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Ski Luxe

A Top Shelf Tour of the Vail Valley

From in-room doggy massage to a diamond worth more than a penthouse at the Ritz: a behind-the-scenes look at a resort town where anonymous luxury is de rigueur.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Top Stories

home girl

A Pre-Olympics Visit with Lindsey Vonn

In the twilight of her Olympic career, Lindsey Vonn bought a five-bedroom mountain contemporary in East Vail. Just don’t expect her to retire there until she’s accomplished one last goal: proving she’s the greatest ski racer who ever lived.

11/17/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Pyramid Theme

A Historic Vail Village Home Gets a 21st Century Restoration

A historic A-frame in the heart of Vail Village gets a makeover worthy of the US president and Spanish king who stayed there, and the Texas oilman who built a home that put Vail on the world map.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

GIVE IT A REST

The Secret to Crushing Steeps? Plenty of Rest Between Runs

Legs feel like rubber after the first day of a weeklong ski vacation? The secret to staying strong on the hill is what you do—and don’t do—after you take off your boots.

11/17/2017 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Ryan Dearth

twO For the shoW

The Hottest New Restaurants in Vail? They're in Edwards Corner

A dynamic duo of Edwards openings wows valley palates with Sweet Basil-infused DNA.

11/17/2017 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Ryan Dearth

PAPER MAIDEN

Modern Art Rooted in the Middle Ages, Created in Eagle County’s Oldest Town

From her Red Cliff studio, artist Helen Hiebert creates a paper-filled world.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

PAPER MAIDEN

Modern Art Rooted in the Middle Ages, Created in Eagle County’s Oldest Town

From her Red Cliff studio, artist Helen Hiebert creates a paper-filled world.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Après Bleu!

Introducing Cinema Social, a Hip Cineplex at Vail's Newest Hotel

"America's Highest Drive-In" finds a year-round location.

11/17/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Village Green

Will Vail Be the the First Certified Sustainable Destination in the County?

A resort town that revolves around luxury seeks to be the epitome of sustainability.

11/17/2017 By Allen Best

Best of Vail

Ski Luxe

A Top Shelf Tour of the Vail Valley

From in-room doggy massage to a diamond worth more than a penthouse at the Ritz: a behind-the-scenes look at a resort town where anonymous luxury is de rigueur.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Eat & Drink

Ski Luxe

The Valley's Most Exclusive Dining Experiences

From sleigh-rides to an awaiting on-mountain meal to private dining rooms, and everything in between.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

twO For the shoW

The Hottest New Restaurants in Vail? They're in Edwards Corner

A dynamic duo of Edwards openings wows valley palates with Sweet Basil-infused DNA.

11/17/2017 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Ryan Dearth

Garden Dome

An Epcot-Inspired Geodesic Greenhouse Takes Root at Mirabelle

Chef Daniel Joly takes locally grown to the next level with a dome-shaped greenhouse at Mirabelle.

11/17/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Grind Rewind

A New Café for the Valley's Largest Roastery

Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea's new Minturn tasting room opens for business.

11/17/2017 By Geoff Mintz

Health & Wellness

GIVE IT A REST

The Secret to Crushing Steeps? Plenty of Rest Between Runs

Legs feel like rubber after the first day of a weeklong ski vacation? The secret to staying strong on the hill is what you do—and don’t do—after you take off your boots.

11/17/2017 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Ryan Dearth

Home & Real Estate

Ski Luxe

The Valley's Most Upscale Lodging Options

From luxe master suites to mountainside penthouses; a peek at some of Vail and Beaver Creek's swankiest home-away-from-homes.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Pyramid Theme

A Historic Vail Village Home Gets a 21st Century Restoration

A historic A-frame in the heart of Vail Village gets a makeover worthy of the US president and Spanish king who stayed there, and the Texas oilman who built a home that put Vail on the world map.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

News & Profiles

Winterfest Wonderland

Vail Village's Annual Tribute to Winter is a Family Affair

Paper-lantern making workshops, a giant ice theater, and a parade down Bridge Street marks Vail's annual Winter Solstice celebration.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

home girl

A Pre-Olympics Visit with Lindsey Vonn

In the twilight of her Olympic career, Lindsey Vonn bought a five-bedroom mountain contemporary in East Vail. Just don’t expect her to retire there until she’s accomplished one last goal: proving she’s the greatest ski racer who ever lived.

11/17/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Golden Opportunity

Golden Peak's Olympic Training Ground

Golden Peak's Olympic investment pays off for more than just the valley's hometown heroes.

11/17/2017 By Geoff Mintz

Tearing Down the house

A New Home for Ski Club Vail

After 40 years, Ski Club Vail’s lovable, laughably dilapidated Golden Peak HQ gets the $25 million makeover it deserves.

11/17/2017 By Geoff Mintz

olympic hopefuls

Seven Local Athletes and Their PyeongChang Winter Games Odds

With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, we ranked our local Olympic hopefuls' chances of making the podium.

11/17/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Welcome

A Million Dollar View

High above I-70, our editor basks in the grandeur of the happy valley.

11/17/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Ski Luxe

A Peek at Vail Resorts' On-Mountain Signature Clubs

Gourmet breakfast, slopeside clubhouses, spa services; the sky's the limit when your on-mountain experience is members only.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Ski Luxe

A Peek at the Valley's Most Indulgent Mountain Amenities

From ski lockers on Bridge Street to the white glove treatment, and everything in between.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Double Platinum Run

Ski Cooper Celebrates 70 Years

Want to ski in the tracks of a 10th Mountain veteran? Skip Riva Ridge and head up the highway to a historic resort where the lifts started turning out soldiers in 1942.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Style & Shopping

Ski Luxe

Style Guide: The Luxury Issue

From multi-carat diamonds to multi-million dollar homes, the upper echelons of the valley's shopping scene.

11/17/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Ski Luxe

A Peek at the Valley's Most Luxurious Forms of Transportation

While free bus services to and from Vail Mountain and the Beav’ qualifies as a luxury for most locals, there’s always an option for those looking for—and lucky enough to afford—a more dignified way to get from Point A to Point B.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Style

Holiday Issue Fashion Feature: Puff of Winter

Hot new looks to chase the chill away.

11/17/2017 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt