2 hours by road on the I-70, a 4-6 lane divided interstate freeway that takes in some spectacular alpine scenery including the 3250 metre Vail pass. Roads are cleared by snowplough around the clock and can almost always be negotiated without fitting snow chains.
Driving from Eagle-Vail airport takes just over 30 minutes, and valet parking is available at the Four Seasons (charges apply).
Buy or rent ski equipment.
Snowbound has been providing ski equipment to Australia for decades. They've got everything you need, including skis, boards, helmets, poles, gloves, thermals and more, all carefully selected by the staff to give you the best value for money.
Or if you'd prefer, buy or rent your ski equipment inside The Four Seasons when you get to Vail. They've partnered with Gorsuch to bring high quality ski equipment to guests in the hotel, at Ski Concierge and all around the village.
Socialise with us.
We'll publish updated schedules, answer your questions, recommend the best places to eat and ski in Vail and more in the lead up to the meeting. And once it begins, post your questions on either Facebook or Twitter, and our lecturers will answer right after their presentations.
Ski with style.
Featuring songs from past events and collected over a decade on the slopes, Ski with Colloquium is a relaxing collection of downtempo electronica and alternative, from some of the best artists in the genres. Listen on your way to Vail, down your favourite run, or in front of the fire. You can hear every song, in full, in the player below. Just sign up for a free Spotify account, and it's yours.