Outdoors

How to Have Your Best. Winter. Ever.

A dozen-plus dog-, horse-, and human-powered cold-weather adventures.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Jack Affleck

Top Stories

Mountain Living

The Science Behind Life in the 8,000-Foot Club

The 8,100-foot base area elevation of Vail and Beaver Creek puts our resorts in a rarefied-air coterie that includes six continents and 140 million people.

02/11/2019 By Daniel Shaw

History

A Guide to the Vail Valley's Trailblazers

Meet the legendary men and women (and one four-legged friend) who inspired the named runs of Vail and Beaver Creek.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Shelter

A Down-To-The-Studs Remodel Perfects a Beaver Creek Basecamp

A family of Denver skiers tailors a Beaver Creek townhome to suit their exacting definition of a user-friendly slopeside vacation home.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

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Arts & Culture

Vibe

Art History Meets the Bronze Age at a Groundbreaking Vail Village Gallery

Art meets history at Claggett/Rey Gallery, and celebrates those who made it.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Best of Vail

History

A Guide to the Vail Valley's Trailblazers

Meet the legendary men and women (and one four-legged friend) who inspired the named runs of Vail and Beaver Creek.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Outdoors

How to Have Your Best. Winter. Ever.

A dozen-plus dog-, horse-, and human-powered cold-weather adventures.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Jack Affleck

Mountain Living

The Science Behind Life in the 8,000-Foot Club

The 8,100-foot base area elevation of Vail and Beaver Creek puts our resorts in a rarefied-air coterie that includes six continents and 140 million people.

02/11/2019 By Daniel Shaw

Eat & Drink

Eat + Drink

Upscale Eastern European Cuisine Finds a Late-Night Niche at Solaris

Culinary newcomer Posh Joint brings a taste of the Baltic Sea to Vail Village.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Eat + Drink

Vail Village’s Beloved Alpenrose Restaurant Gets an Authentic Culinary Makeover

A family of restaurateurs from Germany’s Black Forest reinvent a much-loved relic of “Plastic Bavaria.”

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

The Back of the House Burger Bar

The coolest culinary experience in Vail? A decadent (and interactive) burger bar hidden in the belly of the Four Seasons’ humming central kitchen.

02/11/2019 Photography by Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

There's a Cookie Time Milkshake on Beaver Creek Mountain

Beaver Creek ups the caloric ante of on-mountain amenities with a malt shop crowning its rechristened bunny hill.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Home & Real Estate

Shelter

A Down-To-The-Studs Remodel Perfects a Beaver Creek Basecamp

A family of Denver skiers tailors a Beaver Creek townhome to suit their exacting definition of a user-friendly slopeside vacation home.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

News & Profiles

Person of Interest

A Taste of Old Vail at the Top of Bridge Street

Meet Simone Larese, proprietor of the Blü Cow Café, a Swiss hotdog stand steeped in the spirit of her pioneering parents.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

On Patrol with Echo, Eagle County’s Vociferous Canine Detective

Introducing the valley's crime-biting K9.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Outdoors

Village Talk

Spotted: Bode Miller on Vail's Swingsville

A ski racing legend blazes a new trail on handmade Italian skis

02/11/2019 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Ice Skating Rinks

A roundup of indoor and outdoor ice rinks from Vail Village to Beaver Creek.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Two Uphill Itineraries to Add to Your Winter Bucket List

Cripple Creek Backcountry hosts a full moon skin on Vail Mountain—plus, an on-mountain interval workout led by a historic Everest climber.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Two Paw-Powered Snowy Adventures

Where to get your Iditarod on in the Vail Valley

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Everything You Need to Know about Ski Biking and Snow Tubing on Vail Mountain

Two new on-mountain adventures to add to your winter must-try list.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Your Guide to Snowshoeing and Telemark Skiing in the Vail Valley

Home to 19 miles of trails and sitting at 9,840 feet above sea level, Beaver Creek's Nordic Center is your basecamp for snowshoeing and tele-skiing adventure.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Travel

The Vail Connection Behind Alaska's Must-Visit Glacial Outpost

A Saturday morning TV villain’s unlikely journey from the Vail Valley to a luxury oasis on an Alaskan glacier.

02/11/2019 By Katie Coakley

Party Pics

Out + About

A Photographic Party Recap

Want to take a spin on the dance floor with Dorothy Hamill or fist-bump moguls champ Jonny Moseley? Here’s your VIP pass to the local party scene.

02/12/2019 Photography by Holiday Cole