Vail Shopping The Vail shopping can best be described as diverse. This is a shopper-holics’ paradise - from t-shirts to furs, postcards to paintings, antiques to tacky souvenirs. Shop till you drop!

Vail Village shops are concentrated in Bridge Street and a few of the surrounding laneways. Vail Village has lots of upscale ski shops and other stores where you could easily lash out with your black Amex card. The Lionshead shopping is a little more relaxed. There are negligible fur shops and minimal jewellery stores, and many of the ski and snowboard shops have clothing that is more focussed on functionality than prettiness.

Vail Ski Shops Vail ski shops are prolific so you’re sure to find any ski or snowboard item you need or want!

Vail Village is home to the flagship store of Gorsuch. Like the other Gorsuch ski shops, they sell a vast range of beautiful ski clothing as well as many accessories, skis, and boots, and they have a special computerized boot fitting system. Gorsuch also sells lots of homewares.

The resort owned Vail Sports has various locations across Vail Village and Lionshead, and they even have a specialised kids’ ski shop in Lionshead. Vail Sports has a huge range of ski and snowboard gear.

A stand out Vail ski shop (located in Lionshead) is the Double Diamond ski shop. This large shop has a lovely retail section with a diverse range of outerwear from brands such as Bogner, Spyder, SOS (a rarity in Colorado), and rh+.

Other Lionshead ski and snowboard shops include North Face, Quiksilver, Patagonia, Burton, and Women’s Ski Center, a ski shop just for chicks.

Silverthorne also has a wide selection of retail shops. Very cheap skis and boards are available at a number of shops. Try the ‘Mountain Sports Outlet’ for some real bargains.

General Shopping Vail Vail Village has an abundance of souvenir and t-shirt shops, so if you want Vail logo wear or a keepsake of your Vail trip, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Over in Lionshead Village there are only a couple of souvenir stores, but the Shirt Off My Back outlet has a good range of t-shirts and hoodies.

One of my favourite shops is called ‘Mountain Dog’. It is an essential stop for all dog owners where you can buy that something special for the loyal canine you’ve left behind.

Any shopper worth a pinch will want to make the journey over Vail Pass to visit the Outlet Stores in Dillon/Silverthorne. All the major American clothing brands have a store selling their goods at ridiculously low prices. Brand names include Calvin Klein, Gap, Levis, Columbia, Adidas, Jockey, Nike, Oshkosh, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Van Heusen and Tommy Hilfiger.
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