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

DINE OUT

Fall is Truffle Season and Vail's Left Bank is Where to Find Them

When it comes to highfalutin fungus, one Vail restaurant proves that there is no substitute for Europe’s über tuber.

11/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

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

EAT THIS NOW

Ice Cream Dreams

You won’t find frozen delights like these by following a truck blaring “Pop Goes the Weasel.” When we sampled the ice-cream of the crop at a few of the valley’s finest restaurants and cafés, we heard strains of Mozart and Vivaldi.

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

FARM TO TABLE

Fresh from the Ground Up

The farm-to-table movement takes root in the Vail Valley.

06/01/2011 By Rosalie Hill Isom

DINING OUT

Toast of the Town: Vail's Wine Scene Comes of Age

The Valley is now an oenophile's paradise, with a reputation for wining as polished as its reputation for dining.

06/01/2011 By Connie Knight and Abigail Eagye