I’m a month into America’s Best Summer Job and I’d like to think I’ve begun to understand a few things about summer life in Vail. And one of those things is gear. People love their gear in the mountains and—almost more than during winter—summertime means one can amass quite a lot of stuff.Read More»
All anyone could talk about was how high the water was. Huge winter snowfalls combined with a fast-arriving Spring meant that river runoff in the Vail Valley had pushed local rivers to their peaks. I had seen the raging Gore Creek during the GoPro Mountain Games but I had no idea how good the whitewater was until I found myself in the middle of some Class Four rapids.Read More»
Benjamin interviewing pro skier and avid stand up paddler, Steven Nyman, during the GoPro Mountain Games. Credit: Michael Brown. Courtesy: Adventure Film School.
I’m convinced. The GoPro Mountain Games has got to be Vail’s best kept secret. I’m not exactly sure how or why I didn’t know about this epic weekend of emerging sports, gear giveaways, and rock and roll, but I’m sure glad I know about it now.Read More»
We are open for daily summer operations and activities beginning Friday, June 13th! Get the details on current trail openings, gondola operations, bike hauls and more right here.
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.Read More»
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.Read More»
If 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!Read More»