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VVMTA Brand Refresh

We have been working on a brand refresh for almost a year now.  Our partner, supporter, and friend at Kind Design knocked it out of the park for us!  It was time we looked at our current VVMTA logo and other program logos including Adopt A Trail and Wildlife Trail Ambassadors and bring them together

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Find Your Form Podcast: Trail Advocacy in Eagle County

Our Executive Director, Ernest Saeger, sat down with Jake Wells on his Find Your Form Podcast. In the episode, they chat about the intricacies of trail advocacy in Eagle County including VVMTA’s view on trail maintenance, new trail opportunities, and how we are constantly navigating the waters of sustainably managing and growing trails for our community.

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Time to Brush Up on Trail Etiquette

Trail season is upon us and many of us are ready to enjoy the trails we are fortunate to have in the Eagle River Valley. On the trail, we may encounter a number of different user groups including mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, equestrians and motorized vehicles. Even though we may use different methods of

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Eagle County Trails Set for Spring Closures

As snow gradually melts from local hillsides and trails, it’s tempting to grab the bike or leash up the dog and head out. That’s a bad idea on several local trails. There are a number of trail closures set to begin in April and May. Like winter trail closures, spring closures are done in the

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2021 VVMTA Trail Survey Results

Thank you to the 300 members of our community who completed our 2021 survey! Your feedback informs our direction on what projects and programs we should prioritize moving forward. We will use your feedback to inform our land managers and decision makers on what the trails community wants to see and prioritize. Thank you for

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Spring is Coming, and so are Seasonal Wildlife Trail Closures

The sun is getting higher in the sky, temperatures are warming, and days are getting longer. Spring is coming. We will soon transition from skis and snowshoes to hiking boots and mountain bikes. We are not the only ones in the valley on the move. Wildlife are migrating from lower elevations to the melting-out upper

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2021 Annual Report

Read the Full Annual Report Here We are pleased to bring you our 2021 Annual Report.  You can read the full report here or click on an image below.  Thank you for your continued support which truly allows us to further our mission of improving our trails and public lands in Eagle County! Dear Trails

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We Are Hiring for our Trail Conservation Crew!

The Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance (VVMTA) is excited to bring back our Trail Conservation Crew in 2022! In 2021 the VVMTA introduced Eagle County’s first seasonal full-time Trail Conservation Crew (TCC). The VVMTA hired, trained, and managed a seasonal crew of six local full-time TCC employees. The TCC’s focus is on trail maintenance, trail

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2021 Season Recap

Thank YOU… We are thankful for you, our community of trail users and stewards.  Your time volunteering, membership, partnership, donation, and support is what made 2021 a successful year for our trails, community and the VVMTA.  Without you, we would not have been able to grow our programs, plan and complete trail projects, protect wildlife,

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