The city of Vail was originally founded as a ski town to serve as home base for the newly constructed Vail Mountain Resort, in 1962. Sitting in Eagle County, Vail effectively banned all marijuana and marijuana retail sales from the resort as well as the accompanying town of Vail.
With a full time population hovering at 5,000, that number swells during the winter months; it is the largest ski area in Colorado covering 5,289 acres. 97 miles from Denver along the I-70, Vail is a very conservative, wealthy ski community with no intention to change. Vail is home to numerous action sports event: The Burton U.S Open, The Teva Mountain Games, and The GoPro Mountain Games call Vail home, with countless others passing through.
While marijuana is illegal in Vail, you can travel 5 minutes up the road to Eagle-Vail, Eagle, or Edwards. In these small towns you will find numerous legal marijuana clubs to purchase your marijuana to consume in private. Some of these cannabis clubs have a cannabis friendly taxi service, as safety is a high concern. For a full directory of cannabis shops in Colorado, click here.