Enjoying the Great Outdoors
Cordillera is a world-class training ground for road biking enthusiasts. The trek from the Valley to the Summit is challenging for any "Iron Man" contender. Mountain bike trails at the Summit offer a wild-flower filled ride for the off-road adventurer.
Dog Park / Town Park
The Cordillera Dog Park provides a safe, fenced area for running, fetching and meeting other furry friends. Residents hold Yappy Hours each week during the summer - a special time for throwing the ball or frisbee, while enjoying a glass of wine.
A full-court volleyball and half-court basketball, bocce ball and horseshoe area are also available.
Cordillera's alpine environment, diverse from the valley floor to the summit, provides gardeners with ample opportunity to watch their handiwork blossom.
Flowers thrive in the mountain air and many homeowners have extraordinary gardens and landscapes that brighten up the community. Vegetable garden plots are available for Cordillera property owners and located at the Town Park. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, the best of its kind, offers gardening expertise and classes to help property owners make the most of their altitude and unique landscaping opportunities.
Cordillera is home to an extensive hiking trail system including 21 trails covering more than 33 miles throughout the community and preserved open space with trailhead access to more than a million acres of national forest wilderness.
These maintained private trails (PDF) give the hiking enthusiast the freedom to explore Cordillera's mountainside terrain without the crowds. Join an organized hiking group to meet new friends and look for community hikes to get familiar with Cordillera trails. Visit the community calendar during the summer months for dates and times of the community hikes.
Nordic Center & Snowshoeing
Located at the Cordillera Mountain Course Golf Shop, adjacent to the Timber Hearth restaurant, the Cordillera Nordic Center offers 11 kilometers of groomed track, private and group snowshoe tours and ski instruction available. Next to the Nordic Center pro shop is a sledding hill for kids to inner tube, sled or toboggan their way down the hill.
Just because the air cools and the snow flies does not mean that hiking is over in this community. Cordillera's expansive trail system (PDF) is open in the winter to cater to snowshoeing enthusiasts.
Outdoor Ice Rink
Located on Carterville Road just past the Cordillera Administrative/Maintenance Buildings, the rink has a 120 by 80-foot ice surface with night lighting for evening skating. The warming hut has seating and complimentary hot beverages including hot chocolate and tea. Skates are available to rent at the administrative office. The rink is open mid-December to mid-February (depending on weather conditions).
The Vail Gondola Club is located in the Vista Bahn building at the top of Bridge Street in the Vail Village, just steps from Vail's Gondola One. This location and the club amenities take skiing convenience to a whole new level.
Begin and end your perfect ski day in the comforts of this handsome club. Offering ski-in, ski-out access, continental breakfast service, après ski service, boot drying, outsourced ski tuning, rental programs and much more. This premiere recreational and social amenity is a home away from home to share with the company of family and friends.