Vail is serviced by both the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), which is just a 40 minute drive from the resort, as well as Denver International Airport (DEN) which is 2 hours east of Vail. The drive is breathtaking as you enter the Rockies.
Eagle County Regional Airport is the closest airport to Vail. Roughly a 40 minute drive (56 km) however flights are generally more expensive than flights into Denver International Airport as flights do not operate as often. Also note Eagle County Regional Airport is more likely to shut down due to winter weather whereas Denver International Airport doesn’t get much snow and is well prepared for extreme weather conditions.
Denver International Airport is a hub for United Airlines, Frontier, Delta and Southwest. Southwest is a great lower budget option for those travelling to the ski fields as they do not charge bag or change fees- amazing for those chasing powder or taking their own equipment.