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Mountains of Fun

The Ultimate Summer Adventure Guide

From the coolest desserts to the hottest table in town, follow our reader-endorsed recipe for the best summer ever.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Top Stories

Longreads

The End of the Run for Con Artist James Hogue

From a podium finish in Vail to a plywood shack on Aspen Mountain, the curious conclusion of a gifted athlete-turned-grifter’s romance with Colorado mountain towns.

06/12/2017 By M. John Fayhee

Health

The US Men's Whitewater Raft Team Tackles Weights (and Rapids) for Long-Lasting Results

The secret of the US Men’s Whitewater Raft Team’s near-record-breaking success? Pumping iron—and rowing for 16 hours straight—at a no-frills Edwards gym.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth and Gnarly Bay Productions

eat

A Grand Re-opening for Minturn’s Historic Turntable Restaurant

Vail’s champions of breakfast write a new culinary chapter for Minturn’s beloved railroad diner.

06/12/2017 By geoff mintz Photography by Rebecca Stumpf

Table of Contents

Best of Vail

Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to the Valley’s Best Outdoor Adventures Off the Slopes

From must-hike trails to high-flying outings, our reader-endorsed recipe makes for the perfect Vail Valley summer.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Mountains of Fun

The Ultimate Summer Adventure Guide

From the coolest desserts to the hottest table in town, follow our reader-endorsed recipe for the best summer ever.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat & Drink

eat

A Grand Re-opening for Minturn’s Historic Turntable Restaurant

Vail’s champions of breakfast write a new culinary chapter for Minturn’s beloved railroad diner.

06/12/2017 By geoff mintz Photography by Rebecca Stumpf

Eat + Drink

The Vail Valley's Most Unforgettable Summer Dining Experiences

From the hottest table to the coolest dessert – we asked, and you dished.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Drink

The Green Elephant Juice Bike is Rolling to a Park Near You

How do you know summer is back? Green Elephant’s pedal-powered juice outlet returns Nottingham Lake.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Action Sports

A Local Taco Cart that Feeds – and Fields – a Skateboarding Team

The perfect pairing for the World's Most Best Taco? The World's Most Best Skateboarding Team, of course.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Rebecca Stumpf

Drink

A Boutique Red Wine Dedicated to Vail Mountain's First Ski Patrol Dog

Local avalanche search dog (and Vail Mountain legend) Henry dips his paws into the wine making business.

06/12/2017 By Mary Grace Arndt

Health & Wellness

Health

The US Men's Whitewater Raft Team Tackles Weights (and Rapids) for Long-Lasting Results

The secret of the US Men’s Whitewater Raft Team’s near-record-breaking success? Pumping iron—and rowing for 16 hours straight—at a no-frills Edwards gym.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth and Gnarly Bay Productions

Home & Real Estate

Shelter

A Design Duo Brings New Life to a Golf Course Condo

A Northwoods condo from the 1970s gets a dreamlike postmodern facelift.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Shelter

A Golf Course Condo Gets an Uplifting Makeover

A condo on the Vail Golf Course with Gore Range views gets elevated for the next generation with an aerie and a glass elevator.

06/12/2017 By Reilly Capps Photography by Kimberly Gavin

News & Profiles

Longreads

The End of the Run for Con Artist James Hogue

From a podium finish in Vail to a plywood shack on Aspen Mountain, the curious conclusion of a gifted athlete-turned-grifter’s romance with Colorado mountain towns.

06/12/2017 By M. John Fayhee

PEOPLE

Summer Spotlight: The Valley's Best Jobs and Most Interesting Personalities

Who has the best summer job in the valley, or is a local every visitor should meet? We asked, and you answered.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

High Altitude Heroics

Celebrating the Ruby Anniversary of Eagle County’s Search and Rescue Team

Vail Mountain Rescue Group marks 40 years of keeping our backcountry safe.

06/12/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Environment

A Tolled Shuttle Is in the Works for Hanging Lake

A local stakeholder group hopes that changing visitor behavior will be the ultimate solution for the bad behavior bedeviling Hanging Lake.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Welcome

The Magic of Vail Valley Summers

You can't compare Big Apples to 14ers, or can you? A word from our editor on summer in the happy valley.

06/12/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Wildlife

Close Encounters with Local Wildlife

In the Vail Valley, mountain living means living with mountain lions.

06/12/2017 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Rick Spitzer

Party Pics

Out + About

The Winter Season's Parties in Pictures

An on-mountain party with Lindsey & Kenan, sushi with Nobu, and a torchlit toast to Sheika and Pepi. A photographic recap of the winter season.

07/13/2017 Photography by Holiday Cole

Style & Shopping

Fashion

This Season's Hottest Looks for Keeping Cool

Turn heads poolside with this summer's bold and beautiful looks.

06/12/2017 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt