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    Colorado Elk Hunting Tips & Information 2019/20

    Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about Colorado elk hunting tips & information helpful. Elk and big game hunting is HUGE in Colorado and fosters positive benefits to the economy and its wildlife management efforts. Generating approximately $2 billion each year, big game hunting, and Rocky Mountain Elk hunting, specifically, is an important part of the Colorado experience.

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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.

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    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 & 2019 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.

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    Hut Trips Colorado- Awesome Huts Near Vail

    Hut trips are, hands down, one of the best ways to experience the Colorado high-country. These wonderful cabins and yurts are the perfect reward at the end of an invigorating day of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking or hiking. Check out this insider’s list of Huts located near Vail, Colorado complete with a video of each one so you’ll know what to expect.

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    What is Epic Mix? 10 Things You Must Know

    In a nut shell, the EpicMix App will simplify and organize you and your family’s time on the ski mountain and make your ski vacation soooo much better and easier. EpicMix is a free iPhone/Android app that uses a RFID-based system placed in a plastic card that is hung around your neck or kept in a pocket and is scanned to allow you access to the lifts.  Pass and ticket holders can easily track snow conditions, lift line wait times, view trail maps, web cams, add a credit card for on-mountain purchases, easy unencumbered scanning at all lifts and easily connect with family members on the mountain. It also lets…