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

Vibe

Vail's Most Prolific Arts Patrons Donate Their Private Collection to the Public

Kent and Vicki Logan built a valley home for one of the greatest collections of modern art in America; now they’re moving on—and giving it all away.

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

Village Talk

Now Open in Eagle: The First Large-Scale Indoor Climbing Facility in the Central Rockies

Giving new meaning to the term "local's hangout."

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Beyond the Hall of Fame

Honored with a new exhibit at the state’s snowsports museum, Warren Miller film star Chris Anthony shapes his legacy with a documentary that’s bigger than him—and all of us.

11/12/2018 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

Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Start (And Finish) Your Ski Day from Lionshead Village

We map out 12 perfect hours using Lionshead Village as your Vail Mountain basecamp.

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

Skiing + Snowboarding

How to Get a Taste of the Backcountry on Vail Mountain

Two powder-filled itineraries to sample on Vail Mountain.

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

Skiing + Snowboarding

Everything You Need to Know about Vail Mountain's Terrain Parks

From pint-sized rails to monster halfpipes.

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

Outdoors

How to Use Vail Village as Your Mountain Basecamp

From where to park to must-hit ski runs, we map out everything you need to hack Vail Village like a pro.

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

Outdoors

How to Hack, Navigate, and Most Importantly Ski Vail Mountain

With more than 5,200 acres and nearly 200 trails, tackling a mountain as big as Vail can be a tall order, unless you know a guy, or in this case a gal, who has the inside scoop.

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

Person of Interest

Dorothy Hamill’s Back on Ice in Vail—and Loving Life in the Valley

Decades after securing a permanent podium position as America’s Skating Sweetheart, Dorothy Hamill takes a break at Dobson Ice Arena to talk about how she ended up living in a log house in Wolcott.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth