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

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

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

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

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

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