Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at Minturn Bike Park

Learn the ropes and catch some air at Minturn Bike Park, a growing mountain biking facility in the Vail Valley.

06/25/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking on Meadow Mountain

Explore the best singletrack at Meadown Mountain, one of the Vail Valley's outdoor recreation hot spots.

06/25/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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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

Find the best mountain biking gear in the Vail Valley, plus our guide to the best local shops for sales, rental, and service.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking in Eagle

Over 100 miles of singletrack beckon mountain bikers to Eagle, a cycling-mad community a half hour west of Vail.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at West Avon Preserve

Explore the singletrack on this municipal mountain biking network in the Vail Valley, which offers trails for all types.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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Mountain Biking at Beaver Creek

These mountain bike trails for all skill levels offer the best of singletrack at Beaver Creek in the Vail Valley.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking in West Vail

Find the best in classic singletrack in the Vail Valley's White River National Forest.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking on Vail Mountain

These bike trails for all skill levels offer the best of singletrack on Vail Mountain, whether cross-country, uphill, or lift-served downhill screamers.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Village Talk

8 Great Reduced-Impact Waterfall Hikes

These eight great mountain hikes will take you to stunning waterfalls in and around Vail while helping preserve the valley’s most-traveled trails.

06/24/2021 By Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

An RVers' Home on the Road

Harvest Hosts connects businesses with overnight parking capacity to RVers looking for creative, economical camping accommodations.

06/24/2021 By Devon O’Neil

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

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Land Above the Trees

Vail landmark Betty Ford Alpine Gardens exhibits striking flora alongside its mission of alpine habitat preservation amid climate change.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

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What to Know Before You Hit the Slopes

An insider's guide to skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek amid the pandemic.

01/05/2021 By Ted Katauskas Illustrations by Hayley Doshay

Vail's Back Bowls

Locals Dish on the Best of the Back Bowls

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but …

01/04/2021 Illustrations by Matty Newton

Village Talk

Four Ways to Have a Blast without a Ski Pass

Enjoy winter in the Vail Valley without skis or a snowboard: let sleighs, dogsleds, and snowmobiles introduce you to a winter wonderland.

12/21/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Village Talk

Rent Your Own Personal Mobile Ski Lodge

Stay safe and socially distant—but bring your own hot cocoa.

12/16/2020 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

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If Your Downhill Plans Have Been Dashed, Head Uphill Instead

No lift ticket? No problem. Plenty of options still exist for getting on the mountain.

12/16/2020 By Bevin Wallace

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Joel Gratz Can Help You Get a Spot on the Mountain

While ski resorts implement quotas, the CEO of OpenSnow.com helps people book a White Room reservation at Vail or Beaver Creek.

12/16/2020 By Ted Katauskas

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Vail's Back Bowls Take You Above the Worries of the World

Vail’s Back Bowls

12/15/2020