Editor Picks

Quarantine Routines

How do the editors of three mountain town magazines maintain sanity while sheltering at home in Aspen, Park City and Vail? Planting a window garden, escaping to nature, and splurging on bourbon.

05/19/2020 By Jane Gendron, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Ted Katauskas

Dine

Bridge Street's Culinary Ode to the Alps

Almresi, a newcomer to Vail Village's storied dining scene, dishes up traditional Bavarian-inspired fare in one of Vail's most storied spots.

02/10/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Outdoors

Before You Hit the Trails, Play it Safe

Hiking in the mountains requires a few extra considerations. Before setting out, especially on the valley’s most challenging trails, take these factors into account.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Purpose Driven

Trails for those who like a mission when they go hiking.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

The Vail Valley's On Mountain Escapes

Vail and Beaver Creek aren’t just for skiing — it’s time to break out the hiking boots and hit the best resort trails.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Seven Hikes to Satisfy Your Labor Day Weekend Hiking Needs

Three different kinds of treks to check off before the summer (officially) comes to an end.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Most Iconic Trails

The Vail Valley offers an escape for every type of backcountry wanderer. Whether your goal is bagging a peak, trekking to a high-alpine lake, exercising Rover, or conversing with a babbling creek, an endless summer of happy trails awaits.

10/10/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld Photography by Zach Mahone

Dining

The Very Best Vail Valley Meals

The best meals at the best restaurants in the Vail Valley

07/11/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Style Counsel

Gear Up + Get Out

The best high-performance gear for your summer adventures.

06/01/2016 Edited by Cindy Hirschfeld

Welcome

The Aspen Versus Vail Debate Continues

There's no place like Vail. Even if you are from Aspen.

06/01/2016 Edited by Cindy Hirschfeld

HOME DESIGN

A West Vail Family Compound Gracefully Blends New and Old

A family compound that housed three generations bridges a divide between old and new.

02/01/2014 By Cindy Hirschfeld

HOME DESIGN

Three Lofts Reworked by one of Vail's Best Designers

One of the valley’s most in-demand designers brings style, ingenuity, and a knack for problem-solving to a trio of penthouses in Beaver Creek, Vail, and Manh...

11/01/2013 By Cindy Hirschfeld

FASHION

Wanderlust: Summer Fashion Goes on Walkabout

Get inspired by the summer heat, colors, and spirit with these stylish looks.

06/01/2013 Photography by Karl Wolfgang Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt

WELLNESS

All's Well

Medical tourism is thriving in the Vail Valley, as people from around the world travel to our mountain hamlet seeking cutting-edge remedies and some of the best healers in the world.

02/01/2012 By Stephen Lloyd Wood and Abigail Eagye

PEAK DINING

28 Classic Vail Valley Meals

If you ate out every night this year, maybe you could sample every standout dish in the valley. For those who can’t undertake such a feat, we’ve compiled a list of highlights for every appetite.

02/01/2012 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

SKIING

An Insider's Guide to Vail's Legendary Back Bowls

How to avoid the crowds, find powder and get the most of your day in Vail's Back Bowls.

02/01/2011 By Stephen Lloyd Wood