Vail Blog

The Vail Valley offers the best of several worlds: It’s a world-class tourist destination and also a conglomeration of laid-back mountain towns. It’s set in some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the country but also boasts upscale hotels, restaurants and shopping options. It combines a deeply local aesthetic with a world-class reputation. And the Vail Valley information presented in this blog will help you appreciate it all.

Regardless of whether you’re new to the area or a born-and-raised local, the Vail Valley information presented here will help acquaint you with the ins and outs of the area and point you toward the enormous amount of fun, entertainment and engaging activities offered throughout the valley. Consider this blog your friendly, local and intimately informed source for all things Vail Valley. Regardless of the season, our blog will keep you up to date on the latest happenings and exciting activities and events throughout the region. It will give you a sense of what the locals are excited about and steer you toward activities you truly won’t want to miss.

Empower Yourself with Vail Valley Information

Use this blog to stay updated on Vail Valley information that matters to you. From the hottest events around to obscure attractions you’ll be glad to have seen, this blog will keep you in the know about all things Vail Valley. Pore over past and present blog posts to learn more about the area and plan your night and weekend outings. And then get outside and go exploring!

Featured Blog

A Day in the Life of a Local: Jeremy Rietmann

By Tracey Flower | Monday, January 27, 2020
Vail locals are often asked what it’s like to live in the Vail Valley. In some ways, it’s like living anywhere. You go to work, spend time with friends and family and enjoy various hobbies. In other ways, it’s quite unique. Your commute might include a ride on a chairlift, your family time might be spent on the slopes... Read More

5 Tips for Safe Driving on the Mountain This Winter

By Tracey Flower | Monday, January 20, 2020
Driving to, from and around the Vail Valley and throughout the Colorado mountains in the winter requires extra caution and preparation. Here are a few critical tips for staying safe on the road this winter. 1. Stay tuned to CDOT CDOT stands for Colorado Department of Transportation, and their website,, is... Read More

Winter Gear Essentials: 3 Tips for Staying Warm in Vail

By Tracey Flower | Monday, January 13, 2020
Good gear can make or break the time you spend outdoors in the winter, especially in the Vail Valley where the weather can go from sunny and warm-ish to a blizzard in an instant. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, wandering around Vail Village or just out running errands, here are a few tips to help you choose the... Read More

A Craft Beer Lover’s Guide to the Vail Valley

By Tracey Flower | Tuesday, January 7, 2020
With the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival happening this week in Summit County, Vail’s neighboring county to the east, I’ve got beer on the mind. Whether you’re heading over Vail Pass to check out the festival, taking a break from the festival to check out the Vail Valley or you’re just a beer lover... Read More

What Vail Valley Locals Are Looking Forward to in the New Year

By Tracey Flower | Saturday, January 4, 2020
The future has arrived, and by the future I mean 2020. The year 2020 used to seem very far away, especially 20 years ago when I was graduating from high school, but even two or three years ago when the number 2020 seemed too big to be nearby. I love the fresh start a new year brings, though, and the onset of a new... Read More

How to Have a Blast in Vail Even if You Don't Ski

By Tracey Flower | Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Fact: You don’t have to ski to have a blast in Vail in the winter. Despite my decade of living in the Valley, I’m not a big skier myself and no one in my family skis, so I’m well-versed in entertaining both myself and out-of-town visitors with non-skiing winter activities. Here are a few of my favorites. Photo:... Read More