Colorado USA

✈ Keeping Kosher in Vail, CO

Contributed by: Rabbi Dovid Mintz | Last Date of Travel: {Author lives in Vail}

Kosher Info: Chabad Jewish Center of Vail offers a kosher menu @ www.KosherVail.com. Meals can be ordered 24 hours in advance and are delivered daily at approximately 6 pm. Citi Market in Vail carries a small kosher section, kosher breads and pastries.

Tourist Info: Since it’s opening in December of 1962, Vail has become one of the world’s premier resort areas. Thousands of people visit every year to take advantage of Vail’s world class winter sports and exciting cultural life. Because it is such a popular tourist destination, this tiny mountain village boasts world renowned artists, and luxurious homes and lodges which would usually only be found in a larger city.

Visiting Vail:
Vail Mountain is home to some of the world’s most exciting skiing and snowboarding, as well as to other winter sports activities. The mountain boasts 5289 ski-able acres, including the legendary back bowls. RIVA is the mountain’s longest run at just over four miles. Vail’s other runs offer something for everyone, from the beginner to the world class expert. A convenient complex of 34 lifts and one gondola, as well as professional schools and magnificent lodges make any trip to Vail unforgettable.

A visit to the village of Vail can be just as fulfilling as a run down a challenging slope. Vail’s tourist industry supports a vital community of artists, musicians and performers, and a visit into town might include any number of delightful activities. Whether you’re looking an evening of live music, or unique boutique shopping, Vail can certainly deliver.

There are lots of options in terms of accommodations when visiting Vail, Colorado. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose from a variety of hotels, condos, lodges and even rental homes. You can choose your lodgings based on their proximity to areas of interest, their size, or the amenities they offer. The price of your lodgings will depend on the season, with prices being highest during the winter holiday season and peak winter ski season.

Jewish Info: The Chabad Jewish Center of Vail is located at 1000 Lions Ridge Loop in a Hotel called Vail Run. It is a ten minute walk from Lionshead Village and twenty minutes from Vail Village. Services are held Friday evening at 6:00 pm Shabbos and Morning at 10:00 am with a traditional Kiddush to follow. If you need a Minyan for Kaddish, please contact the Rabbi to make special arrangements. For more information call Chabad of Vail at 970.476.7887 or visit www.JewishVail.com

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  • KosherVail.com is actually quite delicious, and they can accommodate large groups as well. The only issue we had was that our hotel wouldn’t technically allow outside catering, so we told them we needed delivery of some items from Chabad for a “prayer meeting.” That worked!