Longreads

Who Will Save This Animal?

As more and more vacation homes, hikers and mountain bikers crowd out native species, are we pushing to extinction the natural world we came here to embrace?

07/02/2020 By Kelly Bastone

Drink

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

Dine

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

GIVE IT A REST

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

Skiing

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

Outdoors

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

Cycling

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

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

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

Article

Fallen

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

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

BIKING

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

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

Red, Red, Wine

A Wolcott Winery Offers Wine Enthusiasts a Stomping Good Time

At Vines at Vail Winery, members reap benefits by the barrel.

06/01/2015 By Ted Alan Stedman

Article

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

Article

Picture Perfect

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

11/01/2014 By Kelly Bastone

WELLNESS

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

OLYMPICS

Meet Our Local Slalom Superstar

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

VAIL SUMMER GUIDE

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

HOME DESIGN

A Monterrey Architect Transforms a Solaris Condo Into an International Retreat

Vail's global appeal makes for projects that bring cultures together.

02/01/2013 By Joy Overbeck