Enjoying the Great Outdoors
Cordillera is a world-class training ground for road bike enthusiasts. The trek from the Valley to the Summit is challenging for any "Iron Man" contender. Mountain bike trails at the Summit offer a wildflower-filled ride with views that go on for days.
Road bikers must pre-register with Cordillera here. The bike will have an approved access sticker, affixed to the handlebar or affixed to a plastic ID card carried by the cyclist. Bicyclists need to follow Cordillera rules including wearing a bicycle helmet, obeying posted speed limits, stopping at stop signs, yielding to pedestrians, displaying proper illumination, riding single file and riding in the designated bicycle lanes or as far to the right as possible.
Dog Park / Town Park
The Cordillera Dog Park provides a safe, fenced area for running, fetching and meeting other furry friends. Residents hold Yappy Hours each week during the summer - a special time for throwing the ball or frisbee, while enjoying a glass of wine.
A full-court volleyball and half-court basketball, bocce ball and horseshoe area are also available.
Cordillera’s alpine environment, diverse from the valley floor to the summit, provides gardeners with ample opportunity to watch their handiwork blossom.
Flowers thrive in the mountain air and many homeowners have extraordinary gardens and landscapes that brighten up the community. Vegetable garden plots are available for Cordillera property owners and located at the Town Park. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, the best of its kind, offers gardening expertise and classes to help property owners make the most of their altitude and unique landscaping opportunities.
Cordillera is home to an extensive hiking trail system including 21 trails covering more than 33 miles throughout the community and preserved open space with trailhead access to more than a million acres of national forest wilderness.
These maintained private trails (PDF) give hikers the freedom to explore Cordillera’s mountainside terrain without crowds. Join an organized hiking group to meet new friends and look for community hikes to get familiar with Cordillera trails. Visit the community calendar during the summer months for dates and times of the community hikes.
Nordic Center & Snowshoeing
Located at the Cordillera Mountain Course Golf Shop, adjacent to the TimberHearth restaurant, the Cordillera Nordic Center offers 11 kilometers of groomed track, private and group snowshoe tours and ski instruction. Kids can swoop down the sledding hill, located next to the Nordic Center pro shop.
The Nordic track opens mid-December for the season for property owners at no fee. For more information about guest/public access, skate/Nordic ski rental and snowshoe rental, please call 970-926-5100.
In addition to the track at the Mountain Course, Cordillera also grooms a track on the Short Course for Nordic skiing, snowshoers and dog walkers.
Cordillera’s expansive trail system (PDF) remains open in the winter to cater to snowshoeing enthusiasts.
Outdoor Ice Rink
Located on the tennis courts at the Athletic Center of Cordillera, the rink has over 7,000 square feet of skating surface and is available for both free skaters and hockey skaters with priority times designated for each usage.
Hockey and figure skates are available free of charge at the Athletic Center. Liability forms and identification are required to borrow skates. Benches and rubber mats by the rink provide a convenient location to lace stakes and protect the blades.
The rink is open mid-December to mid-February (depending on weather conditions).
The Vail Gondola Club is located in the Vista Bahn building at the top of Bridge Street in the Vail Village, just steps from Vail’s Gondola One. This location and the club amenities take skiing convenience to a whole new level.
Begin and end your perfect ski day in the comforts of this handsome club. Offering ski-in, ski-out access, continental breakfast service, après ski service, boot drying, outsourced ski tuning, rental programs and much more. This premiere recreational and social amenity is a home away from home to share with the company of family and friends.