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 a Neighborhood Mountain Lion

The valley's neighborhoods are home to locals of the four-legged variety.

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

Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing on Vail's Namesake Pass

Options abound for exploring Vail Pass, but few modes of transportation are more rewarding than your own two feet.

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

Skiing + Snowboarding

Backcountry Itineraries for Skiers That Prefer Man-Power to Motor

Three dream backcountry itineraries that will keep you smiling, lift or not—assuming you are equipped for, and capable of, an out-of-bounds challenge.

02/10/2017 By Tom Winter Edited by Kirsten Dobroth Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Outdoors

Getting to Know 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

Gear Guide

What's In Your Pack, Chris Anthony?

Before you head into the backcountry, equip yourself like a Warren Miller star.

01/18/2017

Outdoors

Get to Know Your Local Avalanche Forecaster

Vail and Summit County's avalanche forecaster dishes about his daily routine, and provides a bit of context for this year's head-scratching snowpack.

01/18/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing

One Amazing Weekend in Vail

What is it like for someone to win an all expenses paid weekend to the Vail Valley? We followed Megan Lamb's Instagram feed to find out.

12/28/2016 Photography by Megan Lamb