Vail is one of the world’s most popular winter-sports destinations, and the Sebastian places guests just 500 yards from the slopes of Vail Mountain Ski Resort. The hotel provides excellent facilities and services for skiers and snowboarders, including on-site equipment fittings and rentals and a ski-in/ski-out base camp at the foot of the mountain. Guests can also enjoy many other winter activities, including snow tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and sleigh rides.
During the warmer months of the year, Vail and the surrounding area offer such activities as hiking, biking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, scenic chairlift and gondola rides, Jeep tours, fly fishing, zip lining, golf, and tennis.
In every season, Vail offers excellent shopping as well as concerts, festivals, celebrations, and sporting events.
At the Sebastian, guests can enjoy pampering at Bloom Spa, work out on the fitness center’s Technogym® equipment, or relax at the outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs, enjoying the breathtaking mountain views. The Sebastian also hosts activities such as cooking lessons and poolside barbecues. The hotel’s Battle Mountain Kids’ Camp, designed for children aged 7 to 12, offers indoor rock climbing, paddle surfing, kayaking, bowling, snow tubing, and other activities.
In addition to Vail Mountain Ski Resort, popular attractions in the Vail area top include the following:
- Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, touted as the world’s highest alpine gardens
- Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a beautiful outdoor venue that hosts concerts and festivals
- Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum/Hall of Fame, which explores the history of winter sports in the state
- Vail Nature Center, a tranquil 7-acre preserve in the heart of Vail that offers nature tours and art classes
- Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, more than 130,000 scenic acres of rugged mountains, alpine lakes, and dense forest
- Beaver Creek Ski Resort, which lies about 12 miles west of Vail