About Advertise with us. And as it turns out, my own father-daughter trip to GSW was just a year ahead of its time. With a thriving arts-and-culture scene, dining to die for, irresistible shopping and nightlife, and easy air connections via Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, the resort continues to be a popular hot spot for LGBTQ travelers. Why am I so excited? Raising a family and building a ski area are tough jobs—especially at the same time. If Vail Village, a mile east, still captures the cozy vibe of a vintage although still quite upscale Tyrolean village in the Austrian Alps, Vail Square and the Arrabelle more recall the grand palaces of Prague and Salzburg - this is sort of a Magic Kingdom take on a Colorado ski community.
Here's a look at Cloud 9, a narrow intermediate trail that winds down through the evergreens from Belle's Camp at Blue Sky Basin, eventually merging with The Star and Grand Review intermediate runs as well as carrying traffic from a number of short, fairly steep expert trails.
If you're an intermediate skier looking to get away from the crowds as quickly as possible and seek out some wonderfully scenic and remote terrain, get yourself up to this point marked "Buffalo's" on the trail map, and then work your way down the Back Bowl's serpentine Sleepytime run, traversing at the base over to Skyline Express Lift. Trending Cities. Not entirely traditional.
The modern restaurant has tall windows and warmly lighted seating, as well as tables outside overlooking Vail Square and Arrabelle hotel.