• Cross Country Skiing

    10 Cross Country Ski Skins – Best of 2020

    Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about cross-country ski skins helpful. Alpine touring, also known as backcountry skiing, skinning and splitboarding is a blend of cross-country skiing and alpine downhill skiing or snowboarding. It is the perfect way to explore the Colorado mountains, but in order to venture uphill on skis you will need climbing skins. Skins are ski-width strips of material that adhere to the bottom of touring skis and provide traction to climb. Here are 10 skin suggestions to efficiently get you up the steepest terrain.

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    Alpine Touring in the Vail Valley

    Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about alpine touring in the Vail Valley helpful. Alpine touring, also known as skinning, uphill skiing, splitboarding, off-piste or randonee skiing are all different synonyms for backcountry skiing that embraces the idea of “skiing” or “touring” the mountains, and there is no better place than Vail for this type of adventure.

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    Snowmobile Rentals in Vail, CO

    Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about snowmobile rentals in Vail, CO helpful. After a few days of skiing and snowboarding Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts, you may want to take a day off from the slopes, but what should you do? Snowmobiling is a great alternative to the busy slopes and an opportunity to do something different with your family.

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    Hot Springs Vail, CO – Soak in Thermal Waters

    Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about Hot Springs near Vail, CO helpful. Vail, Colorado is blessed to live smack dab in the middle of an abundance of amazing hot springs from primitive, undeveloped, natural mineral springs tucked into river banks to luxury resorts that offer every convenience while soaking.

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    Ikon vs Epic Pass – Which is Best for 2020?

    Welcome to ThinkVail – We hope you find this article about Ikon vs Epic Pass helpful. The Epic Pass debuted in 2008, and it was a game changer for the ski industry, today the Epic Pass and the Ikon Pass have emerged as the two competing powerhouse ski passes. These popular, multi-destination, multi-day ski passes are revolutionizing the industry because they enhance the visitor’s experience while reducing risk for the ski resorts, creating a win-win scenario.

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    Ice Climbing Vail Colorado

    Ice Climbing in Vail, Colorado consists of a combination of pure ice climbing and mixed climbing which means a combination of ice and rock. Luckily, for those who love to hug ice, East Vail has a tremendous amount of challenging single pitch, mixed/ice climbing and it is all easily accessible, and in most cases, visible right from the road.

  • Dog Sledding

    Dog Sledding in Vail Colorado

    Dog sledding in Vail, Colorado is a truly magical, unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Feel the rush of the sled and powerful pull of the team of Huskies as you glide through hushed Aspen glades and beautiful, snowy, rolling meadows with breathtaking views. Here is a list of local dogsled companies, complete with videos, that operate in and around Vail.

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    Winter Fly Fishing in Colorado

    Winter fly-fishing in Colorado offers unique challenges for the adventurous angler, and it can offer great rewards for those who really want to up their game and hone their skills. Certainly, winter fly-fishing is not for everyone but it is perfect for the patient angler willing to wear a few extra layers while enjoying a spectacular day on the river. Take a day off from the bustling ski slopes to cast a line into the frosty waters of Colorado.

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    Beaver Creek Snowshoeing & 2020 Snowshoe Series

    Beaver Creek, Colorado is a world-class ski resort but it also offers tons of fabulous snowshoeing and an amazing annual snowshoe series that is fun whether you participate as a competitor or are just setting your own pace. If you like sports, particularly running, than you’re going to love snowshoeing. It’s easy to learn, poses little risk of injury and is a great way to get exercise. A 3-hour hike in deep snow can burn over 1,500 calories according to Fitbit.

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    Best Ski Runs in Vail-Where the Locals Ski

    At 5,317 acres, Vail Mountain it is the third largest ski resort in America, only Big Sky and Park City are larger. It features seven spectacular bowls and the newest area, Blue Sky Basin. Vail opened in 1962 and has been offering incredible skiing since day one. Here is a taste of some of the best ski runs on Vail Mountain. So gear up, put in some earbuds, dial in the tunes and get ready to jam down these awesome runs.