Living in Vail
Living in Vail, Colorado, the "high country," provides opportunities to enjoy not only the countless outdoor activities the area has to offer, but also daily cultural, educational and family events. With the allure of world-class ski resorts, plus everyday amenities, including great schools, community centers, shopping and restaurants, more than 52,000 people make Eagle County their home.
At an elevation of 8,150 feet above sea level, Vail receives an average of 200 inches of snowfall per season and residents see more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Vail is served by Eagle County Airport, 30 miles to the west, offering services to select cities in the U.S., and Denver International Airport is approximately 100 miles to the east with national and international flight services. The town operates the largest in-town free shuttle bus system in the country, and Vail Valley Medical Center offers a free shuttle service for hospital staff from Gypsum, Edwards, Avon, Leadville and Frisco.
Prospective employees are encouraged to search the Internet for information on local real estate, transportation and amenities. The Vail Daily is Eagle County's daily newspaper, and the Vail Valley Partnership is our chamber and tourism bureau. In addition, our Eagle County and Employee Housing pages are helpful resources. However, the best way to get to know the area, and our hospital in particular is to visit us in person!