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Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to Vail Pass

Vail's namesake pass is a playground for locals and visitors alike.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Top Stories

Skiing + Snowboarding

Will a Dream Lift Network Someday Span the Vail Valley?

While other resorts covet the vast, fast lift infrastructure at Vail and Beaver Creek, locals imagine a chairway to heaven: an aerial public transit network linking both villages and backcountry terrain from East Vail to Eagle-Vail.

02/10/2017 By Tom Winter Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Health

How One Endurance Athlete Stays Fit by Swimming through the Winter

The key to a world champion off-road triathlete’s success? A pre-dawn winter workout in an outdoor lap pool.

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

People

Women's Ski Pioneer Makes First Tracks on the Hill and in the Sports World

Pioneering extreme skier Kim Reichhelm on shattering the ice-cold ceiling of a male-dominated sport, and coaching women to make their own first tracks.

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Dine

Bridge Street's Newest Culinary Spot is an Ode to the Alps

Almresi, a newcomer to Vail Village's storied dining scene, dishes up traditional Bavarian-inspired fare in one of Vail's most storied spots.

02/10/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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Arts & Culture

Vibe

Far Eastern-Inspired Art Finds a Place in Vail Village

From the frigid steppes of Mongolia to the heated streets of Vail Village, a gallerist’s quest to bring Asian art to the West.

02/10/2017 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Rebecca Stumpf

Local History

A Lasting Tribute to Vail's Founder

Will Vail founder Pete Seibert finally earn a permanent place on the podium of local history?

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

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Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to Vail Pass

Vail's namesake pass is a playground for locals and visitors alike.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Eat & Drink

Village Talk

Meet the Bagel Lady of Vail Village

Visiting from the East or West Village? Vail Village's very own bagel lady has got your boiled-then-baked fix.

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Dine

Bridge Street's Newest Culinary Spot is an Ode to the Alps

Almresi, a newcomer to Vail Village's storied dining scene, dishes up traditional Bavarian-inspired fare in one of Vail's most storied spots.

02/10/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Health & Wellness

Health

How One Endurance Athlete Stays Fit by Swimming through the Winter

The key to a world champion off-road triathlete’s success? A pre-dawn winter workout in an outdoor lap pool.

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Home & Real Estate

Shelter

A Peek Inside a Walden Pond-Inspired Mansion

The most expensive home in the valley takes its inspiration from Henry Thoreau’s ascetic cabin in the woods.

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ric Stovall

News & Profiles

Skiing + Snowboarding

Will a Dream Lift Network Someday Span the Vail Valley?

While other resorts covet the vast, fast lift infrastructure at Vail and Beaver Creek, locals imagine a chairway to heaven: an aerial public transit network linking both villages and backcountry terrain from East Vail to Eagle-Vail.

02/10/2017 By Tom Winter Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Local History

The Making of Vail Pass

Vail Pass's construction was an infrastructure feat thanks to its namesake engineer.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil

People

Women's Ski Pioneer Makes First Tracks on the Hill and in the Sports World

Pioneering extreme skier Kim Reichhelm on shattering the ice-cold ceiling of a male-dominated sport, and coaching women to make their own first tracks.

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Outdoors

Style

All the Gear You Need for a Luxe Hut Trip

Gear up with everything you need for your next backcountry adventure with soft goods and equipment from local retailers.

02/14/2017

Welcome

Thoughts on Mountain Rescues from Beneath the Snow

A few words from our editor on training for mountain rescue missions -- and being buried alive in the process.

02/10/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

A Night on Vail Pass is a Hut Trip Away

Looking to spend a cozy night in our winter wilderness? Try booking a stay in one of the iconic huts found on Vail's namesake pass.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Skiing + Snowboarding

Resorts and Retailers Look to the Ladies for Skiing's Next Big Spending Demographic

When it comes to planning - and spending - on ski vacations, women wear the Gore-Tex bibs in the family.

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing on Vail's Namesake Pass

Options abound for exploring Vail Pass, but few modes of transportation are more rewarding than your own two feet.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Vail Pass's Must-Try Snowmobiling Tours

A guided snowmobile tour is an unforgettable way to experience Vail's namesake pass.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Skiing + Snowboarding

Backcountry Itineraries for Skiers That Prefer Man-Power to Motor

Three dream backcountry itineraries that will keep you smiling, lift or not—assuming you are equipped for, and capable of, an out-of-bounds challenge.

02/10/2017 By Tom Winter Edited by Kirsten Dobroth Illustrations by Matthew Billington

Outdoors

Getting to Know Vail Pass

Vail's namesake pass is a playground for locals and visitors alike.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone