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 the past two summers, 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

OUTDOOR FUN

Ultimate Family Guide to Winter

Rediscover the best of the Vail Valley, whatever your age, with this compendium of hands-on tips for great family fun.

11/01/2011 By Rosalie Hill Isom

On the River

The Valley's Rafting Season is Floating Down a River Near You

The hottest days of the summer mean that there's only one way to cool off.

06/01/2011 By David O. Williams Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

FAMILY

Nurturing Nature

A new name (Walking Mountains) and a new home (Avon) help the reinvented Gore Range Natural Science School reach out to still more pockets of would-be naturalists.

06/01/2011 By Susie Kincade

EDITOR'S NOTE

Pedal Power! A Vail Welcome

06/01/2011 By Dan Berger

GREAT BIKE RIDES

Explore Cycling Heaven in the Vail Valley

There's no end to the biking options in the valley—the hardest part is knowing where to start. We've mapped out some of the best routes for riding on-road or...

06/01/2011 By Stephen Lloyd Wood

SKIING

An Insider's Guide to Vail's Legendary Back Bowls

How to avoid the crowds, find powder and get the most of your day in Vail's Back Bowls.

02/01/2011 By Stephen Lloyd Wood

GET LOCAL

25 Reasons to Love the Vail Valley

We have winter on the brain, and we came for the snow and the scenery, but there is so much more to our happy valley than powder turns in the Back Bowls.

02/01/2011 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff