Environment

Epic Discovery: Learn Through Play

Jun. 5, 2016

In Vail, CO

Do you want to soar like an eagle? Travel through the forest canopy like a squirrel? Find out if you’re as strong as a bear? See the world through the eyes of a trout? This summer, Vail will embark on a new adventure with the debut of Epic Discovery.

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Best Bike Rides Near Vail for any Taste

May. 2, 2016

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Biking is one of the most popular summer activities at Vail, and for good reason. From the unmatched on-mountain views to the adrenaline rush you get riding down the mountain, mountain biking is one of the best ways to enjoy all that summer in Vail has to offer. If a paved path is more your speed, there are plenty of road trails that provide opportunities to get your blood pumping, or just enjoy a cruise while taking in the views. And don’t worry about bringing your own bike – you can rent your gear at one of Vail’s many rental locations!

Here are our favorite bike rides in Vail:

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Best Hikes and Trails Around Vail

Apr. 28, 2016


Mountains and hiking go hand-in-hand (or better yet, foot-in-foot), especially during Colorado’s sunny summer months. Whether you’re looking for a heart-pumping workout or a leisurely stroll, there are hikes to fit every mood and skill level at Vail. No matter how much of a pro or newbie you are, wear appropriate footwear and keep these other tips in mind when you hit the trails! Check out our top recommendations for trails in Vail:

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Burton US Open Environmental footprint

Mar. 4, 2015

Vail Burton US Open

The best snowboarding-only event in the world brings famous athletes, music acts, and a non-stop party to Vail in early March. The work to reduce the Open’s environmental footprint began long before the party…

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Vail Mountain Cleanup 2014

Jun. 18, 2014

Vail summer cleanupIt’s probably happened to all of us at some point: that moment when you watch your ski pole/glove/car keys/ski pass/cell phone/credit card drop headlong into a snow bank as you ride up the chairlift, never to be seen again.

…or will it? 

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Video: Behind the Scenes of Vail Grooming

Feb. 17, 2014

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Jump inside the cat and learn about the operation that grooms over 1000 acres nightly. This video combines info about Vail’s grooming machines (called snow cats), the operators, and new technology with beautiful time lapse photography. 

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Helping Jamestown: Vail employees assist in flood recovery

Nov. 1, 2013

Flood recovery efforts in JamestownPhoto courtesy of rebuildjamestown.org

It was as simple as reading an e-mail and signing up. When we first heard of the flooding back in September we wanted to help.

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