Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Backpacking

For overnight camping, these are the lakes that make the trip worth it. Take a tent and extra food, because you won't ever want to go home.

06/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Feature

One Perfect Day In Blue Sky Basin

With wide-open bowls, powder-choked glades, and a no-frills day lodge modeled after a 10th Mountain Division hut, Blue Sky Basin lets skiers and boarders experience the thrills of the backcountry without taking the risks.

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

A welcome from our editor!

The Fall Guy

A welcome from our editor!

02/01/2016 By Ted Katauskas

HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN

A Family-First Vacation

With the first snowfalls of winter dusting the Rocky Mountains, it's time to start planning a family vacation featuring the best that Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer.

11/01/2015 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Matt Suby

Skiing

Skiing Colorado's Most Iconic 14er

Climbing up Eagle County’s classic fourteener is the easy part when you're planning on skiing down the peak's harrowing Cross Couloir.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Golf

Fairways to Heaven: The Complete Guide to the Valley's Golf Courses

The world's greatest golfers and golf course designers have left their mark on the Vail Valley. From vertiginous elevation changes to photo-worthy panoramas of the Gore Range, it's all here.

06/01/2015 By Kim D. McHugh

BIKING

The Vail Valley’s Most Inspirational Summer Cycling

From Grand Traverse to Mountain Star, these are the biking trails and tracks you simply cannot miss.

06/01/2015 By Kelly Bastone

Skiing + Snowboarding

The Seductive and Dangerous Terrain of East Vail

Skiers and snowboarders flock to East Vail’s lift-accessible backcountry terrain in part because it’s unpatrolled and unregulated, but in the name of public safety, should—and can—anyone limit the risks people take on these avalanche-prone steeps?

02/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Welcome

Powder Hound

A welcome from our editor

02/01/2015 By Ted Katauskas

Article

An Insider's 2015

A spectator’s guide to making the most of the World Championships

11/01/2014 By Shauna Farnell

Outdoors

A Vail Valley Couple's Love Affair with Ice

Frozen waterfalls, cold kisses and first ascents are part of this local couple’s romance with each other and the outdoors.

02/01/2014 Photography by Zach Mahone By Devon O'Neil

VILLAGE TALK

It’s an Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic World

Vail Resorts’ Epic Race may have been won, but the madcap quest continues.

02/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

OLYMPICS

Meet Our Local Slalom Superstar

We take a look back at our first encounter with Mikaela Shiffrin, the girl next door who just might be the world's best skier. Ever.

11/01/2013 By Kelly Bastone

VAIL SUMMER GUIDE

The Ultimate Vail Summer Bucket List

A list of experiences that everyone—resident or visitor—needs to tick off in order to call themselves a Vail insider.

06/01/2013 By Kelly Bastone

BIKING

Breaking Away

The USA Pro Challenge, a slickly produced road race that's lured the world's top two-wheeled talent and thousands of cycling fans high into the Rockies , spins into its third edition this August. Is this America's Tour de France?

06/01/2013 Photography by Stephen Lloyd Wood

VILLAGE TALK

Zipped!

Vail Mountain adds sizzle to its summer with new zip lines and ropes courses at Adventure Ridge.

06/01/2013 By Shauna Farnell

VILLAGE TALK

Leaky Lake

The fractured tale of Avon's here-again, gone-again liquid asset

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

EDITOR'S NOTE

Cache as Cache Can

"In the summer, you get to learn the mountain from the bottom up."

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

Out and About

Exploring the Outskirts: Adventures Just Outside Vail

Time to kiss the valley goodbye—at least for the afternoon. From bubbling hot springs to the roaring Colorado River, we chart out classic and close-to-home summer adventures.

06/01/2012 By Shauna Farnell Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing

The Real Secret to Skiing Better? Better-Fitting Boots.

Gorsuch carves the way for tight turns with revolutionary customization that creates boots to suit every nuance of your foot.

02/01/2012 By Michael Miracle