Outdoors

Grand Hyatt Vail Opens a Swank Slopeside Yurt

Backcountry digs with a five-star twist.

02/17/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Local Nonprofits

Heart of Vail

A president's daughter finds a national audience for Starting Hearts' campaign to increase awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, and equip the public with lifesaving tools and skills

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Festivals

A New End-of-season Music Festival Makes A Splash On Golden Peak

Powabunga adds a new soundtrack, and rallying cry, to Vail Mountain's World Pond Skimming Championships

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Long Read

Pulling For A Cure

On February 21, Alison Reynolds will attempt ski across a frozen section of Norway that arcs just below the Arctic Circle. Her goal? To raise awareness of, and defeat, her daughter's rare genetic disease.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Arts + Culture

Creative Collective

A forgotten college campus in West Vail gets a new start as a colorful, communal arts cooperative.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

Must-try Down-valley Dining

The buzziest hot spot for haute cuisine in Edwards Corner? The Drunken Goat, an expansive reimagination of a locally loved wine and cheese shop

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

Transit Club

A speakeasy for Vail’s in-the-know commuting crowd

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

A Powder-Hound's Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains

When the snowstakes at Vail and Beaver Creek both scream "Powder Day!" you'll need a game plan to get the goods. Follow our guide to 15+ stashes at the valley's signature resorts, as tested by local semi-pro athletes.

02/07/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Scott Bellow

Eat + Drink

The Beaver Creek Lodge Caps a Yearlong Renovation with a Reinvented Culinary Space

Introducing Alpine and Antlers—Beaver Creek's newest dining destination.

02/04/2020 By Kirsten Dobroth

Holidays

Winterfest Returns to Vail Village

And brings Denver-based light installation artists Alt Ethos with it.

12/16/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Holidays

How to Curate a Cozy, Hygge Holiday Season

Hygge Life co-founder Alexandra Gove discusses her new book, "Dwell, Gather, Be: Design for Moments," and how to cultivate lasting memories over the holidays.

12/10/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Health

Well + Being Spa Brings a Luxe Touch to Ski Recovery

The new concept opened in the Vail Marriott earlier this month.

12/03/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Holidays

Minturn Celebrates 115 Years with 15 Days of Holiday Festivities

Tree lightings, outdoor concerts, caroling and more! Minturn rings in the season with 15 days of holiday cheer.

11/26/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Thanksgiving

9 Ways to Earn Your Bird on Thanksgiving Day

From turkey trots to slower-than-gravy yoga flows—a cornucopia of ways to sweat before you feast this Thanksgiving.

11/25/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Holidays

Five Thanksgiving Feasts

Five gourmet meals we're thankful for—plus, where to find take-out turkey.

11/18/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Ski Cooper Gets a Back Bowls Makeover

The valley’s only indie resort unveils a Vail-inspired backside with 71 acres of new double-black diamond terrain—at mom-and-pop prices.

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Why Sherpas on Everest Are Dressed like Vail Ski Instructors

What guides on Kilimanjaro and Sherpas on Everest have in common with your ski instructor: a warm, resort-branded coat

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Kelly Liken's New Non-restaurant Job: Serving the Valley's Hungry

The valley’s most famous chef finds a new mission: bringing fresh, healthy food to the community table.

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Where to Find the Valley's Most Charitable Coffee Beans

Extreme skier Chris Anthony launches a custom coffee roast that gives back to local youth.

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

Vail Village’s Groundbreaking Wine Bar Makes a Bold Move to Bridge Street

Root & Flower cultivates a bigger space in Vail Village’s culinary DNA.

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Charles Townsend Bessent