The Best Bars of Vail & Beaver Creek

What can possibly top a powder day in the Back Bowls or Royal Elk Glade? Après at a village bar; follow our guide to 24 places that are the toast of the town.

02/09/2018 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Rebecca Stumpf


Colorado Cuisine Meets Old World Elegance on Gore Creek

Hotel Talisa’s signature restaurant debuts a symphony of European Alpine classics, flavored with a contemporary Colorado accent.

02/09/2018 By Kelly Bastone


The Secret to Crushing Steeps? Plenty of Rest Between Runs

Legs feel like rubber after the first day of a weeklong ski vacation? The secret to staying strong on the hill is what you do—and don’t do—after you take off your boots.

11/17/2017 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Ryan Dearth


Two Vail Athletes Prove That Mogul Skiing Remains Relevant

Once the brashest scene on the slopes, competitive mogul skiing has fallen on hard times. Can Vail wunderkinds Heidi Kloser and Tess Johnson bring some sizzle back to the bumps?

11/22/2016 By Kelly Bastone


Eagle's Mountain Biking Scene Comes of Age

If you love single track, Eagle's one of the best spots in the county—and even the state—to get your fix.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor


How the Cycle Effect Changes Lives

The story of how a plucky Eagle nonprofit introduced mountain biking to the valley’s Hispanic community—and created a team of state champs that’s charging uphill toward the future.

10/10/2016 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor


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



A tragic crash during a slopestyle competition last winter left Kailyn Forsberg physically shattered. Now, it’s up to the Eagle teen to rearrange the pieces ...

11/01/2015 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Dominique Taylor


The Vail Valley’s Most Inspirational Summer Cycling

From Grand Traverse to Mountain Star, these are the biking trails and tracks you simply cannot miss.

06/01/2015 By Kelly Bastone


Born in the Valley

From skiwear to custom snowboards and from hot sauce to a bottle of rum: your yo-ho-ho, go-to guide to 32 must-have homegrown brands

02/01/2015 By Kelly Bastone


Picture Perfect

A shutterbug’s guide to the valley’s most photo-worthy holiday experiences

11/01/2014 By Kelly Bastone


Vail Spas to Heal Your Body and Soothe Your Soul

Whether you're recuperating from a ride over Vail Pass or a bout of aprés overindulgence, here are three dozen ways to decompress.

02/01/2014 By Kelly Bastone


Meet Our Local Slalom Superstar

Fresh off a gold and silver medal in PyeongChang, we take a look back at our first encounter with Mikaela Shiffrin, the girl next door who just might be the world's best skier. Ever.

11/01/2013 By Kelly Bastone


The Ultimate Vail Summer Bucket List

A list of experiences that everyone—resident or visitor—needs to tick off in order to call themselves a Vail insider.

06/01/2013 By Kelly Bastone


The Best Ways to Relax in the Vail Valley

When it comes to relaxation, there may be no place closer to Cloud Nine than the Vail Valley, where a concentrated collection of award-winning spas awaits those in need of some serious TLC.

02/01/2013 By Kelly Bastone