The Sonnenalp name and tradition date back nearly a century to Bavaria where the Faessler family opened a hotel known for offering personalized services in beautiful surroundings. The resort in Vail was opened in 1979 by the Faessler family, bringing a new level of international prestige to the valley. Since then, Sonnenalp has set the standards by which other hotels are judged. Total commitment on the part of the staff results in exceptionally caring attention to create a treasured vacation experience. This defines the family philosophy of Gemutlichkeit, sparking an energy that permeates this special hotel.