Nicole Honnen

and

Clark Reid

Details

Event Transportation

We will provide shuttles to and from the Wedding at Camp Hale with pickup and drop off from the Lodge at Vail (host hotel) in Vail Village at 4pm sharp.

Due to the remote nature and winding mountain roads, Camp Hale asks that you please utilize the shuttles and do not drive.

High Altitude

Vail’s slogan is “VAIL - Like Nothing on Earth”, and believe us, we think that’s true. We want you to enjoy every second of your stay! Here are some recommendations when preparing for your trip.

Vail is more than 8,000 feet above sea level and guests may struggle with altitude sickness. Altitude sickness can hit anyone regardless of physical condition or age. The most common symptoms include: headache, dizziness and nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, disturbed sleep. Staying hydrated is essential! We also recommend doubling up on electrolytes during the first day or two of your stay. We promise this will help as well! If you can, consider arriving early to give yourself time to adjust. We usually feel back to normal after 24 hours have passed.

If you are particularly concerned about altitude sickness, we recommend purchasing a few small canisters of oxygen (i.e. Boost) to breath from as you adjust to the altitude. Some even recommend using oxygen multiple days before travel!

Also, please note that alcohol is more potent at high altitudes. Don’t find out the hard way! When drinking, we recommend you alternate between a drink and a glass of water. One drink here = two drinks there!

Weather

Before your trip, we recommend checking the weather forecast for Vail, Colorado (zip code 81658) at www.weather.com. Colorado has more than 300 days of sunshine each year, so we are hopeful for a beautiful, sunny wedding weekend, but the weather is often unpredictable and can quickly change in the mountains. The temperature during the day may reach up to 80 degrees or even warmer, but nights on the mountain can get quite chilly (40-50 degrees).

At 10,000 feet, the top of Vail mountain, exposure to the sun is 40% greater than it is at sea level. Sunscreen (at least SPF 30) is recommended for all exposed skin, particularly the face, lips and neck. Be certain to protect your eyes with sunglasses. You will find Vail to be an arid climate, so hand lotion and lip balm are essential.

Free Bus System

Vail has an amazing in-town shuttle bus service running from village to village. In fact, the town's bus service is considered to be the largest free transportation system in the country offering its guests timely service to and from Vail Mountain and throughout town. Please ask your concierge for a printed schedule.

Cab Services

The cab companies listed below offer 24-hour door-to-door service and have six-passenger minivans available.
High Mountain Taxi – 970.524.5555
Vail Valley Taxi – 970.476.8294
Ride Taxi – 970.949.1111

Uber

Uber is newer to Vail, and therefore has a shortage of drivers and surge pricing and peak times. We still recommend the Taxi companies, but Uber does exist.
Kelly Schmidt