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Vail
Eagle County, Colorado

ZipCodes
81657, 81657




Page Contents for Vail, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Vail is approximately 4,589 2005, 5305 2010.
The approximate number of families is 5,389 2000, 2604 2010.
The amount of land area in Vail is 12.082 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Vail is 5.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vail to Washington DC is 1665 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vail is positioned 39.63 degrees north of the equator and 106.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Vail elevation is 8,150 feet above sea level in town. The elevation for Vail Mountain Summit is 11,450 feet above sea level.
Vail median income is $ 65,000 2000.
The Vail median home price is $ 575,000 2000.

Location

in north-central Colorado about 100 miles from Denver and about 80 miles from Boulder. Other nearby communities include Avon, Minturn, Eagle-Vail, Edwards, Red Cliff, Eagle, Frisco, Silverthorne and Dillon.
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Geography


mountainous with high mountains in the area. There are no major lakes or rivers in the town, but a few small ponds exist. Gore Creek flowers through the middle of Vail. The area is surrounded by the White River National Forest.
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Climate


seasonal with wonderful winters and great summers. There are over 275 days of sunshine each year. Daytime temperatures are around 75 degrees F. in the summer and 45 degrees F. in the winter. Nighttime temperatures are about 45 degrees in the summer and below 30 degrees F. during winter months.
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Weather


cold in winter and comfortable in summer. Here is a current weather page for Vail.
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History & History Related Items

The first inhabitants in the Vail area were the Ute Indians who hunted here during the summer months. Among the first explorers to come into this area were George Gore, known at the time as Lord Gore and Jim Bridger, famous frontiersman. By the late 1800ís, goldseekers poured into the area to seek their fortunes. Once the mines were depleted and most of the fortune hunters left, the area began to be a home to sheep ranchers. Highway 6 construction began in 1939 through this area. The chief engineer was Charlie Vail for whom many places, including the town of Vail, were named. The history of the area was to change, however, when three of the soldiers who had been stationed here in World War II returned. The three men, Bill Brown, Bob Parker and Pete Seibert, had plans for a ski resort community here. Earl Eaton also teamed up with Seibert in 1954 to begin actual planning of the resort. By Fall of 1966, Vail was an incorporated town and the legacy had begun. The first gondola in the country was opened in Vail. It didnít take long before skiers from around the globe had discovered the resort. By 1985 the scene included not only skiing but also year-round chalets and cabins and many summer activities as well.

Here is a history page for Vail. Also try this history page.
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The incorporation of Vail

1966


Attractions


Bravo! - Colorado Vail Valley Music Festival. Six weeks of Jazz, Classical and chamber music in settings around the Vail community.
Vilar Center for the Arts -Musical and dance programs and more.
Vail International Dance Festival - begun in 1989, this festival has become one of the premier dance events in the country. For information, please contact: 970 949-1999
Jazz in August - if you love jazz, this is the time to come to Vail. The month ends with the Annual Vail Jazz Party. For information call: 970 479-6146

Vail has been named the number one ski resort destination in North America numerous times.
Vail Mountain ski information.

Vail Film Festival
held each year in the spring.

Things to do in the Vail Valley area.
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Vail City Government

Town of Vail
75 S. Frontage Rd.
Vail, Colorado 81657
Toll-free: 866-650-9020
Phone: 970-479-2100

Vail Chamber

Vail Chamber and Business Association
241 S. Frontage Road E., Suite 2
Vail, CO 81657
Phone: 970-477-0075
Toll-free: 877-477-0075
The Vail Valley Partnership
101 Fawcett Rd., Ste 240
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: 970-476-1000
Toll-free: 800-653-4523

Vail Community News

Vail Daily
Newspaper serving Vail, Beaver Creek and Eagle County.

Vail Organizations

Vail Chamber and Business Association
241 S. Frontage Road E., Suite 2
Vail, CO 81657
Phone: 970-477-0075
Toll-free: 877-477-0075
The Vail Valley Partnership
101 Fawcett Rd., Ste 240
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: 970-476-1000
Toll-free: 800-653-4523

Vail Schools

Red Sandstone Elementary
551 North Frontage Rd.
Vail, CO 81657
Phone: 970-328-2910
Eagle County Schools
948 Chambers Avenue
P.O. Box 740
Eagle, CO 81631
Phone: 970-328-6321 Vail

Miscellany

The population of Eagle was:
1980 - 3,555
1990 - 3,716
1995 - 4,409
2000 - 4,531
2005 - 4,589

The population of Vail is quite changeable depending on the season. There are at least 3,000 part-time residents in the community. Many more tourists come into Vail throughout the year. Due to the large transient population, there are more housing units than the regular population.
The population density in 2000 was 999 persons per square mile, reflecting the large number of units rather than individual homes.


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