- In 2014 VVMTA partnered in planning and construction of the West Avon Preserve Stacked Loop trail system – one of the most significant trail system initiatives in the history of the Vail Valley. This diverse and sustainable network of singletrack includes the VVMTA-lead, volunteer-hand-built singletrack trails of Saddle Ridge and Wyse Way. Momentum Trail Concepts was hired to build machine-built trails of PB&J, Our Backyard, Wild West, Lee’s Way Down, Carrol’s Cutoff, and BLT. Partners in this transformative project included the Town of Avon, Eagle County Open Space, Eagle Valley Land Trust, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Vail Resorts and Momentum Trail Concepts. Together, over 10 miles of singletrack was constructed in a single season, creating an incredible new network of trails in the mid valley that are accessible earlier in the season than most others.
- In 2019, the VVMTA and the Adopt A Trail Program are partnering with the Town of Avon to take over maintenance of all trails in the West Avon Preserve. Please stay tuned to our calendar and Facebook page for volunteer opportunities.
- Additional improvements to the environmental sustainability and fun-factor of the Berry Creek trail system were completed in 2016. These upgrades included re-routes in the upper section and restoration of eroded double track in the Endo Alley area.
- Stay tuned and aware of the potential Berlaimont Estates Project that may cause major changes to this trail system.
- VVMTA will continue to consult with Town of Vail on upgrading the community’s Open Lands Plan and Trails Master Plan to guide future network planning and building efforts. The Town of Vail will move forward with adding details to their adopted plan throughout 2019.
- In 2019, the VVMTA, in partnership with the USFS, will be rerouting the final section of the North Trail coming down into the Davos trailhead. This washed out, rutted, and unsustainable trail will be completely rerouted and built to new sustainable trail standards. This will allow all trail users to increase their experience on this trail for many years to come!
- In September 2015 & October 2016, VVMTA and the USFS, with a huge helping hand from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) performed multiple days of trailwork on the final descent of Cougar Ridge between Vail Mountain and Lionshead to reduce erosion and improve the long term environmental sustainability and rideability of this great backcountry ride.
- In September 2016, the VVMTA partnered with Vail Resorts and their Epic Promise Program to bring over 300 volunteers to begin the construction of the 0.8 mile beginner hiking, biking, and dog walking loop named the Mini Mile. The Mini Mile was then completed throughout the summer of 2017 by VVMTA regular Wednesday night Trail Crew and the Adopt A Trail program.
- Looking into the future, the VVMTA is in early discussions with the Town of Minturn to potentially build a bike park in the area near the Mini Mile.
- The VVMTA is also working with the USFS to continue rerouting additional sections of the Cougar Ridge Trail in 2020.
- In the summer of 2018 the VVMTA began the construction of the Everkrisp Trail. This is the first new trail built on USFS land in over 10 years in Eagle County. The VVMTA launched the Eagle County Trail Fund and was able to purchase a new mini-excavator to build this trail and many more in the future. The new Everkrisp Trail will be 4 miles long with 1,000′ of climbing and descending.
- The Everkrisp Trail intersects Whisky Creek and connects the communities of Minturn and Eagle-Vail. Even more importantly, this new trail legally opens Whiskey Creek to mountain bikes once again!
- Please put June 29 & 30, 2019 on your calendar. We are partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado for two days of trailwork on Everkrisp with the goal of completing the trail. The more people that show up, the sooner the trail opens and we all get to enjoy!