For experts only, the Minturn Mile is one of the most famous "off-piste" or "out-of-bounds" ski runs in the world. It is accessed from the top of chairs 3 or 7 on Vail Mountain and then by taking the out-of-bounds access gate at the top of the turn on the "Lost Boy" trail. An ability level of upper intermediate or better is suggested to enjoy the experience. The Minturn Mile is made up of varying terrain beginning with bowl type terrain before proceeding into the trees. Midway down one will get to the "beaver ponds" where many people enjoy a break before heading on. The lower portion is affectionately known as "the luge." It is essentially an old jeep road/game trail so it is fairly narrow in spots.
At the end, the Town of Minturn welcomes visitors with delicious food and local bars to warm up and refresh.