Summer

#VailBen Ongoing Dispatch: My Favorite Hiking in Vail

Jun. 10, 2014

 

Spotted this little guy along the Pitkin Creek Trail.

Spotted this little guy along the Pitkin Creek Trail.

If someone asked me what I thought was the one thing they should do in Vail during the summertime, I would have to answer “hiking.”

Don’t misunderstand me; the Vail Valley is home to some incredible summer activities, including mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, award-winning dining, and A-list performances. But this is a mountain town. So the best way to understand Vail is to venture into those mountains on foot.

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Featured Vail Hiking Trail: Fireweed

Jun. 9, 2014

Vail hiking trails Fireweed Trail is a beautiful, cruisy trail between the tops of our two gondolas, Gondola One and Eagle Bahn. A great option for families or guests just starting to get acclimated to the altitude, this gradual trail is about a mile long and takes between 30 and 40 minutes.

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There’s always something happening in Vail

Jun. 5, 2014

Summer in Vail hero goodnessIf you thought that Vail in the summer was just a sleepy little ski town waiting for winter, think again.

Events are happening just about every day, all summer long. We’ve listed just a sampling so if you have questions about the specific days you’ll be visiting Vail, make sure to ask us in the comment section below!

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#VAILBEN DISPATCH 1: Back In Colorado

Jun. 5, 2014

 

My welcome party at Denver International Airport.

My welcome party at Denver International Airport.

As we drove up I-70 on Monday afternoon, it all came flooding back. There was the unreal green; the crisp, dry air; those fairy tale waterfalls. I was going to be spending the summer in Colorado for the first time in almost a decade. I couldn’t stop from grinning.

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The GoPro Mountain Games return to Vail June 5 – 8!

May. 30, 2014

There’s no better way to kick off summer in the Rockies than with the largest celebration of mountain sport and lifestyle in the country: the GoPro Mountain Games, June 5 – 8 in Vail.

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America’s Best Summer Job | Vail

May. 19, 2014

Congratulations to America’s Best Summer Job Winner, Benjamin Solomon of Brooklyn, NY!  Benjamin-Solomon_ABSJ-Vail_blog

Benjamin will be escaping the heat of the city to experience all that Vail has to offer this summer – concerts, events, festivals, hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and more. He’ll also be calling the hotels of Vail home while he keeps track of his adventures through blogs, videos and social media (#VailBen).

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Blue Sky Basin in Summer

Apr. 27, 2014

One of the best loved areas in Vail, Blue Sky Basin is known for its beautiful views and endless glade skiing. We were lucky enough to get back there in August 2013 and experience this beautiful spot in all its summer glory. See any spots you recognize from winter?

Vail Back Bowls Summer

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