Environment

A Tolled Shuttle Is in the Works for Hanging Lake

A local stakeholder group hopes that changing visitor behavior will be the ultimate solution for the bad behavior bedeviling Hanging Lake.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Beer

The Vail Craft Beer Classic is Coming to Town

A weekend-long festival in June that revolves around outdoor fun, and 300 awesome beers.

06/06/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Botany

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Launches a Mobile App

Looking for a photographic guide to Colorado's wildflowers at your fingertips? There's an app for that.

06/05/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Local History

Will Camp Hale be the Country's First National Historic Landmark?

If a group of land users, owners, politicians, and locals get their way, the environmental restoration and historical preservation of the Camp Hale area would mark the first such distinction nationally.

05/08/2017 By Allen Best

Photo Album

A US Open Visual Diary

Missed the Burton US Open, or just can't get enough? Check out our exclusive slideshow of the event's most memorable moments.

03/07/2017 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

Skiing

One Amazing Weekend in Vail

What is it like for someone to win an all expenses paid weekend to the Vail Valley? We followed Megan Lamb's Instagram feed to find out.

12/28/2016 Photography by Megan Lamb

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

Outdoors

Vail Mountain Rescue Group Aims High on Colorado Gives Day

Help wanted: raising $$$ to buy a life-saving rescue truck that costs more than a Tesla Roadster

12/06/2016 By Tom Winter

Skiing

Two Vail Athletes Prove That Mogul Skiing Remains Relevant

Once the brashest scene on the slopes, competitive mogul skiing has fallen on hard times. Can Vail wunderkinds Heidi Kloser and Tess Johnson bring some sizzle back to the bumps?

11/22/2016 By Kelly Bastone

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

Skiiing + Snowboarding

Vail Resorts' Investment Brings New High-Speed Lift, Lodging Renovations, and More

The most noticeable improvement for the 2016-17 ski season in the Vail Valley? A shiny new high-speed chairlift.

10/25/2016 By Tom Winter

Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Use Your Epic Pass to Score Free Skiing in the Alps

Your Vail Resorts Epic Pass does more than offer access to our local mountains—it’s a ticket to ride some of the best ski areas in Europe.

10/17/2016 Photography by Tom Winter

Outdoors

Eagle's Mountain Biking Scene Comes of Age

If you love single track, Eagle's one of the best spots in the county—and even the state—to get your fix.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor

Cycling

How the Cycle Effect Changes Lives

The story of how a plucky Eagle nonprofit introduced mountain biking to the valley’s Hispanic community—and created a team of state champs that’s charging uphill toward the future.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor

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

Seven Hikes to Satisfy Your Labor Day Weekend Hiking Needs

Three different kinds of treks to check off before the summer (officially) comes to an end.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

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

Outdoors

From City Boy to Nature Boy

A newcomer to the Vail Valley went on his very first hike (really!) and he has a lot to say.

10/04/2016 By Abner Pizano