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

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

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

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 the Next Golden Girl of Women's Skiing

You may not recognize her face yet, but if this Eagle-Vail teenager slaloms to gold at Sochi, her superstar status will rival Lindsey Vonn’s. Meet Mikaela Shiffrin, the girl next door who just might be America’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

THE LAND OF AAHS

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