There's no better perspective on the mountains than from the top of one: The bonus at a ski resort is the ability to save yourself a five-hour uphill hike to...more
Every Sunday from mid-June through mid-September, the region's farm and food vendors set up 100-plus tents on Meadow Drive in Vail Village to sell just-picked...more
With 5,289 skiable acres and 31 lifts, Vail is enormous. Getting your bearings on the slopes can take days, but you'll never be bored. Even better, the resort...more
Like Vail, Beaver Creek gets an average snowfall of 350 inches, but with 1,815 skiable acres and 17 lifts, it's decidedly smaller than its sister resort. And...more
The Vail valley's predilection for all things Teutonic climaxes in three raucous weekends in September. The first weekend in September is a more civilized...more
The same verticality that draws skiers in the winter lures the nubby-tires set in summer. The 20 or so trails are rated in difficulty the same way ski runs are...more
Mountain Musher Dog Sled Rides runs trips twice daily on the 10,000-acre Diamond Star Ranch outside Vail. Two people board a sled operated by a musher and...more
This 18-hole course with to-die-for views was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It's open to the public from May to mid-June and then becomes a private club...more
If riding a bike over the snow and through the trees—at night, with only a headlamp illuminating the path ahead—is your kind of thing, then head...more
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