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Trip in December

Brighton, Michigan
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Trip in December

We are visiting Vail with our grandchildren Dec. 15-18. We do not ski and were wondering what we might be able to do during the day when they will be on the slopes. As seniors, we are limited physically. Any ideas????

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1. Re: Trip in December

Have a wonderful leisurely lunch at any one of our fabulous restaurants, do a little shopping, maybe go to a movie? Or, how 'bout a day at the spa> a nice couples massage? The gondola runs free after 2 for foot traffic, so you can take a gondola ride, visit the top of the mountain (to experience what our grandchildren do in respect for the beauty of the mountains!)

Go to our library, grab a good book!

These are all "low impact" things as far as not requirng much physically.

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Great ideas, vailrealtor. While you don't ski, you can certainly have a great time watching others do so. Sit outside at Los Amigos (mexican restaurant in the village) starting around 2:00ish and watch the people try to ski back home on tired legs. Take the bus over to beaver creek one day and check out the village there (and maybe the ritz carlton in bachelor gulch.) Definately ride the gondola up after 2:00 as vailrealtor suggests and walk around at the top of the moutain. (You can stay indoors at the top of the gondola where there are a few shops and a restaurant.)

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You'll be there for the beginning of "Holidaze" so don't miss the tree lighting! You could take a snowcat tour, too, in addition to the gondola. And don't forget the Ski Museum, where you can learn about the history of Vail, skiing, and the 10th Mountain Division.

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