Vail is now known for much more than world-class skiing: on July 20th it was officially certified as a Sustainable Mountain Resort Destination by Sustainable Travel International. Summit Daily reports that this honor not only makes Vail the first mountain resort in the United States to receive such recognition, but also the first in the world.
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What is it you’re after—the art of cool, or the cool of art?
The fact is, all of the most imaginative, surprising, and downright wild destinations tend to blur the fine line between the two. If the art of cool is measured by a fest’s ability to work with whatever iconic venues, raucous bars, and endearing local oddities its environment affords, then the cool of art is what’s waiting to be found within those stomping grounds—envelope-pushing programming, events that have never before been tried, let alone seen, and guests not afraid to make good trouble as they set trends.
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