Destination Resorts Vail: Vail, Colorado
Destination Resorts Vail is an upscale vacation planning and home rental company for Vail, Colorado. At Destination Resorts, guests may choose from an array of lodging options, from a fashionable ski-in ski-out accommodation in the heart of Vail Village, to a more functional condominium with family in mind. Furthermore, Destination Resorts Vail as part of Destination Mountain Collection, offers vacation rentals in eight resort destinations in the United States.
Chris Romer is the former Director of Sales and Marketing for Destination Resorts Vail. Chris is currently the Director of Marketing for Vail Valley Partnership, Chamber and Tourism Bureau. Destination Resorts Vail is owned by Lowe's Destination Hotels & Resorts.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Chris Romer, Director of Sales and Marketing
What is your favorite word to describe Vail? There’s No Comparison.
What word best reflects the people of Vail? Outdoorsy.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Vail?
Piney River Ranch (summer) and the famous Back Bowls of Vail Mountain (winter)
Piney River Ranch is a privately owned property in the middle of White River National Forest. The cabins, cottages, and even teepees and yurts, are owned and operated by Pine River Adventures.
Vail Ski Resort is the largest single mountain ski resort in the United States, with 5,289 acres of skiing terrain.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Vail? Skiing and snowboarding.
What is your favorite indoor activity in Vail?
Après ski at The Red Lion or Los Amigos to see all the local (and tourist) characters.
The Red Lion: 304 Bridge Street or “you go through the covered bridge, walk up the street past the clocktower, look for the red awnings on the left and listen for all the people having a great time!”
Hours: Après ski-11pm.
Los Amigos: 400 Bridge Street
Hours: Daily 11:30am-10pm.
What is your favorite sound or noise in Vail? The excited voices in the lift line on a powder day.
What is your favorite smell or taste in Vail? The taste of Colorado powder snowflakes in the fall.
What drink best reflects Vail?
Fat Tire Amber Ale (Colorado microbrew).
Fat Tire Amber Ale is produced by New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado. In 1989, Jeff Lebesch returned from his European bike trip (riding a mountain bike: i.e., “fat tire”) and began New Belgium Brewing.
Fat Tire Amber Ale is enjoyed for its “sense of balance: toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.”
What song or type of music best reflects Vail? Robert Randolph and the Family Band – “Thrill of It” (it’s perfect for Vail - a little funk, a little soul and a lot of fun).
If Heaven were Vail, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome – There’s No Comparison. Enjoy North America’s number one ski resort.
Destination Resorts Vail: Vail, Colorado • 610 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, Colorado • Phone: 970-476-1350 or 800-322-8245