Locals We Love

The Valley's Longest Lived Dentist Conquers Kilimanjaro

After countless seasons of triple-digit ski days, 88-year-old Dr. Fred Distelhorst conquers a new mountain, and perhaps a record in the process.

07/26/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Highway to Heaven

Summit County's Signature Summertime Roadtrip

From lonely lakes to happy hours, 72 hours (and 60 miles) of bliss on the Blue River Parkway.

07/25/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to the Valley’s Best Outdoor Adventures Off the Slopes

From must-hike trails to high-flying outings, our reader-endorsed recipe makes for the perfect Vail Valley summer.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

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 Local Wildlife

In the Vail Valley, mountain living means living with mountain lions.

06/12/2017 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Rick Spitzer

Beer

The Vail Craft Beer Classic is Coming to Town

A weekend-long festival in June that revolves around outdoor fun, and 300 awesome beers.

06/06/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Botany

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Launches a 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 Go-To Outlet for All Things Backcountry

Looking for the perfect backcountry setup? Lionshead's backcountry store offers 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

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

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 Tour

Already pining for winter? Once our peaks are covered in snow, 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

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