Geared for Summer Adventure

An ultimate cycling guide to 100+ singletrack trails , plus everything you need to know to enjoy the Vail Valley this season

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Vibe

A Feast of Festivals

As COVID restrictions relax, outdoor public gatherings are making a comeback to the valley this summer; here a few signature ways to celebrate.

06/24/2021

Vibe

Retro Perspective

Half a century after its inception, the Summervail Art Workshop Legacy Project is getting the band back together again.

06/24/2021 By Katie Coakley

Best of Vail

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at Minturn Bike Park

Use this feature finder to find the training for you, whatever your preference.

06/25/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking on Meadow Mountain

Use this singletrack seeker to find the ride for you, whatever your preference.

06/25/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Feature

Geared for Adventure: Mountain Biking in the Vail Valley

Our home offers up a smorgasbord of mountain biking with a variety of trails, rides for all skill levels, and a strong community of avid cyclists.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

This Season's Ultimate Mountain Biking Gear

Plus, where to buy, rent, learn, and more in the Vail Valley

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking in Eagle

Use this singletrack seeker to find the ride for you, whatever your preference.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at West Avon Preserve

Use this singletrack seeker to find the ride for you, whatever your preference.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at Beaver Creek

Use this singletrack seeker to find the ride for you, whatever your preference.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking in West Vail

Use this singletrack seeker to find the ride for you, whatever your preference.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking on Vail Mountain

Use this singletrack seeker to find the ride for you, whatever your preference.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Best of Vail

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Everything you need to know about the attractions, mission, and history of the Vail Village's botanical treasure.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Perennial Favorites in the Alpine Habitat

Look for these blooms from around the world in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw Photography by Courtesy Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Feature

Land Above the Trees

How Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, a Vail Village landmark born of kismet, factors in a worldwide quest to preserve a fragile environment threatened by climate change

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

Staking a Claim on a Vail Village Dining Destination

The Slope Room blazes a culinary trail rooted in the flavors and traditions of the Old West.

06/24/2021 By Amanda M. Faison

Home & Real Estate

Village Talk

Building Legacy in Local Real Estate

A racing family honors a local legend by pushing a Lionshead luxury high-rise residential development over the finish line.

06/24/2021 By Kim Fuller

Shelter

Retro Fit

The collaborative, creative process of updating a secondhand vacation home into a dazzling full-time family residence

06/24/2021 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Kimberly Gavin

News & Profiles

Village Talk

A Playground for Thrill-Seeking Next-Gen Vacationers

A venerable ski lodge gets a modern-day makeover as a members-only adventure club.

06/24/2021 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

The Vail Valley Becomes an (Ad)Venture Capital

Meet Vail’s newest demographic of movers and shakers: tech and finance CEOs with global influence, steering their businesses from the heart of ski country.

06/24/2021 By Devon O'Neil

Person of Interest

Emotional Rescue for a Vail Mountain Rescue Group Veteran

Scott Sutton, a search and rescue volunteer since 1993, on how a career in SAR impacted his mental health and why he’s hitting the trail to help himself and other first responders

06/24/2021 By Devon O'Neil

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Alpine Environments in Peril

Climate change's impacts on mountain habitats may be far-reaching.

06/24/2021 By David Inouye

Outdoors

Village Talk

8 Great Reduced-Impact Waterfall Hikes

Take a walk on the not-quite-so-wild side this summer to preserve the valley’s most-hiked trails.

06/24/2021 By Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

An RVers' Home on the Road

Where to take Harvest Hosts for a test drive in Eagle County

06/24/2021 By Devon O’Neil

Style & Shopping

Style Counsel

Hats Off to a Summer Fashion Trend

These cool-hued pieces will help you share the spotlight with Mother Nature even as they drive those quarantine blues away.

06/24/2021 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Styled by Britta Briscoe