Outdoors

Tips for Capturing the Fall's Foliage in Photos

Autumn gets picture-perfect in the Vail Valley with an explosion of color.

09/20/2016 Photography by Tom Winter Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

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

Rugby

Vail's Team: The Oldest and Most Successful Sporting Organization in the Vail Valley Hosts the Oldest Sporting Event in Vail This Weekend

The Vail Rugby Club is the community's most venerable sporting organization. Is it the most civilized? We'll let you decide.

08/05/2016 Edited by Tom Winter Photography by Bob Barrett

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

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

Out and About

Exploring the Outskirts: Adventures Just Outside Vail

Time to kiss the valley goodbye—at least for the afternoon. From bubbling hot springs to the roaring Colorado River, we chart out classic and close-to-home summer adventures.

06/01/2012 By Shauna Farnell Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

NEWS

Village Talk

News, views, and happenings from around the Vail Valley

11/01/2011 By Stephen Lloyd Wood, Shauna Farnell, and Joy Overbeck

OUTDOOR FUN

Ultimate Family Guide to Winter

Rediscover the best of the Vail Valley, whatever your age, with this compendium of hands-on tips for great family fun.

11/01/2011 By Rosalie Hill Isom

On the River

The Valley's Rafting Season is Floating Down a River Near You

The hottest days of the summer mean that there's only one way to cool off.

06/01/2011 By David O. Williams Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

FAMILY

Nurturing Nature

A new name (Walking Mountains) and a new home (Avon) help the reinvented Gore Range Natural Science School reach out to still more pockets of would-be naturalists.

06/01/2011 By Susie Kincade

GREAT BIKE RIDES

Explore Cycling Heaven in the Vail Valley

There's no end to the biking options in the valley—the hardest part is knowing where to start. We've mapped out some of the best routes for riding on-road or...

06/01/2011 By Stephen Lloyd Wood

SKIING

An Insider's Guide to Vail's Legendary Back Bowls

How to avoid the crowds, find powder and get the most of your day in Vail's Back Bowls.

02/01/2011 By Stephen Lloyd Wood

GET LOCAL

25 Reasons to Love the Vail Valley

We have winter on the brain, and we came for the snow and the scenery, but there is so much more to our happy valley than powder turns in the Back Bowls.

02/01/2011 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

OUTDOORs

Vail Valley's Best Nordic Ski Tracks and Snowshoe Trails

Break your lift-served addiction with this guide to alternative winter fun.

11/01/2010 By Stephen Lloyd Wood