Locals We Love

A Fond Farewell to Vail's Pioneering Physician

After nearly a half-century of serving Vail Village, Dr. Jack Eck hangs up his stethoscope and calls it a career.

07/29/2020 By Anastasia Hufham

Photo Essay

Lens of History

Two days after the pandemic closed Vail Mountain in mid-March, the Town of Vail hired a photographer to create a visual archive of how local life looked after the resort emptied of guests, and those who remained adapted to a new normal.

07/14/2020 By Dominique Taylor Photography by Dominique Taylor

Welcome

New Beginnings

Bridge Street's ambitious wine bar serves as an inspiration for an innovative next chapter being written in Vail, and beyond

07/02/2020 Edited by Ted Katauskas

Longreads

Who Will Save This Animal?

As more and more vacation homes, hikers and mountain bikers crowd out native species, are we pushing to extinction the natural world we came here to embrace?

07/02/2020 By Kelly Bastone

Family Fun

A Dozen Things to Do This Summer

Many signature summer events may have taken a pandemic-year hiatus, but there's still plenty of fun to be had under our high-country sun.

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Snapshot

The Town of Vail's Pandemic Photo Project

When the pandemic arrived in the valley, the Town of Vail put a local photojournalist to work. Here's a snapshot of how, and why, the resort town's is documenting history as it's being made.

07/02/2020 By Vailmag.com Staff

Good Deeds

Vested Interest

The story behind a police dog's new ballistic vest: A gift from an Eagle resident that honors a first responder's sacrifice on 911.

06/10/2020 By Anastasia Hufham

Buying Local

Debuting June 12: An Avon Farmer's Market

On Friday, Ein Prosit will partner with local businesses, artisans, and produce purveyors to host a weekly farmer's market in Avon.

06/02/2020 By Vailmag.com Staff

Valley Strong

Feeding Eagle County's Hungry

Local restaurants idled by the pandemic provide meals for out-of-work locals who need help feeding their families.

05/26/2020 By Anastasia Hufham

Be Mine

5 Perfect Dates

From spa specials to a backcountry ski tour—five ways to spoil that special someone.

02/11/2020 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

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

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

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

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

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

Datebook

Five to Try in February

From the Burton US Open to the Black Diamond Ball—five must-do's in Vail and Beaver Creek not to miss in the month of February.

01/28/2020 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Party Planner

The Definitive Guide to New Year's Eve in the Vail Valley

From fireworks and foie gras to champagne toasts and balloon drops: the best places to welcome 2020.

12/26/2019 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff