Village Talk

Golden Ticket

A fifth-generation Candymaker uses a chairlift to churn sales of chocolate

02/01/2015 By Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

Dance Dance Revolution

Vail Mountain’s one-of-a-kind, two-mile-high discotheque

02/01/2015 By Reilly Capps

Village Talk

Minturn's Historic Spot for Backyard Fun

When Vail was in its infancy, Minturn’s family-run resort was where locals learned to ski; the resort's now gone, but Meadow Mountain is still where locals play.

02/01/2015 By Reilly Capps

Village Talk

Predicting Powder Days with Joel Gratz

Want to know when you should book your ski vacation to maximize chances for snow? Ask Joel Gratz, master of ski county’s fickle microclimate.

02/01/2015 By Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

The Man Behind the Mascots

When the World Champs come to town, who’s gonna fill Goofy’s oversize shoes?

11/01/2014 By Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

A Vail Valley Couple's Love Affair with Ice

Frozen waterfalls, cold kisses and first ascents are part of this local couple’s romance with each other and the outdoors.

02/01/2014 Photography by Zach Mahone By Devon O'Neil

PERSON OF INTEREST

Kindred Spirit

For Good Morning Vail host Tricia Swenson, the road to resort-town television began behind the wheel of a John Deere combine.

02/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

VILLAGE TALK

Old (Ski) School

On Patrol With Vail's Septuagenarian Hell-raisers

02/01/2014 By Ted Katauskas

NEWS

Another Fine MESS

Out of Sochi’s spotlight, US Ski Team physicians race to save lives on Birds of Prey.

02/01/2014 By Ted Katauskas

EDITOR'S NOTE

Footprints In The Snow

“You’ve probably already seen this, but I wanted to check that you were OK.” I hadn’t. And I wasn’t.

02/01/2014 By Ted Katauskas

OLYMPICS

Olympics or Bust

They may not be racing in Sochi come February, but these three local US Ski Team athletes are all gunning for South Korea in 2018—mostly on their own dime.

11/01/2013 By Shauna Farnell

OLYMPICS

Meet Our Local Slalom Superstar

We take a look back at our first encounter with Mikaela Shiffrin, the girl next door who just might be the world's best skier. Ever.

11/01/2013 By Kelly Bastone

PERSON OF INTEREST

Father’s Son

Nordic ski racer Sylvan Ellefson talks about the shoulders he’s ridden on his quest for a berth on the 2014 Sochi Olympic team.

11/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

PERSON OF INTEREST

The Dog Star

Ryan Millbern, Vail PD's first canine officer, braves the heat and bombs of Baghdad with a new four-legged partner.

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

VILLAGE TALK

Charless in Charge

Fireside with Jan Strauch, visionary of vertical grilling

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

PROFILE

Chairman of the Board

Is Arn Menconi's SOS Outreach life support for kids, or a life ring for a flailing snow-sports industry?

02/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

PERSON OF INTEREST

Vail's Avalanche Guru Talks Life and Death in the Mountains

Dale Atkins reflects on a life lived on the edge.

02/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

VILLAGE TALK

Powder Days, Ice Theaters, and Up-Hill Skiers

The valley's conduit to the snow gods, the coolest movie theater in Vail, a snow-sports competition for the Ritalin generation, the village's buff male mascot, and more.

02/01/2013 By Shauna Farnell, Stewart Oskenhorn, and Ted Katauskas

NEWS

Village Talk: Midwinter/Spring 2012

Beaver Creek serves up extra portions of World Cup races; valley women dominate alpine racing; Vail opens a fiftieth-anniversary gondola; Lionshead elevators take a load off; and more.

02/01/2012 By Andy Stonehouse and David O. Williams

PEOPLE

Living History

Sandy Treat links the Colorado Ski Museum to Vail’s important past

11/01/2011 By Andy Stonehouse