Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at Minturn Bike Park

Learn the ropes and catch some air at Minturn Bike Park, a growing mountain biking facility in the Vail Valley.

06/25/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking at West Avon Preserve

Explore the singletrack on this municipal mountain biking network in the Vail Valley, which offers trails for all types.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking in West Vail

Find the best in classic singletrack in the Vail Valley's White River National Forest.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Geared for Adventure

Mountain Biking on Vail Mountain

These bike trails for all skill levels offer the best of singletrack on Vail Mountain, whether cross-country, uphill, or lift-served downhill screamers.

06/24/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Person of Interest

Emotional Rescue for a Vail Mountain Rescue Group Veteran

Scott Sutton, a Vail Mountain Rescue Group veteran, raises funds on a mental health awareness hike to benefit himself and other first responders.

06/24/2021 By Devon O'Neil

Vail's Back Bowls

Everything You Need to Know About the Back Bowls

A comprehensive look at the best ways to ski or ride Vail Mountain's beloved Back Bowls, a unique alpine sports playground.

12/15/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Person of Interest

Mike Duffy's Mission Is to Save Lives

The snowmobile safety instructor teaches thousands of riders each year how to avoid avalanches.

12/15/2020 By as told to Devon O’Neil Photography by Scott Bellow

Parting Shot

Rainbow Warrior

Sometimes you need to get more than your feet wet to capture the magic of a moment.

07/02/2020 Photography by Scott Bellow


A Powder-Hound's Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains

When the snowstakes at Vail and Beaver Creek both scream "Powder Day!" you'll need a game plan to get the goods. Follow our guide to 15+ stashes at the valley's signature resorts, as tested by local semi-pro athletes.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Scott Bellow