The Vail Recreation District's 2017 La Sportiva Vail Trail Running Series, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, continues Aug. 26 with the 5K and 10K@10,000 Feet trail running race. Both races, presented by Summit Ford, will begin at 8 a.m. at the top of Gondola One at Mid-Vail on Vail Mountain, with the entire race taking place above 9,000 feet. The average grade of the 10K is 7% with an elevation gain of nearly 1,200 feet, while the shorter 5K is less challenging and will allow runners the chance to experience racing at an impressive altitude. This is the sixth race in the seven race series. ( more)
The historic Vail HillClimb returns this year as part of the Vail Recreation District's 2017 La Sportiva Vail Trail Running Series, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Vail HillClimb, presented by Vail's Mountain Haus, will take place on Saturday, July 8 at 7 a.m. and has hosted over 500 participants annually over the past four decades. Featuring a switchback dirt and gravel road with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges, the HillClimb tests local, regional and national runners with a 7.7 mile climb and more than 2,200 feet of elevation gain. ( more)
Hot yoga, Ashtanga, Bikram, Kundalini and now…goat. Yes, this summer’s hottest fitness trend now is offered in the mountains of Colorado as Vail Stables debuts its goat yoga program. From downward dog with kids nibbling at your heels to yoga at 10,250 feet, there are numerous ways for travelers to get their “om” on in Vail this summer. ( more)
The Vail Recreation District's East West Destination Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will continue the summer season of racing on Wednesday, June 14 with the Berry Creek Bash in Edwards. The Berry Creek Bash is the second race of the seven-race series, and is presented by 808 Distillery. ( more)
The Vail Golf Club is excited to kick off the golf season and will open for business on Friday, May 12. Golfers can look forward to the driving range and all 18 holes available for play on Friday, with tee times starting at 9:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. (weather dependent). The pro shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and food and beverage offerings will be available through the starter shack from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Golf bikes and electric carts will be available. Expect early season course conditions. ( more)
The Vail Golf Club and LINC Golf & Wellness will bring like-minded women together for an inclusive weekend of golf, yoga, clinics and relaxation this summer. Slated for June 14-17, 2017 at the Vail Golf Club and The Antlers at Vail, the fourth annual Vail Women's Golf & Yoga Retreat will help women connect, learn, network and explore Vail's picturesque surroundings while enjoying an unique learning environment with instructors, special guests and more. ( more)
Hiking is the No. 1 activity that guests participate in when visiting Vail. This can range from a stroll along the Gore Creek recreational path to summiting a 14,000-foot peak. As visitors get ready to trek in the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges, there are a variety of ways in which they can prepare for their adventure. ( more)
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