Vail Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Vail with our insider's guide.


A popular summer destination for both road bikers and mountain bikers, Vail has a variety of paved bike paths (including one that leads up to...

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Vail. Year after year, Vail logs more than a million "skier days" (the ski industry's measure of ticket sales), perpetuating its ranking...


Golfers who love to play mountain courses know that some of the best are in Vail Valley. These courses meander through the valleys dividing...


If you aren't used to it, high altitude can catch you off guard. Drink plenty of water to help stave off the effects of altitude sickness—dizziness...

Nature Centers

Vail Nature Center. This nature center occupies an old homestead just across from the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. In summer, you can sign up...

Nordic Skiing

Backcountry Skiing Paragon Guides. It's a good idea to hire a guide if you're unfamiliar with the area's backcountry trails. Paragon's capable...

Other Sports and the Outdoors

Adventure Ridge. In summer, Adventure Ridge, at Eagle's Nest high above Lionshead, is the hub of Vail Mountain activities. It's cool and high...


Adventure Ridge. This outfitter at the top of Lionshead leads snowmobile excursions for kids, as well as snowshoeing, ski biking, zip-lining...


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