Dine

Chef Kelly Liken Makes a Comeback

At her new restaurant Harvest, one of Vail's most acclaimed chefs keeps it simple.

06/01/2016 By John Lehndorff

Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Day Hikes + Mountain Bikes

The best places to bike, hike, paddle and boat this summer.

06/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Backpacking

For overnight camping, these are the lakes that make the trip worth it. Take a tent and extra food, because you won't ever want to go home.

06/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Back bowl

Spirit of the Mountains

The life of Robert “Snuffy” O’Neil, member of the US Army 10th Mountain Division.

03/26/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Feature

One Perfect Day In Blue Sky Basin

With wide-open bowls, powder-choked glades, and a no-frills day lodge modeled after a 10th Mountain Division hut, Blue Sky Basin lets skiers and boarders experience the thrills of the backcountry without taking the risks.

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

BEHIND THE SCENES

The Best Jobs in Vail

What are the best jobs in the valley? We got the scoop from eight locals who might have you thinking of a career change.

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Dominique Taylor

Village Talk

The Hardest Ice Climb in the United States is in Vail

Featuring ice, rock and overhangs, this East Vail testpiece attracts the best in the world.

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Skiing + Snowboarding

World Cup Races are Great—but What About the Olympics?

With rumors once again swirling about a potential Olympics in Denver, could—and should—the downhill of the 2030 Olympic Winter Games be raced in the Vail Valley?

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN

A Family-First Vacation

With the first snowfalls of winter dusting the Rocky Mountains, it's time to start planning a family vacation featuring the best that Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer.

11/01/2015 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Matt Suby

Real Estate

An Arrowhead Home Built on Fantasy is Revised into a Functional Family Abode

A Houston couple reinvents a house with an unusual backstory as a storybook home all their own.

11/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Kimberly Gavin

Person of Interest

Ascent of a Man

After summiting Everest six times, what’s next? If you’re former Eagle town board member Luis Benitez, you trade town hall for the state capitol as the gover...

11/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

Behind the Scenes at Minturn's Funky Non-Profit Radio Station

Quirky KLNX has spent more than a decade ruling the valley’s rarefied airwaves.

11/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Skiing

Skiing Colorado's Most Iconic 14er

Climbing up Eagle County’s classic fourteener is the easy part when you're planning on skiing down the peak's harrowing Cross Couloir.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Golf

Fairways to Heaven: The Complete Guide to the Valley's Golf Courses

The world's greatest golfers and golf course designers have left their mark on the Vail Valley. From vertiginous elevation changes to photo-worthy panoramas of the Gore Range, it's all here.

06/01/2015 By Kim D. McHugh

Village Talk

Rapid Learning

As Christo readies his next Colorado project, he redefines the meaning of “work of art.”

06/01/2015 By Ted Katauskas

Skiing + Snowboarding

The Seductive and Dangerous Terrain of East Vail

Skiers and snowboarders flock to East Vail’s lift-accessible backcountry terrain in part because it’s unpatrolled and unregulated, but in the name of public safety, should—and can—anyone limit the risks people take on these avalanche-prone steeps?

02/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

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

It’s an Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic World

Vail Resorts’ Epic Race may have been won, but the madcap quest continues.

02/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

HOME DESIGN

A Forest Road Duplex Channels Escher for a Stunning Remodel

A 1980s home jumps light years ahead with an upscale, outsize, 21st-century makeover.

06/01/2013 By Shauna Farnell