Activities

Adventure Ridge at Vail

Jul. 5, 2013

Epic Discovery Vail Adventure Ridge is in the midst of its makeover this summer as we lead up to the opening of Epic Discovery in 2015. While Adventure Ridge is open for hiking, biking, horseback riding, slacklining, disc golf, trampolines and dining June 20th, the new Zip-Line and Aerial Challenge Courses are scheduled to open in early August.

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Sunday brunch atop Vail Mountain at Game Creek Restaurant

Jun. 14, 2013

So you’ve had brunch. But have you had a gourmet brunch in an alpine chalet accessible only by gondola, horseback or on-foot? Here’s your chance:

Vail on mountain dining brunch

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Summer Wildlife on Vail Mountain

Jun. 11, 2013

There are so many great ways to explore the beauty and nature on Vail Mountain, from hiking, biking, trail running and Top of the Mountain tours, but next time you’re out enjoying the mountain, keep an eye out for signs of some of the wildlife native to Vail.

1. The yellow-bellied marmot can often be spotted sunbathing on rocks around the Adventure Ridge area and while hiking the trails around the mountain.

Marmota flaviventris

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10 of our favorite summer activities in Vail!

May. 27, 2013

Hikes in Vail, CO

Hike

  • What better way to experience the beautiful scenery, smell the wildflowers and spot the wildlife than on your own two feet? With nearly 25 miles of hiking trails for all abilities on and around the mountain, there is no shortage of routes to take in amazing views.
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Summer Events in Vail

Apr. 28, 2013

Now that ski season is over, we’re preparing for what many locals say is the best season in Vail: Summer.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The Vail Valley is an outdoor and cultural playground in summer with world class downhill mountain biking, rock climbing, road biking, hiking, kayaking, rafting, fishing and camping complemented by outdoor performances by the likes of New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, a free concert series and MORE. Pair that with our fantastic restaurants and dynamic Village and you’ve got yourself a summer utopia.

Vail activities

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Vail Ski Patrol’s 10 tips for hiking and biking on Vail Mountain

Apr. 23, 2013

Vail’s Ski Patrol exchanges ski boots for hiking boots as they maintain and monitor the mountain in the spring, summer and fall. Here are their tips for staying safe during your summer adventures on Vail Mountain!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be in Vail This Spring

Feb. 8, 2013

sunshine Vail

We’re heading into what many people consider to be the best time of year to spend time in Vail. World class events, free concerts, the typically snowy first few weeks of March, the longer, sunnier days of April; a variety of reasons make this time frame a favorite for all types of skiers and snowboarders. Here are just a few reasons to be here this spring.

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