Outdoors

How Not to Become a Statistic on Holy Cross

Mysteries, tragedies and near-misses, plus 6 backcountry safety tips for summiting the county's lone 14er.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Outdoors

This Summer's Must-Do: Hiking the Holy Cross Wilderness

There’s a lot more to explore in the Holy Cross Wilderness than its namesake pinnacle: 164 miles of gloriously lonely trails, and two-dozen thirteeners where you’ll find tranquility—and may not even see another soul.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

12 Heavenly Hikes in the Holy Cross Wilderness

From mutli-day out and backs to picturesque alpine loops—everything you need to know about a dozen of Eagle County's best backcountry hikes.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

How to Summit Eagle County's Lone 14er

Everything you need to know about hiking Mt. of the Holy Cross.

06/07/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Eat + Drink

Vail Village’s Beloved Alpenrose Restaurant Gets an Authentic Culinary Makeover

A family of restaurateurs from Germany’s Black Forest reinvent a much-loved relic of “Plastic Bavaria.”

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

History

A Guide to the Vail Valley's Trailblazers

Meet the legendary men and women (and one four-legged friend) who inspired the named runs of Vail and Beaver Creek.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Vibe

Art History Meets the Bronze Age at a Groundbreaking Vail Village Gallery

Art meets history at Claggett/Rey Gallery, and celebrates those who made it.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

On Patrol with Echo, Eagle County’s Vociferous Canine Detective

Introducing the valley's crime-biting K9.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Eat + Drink

This Winter's Most-Anticipated Opening: A Vail Village Culinary Landmark That Closed Last Spring

Vail Village Italian aficionados lose an old friend in Campo di Fiori, but fall in love all over again with La Nonna.

11/12/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Village Talk

One Local's Sand-Scaped Journey from the Mountains of Vail to the Beaches of the East Coast

How a scion of Vail became a social media sensation sculpting modernist masterpieces on the beaches of New York City.

06/08/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Longreads

A Time-Traveling Adventure at One of the Last Working Ranches in the Valley

Bair Ranch still herds sheep, but lately it's been tending a more lucrative flock: Tourists seeking adventure.

06/08/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Skiing

A Day in the Challenge of a Lifetime

Skiing—and surviving—an alpine marathon that makes bombing down Beaver Creek Mountain feel more like climbing Everest.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Jack Affleck

Village Talk

The Man Behind the Map

Meet the Empire State cartographer who renders Vail Mountain's trails.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

One Local's Mission to Fund the Valley's Olympic Future

A local Nordic wunderkind whose friends and neighbors bootstrapped his shot at Sochi pays it forward with a nonprofit chartered to fund Olympic dreams.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

A Historic Family Ranch Hits the Market

With the sale of Nottingham Ranch, the scion of the family that homesteaded Beaver Creek and Avon contemplates the end of an era.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil

home girl

At Home With Lindsey Vonn

Fresh off a bronze in her last Olympic appearance for downhill, Lindsey Vonn contemplates being the greatest ski racer of all time from her five-bedroom mountain contemporary in East Vail.

11/17/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Highway to Heaven

Summit County's Signature Summertime Roadtrip

From lonely lakes to happy hours, 72 hours (and 60 miles) of bliss on the Blue River Parkway.

07/25/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Seth K. Hughes

High Altitude Heroics

Celebrating the Ruby Anniversary of Eagle County’s Search and Rescue Team

Vail Mountain Rescue Group marks 40 years of keeping our backcountry safe.

06/12/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Outdoors

A Night on Vail Pass is a Hut Trip Away

Looking to spend a cozy night in our winter wilderness? Try booking a stay in one of the iconic huts found on Vail's namesake pass.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

An Insider's Guide to Vail Pass

Vail's namesake pass is a playground for locals and visitors alike.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone