Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to the Valley’s Best Outdoor Adventures Off the Slopes

From must-hike trails to high-flying outings, our reader-endorsed recipe makes for the perfect Vail Valley summer.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

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

Weekly Planner

Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: Memorial Day Edition

It's a three-day weekend, and we've got everything from BBQ cook-offs to slope-side beer festivals on the agenda.

05/25/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Style

All the Gear You Need for a Luxe Hut Trip

Gear up with everything you need for your next backcountry adventure with soft goods and equipment from local retailers.

02/14/2017

Laugh Out Loud

A Q&A With Comedian Paula Poundstone

A funny phone coversation with the HBO star, author and cat hoarder before her Feb 16 performance at the Vilar.

02/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Night on Vail Pass is a Hut Trip Away

Looking to spend a cozy night in our winter wilderness? Try booking a stay in one of the iconic huts found on Vail's namesake pass.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to Vail Pass

Vail's namesake pass is a playground for locals and visitors alike.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing on Vail's Namesake Pass

Options abound for exploring Vail Pass, but few modes of transportation are more rewarding than your own two feet.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Vail Pass's Must-Try Snowmobiling Tours

A guided snowmobile tour is an unforgettable way to experience Vail's namesake pass.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Getting to Know Vail Pass

Vail's namesake pass is a playground for locals and visitors alike.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Dine

New Items on the Menu for Beaver Creek's Winter Culinary Weekend

Beaver Creek's signature culinary event pairs on-mountain activities with a full line-up of food and drink.

01/16/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Arts + Culture

Kick off the New Year with a Classic Vail Itinerary

Check out some of the Vail Valley's most classic happenings for the New Year.

01/05/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

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

Dine

Don't Miss These Opening Day Deals

With Vail and Beaver Creek firing up the lifts on November 25, we found bargains at five aprés ski faves to toast the return of ski season.

11/23/2016 By Abner Pizano

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

Outdoors

Before You Hit the Trails, Play it Safe

Hiking in the mountains requires a few extra considerations. Before setting out, especially on the valley’s most challenging trails, take these factors into account.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Purpose Driven

Trails for those who like a mission when they go hiking.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

The Vail Valley's On Mountain Escapes

Vail and Beaver Creek aren’t just for skiing — it’s time to break out the hiking boots and hit the best resort trails.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Easy as 3-2-1

Easy, fast and fun hikes to do with friends or on your own.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Most Iconic Trails

The Vail Valley offers an escape for every type of backcountry wanderer. Whether your goal is bagging a peak, trekking to a high-alpine lake, exercising Rover, or conversing with a babbling creek, an endless summer of happy trails awaits.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone