Vail, Colorado City Facts
2 hours west of Denver in northwestern Colorado. Vail is located directly off of I-70, in between Breckenridge and Glenwood Springs Alternative: Take the airport shuttle from Denver or fly into the Eagle County Airport.
Mountain Time zone: (When it is 11:00am in New York City; it is 9:00am in Vail) Daylight saving time is observed from April-October)
Weather:Average Temperatures (in Fahrenheit):
303-398-3964 for hourly updates
|January - March
|April - June
|July - September
|October - December
Northwest Colorado is a place of sudden weather changes. One minute it may be sunny and the next, snowing, and later raining. Summer attractions may even be closed due to snow. Most mountain towns shut down after the ski season until mid-June and again from Labor Day until the new ski season starts. Always call ahead to avoid disappointment.
Sunscreen is essential at high altitudes.
Most banks are open from 10 to 4 Monday through Friday. Many are open for several hours on Saturday. Most businesses in Vail are open Monday through Saturday, from 9 or 10 AM to 6 or 9 PM. Many others, including shopping centers, are also open Sunday from noon to 5 or later.
Arriving in the United States
Contact the U.S. Customs Service inquiries, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20229, 202/927-6724
The U.S. electrical standard is 110 volts/60 cycles AC. Foreign visitors traveling with dual-voltage appliances will not need a converter, but they will need a plug adapter. The standard U.S. electrical outlet takes a plug of two flat pins set parallel to one another.
Ambulance 911. Fire 911. Police 911.
Hospital Emergency Rooms
Vail Valley Medical Center 181 W. Meadow Dr., Vail, 970/476-2452.
The sales tax in Colorado is 3%. Summit County Vail adds an additional 0.5% sales tax for a total of 3.5%. Telephones The country code for the United States is 1. The area code for Vail is 970.
Directory and Operator Information
For assistance from an operator, dial "0". To find out a telephone number within the same area code you're calling from, dial 411; in a few places it is necessary to dial 555-1212. If you want to charge a long-distance call to the person you're calling, call collect by dialing "0" instead of "1" before the 10-digit number, and an operator will come on the line to assist you the party you're calling, however, has the right to refuse the call.
International calls can be direct-dialed from most phones; dial 011, followed by the country code and then the local number the front pages of many local telephone directories include a list of overseas country codes. To have an operator assist you, dial "0" and ask for the overseas operator. The country code for Australia is 61; New Zealand, 64; and the United Kingdom, 44. To reach Canada, dial 1 + area code + number.