East West Destination Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series Kicks Off Wednesday, May 31

The Vail Recreation District is gearing up for the East West Destination Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which kicks off the summer season of racing on Wednesday, May 31. The series features seven cross-country races at locations around Eagle County, taking place on Wednesdays throughout the summer.  ( more)


The Vail Craft Beer Classic Brings a Health-Conscious Element to Colorado's Craft Beer Scene

This June 16th through 18th, the Vail Craft Beer Classic kicks off as a perfect mountain getaway for beer enthusiasts, foodies, and outdoor adventure-seekers from across the western region. With three days of craft beer tastings, pairings, meals, and workshops alongside high-altitude activities like guided hikes, bike rides, fly fishing trips and yoga, the Vail Craft Beer Classic offers an experience expertly curated for purveyors of Colorado’s active lifestyle.  ( more)


New Antlers at Vail Hotel Travel Package Immerses Kids in Mountain Adventure

An emphasis on travel that offers “more personalized, transformative experiences, intended to inspire even the youngest adventurer and his or her parents” is a top 2017 family travel trend according to international family travel website essentialkids.com. In keeping with the trend, a new summer vacation package from Antlers at Vail promises to test family mettle with active adventure in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains from the back of a horse – and on an alpine coaster and zipline – all while capturing the memories on a GoPro camera. The Horsin’ Around family adventure is available June 15 – Aug. 15, 2017, offering three nights' comfortable lodging and two memorable days’ activities starting from $1,460 for a family of four.  ( more)


Vail Whitewater Race Series Kicks Off May 9

It's almost time! Returning May 9, the Vail Recreation District is again partnering with Alpine Quest Sports to host the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series. In its fifth year, races will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. All races will be held at the Vail Whitewater Park where spectators will enjoy viewing the action from the banks of Gore Creek. Five races are scheduled and overall series prizes will be awarded following the final race on June 6.  ( more)


2017 LA Sportiva Vail Trail Running Series Returns May 20

The La Sportiva Vail Trail Running Series, featuring Colorado's most iconic trail races, is back for 2017!  ( more)


Craft Beer and Mountain Adventure Come Together This June at The Vail Craft Beer Classic

This June 16th - 18th, the Vail Valley will become a hub for craft beer enthusiasts as brewers and connoisseurs kick off the inaugural Vail Craft Beer Classic. With over 300 beers, dozens of events, yoga, hiking, and all the offerings of Colorado’s vast outdoor playground, fans of the craft should be ready for a mountain weekend full of brews and adventure.  ( more)


Five Hidden Hikes in Vail, Colorado

Home to nearly 200 miles of trails, Vail offers a plethora of hiking experiences to choose from on Vail Mountain and throughout the surrounding Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges. Hikers are able to explore on their own or use a service that offers personalized tours for individuals, couples, families and groups. Guided nature hikes and alpine walks are among favorites for beginners, while expert outings and overnight trips can be arranged with a guide for those wanting advanced routes or to summit larger peaks near Vail.  ( more)


Five Tips for Preparing to Hike in Vail Next Summer

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)


Lionshead Roars as the Colorado Grand Culminates in Vail This Friday and Saturday

This Friday Lionshead will roar like never before as the 85+ Colorado Grand participants culminate their multi-day journey through the state of Colorado with a victory lap through the Lionshead Village!
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