Visiting Vail Valley

October 3, 2021

Visiting Vail Valley? Don’t forget to book private car service in advance with Silver Mountain Express.

Vail Valley

About Vail Valley

Early History of the Vail Valley

Vail Valley used to be home to the Ute Indians before the 19 century who used the place as a summer home and as hunting grounds. The area of Vail was first explored by an Irishman named George Gore and a frontiersman Jim Bridger. It was later that Bridger named the Gore mountain range north of Vail after his fellow explorer

Gold Rush

The Vail Valley did not escape the excitement when it brought the gold rush to Colorado in the 1870s. During those times, fortune seekers came from all over the world to the area to seek silver and gold and the chance to be wealthy. This is done with the invasion of people came the railroads and mines. Later, the Vail Valley was abandoned by the miners because the area was depleted of all the gold and silver. The Vail Valley was left to sheep ranchers after then.

A Highway

The construction of Highway 6 began in 1939 which makes its way from Denver to the Gore Valley. The Vail Valley got its name, Charlie Vail, from the project’s engineer (which was the brainwave for the Town of Vail’s name).

Founders of Modern Vail

People who have visited the Vail Valley know that the country is rugged and wild. This is because of the high altitude and rugged surroundings. However, the area was used for survival during the WWII war by the Army’s Tenth Mountain Division. Pete Seibert with his friends Bill “Sarge” Brown and Bob Parker (who were trained with the 10 Mountain Division) returned after the war after they were struck by the beauty of the Vail Valley. These three men were determined to create and build a ski resort because they had a passion for skiing.

Building a World-Famous Ski Resort

Earl Eaton (who was a uranium prospector and rancher) joined the ski resort project in 1954. Seibert and Eaton hiked the mountain and they found out that it is the perfect location for a ski resort; the construction began in 1962. The mountain was discovered very fast and it became known as one of Colorado’s best ski resorts by the mid-1970s. The Vail Valley became known to the whole world when a homeowner in the Vail Valley, Gerald Ford, became president in 1974. The resort was expanded in the 1990s when 645 acres of terrain was added to Vail Mountain. The expansion of the Vail Valley over the years has made it a winter retreat as well as a summer travel destination. You can follow our limo services at to take a tour of the Vail Valley.

Modern Vail

Today, with 5,289 acres of skiable terrain, 33 chairlifts, and 7 bowls, Vail Mountain is world-famous. It is also a favorite of many skiers around the world. Currently, over 5,000 people are living in Vail Valley and it is a destination for millions of people every year. In the 2014-14 ski season, Vail was America’s number one most visited ski resort. This is because Vail along with Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone drew over 5.5 million people. There are a lot of activities, places, and restaurants to visit in Vail and Beaver Creek. If you are already planning a visit, you can make use of our limo services

Activities in Vail

There are many attractions in Vail including shopping, hiking, biking, skiing, and enjoying live entertainment. The valley vacation is a great trip for the whole family because children enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and rafting. At Vail Valley, families can go shopping together and also eat together at world-class restaurants. There are also many lodgings designed for couples with romantic amenities like candlelit dinners, private hot tubs, and breathtaking mountain views.

There are many amenities in Vail including ski equipment rental, fine dining, and accommodations. You don’t have to be a good skier to have a good time in Vail. This is because there are lessons offered to beginners. The slope ranges from beginner’s level to an extremely difficult level. A green circle signifies a beginner’s slope and difficult slopes are marked with a black diamond. The visit to Vail can be the adventure of a lifetime.

Above all, visiting the Vail Valley is now made easy with the use of limo services in Denver, Colorado. With the limo services, you will be carried right from the airport in Denver to your preferred destination or hotel (as the case may be). To enjoy your tour in Vail Valley, you need limo service to take you around – from Denver to Vail, Aspen, or Breckinridge. Visit to make use of our limo services in Vail.

some more general information
What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation must be made 72 hours before the pick-up time, or cancellation fees (full charge) will be assessed.

How to make a reservation?

You can make a reservation by phone at +17204404202 or our website at

What type of credit cards do you accept?

Silver Mountain Express accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Do you accept cash?

Only credit card payments.

What to do to reserve a car?

A valid credit card is needed to hold all reservations.

How far in advance can the reservation be made?

We suggest making reservation 12 hours in advance; for a last-minute reservation, please call us at +17204404202.

Are vehicles insured?

All vehicles at Silver Mountain Express are fully licensed and insured.

Does the company provide car seats or booster seats?

Yes, you can always request in advance a car or booster seat at no charge.

Is smoking allowed in vehicles?

No, all of our vehicles are NON-SMOKING. If any passenger smokes in a vehicle, a minimum cleaning fee of $300 will apply, plus the cost of repairs for any damage related to smoking.

What are the hours of operation?

Our dispatch office is open 24 hours a day. Our vehicles run 365 days a year, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

What if the passenger wants to stop at Grocery, Liquor stores, or Colorado dispensaries?

Grocery, Dispensary, and Liquor Store stops are available at $180/up to an hour. All stops has to be prearranged in advance.

Is there a minimum amount of time I must pay for?

The 3 hours minimum.

What is a meet and greet at the Denver International Airport?

1. Check your phone for your driver’s phone number when you arrive at the Airport.
2. Call or text immediately to let your driver know you have arrived. If you did not receive a message from your driver, call Customer Service at +17204404202
3. Proceed to baggage claim and collect all luggage.
4. After you collect all your bags, proceed to the exit. Text or call your driver immediately with the door number. It takes the driver up to 5 minutes to get there from the holding area after you text the door number. Doors 507 through 511 on the east side. Doors 506 through 510 on the west side.
5. After you exit, cross the first street. On the first island, there will be a booth with a sign that reads “LIMO.” Your driver will be waiting for you on the island.
* If you don’t have a mobile phone to contact us: tell the airport personnel in the limo booth that “Silver Mountain Express” is making the pickup. The person in the booth will call dispatch, and your driver will arrive within five minutes.

What if a passenger loses or leaves belongings in the vehicle?

Always check to make sure you have all of your personal belongings with you before you exit the vehicle. If you discover you have lost or forgotten an item, please call our office. If the chauffeur finds the item, you can pick it up, or we can drop it off at the location of your choice for a charge. We are NOT responsible for ANY lost or misplaced belongings.

Are pets allowed in the vehicle?

Yes, pets are allowed in the vehicle. Please notify us when making a reservation that a pet will be traveling in the vehicle. There is an additional $100 cleaning fee for all fares.