Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking in West Vail

Find the best in classic singletrack in the Vail Valley's White River National Forest.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking on Vail Mountain

These bike trails for all skill levels offer the best of singletrack on Vail Mountain, whether cross-country, uphill, or lift-served downhill screamers.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Village Talk

8 Great Reduced-Impact Waterfall Hikes

These eight great mountain hikes will take you to stunning waterfalls in and around Vail while helping preserve the valley’s most-traveled trails.

06/24/2021 By Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

An RVers' Home on the Road

Harvest Hosts connects businesses with overnight parking capacity to RVers looking for creative, economical camping accommodations.

06/24/2021 By Devon O’Neil

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Perennial Favorites in the Alpine Habitat

Look for these blooms from around the world in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw Photography by Courtesy Betty Ford Alpine Gardens


Land Above the Trees

Vail landmark Betty Ford Alpine Gardens exhibits striking flora alongside its mission of alpine habitat preservation amid climate change.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Village Talk

What to Know Before You Hit the Slopes

An insider's guide to skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek amid the pandemic.

01/05/2021 By Ted Katauskas Illustrations by Hayley Doshay

Vail's Back Bowls

Locals Dish on the Best of the Back Bowls

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but …

01/04/2021 Illustrations by Matty Newton

Village Talk

Four Ways to Have a Blast without a Ski Pass

Enjoy winter in the Vail Valley without skis or a snowboard: let sleighs, dogsleds, and snowmobiles introduce you to a winter wonderland.

12/21/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Village Talk

Rent Your Own Personal Mobile Ski Lodge

Stay safe and socially distant—but bring your own hot cocoa.

12/16/2020 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Village Talk

If Your Downhill Plans Have Been Dashed, Head Uphill Instead

No lift ticket? No problem. Plenty of options still exist for getting on the mountain.

12/16/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Village Talk

Joel Gratz Can Help You Get a Spot on the Mountain

While ski resorts implement quotas, the CEO of OpenSnow.com helps people book a White Room reservation at Vail or Beaver Creek.

12/16/2020 By Ted Katauskas


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

Vail’s Back Bowls


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.


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.



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


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


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