Village Talk

Spotted: Bode Miller on Vail's Swingsville

A ski racing legend blazes a new trail on handmade Italian skis

02/11/2019 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Ice Skating Rinks

A roundup of indoor and outdoor ice rinks from Vail Village to Beaver Creek.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Two Uphill Itineraries to Add to Your Winter Bucket List

Cripple Creek Backcountry hosts a full moon skin on Vail Mountain—plus, an on-mountain interval workout led by a historic Everest climber.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Two Paw-Powered Snowy Adventures

Where to get your Iditarod on in the Vail Valley

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Vail's Bucket List Snowmobile Tour

Looking for a whole new way to feel the wind in your hair? Opt for a snowmobile tour with Vail Backcountry Tours.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Everything You Need to Know about Ski Biking and Snow Tubing on Vail Mountain

Two new on-mountain adventures to add to your winter must-try list.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Your Guide to Snowshoeing and Telemark Skiing in the Vail Valley

Home to 19 miles of trails and sitting at 9,840 feet above sea level, Beaver Creek's Nordic Center is your basecamp for snowshoeing and tele-skiing adventure.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

How to Have Your Best. Winter. Ever.

A dozen-plus dog-, horse-, and human-powered cold-weather adventures.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Jack Affleck

Travel

The Vail Connection Behind Alaska's Must-Visit Glacial Outpost

A Saturday morning TV villain’s unlikely journey from the Vail Valley to a luxury oasis on an Alaskan glacier.

02/11/2019 By Katie Coakley

Skiing + Snowboarding

Everything You Need to Know about Golden Peak

Vail's smallest base area is its quickest jumping off point to the powdery oasis of Blue Sky Basin.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Start (And Finish) Your Ski Day from Lionshead Village

We map out 12 perfect hours using Lionshead Village as your Vail Mountain basecamp.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Get a Taste of the Backcountry on Vail Mountain

Two powder-filled itineraries to sample on Vail Mountain.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Skiing + Snowboarding

Everything You Need to Know about Vail Mountain's Terrain Parks

From pint-sized rails to monster halfpipes.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

How to Use Vail Village as Your Mountain Basecamp

From where to park to must-hit ski runs, we map out everything you need to hack Vail Village like a pro.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

How to Hack, Navigate, and Most Importantly Ski Vail Mountain

With more than 5,200 acres and nearly 200 trails, tackling a mountain as big as Vail can be a tall order, unless you know a guy, or in this case a gal, who has the inside scoop.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Digging Deep: A Look at The Leadville 100's Colorful Legacy

How a 100-mile "race across the sky" saved a town, and elevated the cachet of ultra-endurance cycling and running.

08/15/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Hiking

Trail of the Week: Meadow Mountain

A laid-back classic that meanders through wide-open meadows with plenty of gorgeous backdrops.

06/06/2018 By Kathryn Norris

Travel

Adventures Outside Vail: Destination Moab

Looking to broaden your horizons while you're in town? We travelled west for a luxe twist on a favorite Utah stomping ground.

05/02/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

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