Gear Guide

What's In Your Pack, Chris Anthony?

Before you head into the backcountry, equip yourself like a Warren Miller star.

01/18/2017

Outdoors

Get to Know Your Local Avalanche Forecaster

With our peaks once again covered in snow, we chatted with Vail and Summit County's avalanche forecaster about his daily routine, and for some insight into analyzing the Colorado snowpack.

01/18/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing

One Amazing Weekend in Vail

What is it like for someone to win an all expenses paid weekend to the Vail Valley? We followed Megan Lamb's Instagram feed to find out.

12/28/2016 Photography by Megan Lamb

Outdoors

Vail's Most Well-Known Photographer Leaves Vail Resorts and Goes Rogue

You may not know his name, but Jack Affleck's images have defined perceptions of the Vail Valley for nearly three decades. And now he no longer works for the resort company.

12/12/2016 By Tom Winter

Skiing

The Skadi Ski Festival is a Unique Opportunity for Female Skiers

From the latest gear just for women to customized instruction, Skadi gets ladies of all abilities on the snow and having fun.

12/09/2016 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Vail Mountain Rescue Group Aims High on Colorado Gives Day

Help wanted: raising $$$ to buy a life-saving rescue truck that costs more than a Tesla Roadster

12/06/2016 By Tom Winter

Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Blend in with the Locals

Want to mix with the native population? You'll have to follow a few rules.

11/29/2016 Illustrations by Hayley Dosha

Skiing

We Review the Best New Ski Gear for the 2017 Season

From powder boards to cushy carving skis, this is the gear that the best shops in Vail are recommending for skiers who love Vail this season.

11/29/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

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