GoPro Mountain Games and Music in Vail CO

The GoPro Mountain Games, celebrating 20 years June 7-12, are anchored by 30-plus competitions now spanning six days. When the daytime events are complete, all eyes (and ears) shift to the Mountains of Music concerts taking place at The Amp Thursday, Friday and...
Snow day in Denver? Head up to Vail

Snow day in Denver? Head up to Vail

By Eileen Ogintz VAIL, CO — Ruby Gorden, 8, was having the best snow day ever. Denver schools closed for snow, so Ruby, her dad, and younger brother drove up to Vail to spend the day on the slopes. She didn’t mind the two-hour drive, longer because of the...
Wrong turn and comfort zone on Vail Mountain

Wrong turn and comfort zone on Vail Mountain

By Eileen Ogintz Uh OH… We took a wrong turn on Vail Mountain, not hard to do on such a big ski area with some 5,317 acres of terrain. We were looking for Blue Ski Basin, one of my favorite intermediate areas on the mountain with groomed intermediate glade skiing...
Vail’s perfect ski-in ski-out hotel

Vail’s perfect ski-in ski-out hotel

By Eileen Ogintz What’s the best part? We’re at the ski-in-ski-out Grand Hyatt Vail and guests—young and adult—have their faves about the hotel. “The views from the hot tubs,” says Christina Marksym, from Chicago. “The cozy environment,” said Jessica Gaeta, here for a...

Winter Mountain Games returning to Vail

For the first time since 2013, the Winter Mountain Games will return to Vail CO Feb. 25-27, 2022. The grassroots event, with Celebrated ‘athletes, art, and music, drew strong reviews when it last occurred in Vail in 2012 and 2013.and was on a similar track to its...