Summer

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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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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Star-Gazing in Vail, Colorado

Jul. 1, 2013

On clear nights, stars and constellations are abundant in the skies above Vail and the surrounding valley. With very little light pollution the sheer number and brilliance of the stars you can see hanging in the night sky is enough to leave you in awe. Constellations, shooting stars, planets and meteor showers are easily seen if you know where and when to look for them. So grab a blanket this summer and bask amongst the wildflowers and under the stars to try and spot these amazing scenes in the sky.

Stargazing in Vail, CO

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Lift upgrades for the 2013/14 season

Jun. 30, 2013

Mountaintop Express UpgradgeThe high-speed quad out of Mid-Vail, Mountaintop Express Lift (#4), will be replaced with a Doppelmayr high-speed six-passenger chairlift for next season. This will increase capacity by 33 percent to 3,600 people per hour – the same capacity as Vail’s new gondola, One. 

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Vail America Days July 4-7, 2013

Jun. 23, 2013

Taking part in 4th of July celebrations in the midst of the gorgeous Colorado Rocky Mountains is a sure-fire way to stir up some feelings of pride in your country.

4th of July celebrations in Vail, Colorado

The Vail community is passionate about our 4th of July celebrations and this year we’re going all out with activities, July 4-7. While you can find the full schedule of Vail America Days events on the official website, here are some highlights of the events we’re most excited to attend:

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Vail Mountain Cleanup June 18, 2013

Jun. 17, 2013

Vail’s annual Mountain Cleanup Day was Tuesday, June 18th 2013. Hundreds of volunteers and employees walked the mountain, collecting the items that were dropped, discarded or forgotten during the winter.

Vail Mountain Summer Cleanup

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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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