Outdoors

A Powder-Hound's Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains

When the snowstakes at Vail and Beaver Creek both scream "Powder Day!" you'll need a game plan to get the goods. Follow our guide to 15+ stashes at the valley's signature resorts, as tested by local semi-pro athletes.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Scott Bellow

Top Stories

Long Read

Pulling For A Cure

On February 21, Alison Reynolds will attempt ski across a frozen section of Norway that arcs just below the Arctic Circle. Her goal? To raise awareness of, and defeat, her daughter's rare genetic disease.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Backcountry Safety

Surveying Risk Takers in East Vail's Avalanche Zone

Over the past decade, the number of resort skiers tackling the avalanche-prone terrain of East Vail has increased dramatically. One local backcountry safety guru has made it her life's work to save them from themselves.

02/07/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Person Of Interest

Chris Jarnot's Final Run

After more than 30 years of service, Vail's recently retired operations director reflects on lessons learned overseeing one of the ski industry's most iconic mountains

02/07/2020 By As told to Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

Must-try Down-valley Dining

The buzziest hot spot for haute cuisine in Edwards Corner? The Drunken Goat, an expansive reimagination of a locally loved wine and cheese shop

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Editor's Note

Anniversary Issue

The real heroes on a powder day: Locals making a difference

02/07/2020 Edited by Ted Katauskas

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Festivals

A New End-of-season Music Festival Makes A Splash On Golden Peak

Powabunga adds a new soundtrack, and rallying cry, to Vail Mountain's World Pond Skimming Championships

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Arts + Culture

Creative Collective

A forgotten college campus in West Vail gets a new start as a colorful, communal arts cooperative.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat & Drink

Eat + Drink

Must-try Down-valley Dining

The buzziest hot spot for haute cuisine in Edwards Corner? The Drunken Goat, an expansive reimagination of a locally loved wine and cheese shop

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

Transit Club

A speakeasy for Vail’s in-the-know commuting crowd

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate

A Photographic Tour of Eagle County's Most Expensive Listing

Take a peek inside the Casteel Creek Retreat: A $78 million estate on 439 acres in Lake Creek with 23 bedrooms and 34 bathrooms, oriented around a signature vista.

02/07/2020 By Georgia Perry

News & Profiles

Backcountry Safety

Surveying Risk Takers in East Vail's Avalanche Zone

Over the past decade, the number of resort skiers tackling the avalanche-prone terrain of East Vail has increased dramatically. One local backcountry safety guru has made it her life's work to save them from themselves.

02/07/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Ski History

Landmark Status

A family-owned skier cafe at the top of Bridge Street reinvents a legendary space, and recollects Vail Village's humble beginnings

02/07/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Local Nonprofits

Heart of Vail

A president's daughter finds a national audience for Starting Hearts' campaign to increase awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, and equip the public with lifesaving tools and skills

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Lodging

A Capsule Hotel Lands In Avon

Introducing Cohabit Pod Hotel: An inn for skiers who prefer to spend more time (and money) on the slopes than in bed

02/07/2020 By Katie Coakley

Long Read

Pulling For A Cure

On February 21, Alison Reynolds will attempt ski across a frozen section of Norway that arcs just below the Arctic Circle. Her goal? To raise awareness of, and defeat, her daughter's rare genetic disease.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Person Of Interest

Chris Jarnot's Final Run

After more than 30 years of service, Vail's recently retired operations director reflects on lessons learned overseeing one of the ski industry's most iconic mountains

02/07/2020 By As told to Kirsten Dobroth

Editor's Note

Anniversary Issue

The real heroes on a powder day: Locals making a difference

02/07/2020 Edited by Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Outdoors

A Powder-Hound's Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains

When the snowstakes at Vail and Beaver Creek both scream "Powder Day!" you'll need a game plan to get the goods. Follow our guide to 15+ stashes at the valley's signature resorts, as tested by local semi-pro athletes.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Scott Bellow