The Science Behind Mountain Meteorology

Colorado residents and visitors love participating in their favorite activities year-round. Skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling occupy our snowy months, while hiking, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering and more can be enjoyed the rest of the year in Colorado’s high country. But enjoying all of these activities are dependent on Colorado’s notoriously unpredictable weather. So how do avid outdoor enthusiasts deal with

Vail to be Assessed as the First Certified Sustainable Destination in the U.S.

After months of preparation, Vail will be hosting an independent site visit the week of August 17th, 2017 to determine if it has met the criteria needed to become the first Certified Sustainable Destination in the U.S. The certification process is sponsored by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Green Destinations, based in The Netherlands. Conducting the onsite fieldwork taking

The Science Behind High Altitude Guiding with Pemba Sherpa

As our huge, tremendous world becomes increasingly accessible, the span of human exploration continues to grow.  What were once perilous, remote, and unattainable destinations to all but a few are now more accessible than ever before. These journeys bring people to new countries and unknown cultures, often at elevations much higher than those of home.  Completing a mission, like summiting