Vail's Back Bowls

Everything You Need to Know About the Back Bowls

A comprehensive look at the best ways to ski or ride Vail Mountain's beloved Back Bowls, a unique alpine sports playground.

12/15/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Vail's Back Bowls

Back Bowls Aren't Just for Experts

Despite their reputation, some runs are perfect for adventuresome intermediates.

12/15/2020

Vail's Back Bowls

Where to Refuel When Hunger Strikes

These on-mountain dining options help skiers and snowboarders get the most out of their time in the Back Bowls.

12/15/2020

Feature

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

Make this epic snowscape your pandemic powder day destination.

12/15/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Feature

Five Must-Ski Trails at Beaver Creek

Don't miss these top trails for advanced to expert skiers at Beaver Creek in the Vail Valley.

12/15/2020 By Devon O’Neil

Person of Interest

Mike Duffy's Mission Is to Save Lives

The snowmobile safety instructor teaches thousands of riders each year how to avoid avalanches.

12/15/2020 By as told to Devon O’Neil Photography by Scott Bellow

Hiking

Overcrowding on Colorado's Most-Popular Fourteener

What’s to be done about the perennial mob of peak-baggers overwhelming Quandary Mountain, and the state's other iconic summits?

07/14/2020 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Parting Shot

Rainbow Warrior

Sometimes you need to get more than your feet wet to capture the magic of a moment.

07/02/2020 Photography by Scott Bellow

Outdoors

Top of the Rockies Road Trip

From Meadow Mountain to Turqoise Lake: A 33-mile Sunday drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Cycling

Must-Try/Must-Buy Local E-Bikes

While the pandemic put the brakes on many entrepreneurial endeavors, two local e-bike businesses are coasting on a surge in sales

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Don't Try This At Home

Walking Colorado's Longest Highline

Last summer, a Vail pedicab driver and fellow daredevils strung the longest highline in Colorado above the Town of Minturn; here's how they did it, and what it was like to take a record-breaking stroll across the sky.

06/30/2020 By As told to Georgia Perry

Photo Essay

Skiing into an Apocalypse

A 100-mile backcountry ski tour is supposed to be life altering. What happens when the whole world changes while you’re away from it? Follow photographer Tim...

04/28/2020 Photography by Tim Romano Edited by Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: Special Edition

How to get out and de-stress, while still being a good citizen.

03/18/2020 By Katie Coakley

Outdoors

Grand Hyatt Vail Opens a Swank Slopeside Yurt

Backcountry digs with a five-star twist.

02/17/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Powder-Hound's Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains

When the snowstakes at Vail and Beaver Creek both scream "Powder Day!" you'll need a game plan to get the goods. Follow our guide to 15+ stashes at the valley's signature resorts, as tested by local semi-pro athletes.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Scott Bellow

Village Talk

Ski Cooper Gets a Back Bowls Makeover

The valley’s only indie resort unveils a Vail-inspired backside with 71 acres of new double-black diamond terrain—at mom-and-pop prices.

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Ski Club Vail Hits a Home Run on Golden Peak

Debuting new terrain at the summit of Golden Peak and a clubhouse at the mountain’s base, Ski Club Vail stakes a claim at the epicenter of American ski racing.

11/12/2019 By Geoff Mintz

Skiing + Snowboarding

Grand Hyatt Vail Unveils the Valley's Newest Slopeside Ski Concierge

Formerly Hotel Talisa, Grand Hyatt Vail takes advantage of its slopeside locale with a brand new ski concierge club.

11/04/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Fall Color Hikes

Local Hikes for Leaf Peeping

As aspenglow reaches its peak in our corner of high country, Walking Mountains Science Center offers a guided family friendly Fall Color hiking series that's a must-do for leaf peepers on the go.

10/02/2019 By Katie Coakley

FAMILY

Nurturing Nature

Walking Mountains Science Center is a window, and portal, to discovering the natural wonders of the Vail Valley

06/25/2019 By Susie Kincade