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.

Looking for the cheapest fare?


Kayak compares fares for hundreds of airlines, helping you find the cheapest and most convenient way to get to Vail. Just type in your origin and destination – we recommend either Denver (DEN) or Vail (EGE) airport. Vail-Eagle airport is approximately 35-40 minutes from the Vail Village. Denver is a little further (a scenic 2 hour trip by road) but offers a multitude of international and domestic connections, which can be more convenient depending on your arrival and departure schedule.

Oneworld members


Qantas flies directly to Los Angeles and Dallas Fort Worth, with frequent connecting flights available to Denver and Vail-Eagle airport. Or fly American Airlines to Los Angeles and connect through to Denver or Vail.


Star Alliance members



United flies directly to Los Angeles and San Francisco, with connections to Denver and Vail-Eagle.


Velocity or SkyTeam members


Virgin and Delta fly directly to Los Angeles and San Francisco, with connecting flights to 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.

In Sydney


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.

In Vail


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.

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