Vail, CO Airports & Charter Routes

Located in the majestic Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Vail is one of the most globally recognized ski resort locations in the US. Book your next charter flight with evoJets and experience luxury and convenience that private travel provides.

Born and raised in Aspen, CO, evoJets agents are experts on flying into all Rocky Mountain locations, where safety and operational planning are incredibly important.

Airports In and Around Vail, CO

  • Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE, KEGE) – also called Vail/Eagle Airport or the Eagle Vail Airport – is located 4 miles west of Eagle, CO, and about 35 miles west of Vail by car. The airport’s single fixed base operator (FBO), Vail Valley Jet Center, provides general and business aviation services and has been given the title “The Ritz-Carlton of FBOs” by Aviation and Business Journal.
  • Rifle/Garfield Regional (RIL, KRIL) – located about 90min away from Vail by car in a location more shielded from wind and weather, Rifle airport is the main alternate for private charter flights that are diverted from Eagle (EGE) due to poor conditions.

Popular Vail Private Jet Charter Routes

Charter Pricing

How much does it cost to charter a private jet to Vail?

The cost to charter a private jet can range widely, based on flight time and the type of aircraft. A private jet rental from Houston to Vail will cost $8,500 or more in a light jet, for example.

Here are some target prices for private jet charter flights to/from Vail that we aim to offer our clients:

Target Price
New York From $27,000 Super Midsize Jet 8-10
Los Angeles From $9,000 Light Jet 6-8
Chicago From $11,500 Midsize Jet 7-8
Houston From $8,500 Light Jet 6-8
S. Florida From $25,500 Super Midsize Jet 8-10

Please note that the above prices are ballpark estimates; specific pricing for a given trip will vary, and these amounts cannot be guaranteed for any specific flight.

Private Jet Prices – Ballpark Hourly Rates

The following hourly rates represent a range of prices for most aircraft within each major category. Exact rates for specific aircraft within each class will vary:

Ballpark Hourly
Turboprop Pilatus PC12 6-8 $1,200 – $1,800
Very Light Jet Phenom 100 4-5 $1,500 – $2,250
Light Jet Hawker 400XP 6-8 $2,200 – $3,000
Midsize Jet Lear 60 7-9 $2,800 – $3,800
Supermidsize Jet Citation Sovereign 8-10 $3,800 – $5,000
Heavy Jet Gulfstream G-IV 10-16 $5,000 – $8,000

Please note that these hourly rates represent flight charges only, and do not include taxes, crew, airport and other related fees.

Aircraft Available

With an in-network fleet of thousands, we have a variety of aircraft available in almost every city in the country.

Inventory can change by the day, but here is a list of aircraft commonly available for Vail private jet charters:

  • King Air 350
  • Pilatus PC-12
  • Eclipse 500
  • Citation CJ3
  • Hawker 400XP
  • Hawker 800XP
  • Citation X
  • Falcon 50
  • Challenger 601
  • Gulfstream G-450

View all US chartered cities here.

Charter FAQ

I know Eagle airport is sometime referred to as Vail airport, what other ski areas does it service?

Eagle is the primary charter airport for all of the Summit county ski areas including, Keystone, Copper, Breckenridge, A-Basin and a few others. It is also one of the back-up airports for Aspen-Pitkin airport that can often be closed due to weather.

If we cannot fly into Eagle, what are the alternatives?

At times, flights may be diverted to nearby airports in the region. Often when wind or visibility prevents private aircraft from landing safely. When flights are diverted due to weather we use lower-altitude options like Rifle, CO (RIL) or possibly one of the Front Range airports that may not be affected by the severe weather.

Should your flight be diverted to an alternate airport we will do our best to help you arrange ground transportation and any other services you may need to get you to your final destination.

Can I bring skis and large equipment bags on the plane? How many?

Yes. Ski equipment is welcome aboard any evoJets charter flight, but space may be an issue depending on the size of the aircraft we use and the makeup of your passengers/other luggage.

Please make sure to mention ski equipment and any other extra-large/heavy items at the time of booking.

How long before our flight do we need to plan on leaving Vail?

Eagle airport is about a 10 minute drive from Vail. We recommend that you plan on leaving Vail approximately 25-30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. This will allow for time for traffic on I-70, which can be heavy at times, and for all of your luggage to be carefully placed on the aircraft prior to takeoff.

What type of aircraft should I use for my charter flight to Vail?

Vail’s Eagle (EGE) airport can support all types and sizes of private jets. The aircraft you choose should be tailored to the distance you are flying, the number of passengers and amount of baggage you’re bringing along, as well as your budget and preferences.

The following table shows the average ranges (in statute miles and flight hours) for all the major aircraft types, as well as their average cubic ft. of baggage space:

Average Range
(St. Miles)
Average Range
(Flight Hrs)
Baggage Space
(cu. Ft)
Turboprop 1,000-2,000 2.5-3.5 50-80
Very Light Jet 1,300-1,600 2.5-3.0 40-60
Light Jet 1,200-2,000 3.0-4.0 50-80
Midsize Jet 2,000-3,000 3.5-4.5 60-90
Supermidsize Jet 3,000-4,000 4.0-5.0 70-100
Heavy Jet 3,500-5,000 5.0-7.5 115-225

Please note that the above values are averages across a series of aircraft; specific ranges and baggage space may fall outside of these estimates in certain cases.

Travel Guide

Airports In and Around Vail, CO

Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE, KEGE), also called Vail/Eagle Airport or the Eagle Vail Airport – is located 4 miles west of Eagle, CO, and about 35 miles west of Vail by car. The airport’s single fixed base operator (FBO), Vail Valley Jet Center, provides general and business aviation services and has been given the title “The Ritz-Carlton of FBOs” by Aviation and Business Journal.

Top Luxury Accommodations in Vail, CO

During your stay in Vail, relax at one of the finest hotels available. Some of the best luxury accommodations in the area can be found at:

  • Arrabelle at Vail Square
  • Lion Square Lodge
  • Sonnenalp Resort at Vail
  • The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge
  • Marriott Vail Hotels and Resorts
  • Keystone Lodge
  • Vail Cascade Hotel and Spa
  • Lodge and Spa at Cordillera
  • The Lodge at Vail

Sport Venues in Vail, CO

While Vail is best-known as a top-notch ski destination, there is a wealth of other activities to be enjoyed here. From sledding to golf, and horseback riding to strolls in the park, possibilities abound no matter what your recreational tastes. Just a few of the venues and locations available include:

  • Bearcat Stables
  • Moonlight Snowshoe Tours
  • Vail Tennis Center
  • Adventure Ridge
  • Trout Trickers
  • Nordic Sports Center
  • Dobson Ice Arena
  • Mountain Musher Dogsledding
  • Rock Gardens Rafting Adventures
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
  • NASTAR ski and snowboard racing
  • Spraddle Creek Ranch Horseback Riding
  • Nottingham Park
  • Timberline Tours
  • 4 Eagle Ranch
  • Vail Golf Club
  • Colorado River Guides
  • Gore Creek Fly Fisherman
  • Lazy J Ranch
  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
  • Vail Nature Center
  • Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting
  • Donovan Park
  • Meadow Mountain Tubing Hill & Snowmobiling

Arts and Culture Sights of Vail, CO

Vail is also home to a number of wonderful arts and cultural sites, nightlife spots, festivals, and other entertainment, including the following venues:

  • Vail Jazz Foundation
  • Sandbar
  • Master’s Gallery
  • Spring Back to Vail
  • Colorado Ski Museum
  • Bravo! Music Festival
  • ViewFinder Gallery
  • Samana Lounge
  • Claggett/Rey Gallery
  • Vail Film Festival

Weather in Vail, CO

Summers in Vail are mild to cool, with temperatures often in the 50s. The warmest month of the year is July, at an average maximum temperature of 75.1 degrees Fahrenheit. The winter climate is extremely cold, usually in the 10s, and the coldest month, January, has an average minimum temperature of 6.8 degrees. Vail’s annual average precipitation is 20.44 inches, and July is the wettest month, with an average rainfall of 2.24 inches.