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

Deals

Fun & Free: Week of August 15

Crazy kayakers paddling Niagara Falls, an artsy exhibition on mushrooms and a guided hike into a proposed wilderness area highlight this week's fun & free picks.

08/15/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

Hiking

James Dziezynski Hiked 800 Miles So You Don't Have To

James Dziezynski talks about his latest hiking guidebook, his favorite trails in Vail and the best hiking choices for people with dogs.

08/01/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

Outdoors

Gore Range Getaway

The close in, convenient backpacking destination you won't want to miss this summer.

07/15/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

Outdoors

The Valley's Greatest Lakes

Where to swim, paddle and relax in the high country.

06/13/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Events

The GoPro Mountain Games Make a High-Flying and Hard-Charging Return to Vail Village

The GoPro Mountain Games makes its 17th annual stop in Vail, marking the largest celebration of adventure sports in the country, and the official start to summer in the valley.

06/06/2016 By Tom Winter Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Eagle County's Greatest Lakes

Behold: the 12 best places to bike, hike, paddle and boat this summer.

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

Style Counsel

Gear Up + Get Out

The best high-performance gear for your summer adventures.

06/01/2016 Edited by Cindy Hirschfeld

Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Long Hikes

The best places to bike, hike, paddle and boat this summer.

06/01/2016

Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Day Hikes + Mountain Bikes

The best places to bike, hike, paddle and boat this summer.

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

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

Village Talk

The Hardest Ice Climb in the United States is in Vail

Featuring ice, rock and overhangs, this East Vail testpiece attracts the best in the world.

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Person of Interest

Pinnacle of Success

Meet Chris Anthony, founder of a nonprofit that teaches kids life lessons from Warren Miller films.

02/01/2016 By Ted Katauskas

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

Village Talk

The Bonfire Brewing Kegyak is a Barrel of Fun

What do you get when you combine a pony keg with a kayak? One local ponders an underutilized recreational vessel.

06/01/2015 By Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

Minturn's Historic Spot for Backyard Fun

When Vail was in its infancy, Minturn’s family-run resort was where locals learned to ski; the resort's now gone, but Meadow Mountain is still where locals play.

02/01/2015 By Reilly Capps