Ski Luxe

A Peek at the Valley's Most Indulgent Mountain Amenities

From ski lockers on Bridge Street to the white glove treatment, and everything in between.

03/15/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

People

Meet the Vail Heli Guide Who Helped Pioneer the CBD Industry

After decades of guiding skiing and snowboarding legends in the wilds of Alaska, Vail-based heli guide Will Spilo is introducing CBD to pro athletes—and weekend warriors—as an alternative way to manage life's chronic aches and pains.

03/03/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Shelter

A Down-To-The-Studs Remodel Perfects a Beaver Creek Basecamp

A family of Denver skiers tailors a Beaver Creek townhome to suit their exacting definition of a user-friendly slopeside vacation home.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

Outdoors

A Guide to the Valley's Ice Skating Rinks

A roundup of indoor and outdoor ice rinks from Vail Village to Beaver Creek.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Two Uphill Itineraries to Add to Your Winter Bucket List

Cripple Creek Backcountry hosts a full moon skin on Vail Mountain—plus, an on-mountain interval workout led by a historic Everest climber.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Two Paw-Powered Snowy Adventures

Where to get your Iditarod on in the Vail Valley

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Vail's Bucket List Snowmobile Tour

Looking for a whole new way to feel the wind in your hair? Opt for a snowmobile tour with Vail Backcountry Tours.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Everything You Need to Know about Ski Biking and Snow Tubing on Vail Mountain

Two new on-mountain adventures to add to your winter must-try list.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

Your Guide to Snowshoeing and Telemark Skiing in the Vail Valley

Home to 19 miles of trails and sitting at 9,840 feet above sea level, Beaver Creek's Nordic Center is your basecamp for snowshoeing and tele-skiing adventure.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

How to Have Your Best. Winter. Ever.

A dozen-plus dog-, horse-, and human-powered cold-weather adventures.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Jack Affleck

Person of Interest

A Taste of Old Vail at the Top of Bridge Street

Meet Simone Larese, proprietor of the Blü Cow Café, a Swiss hotdog stand steeped in the spirit of her pioneering parents.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

The Back of the House Burger Bar

The coolest culinary experience in Vail? A decadent (and interactive) burger bar hidden in the belly of the Four Seasons’ humming central kitchen.

02/11/2019 Photography by Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

There's a Cookie Time Milkshake on Beaver Creek Mountain

Beaver Creek ups the caloric ante of on-mountain amenities with a malt shop crowning its rechristened bunny hill.

02/11/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Winter Festivals

Greensky Bluegrass Headlines This Year's Burton US Open

Plus, everything else you need to know about the 2019 Burton US Open in Vail.

02/01/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Health + Wellness

7 Spa Treatments for Beating Winter Weather

From full body wraps and facials to some of the most powerful skincare products on the market, seven Vail Valley spas spill on their best antidotes for dry, winter skin.

01/29/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

5 Ways to Sip, Savor, and Sweat During Beaver Creek's Winter Culinary Weekend

From a first tracks breakfast pairing to après-ski luncheons, we dish on five must-do's to get your heart pumping during Beaver Creek's annual ode to food and wine.

01/16/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Health

A Pop-Up SoulCycle is Coming to Vail Village

For two weeks, and two weeks only.

12/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Shelter

A One-Of-A-Kind Wine Vault in Beaver Creek Completes a Home

And cements a friendship.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Eat + Drink

4 Must-Try On-Mountain Dining Options

From Vail's most scenic fleet of DIY grills to the mountain's most upscale lunch.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Skiing + Snowboarding

Everything You Need to Know about Golden Peak

Vail's smallest base area is its quickest jumping off point to the powdery oasis of Blue Sky Basin.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth