Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Most Iconic Trails

The Vail Valley offers an escape for every type of backcountry wanderer. Whether your goal is bagging a peak, trekking to a high-alpine lake, exercising Rover, or conversing with a babbling creek, an endless summer of happy trails awaits.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

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Arts & Culture

Vibe

The Cold and Creative World of an Ice Sculptor

Wolcott sculptor Paul Wertin thrives when working conditions are at their harshest.

10/05/2016 With Shauna Farnell

Eat & Drink

Dine

7 Hermits Brewing Company

Raising the Bike Bar

10/10/2016 Edited by Ted Katauskas

Dine

Boxcar Restaurant Imparts its Own Style on Old Favorites

A pair of Avon chefs import haute cuisine without the haughty.

10/10/2016 Edited by Ted Katauskas

Health & Wellness

To Your Health

To Stretch or Not to Stretch

Sports experts say flexing your muscles pre-workout may do more harm than good.

10/05/2016 With Shauna Farnell

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate

The Design Duo Behind Vail's Solaris Reinvents a West Vail Home

A dynamic design/build power couple from Vail apply what they learned about high-end, high-rise living to a (relatively) modest single-family home with compelling results.

10/05/2016 By Naomi Havlen Photography by Kimberly Gavin

News & Profiles

Village Talk

Minturn Fitness Center is the Local's Spot for Champion-Worthy Training

Minturn’s magnificent new fitness center promises to reap gold for the valley’s Olympic hopefuls—and build sweat equity for weekend warriors.

10/05/2016 Edited by Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

Job Won

Why Vail’s marketing gurus are trusting a blogger from Brooklyn with the keys to our valley.

10/05/2016 With Shauna Farnell

Locals We Love

Beth Slifer Talks Entrepreneurialism, Vail Life and Renovations

She's the founder of the valley’s most successful interior design firm, but there's a lot more to Beth Slifer than that.

10/05/2016 Edited by Ted Katauskas Photography by Charles Engelbert

Village Talk

An Unlikely Fencing Club Takes Root in the Valley

Whether your inspiration’s Vader, Arya, or Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis, this club’s for you.

10/05/2016 Edited by Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Outdoors

Eagle's Mountain Biking Scene Comes of Age

If you love single track, Eagle's one of the best spots in the county—and even the state—to get your fix.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor

Cycling

How the Cycle Effect Changes Lives

The story of how a plucky Eagle nonprofit introduced mountain biking to the valley’s Hispanic community—and created a team of state champs that’s charging uphill toward the future.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor

Outdoors

Before You Hit the Trails, Play it Safe

Hiking in the mountains requires a few extra considerations. Before setting out, especially on the valley’s most challenging trails, take these factors into account.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Purpose Driven

Trails for those who like a mission when they go hiking.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

The Vail Valley's On Mountain Escapes

Vail and Beaver Creek aren’t just for skiing — it’s time to break out the hiking boots and hit the best resort trails.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Seven Hikes to Satisfy Your Labor Day Weekend Hiking Needs

Three different kinds of treks to check off before the summer (officially) comes to an end.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Most Iconic Trails

The Vail Valley offers an escape for every type of backcountry wanderer. Whether your goal is bagging a peak, trekking to a high-alpine lake, exercising Rover, or conversing with a babbling creek, an endless summer of happy trails awaits.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Village Talk

Raft of Medals

After twelve seasons representing the U.S. at the world championships, a white-water legend Retires his paddle.

10/10/2016 With Shauna Farnell

Golf

Green $avers

Enjoy great deals on greens fees and lodging.

10/05/2016 By Kim D. McHugh

Style & Shopping

Slideshow

Style Counsel

Hip clothing that combines function and fashion for cyclists and hikers.

10/10/2016 Photography by Brent Bingham

Slideshow

Solar Flair

10/10/2016