Village Talk

What to Know Before You Hit the Slopes

An insider's guide to skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek amid the pandemic.

01/05/2021 By Ted Katauskas Illustrations by Hayley Doshay

Vail's Back Bowls

Locals Dish on the Best of the Back Bowls

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but …

01/04/2021 Illustrations by Matty Newton

Village Talk

Four Ways to Have a Blast without a Ski Pass

Let sleighs, dogsleds, and snowmobiles do all the work.

12/21/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Village Talk

Rent Your Own Personal Mobile Ski Lodge

Stay safe and socially distant—but bring your own hot cocoa.

12/16/2020 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Village Talk

If Your Downhill Plans Have Been Dashed, Head Uphill Instead

No lift ticket? No problem. Plenty of options still exist for getting on the mountain.

12/16/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Village Talk

Joel Gratz Can Help You Get a Spot on the Mountain

While ski resorts implement quotas, the CEO of OpenSnow.com helps people book a White Room reservation at Vail or Beaver Creek.

12/16/2020 By Ted Katauskas

Feature

Vail's Back Bowls Take You Above the Worries of the World

Vail’s Back Bowls

12/15/2020

Vail's Back Bowls

Everything You Need to Know About the Back Bowls

A guide for newbies and experts alike

12/15/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Vail's Back Bowls

Back Bowls Aren't Just for Experts

Despite their reputation, some runs are perfect for adventuresome intermediates.

12/15/2020

Vail's Back Bowls

Where to Refuel When Hunger Strikes

These on-mountain joints offer tasty bites in Covid-safe conditions.

12/15/2020

Feature

Vail's Back Bowls Will Take You Above the Worries of the World

Make this epic snowscape your pandemic powder day destination.

12/15/2020 By Bevin Wallace

Feature

Five Must-Ski Trails at Beaver Creek

Don't miss these top runs for advanced to expert skiers.

12/15/2020 By Devon O’Neil

Person of Interest

Mike Duffy's Mission Is to Save Lives

The snowmobile safety instructor teaches thousands of riders each year how to avoid avalanches.

12/15/2020 By as told to Devon O’Neil Photography by Scott Bellow

Hiking

Overcrowding on Colorado's Most-Popular Fourteener

What’s to be done about the perennial mob of peak-baggers overwhelming Quandary Mountain, and the state's other iconic summits?

07/14/2020 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Parting Shot

Rainbow Warrior

Sometimes you need to get more than your feet wet to capture the magic of a moment.

07/02/2020 Photography by Scott Bellow

Outdoors

Top of the Rockies Road Trip

From Meadow Mountain to Turqoise Lake: A 33-mile Sunday drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

07/02/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Seth K. Hughes

Cycling

Must-Try/Must-Buy Local E-Bikes

While the pandemic put the brakes on many entrepreneurial endeavors, two local e-bike businesses are coasting on a surge in sales

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

Don't Try This At Home

Walking Colorado's Longest Highline

Last summer, a Vail pedicab driver and fellow daredevils strung the longest highline in Colorado above the Town of Minturn; here's how they did it, and what it was like to take a record-breaking stroll across the sky.

06/30/2020 By As told to Georgia Perry

Photo Essay

Skiing into an Apocalypse

A 100-mile backcountry ski tour is supposed to be life altering. What happens when the whole world changes while you’re away from it? Follow photographer Tim...

04/28/2020 Photography by Tim Romano Edited by Ted Katauskas

Outdoors

Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: Special Edition

How to get out and de-stress, while still being a good citizen.

03/18/2020 By Katie Coakley