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Attend Vail Living Well


Arriving By Air


Vail is located approximately 100 miles west of Denver and about 2 hours from the Denver International Airport. All major airlines service the Denver airport daily.
-Denver International Airport:

Driving directions from Denver International Airport to Vail
-Exit airport on Pena Blvd.
-Merge onto I-70 west via the exit on the left, 10 miles.
-Continue on I-70 until you reach Exit 176 (this is the main Vail exit), 109 miles.


Conveniently located 30 miles west of Vail, several major carriers provide service to this airport on a seasonal basis including the following:
-United Airlines:
-American Airlines:

Driving Directions from Eagle County Regional Airport to Vail
-Exit the airport taking a L on Cooley Mesa Road. Turn right onto Highway 6, eastbound, and follow it about 5 miles straight through one roundabout. At the second roundabout take your 3rd right (heading north).
-Take I-70 eastbound toward Vail for 30 miles, Exit 176.

Arriving By Land


Colorado Mountain Express (CME) provides transportation directly to your hotel in Vail from the Denver International Airport and Eagle County Airport. CME is a professional and reliable shuttle service and a great option for those who do not need a car while visiting Colorado. For shuttle reservations and information, contact 800.525.6363 or visit


For those who prefer to rent a car, please visit the airport websites for available rental car companies.

Denver International Airport:
All major car rental companies are represented at Denver airport.
Hertz by phone: 800.654.3131, or online at or
Avis by phone: 800.331.1212, or online at

It is possible to walk to many locations within Vail. Additionally, there is also free village transportation to and from anywhere within the Village. Transport will be provided to all events within Vail Village from host hotels.


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Host Hotel


Through four generations of family ownership, the Sonnenalp Hotel has come to epitomize Vail's spirit of alpine adventure and European elegance. Consistently named among America's top hotels and resorts, it is a commitment to world-class service and an unparalleled location in the heart of Colorado's most vibrant destination that sets the Sonnenalp Hotel apart.

Sonnenalp Hotel is the host hotel for the Vail Living Well Forum on Optimal Health and invites all participants to take advantage of their special VLW Forum package. Get more information online at

Sonnenalp hotel vail co

20 Vail Road
Vail, Colorado 81657

Conference Registration and Information Hours

Located inside the Sonnenalp Hotel

Thursday, September 19 12pm-5pm
Friday, September 20 8am-5pm
Saturday, September 21 8am-5pm


Parking is free at the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures located on the South Frontage Road. The Sonnenalp and other host hotels offer valet parking for a fee.


Casual clothing is suggested for all events. Appropriate biking and running attire is highly suggested for the respective sessions. Comfortable workout clothes for the Wellness Assessment and Functional movement sessions is recommended. General sessions and dinners are casual (jeans, Capri pants, dresses) and comfortable walking shoes are recommended for walking from venue to venue. September in the Rockies is variable, so please come prepared for warm and cool weather. Water bottles and sunscreen are musts in high altitude.


The average day time temperature in the rockies is about 68 degrees with lows around 45. Vail is very dry with little humidity and will cool instantly once the sun goes down, so please be prepared with sweaters and light jackets. Afternoon rains are often common, so also pack a rain jacket.


Sun is stronger here!

Because of the thinner atmosphere, you can sunburn much more easily than most people think. Ultraviolet light is more intense at higher altitudes. Be sure to protect your face and lips with appropriate sunscreen (at least 15 SPF), and protect your eyes with sunglasses.


Before your trip, and while you are here, drink plenty of water which is the number one way to help your body adjust easily to higher altitude. The low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, like the desert, so you need twice as much water here as you would drink at home.

Monitor Your Alcohol Intake

Golf balls go ten percent farther...and so do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level. It is recommended that you go easy on the alcohol in the mountains as its effects will feel stronger here.

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