3 Magical Days

72 blissful hours in Vail, Beaver Creek, and Beyond + 12 must-try wild game menus for the holiday season. 72 blissful hours in Vail, Beaver Creek, and Beyond + 12 must-try wild game menus for the holiday season.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Action Sports Meets Still Life at Bo Bridges' Bridge Street Gallery

"The World's Most Badass Photographer" traveled the world only to come back to Vail Village, where his gallery hosts an event for this week's Burton US Open.

11/22/2016 By Geoff Mintz Photography by Bo Bridges Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Best of Vail


Your Guide to Three Magical Days in Vail

72 hours of Vail bliss, served three ways: Ultimate ski days in Vail and Beaver Creek, plus what to do on your day off.

11/22/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Eat & Drink


Tasting Menus Where the Deer and the Elk Carpaccio Roam

Indulge in the wild side with menus that focus on game done right.

11/28/2016 By John Lehndorff


Vail’s Most Decadent Hot Chocolates

Hot chocolate isn't just for kids, especially when it costs $16 a mug.

11/27/2016 Photography by Rebecca Stumpf


A Visit with Vail's First Artisanal Cheesemaker

The Valley's first creamery was born in a basement.

11/22/2016 By John Lehndorff


The Vail Valley's Best Coffee Roastery and Café

Color Coffee Roasters is not your average cuppa joe.


Health & Wellness


Eagle's New Assisted-Living Facility is a Game-Changer for the Valley's Seniors

Earlier this week marked the passing of Dr. Thomas Steinberg, the champion of Eagle’s groundbreaking assisted-living facility that gives silver-haired ski bums and their families a chance to grow old together in the valley they call home.

11/22/2016 By Reilly Capps Photography by Rebecca Stumpf

Home & Real Estate


Vail Bachelor Pads That Were Built for the Boys

A Vail architect creates two singular luxe mountain town homes that aren't for families.

11/22/2016 By Tom Winter Photography by Peter Gibeon and Kelly Gibeon

News & Profiles


A New Hostel in Minturn is Hip, Happening and Affordable

Chic on the cheap at the valley’s first hostel.

01/10/2017 By John Lehndorff


We’re Number Four!?

A welcome from our editor.

11/29/2016 By Ted Katauskas

Skiing + Snowboarding

Buses, Planes and Trains: New Travel Options Across Ski Country are Perfect for Powder Days

Avoid icy highway mayhem and relax with these great alternatives to getting to the slopes in time for first chair.

11/27/2016 By Tom Winter Edited by Kirsten Dobroth


The Most Expensive Airbnb Rentals in the Valley

You thought that Airbnb was a good way to stretch your vacation dollars? Maybe not.

11/22/2016 By Ted Katauskas

Skiing + Snowboarding

Our Ski Museum's Must-See Artifact

The United States' first Winter Olympic Medal was awarded 50 years late thanks to a math mistake.

11/22/2016 By Devon O'Neil


Vail's Next Skiing Superstar?

River Radamus, the first skier to win three gold medals at the Youth Olympic Games, contemplates his prospects for doing the same in Pyeongchang in 2018.

11/22/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Dominique Taylor


Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Blend in with the Locals

Want to mix with the native population? You'll have to follow a few rules.

11/29/2016 Illustrations by Hayley Dosha


Two Vail Athletes Prove That Mogul Skiing Remains Relevant

Once the brashest scene on the slopes, competitive mogul skiing has fallen on hard times. Can Vail wunderkinds Heidi Kloser and Tess Johnson bring some sizzle back to the bumps?

11/22/2016 By Kelly Bastone

Skiing + Snowboarding

The Valley's Homegrown Snowboard Brand Ditches Brick and Mortar for a Rolling Retail Experience

Weston Snowboards takes its Minturn showroom on the road with a tiny home mobile flagship store.

11/22/2016 By Tom Winter


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Discover more about the one stop shop for that perfect piece or your total home redesign.


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Valley Talk

Hear from mountain living gurus from 11 local businesses share their stories, and talk about how they’re uniquely positioned to help you make the most of this special place.


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The 2018 Top Doctors of Vail-Beaver Creek

Medical professionals in a variety of health care fields, highlighting their unique expertise and niche in the marketplace.


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The Goggle Bar by Eye Pieces of Vail

Located at the base of Gondola One, EYE PIECES has mastered the art of finding the perfect pair of goggles for every face.


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Slifer Designs

Find the season's hottest finds and some of the valley's top interior designers.


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Everyday Outfitters

See how this valley staple has been revamped by new ownership and hot new design lines.


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Alpine Ambiance

Vail Valley shop provides a large array of one-of-a-kind items and highly unique things from all over the world


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Doris Bailey - Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate

Doris Bailey sheds light on a half a century of Vail living and Real Estate secrets.


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Donna Caynoski - Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate

Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate rockstar Donna Caynoski sheds light on how she helps her clients achieve their home buying dreams and forms friendships...


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Shaeffer Hyde Construction

Local contraction company helps valley residents with their dream home needs.


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Root & Flower Wine Bar

A toast to the valley's hottest new wine bar.


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Knock 'em down and throw 'em back at Vail's premier bowling lounge.


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The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Check out the hottest gifts for this holiday season from our local businesses across the valley!


Style & Shopping


Holiday Fashion 2016: Behind the Scenes

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at a fashion photo shoot? Watch stylists, makeup artists, models and photographers work their magic on location at Colorado's Redstone Ranch for SagaCity Media’s mountain magazines.



Raw and Romantic Looks for the Winter Season

Winter looks with rural roots for ski town romps with friends, family or a significant other.

11/29/2016 Photography by Kevin Focht Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt


We Review the Best New Ski Gear for the 2017 Season

From powder boards to cushy carving skis, this is the gear that the best shops in Vail are recommending for skiers who love Vail this season.

11/29/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

Village Talk

A Local Outerwear Company Takes Aim at the Ski Racing Crowd

Vail-based company SYNC creates unique products for the race hill.

11/22/2016 By Devon O'Neil