Hiking

Overcrowding on Colorado's Most-Popular Fourteener

What’s to be done about the perennial mob of peak-baggers overwhelming Quandary Mountain, and the state's other iconic summits?

07/14/2020 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Parting Shot

Rainbow Warrior

Sometimes you need to get more than your feet wet to capture the magic of a moment.

07/02/2020 Photography by Scott Bellow

Outdoors

Top of the Rockies Road Trip

From Meadow Mountain to Turqoise Lake: A 33-mile Sunday drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Cycling

Must-Try/Must-Buy Local E-Bikes

While the pandemic put the brakes on many entrepreneurial endeavors, two local e-bike businesses are coasting on a surge in sales

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Don't Try This At Home

Walking Colorado's Longest Highline

Last summer, a Vail pedicab driver and fellow daredevils strung the longest highline in Colorado above the Town of Minturn; here's how they did it, and what it was like to take a record-breaking stroll across the sky.

06/30/2020 By As told to Georgia Perry

Photo Essay

Skiing into an Apocalypse

A 100-mile backcountry ski tour is supposed to be life altering. What happens when the whole world changes while you’re away from it? Follow photographer Tim...

04/28/2020 Photography by Tim Romano Edited by Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: Special Edition

How to get out and de-stress, while still being a good citizen.

03/18/2020 By Katie Coakley

Outdoors

Grand Hyatt Vail Opens a Swank Slopeside Yurt

Backcountry digs with a five-star twist.

02/17/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Powder-Hound's Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains

When the snowstakes at Vail and Beaver Creek both scream "Powder Day!" you'll need a game plan to get the goods. Follow our guide to 15+ stashes at the valley's signature resorts, as tested by local semi-pro athletes.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Scott Bellow

Village Talk

Ski Cooper Gets a Back Bowls Makeover

The valley’s only indie resort unveils a Vail-inspired backside with 71 acres of new double-black diamond terrain—at mom-and-pop prices.

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Ski Club Vail Hits a Home Run on Golden Peak

Debuting new terrain at the summit of Golden Peak and a clubhouse at the mountain’s base, Ski Club Vail stakes a claim at the epicenter of American ski racing.

11/12/2019 By Geoff Mintz

Skiing + Snowboarding

Grand Hyatt Vail Unveils the Valley's Newest Slopeside Ski Concierge

Formerly Hotel Talisa, Grand Hyatt Vail takes advantage of its slopeside locale with a brand new ski concierge club.

11/04/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Fall Color Hikes

Local Hikes for Leaf Peeping

As aspenglow reaches its peak in our corner of high country, Walking Mountains Science Center offers a guided family friendly Fall Color hiking series that's a must-do for leaf peepers on the go.

10/02/2019 By Katie Coakley

FAMILY

Nurturing Nature

Walking Mountains Science Center is a window, and portal, to discovering the natural wonders of the Vail Valley

06/25/2019 By Susie Kincade

Outdoors

How to Summit Eagle County's Lone 14er

Everything you need to know about hiking Mount of the Holy Cross.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Outdoors

12 Heavenly Hikes in the Holy Cross Wilderness

From mutli-day out and backs to picturesque alpine loops—everything you need to know about a dozen of Eagle County's best backcountry hikes.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

How Not to Become a Statistic on Holy Cross

Mysteries, tragedies and near-misses, plus 6 backcountry safety tips for summiting the county's lone 14er.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Great Escapes

How to Hitch a Ride to Hanging Lake

A new system to keep the masses from bespoiling the valley’s most-loved summertime oasis has been ratcheted down even further during the pandemic, issuing permits to just 128 lucky hikers per day.

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

This Summer's Must-Do: Hiking the Holy Cross Wilderness

There’s a lot more to explore in the Holy Cross Wilderness than its namesake pinnacle: 164 miles of gloriously lonely trails, and two-dozen thirteeners where you’ll find tranquility—and may not even see another soul.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Village Talk

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Launches a New Mountain Bike Program

The valley’s winningest ski racing club switches gears with a new competitive mountain biking program.

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth