Outdoors

This Summer's Must-Do: Hiking the Holy Cross Wilderness

There’s a lot more to explore in the Holy Cross Wilderness than its namesake pinnacle: 164 miles of gloriously lonely trails, and two-dozen thirteeners where you’ll find tranquility—and may not even see another soul.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Village Talk

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Launches a New Mountain Bike Program

The valley’s winningest ski racing club switches gears with a new competitive mountain biking program.

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Outdoors

How Not to Become a Statistic on Holy Cross

Mysteries, tragedies and near-misses, plus 6 backcountry safety tips for summiting the county's lone 14er.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Outdoors

12 Heavenly Hikes in the Holy Cross Wilderness

From mutli-day out and backs to picturesque alpine loops—everything you need to know about a dozen of Eagle County's best backcountry hikes.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

How to Summit Eagle County's Lone 14er

Everything you need to know about hiking Mt. of the Holy Cross.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Festivals

7 Ways to Play at This Year's GoPro Mountain Games

If you're looking to leave the sidelines during this year's GoPro Mountain Games, try one of these options to jump into the action.

05/30/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Health

A Local Biathlete's Championship-Worthy Fitness Regimen

The valley’s only home-grown biathlete sets his sights on Beijing, one step—and breath—at a time.

03/20/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Ice Skating Rinks

A roundup of indoor and outdoor ice rinks from Vail Village to Beaver Creek.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

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

Village Talk

There's a Cookie Time Milkshake on Beaver Creek Mountain

Beaver Creek ups the caloric ante of on-mountain amenities with a malt shop crowning its rechristened bunny hill.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Travel

The Vail Connection Behind Alaska's Must-Visit Glacial Outpost

A Saturday morning TV villain’s unlikely journey from the Vail Valley to a luxury oasis on an Alaskan glacier.

02/11/2019 By Katie Coakley

Village Talk

Now Open in Eagle: The First Large-Scale Indoor Climbing Facility in the Central Rockies

Giving new meaning to the term "local's hangout."

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

4 Must-Try On-Mountain Dining Options

From Vail's most scenic fleet of DIY grills to the mountain's most upscale lunch.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Skiing + Snowboarding

Everything You Need to Know about Golden Peak

Vail's smallest base area is its quickest jumping off point to the powdery oasis of Blue Sky Basin.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Start (And Finish) Your Ski Day from Lionshead Village

We map out 12 perfect hours using Lionshead Village as your Vail Mountain basecamp.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone