Since there's no skiing during the summer months, buy a 'lift' ticket and ride the gondola up the mountain. The view is spectacular. The ride might be scary for those who are afraid of heights. I'm not. I loved it. My mother was white knuckles the whole way. At the top, she had to take a breather before she could manage going down.
At the summit there's a gift shop if you feel you need to commemorate the experience. Of course, most of Vail has gift shops so you shouldn't have any trouble finding that perfect souveneir. Instead of riding back down, you can choose to hike, run, walk or, as my friend did, bike down.
The gondola operates throughout the day and the cost is around $10...Read More