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The town of Vail is surrounded by the White River National Forest and Vail Ski Resort: home to world class skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, shopping, dining, and luxury real estate for sale. The town of Vail has a total area of 4.5 square miles with the Gore Creek flowing through the center of town. Elevation average is around 8,150 feet above sea level and visible from the top of Vail Mountain is the world famous “Mount of the Holy Cross”. Nestled among the stunning mountains, meandering rivers and streams, lush forests, and aspen fields, Vail always feels intimate with splendid alpine villages and friendly people. Modeled on European ski towns, many of which are car-free, the town is partially pedestrianized. The town of Vail operates the largest free shuttle bus system in the United States and has one hybrid-electric bus. The town has a developed culinary center, with a variety of restaurants and Vail is also developing a cultural center, with various art and music venues active throughout the summer. Vail golf course presents golfers with a unique 18-hole, par 71 experience that is open to the public. The close proximity to I-70 makes it an easy jaunt to Denver International Airport and the Greater Denver area to take in shopping, professional sporting events and other cultural events offered by the Front Range area. And the Vail Jet Center is just 31 miles west and offers flights to and from many cities as well.
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