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

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


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

Extreme skier Kim Reichhelm returns to Vail this January for her on-mountain ski clinics. We chatted with her about 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

Valentine's Day

One Fine Valentine

Where to find the sweetest deals for your sweetheart on February 14.

02/08/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Weeky Planner

Vail Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: February 3-5, 2017

Cello-driven "soulgrass" with an accompaniment of local beers, and aromatherapy yoga are all on this weekend's to-do list.


Politics & Environment

A River Runs Through Us

A Trump cold front settles on our happy valley.

01/25/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Weekly Planner

Vail Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: January 27-29

Brewery beats and backcountry education all have a place on this weekend's itinerary.

01/24/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Colorado Meat Company Cuts the Middle Man Out of High Quality Meat

Nashville’s Sausage King goes whole hog with the valley’s first full-animal artisan butchery.

01/24/2017 By John Lehndorff Photography by Dominique Taylor

Weekly Planner

The Weekend Agenda: January 13-15, 2017

Happy hour yoga, a hockey double-header, and an electronic-funk duo make up this weekend's must-do itinerary.



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

Weekly Planner

The Agenda: Week of January 2

Southern fried rap, a big burning bonfire and a free self-guided snowshoe tour highlight the first week of 2017.

01/03/2017 By Tom Winter


The Legend of Ann Bonfoey Taylor: Grande Dame of Vail

Remembering a '60s fashion icon who, by turning heads, put Vail on the map.

01/01/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Weekly Planner

The Agenda: Week of December 26

A holiday concert by renowned pianist George Winston, a Menorah lighting, backcountry skiing tours, fireworks and a free gig by the Drunken Hearts highlight the last week of the year in the Vail Valley.

12/28/2016 By Tom Winter

Weekly Planner

The Agenda: Week of December 19

A winter solstice walk, Charles Dickens descends on the Vilar, So Cal's best tribute band and a winter walk in the woods are this week's what-to-do highlights.

12/21/2016 By Tom Winter


Three Festive Events to Get You into the Holiday Spirit

Take some time for yourself with some loved ones to catch three great fun and free events that kick off Christmas in Vail.

12/16/2016 By Tom Winter

Weekly Planner

The Agenda: Week of December 12

Live painting, a free photo exhibit and The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Vilar highlight what to do this week.

12/13/2016 By Tom Winter


Vail's Most Well-Known Photographer Leaves Vail Resorts and Goes Rogue

You may not know his name, but Jack Affleck's images have defined perceptions of the Vail Valley for nearly three decades. And now he no longer works for the resort company.

12/12/2016 By Tom Winter

Weely Planner

The Agenda: Week of December 5

A guided snowshoe tour, Peter Pan as a ballet performed by the Vail Valley Academy of Dance, a Christmas market and the return of the season kick-off party known as Vail Snow Daze highlight what to do this week.

12/06/2016 Photography by Tom Winter


Vail Mountain Rescue Group Aims High on Colorado Gives Day

Help wanted: raising $$$ to buy a life-saving rescue truck that costs more than a Tesla Roadster

12/06/2016 By Tom Winter