WINTER SPORTS

A Guide to Vail Mountain's Legendary Back Bowls

From Sun Down to Siberia, the quintessential insider's guide to skiing or riding all seven of Vail Mountain's Back Bowls in a single day.

03/15/2019 By Bevin Wallace

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Midwinter 2019

A welcome from our editor.

02/11/2019 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Two Uphill Itineraries to Add to Your Winter Bucket List

Cripple Creek Backcountry hosts a full moon skin on Vail Mountain—plus, an on-mountain interval workout led by a historic Everest climber.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Two Paw-Powered Snowy Adventures

Where to get your Iditarod on in the Vail Valley

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Vail's Bucket List Snowmobile Tour

Looking for a whole new way to feel the wind in your hair? Opt for a snowmobile tour with Vail Backcountry Tours.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Everything You Need to Know about Ski Biking and Snow Tubing on Vail Mountain

Two new on-mountain adventures to add to your winter must-try list.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Your Guide to Snowshoeing and Telemark Skiing in the Vail Valley

Home to 19 miles of trails and sitting at 9,840 feet above sea level, Beaver Creek's Nordic Center is your basecamp for snowshoeing and tele-skiing adventure.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

How to Have Your Best. Winter. Ever.

A dozen-plus dog-, horse-, and human-powered cold-weather adventures.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Jack Affleck

Skiing

A Day in the Challenge of a Lifetime

Skiing—and surviving—an alpine marathon that makes bombing down Beaver Creek Mountain feel more like climbing Everest.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Jack Affleck

Skiing

Vail Resorts Expands its Reach to Telluride

The ski industry behemoth announces some (more) sweet perks for Epic Pass holders starting next season.

01/30/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Datebook

Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: December 8-10

The snow might have you fooled, but this weekend's agenda is proof that winter is in full swing. From Vail's Snow Days to holiday parties, ice skating and snow dances (you're doing those, right?), we've packed your weekend itinerary.

12/07/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

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

Locals We Love

Five Questions with Mountain Soul Yoga Co-Founder Julia Clarke

Local yogi and Mountain Soul Yoga co-founder Julia Clarke chats about her journey to the Vail Valley, and harnessing the energy of the mountains in her new Edwards studio.

04/04/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

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

Weekly Planner

The Agenda: Week of November 14

A watery presentation, Breck and Keystone opening days, and delicious beer pairings at Crazy Mountain make this an exciting week in the Vail Valley.

11/15/2016 By Tom Winter

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

4th of July

Fireworks, Flowers, Festivals and Fun: How to Celebrate Vail’s 4th Of July in 2017

What to do, what to watch and where to be to get the most out of this year's 4th of July festivities.

06/28/2016 Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

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

Skiing + Snowboarding

World Cup Races are Great—but What About the Olympics?

With rumors once again swirling about a potential Olympics in Denver, could—and should—the downhill of the 2030 Olympic Winter Games be raced in the Vail Valley?

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil