Averaging over 300 days of sunshine a year, Vail has a cosmopolitan vibe. The bustling hubs of Vail Village and Lionshead Village feature pedestrian friendly, heated streets where upscale restaurants, boutiques and art galleries mingle with slope-side après-ski decks, bars and nightclubs. Vail’s vast skiable terrain (at 5,289 acres, it’s one of the largest single mountain ski resorts in North America) offers challenges for all abilities encompassing seven legendary bowls, champagne powder and exceptional cruising terrain for intermediates, the more adventurous of whom can tackle the un-groomed Blue Sky Basin area. The Epic Pass also covers the nearby exclusive enclave of Beaver Creek approximately 30 minutes drive away, where designer shops envelop the open-air ice rink and the wooded mountain begs exploration with double-diamond blacks for daredevils through to blue cruisers and superb nursery slopes.
Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.
Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.
Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.