About ThinkVail

ThinkVail was created to connect people with the unique mountain lifestyle of Vail, Colorado whether they live in the city, the suburbs or the flattest stretches of the Kansas prairie.  The people who call Vail home, love outdoor activities and spend most of their days skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing or rafting.

We work hard, but it always plays second fiddle to having fun. Not only do we participate in these adventures but we love to share these activities and introduce people to them so they can have fun and enjoy life too.

About the Editor

My name is Heather Bruce and I have lived in Vail for more than 25 years. I am married to a wonderful man and we are raising our son in this mountain Shangri-la.

I spent many years skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rafting, hiking, rock climbing, camping, horseback riding, paddle boarding, golfing and biking. I have spent way to much money figuring out the best equipment and products to make these outdoor adventures safe and fun.

I have also worked at the WhatToDo Magazine for over 15 years.  This is a seasonal vacation guidebook, printed twice a year that details many activities in the Vail Valley.  I love this job, it has given me a deep, personal knowledge of almost every local business in town.  I know their services, their products, the discounts they offer, and how long they have been in business.

In the past, I owned a horse-drawn carriage company that gave tours through Vail Village and delivered  brides to their storybook wedding.

In addition, I have worked almost every conceivable job in the Vail valley; waitress, selling ski tickets, caretaker, wrangler, river shuttle driver, gallery salesperson, bartender, marketing manager, retail sales, housekeeping and a few more I would like to forget.

Because of these past experiences, I  am uniquely qualified to share many of my favorite Vail Valley secrets, including the best activities, the most knowledgeable outfitters and guides and of course,  the right gear and the best products for these demanding adventures.

Although the information about the places, activities and events in Vail are all location-specific, all of our product reviews will help you excel at your chosen adventure whether you are in Vail or anywhere else in the world.

I invite you to come and discover all that Vail, Colorado has to offer and make your life an adventure!

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