Featured Vail Bike Trail: Grand Traverse

Jul. 9, 2013

Connecting Eagles Nest to the familiar winter Patrol Headquarters, the 4.9 mile Grand Traverse trail weaves hikers and bikers through Game Creek and Sun Down Bowls providing varying sections of forest and wide open single track. Learn more about biking this classic Vail trail with great views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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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


  • 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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Top 10 Vail Photos of the Year

Apr. 27, 2013

With only 3 weeks left in the 2012-2013 50th Anniversary Ski Season, we compiled a “best of” list of the past year’s photography. We chose shots that were not only visually impressive, but that also either helped tell the story of the season to date or photos that you, our fans, responded well to on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

So here they are, Vail’s top 10 photos of the 2012-2013 season!

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Vail Conditions Updates

Apr. 16, 2013

April 19th, 2013
Day 1 of our extended season held prime conditions in the Back Bowls. With 54″ of snow in the last 7 days and more in the forecast tonight into tomorrow, it’s hard to believe that this is late April!

Sun Down Bowl this morning with skier MacKenzie Hanna:

Vail Extended Season

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Spring Back to Vail

Apr. 12, 2013

Spring Back to Vail

Spring Back to Vail is arguably the most fun week to be here in Vail, Colorado. We celebrate the countdown to the end of the season with parties, free concerts, the world famous Closing Day Pond Skim and – of course – days spent savoring the last turns until next season.

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Vail desktop and mobile backgrounds

Mar. 8, 2013

Take a little piece of Vail with you by downloading one of these iconic images for your desktop and mobile background. Wishing another of your favorite Vail scenes were available? Let us know in the comment section below!

Starry night at The 10th Restaurant in Mid-Vail

Rocky Mountains stars

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