Skiing + Snowboarding

Buses, Planes and Trains: New Travel Options Across Ski Country are Perfect for Powder Days

Avoid icy highway mayhem and relax with these great alternatives to getting to the slopes in time for first chair.

11/27/2016 By Tom Winter Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing

Two Vail Athletes Prove That Mogul Skiing Remains Relevant

Once the brashest scene on the slopes, competitive mogul skiing has fallen on hard times. Can Vail wunderkinds Heidi Kloser and Tess Johnson bring some sizzle back to the bumps?

11/22/2016 By Kelly Bastone

Outdoors

Your Guide to Three Magical Days in Vail

72 hours of Vail bliss, served three ways: Ultimate ski days in Vail and Beaver Creek, plus what to do on your day off.

11/22/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Skiing + Snowboarding

The Valley's Homegrown Snowboard Brand Ditches Brick and Mortar for a Rolling Retail Experience

Weston Snowboards takes its Minturn showroom on the road with a tiny home mobile flagship store.

11/22/2016 By Tom Winter

People

Vail's Next Skiing Superstar?

River Radamus, the first skier to win three gold medals at the Youth Olympic Games, contemplates his prospects for doing the same in Pyeongchang in 2018.

11/22/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Dominique Taylor

Skiing + Snowboarding

What The Heck! Where is the Snow?

This year seems to be an anomaly, until you realize that Vail has kicked off the season with only the Born Free run on tap plenty of times.

11/08/2016 By Tom Winter

Deals

Three Great Early Season Lodging Deals in Vail

From mid-week escapes for skiers to a romantic Thanksgiving break, these deals offer a great introduction to Vail's secret season.

11/03/2016 By Tom Winter

Skiiing + Snowboarding

Vail Resorts' Investment Brings New High-Speed Lift, Lodging Renovations, and More

The most noticeable improvement for the 2016-17 ski season in the Vail Valley? A shiny new high-speed chairlift.

10/25/2016 By Tom Winter

Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Use Your Epic Pass to Score Free Skiing in the Alps

Your Vail Resorts Epic Pass does more than offer access to our local mountains—it’s a ticket to ride some of the best ski areas in Europe.

10/17/2016 Photography by Tom Winter

Skiing + Snowboarding

Ski Season Opening Date Roundup

We know you want to slide down snow-covered mountains. Here’s when you can do that.

10/11/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

Outdoors

Eagle's Mountain Biking Scene Comes of Age

If you love single track, Eagle's one of the best spots in the county—and even the state—to get your fix.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor

Cycling

How the Cycle Effect Changes Lives

The story of how a plucky Eagle nonprofit introduced mountain biking to the valley’s Hispanic community—and created a team of state champs that’s charging uphill toward the future.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor

Outdoors

Before You Hit the Trails, Play it Safe

Hiking in the mountains requires a few extra considerations. Before setting out, especially on the valley’s most challenging trails, take these factors into account.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Purpose Driven

Trails for those who like a mission when they go hiking.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

The Vail Valley's On Mountain Escapes

Vail and Beaver Creek aren’t just for skiing — it’s time to break out the hiking boots and hit the best resort trails.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Seven Hikes to Satisfy Your Labor Day Weekend Hiking Needs

Three different kinds of treks to check off before the summer (officially) comes to an end.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Most Iconic Trails

The Vail Valley offers an escape for every type of backcountry wanderer. Whether your goal is bagging a peak, trekking to a high-alpine lake, exercising Rover, or conversing with a babbling creek, an endless summer of happy trails awaits.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Village Talk

Raft of Medals

After twelve seasons representing the U.S. at the world championships, a white-water legend Retires his paddle.

10/10/2016 With Shauna Farnell

Golf

Green $avers

Enjoy great deals on greens fees and lodging.

10/05/2016 By Kim D. McHugh

Outdoors

From City Boy to Nature Boy

A newcomer to the Vail Valley went on his very first hike (really!) and he has a lot to say.

10/04/2016 By Abner Pizano