Skiing

A Day in the Challenge of a Lifetime

Skiing—and surviving—an alpine marathon that makes bombing down Beaver Creek Mountain feel more like climbing Everest.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Jack Affleck

Village Talk

The Man Behind the Map

Meet the Empire State cartographer who renders Vail Mountain's trails.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

The Colorful History of Skiing's Most Eccentric Means of Downhill Travel

Jonathan Hritz helped pioneer the almost-sport of monoskiing. But nearly 35 years after Vail banned his weird contraption from the Back Bowls, he still doesn’t understand what all the fuss was about.

02/09/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing

Vail Resorts Expands its Reach to Telluride

The ski industry behemoth announces some (more) sweet perks for Epic Pass holders starting next season.

01/30/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Ski Luxe

A Peek at Vail Resorts' On-Mountain Signature Clubs

Gourmet breakfast, slopeside clubhouses, spa services; the sky's the limit when your on-mountain experience is members only.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Ski Luxe

A Peek at the Valley's Most Indulgent Mountain Amenities

From ski lockers on Bridge Street to the white glove treatment, and everything in between.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing

Ski Cooper Celebrates 75 Years

Want to ski in the tracks of a 10th Mountain veteran? Skip Riva Ridge and head up the highway to a historic resort where the lifts started turning out soldiers in 1942.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Golden Opportunity

Golden Peak's Olympic Training Ground

Golden Peak's Olympic investment pays off for more than just the valley's hometown heroes.

11/17/2017 By Geoff Mintz

Skiing + Snowboarding

New Season, New Upgrades at Vail and Beaver Creek

Vail Resorts continues its perpetual push for the latest and greatest with new lifts, more beginner access, and a brand new après-ski space at Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.

11/03/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Hiking

Trail of the Week: Lost Lake Trail

On a quest for mountain views, foliage, and lakeside serenity? Skip Piney, and hike to its lesser-known neighbor.

09/05/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

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