Summer

An Insider’s Guide to Festival Season

From chamber concerts and jam sessions to wine tasting and bronco busting: an insider’s guide to the signature events of the summer season.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Top Stories

Longreads

A Time-Traveling Adventure at One of the Last Working Ranches in the Valley

Bair Ranch still herds sheep, but lately it's been tending a more lucrative flock: Tourists seeking adventure.

06/08/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Shelter

A Singletree Masterpiece That Pushes The Boundaries of Custom

In-ground trampoline? Check. Hanging fireplace? Check. The Family Robison custom-builds a contemporary home in Edwards that's tree house chic.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

Health

The Secret to Scultping the Ultimate Mountain Physique? Try the Firefighter's Workout

An average day on the job for an Eagle County firefighter? There really isn’t one—aside from hitting the gym every day.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Rebecca Stumpf

Person of Interest

Amanda Precourt on Her Mission to Give Back to the Valley That Raised Her

A philanthropist channels her fashion sense into a powHERful local nonprofit.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Dominique Taylor

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Music

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Bravo! Vail

From the New York Philharmonic slopeside to pop-up performances at local brewpubs, Bravo! Vail has this summer's hottest ticket.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Dance

A Dance Lover's Guide to Summer

Once Bravo! Vail exits the Ford Amphitheater, the Vail Dance Festival takes center stage.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Music

Vail Jazz Brings the Heat to the Vail Valley's Summer Music Lineup

Time to bust out your dancing shoes—Vail Jazz keeps the party going all summer long.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Festivals

Everything You Need to Know About Oktoberfest in the Vail Valley

Grab your stein—it's Oktoberfest time!

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

Four Festivals to Get Your Foodie Fix

From slopeside Grand Tastings to mountaintop biergardens, we've rounded up the summer's hottest events for food and wine.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

Your Farmers' Market Roundup

From farm-to-table dinners in Vail Village to fresh produce in Edwards, everything you need to know about the eating local in the Vail Valley.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Concerts

8 Mountain Music Series That Will Make You Get up and Dance

When the sun goes down, the Vail Valley's summer music scene heats up.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Rodeo

Three Ways to Satisfy Your Wild, Western Wanderlust This Summer

Bronc riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin', and more.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Vibe

Inside the Wild Mind Behind an Ethereal Installation Coming This Summer to Ford Park

A self-described "stick artist" takes up residence by Golden Peak.

06/08/2018 By Georgia Perry

Best of Vail

Summer

An Insider’s Guide to Festival Season

From chamber concerts and jam sessions to wine tasting and bronco busting: an insider’s guide to the signature events of the summer season.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Longreads

A Time-Traveling Adventure at One of the Last Working Ranches in the Valley

Bair Ranch still herds sheep, but lately it's been tending a more lucrative flock: Tourists seeking adventure.

06/08/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Eat & Drink

Village Talk

Village Bagel Sets Up Shop in Edwards

After feeding hungry customers from a restaurant’s back door, the valley’s itinerant bagel lady finds a permanent place to hang her kettle.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Health & Wellness

Health

The Secret to Scultping the Ultimate Mountain Physique? Try the Firefighter's Workout

An average day on the job for an Eagle County firefighter? There really isn’t one—aside from hitting the gym every day.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Rebecca Stumpf

Home & Real Estate

Shelter

A Singletree Masterpiece That Pushes The Boundaries of Custom

In-ground trampoline? Check. Hanging fireplace? Check. The Family Robison custom-builds a contemporary home in Edwards that's tree house chic.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

News & Profiles

Person of Interest

Amanda Precourt on Her Mission to Give Back to the Valley That Raised Her

A philanthropist channels her fashion sense into a powHERful local nonprofit.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Dominique Taylor

Village Talk

One on One with Vail's Olympic Ice Man

Dobson Arena’s GM talks about his unforgettable performance at the 2018 Winter Games.

06/08/2018 Photography by Georgia Perry

Village Talk

A Groundskeeper's Bee Game

Eagle Ranch Golf Course is home to 18 holes of emerald bliss during the summer—and a thriving colony of honey bees.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

One Local's Sand-Scaped Journey from the Mountains of Vail to the Beaches of the East Coast

How a scion of Vail became a social media sensation sculpting modernist masterpieces on the beaches of New York City.

06/08/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Party Pics

Out & About

A Photographic Recap of The Winter Season's Parties

What our winter lacked in white stuff it more than made up for in glitz: Here's a VIP pass to parties with Lindsey, Mikaela, and more!

06/08/2018 Photography by Holiday Cole

Style & Shopping

Fashion

Haute Couture for Hot Summer Nights

Summer fashion never seemed cooler than these gotta-get local looks.

06/08/2018 Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer