Hiking

Trail of the Week: The Davos Trail

A West Vail favorite, regardless of season.

08/16/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Hiking

Trail of the Week: Mount of the Holy Cross

Everything you need to know to tackle (and conquer!) the valley's token 14er.

08/09/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Ready, Set, Go

The Leadville Trail 100 Races Kick Off This Weekend

Mountain bikers and trail runners "race across the sky" in Leadville's annual 100-mile event.

08/09/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Locals We Love

The Valley's Longest Lived Dentist Conquers Kilimanjaro

After countless seasons of triple-digit ski days, 88-year-old Dr. Fred Distelhorst conquers a new mountain, and perhaps a record in the process.

07/26/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Highway to Heaven

Summit County's Signature Summertime Roadtrip

From lonely lakes to happy hours, 72 hours (and 60 miles) of bliss on the Blue River Parkway.

07/25/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to the Valley’s Best Outdoor Adventures Off the Slopes

From must-hike trails to high-flying outings, our reader-endorsed recipe makes for the perfect Vail Valley summer.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to the Valley's Best On Mountain Adventures

From must-hike trails to high-flying outings, our reader-endorsed recipe makes for the perfect Vail Valley summer on the slopes of Vail and Beaver Creek.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Wildlife

Close Encounters with Local Wildlife

In the Vail Valley, mountain living means living with mountain lions.

06/12/2017 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Rick Spitzer

Beer

The First Ever Vail Craft Beer Classic is Coming to Town

A new summer festival for Father's Day weekend that revolves around outdoor fun, and 300 awesome beers.

06/06/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Botany

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Launches a New Mobile App

Looking for a photographic guide to Colorado's wildflowers at your fingertips? There's an app for that.

06/05/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Backcountry

Belly Up to the Valley's Newest Spot for All Things Backcountry

Lionshead's new backcountry store is one-stop shopping for gear, education, and local brews to wash it all down.

03/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Photo Album

A US Open Visual Diary

Missed the Burton US Open, or just can't get enough? Check out our exclusive slideshow of the event's most memorable moments.

03/07/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

High Flying

Weekly Planner: Burton US Open Edition

Trying to navigate the sea of concerts, parties, and competitions? We've put it all together so the next event -- or after party -- is at your fingertips.

02/28/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Locals We Love

Backcountry Visions with the Founders of White Room Adventures

Kelli and Kreston Rohrig talk backcountry education, and the future of the culture surrounding avalanche safety in the Vail Valley.

02/20/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Style

All the Gear You Need for a Luxe Hut Trip

Gear up with everything you need for your next backcountry adventure with soft goods and equipment from local retailers.

02/14/2017

Welcome

Thoughts on Mountain Rescues from Beneath the Snow

A few words from our editor on training for mountain rescue missions -- and being buried alive in the process.

02/10/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

A Night on Vail Pass is a Hut Trip Away

Looking to spend a cozy night in our winter wilderness? Try booking a stay in one of the iconic huts found on Vail's namesake pass.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Skiing + Snowboarding

Resorts and Retailers Look to the Ladies for Skiing's Next Big Spending Demographic

When it comes to planning - and spending - on ski vacations, women wear the Gore-Tex bibs in the family.

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to Vail Pass

Vail's namesake pass is a playground for locals and visitors alike.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Vail Pass's Must-Try Snowmobiling Tours

A guided snowmobile tour is an unforgettable way to experience Vail's namesake pass.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone