PAPER MAIDEN

Modern Art Rooted in the Middle Ages, Created in Eagle County’s Oldest Town

From her Red Cliff studio, artist Helen Hiebert creates a paper-filled world.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Pyramid Theme

A Historic Vail Village Home Gets a 21st Century Restoration

A historic A-frame in the heart of Vail Village gets a makeover worthy of the US president and Spanish king who stayed there, and the Texas oilman who built a home that put Vail on the world map.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

Skiing

Ski Cooper Celebrates 75 Years

Want to ski in the tracks of a 10th Mountain veteran? Skip Riva Ridge and head up the highway to a historic resort where the lifts started turning out soldiers in 1942.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Green

Vail Becomes the First Certified Sustainable Mountain Resort in the World

A resort town that revolves around luxury seeks to be the epitome of sustainability.

11/17/2017 By Allen Best Edited by Kirsten Dobroth

Ski Luxe

A Top Shelf Tour of the Vail Valley

From in-room doggy massage to a diamond worth more than a penthouse at the Ritz: a behind-the-scenes look at a resort town where anonymous luxury is de rigueur.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Skiing + Snowboarding

New Season, New Upgrades at Vail and Beaver Creek

Vail Resorts continues its perpetual push for the latest and greatest with new lifts, more beginner access, and a brand new après-ski space at Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.

11/03/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Mountain Living

The Valley's Most Expensive Airbnb Rentals

Ever wonder what the upper echelons of short-term rentals at the Beav and Vail go for per night during the peak of winter? So did we.

10/27/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Offseason

Five Deals We're Loving This Fall

From alpine and backcountry ski swaps to 2-for-1 local whiskey: A local's guide to shoulder season bargains.

10/18/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Locals We Love

Introducing A Made-in Minturn Stylish (and Sustainable) New Fashion Label

Born over the course of a trip overseas, Vela Apparel is the newest business that the valley can claim as its own.

10/18/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Curbside Appeal

The Artful Touch Behind Vail's New Roundabout

Word on the street is that the town's newest traffic pattern is more than just an efficient cut through — it's also a work of art.

10/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Cinema

America's Highest Drive-In Theater* Extends Its Season

The valley's drive-in move theater looks to fall, with spooky screenings throughout the month of October, and plans for an indoor venue set to open in November.

10/09/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Snow

OpenSnow's Joel Gratz Talks Powder for the 2017/18 Season

We asked Colorado's go-to powder forecaster when it will snow (again), and what we can look forward to for the upcoming winter season.

09/20/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat + Drink

The Inaugural Fall Food & Wine Classic is Coming to Vail

The Taste of Vail is adding a weekend-long event in September featuring southern hemisphere wines, guest chefs, and plenty of local flavor.

09/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Weekend

If You Want to Hike, Hike to the Mic

The Beav's newest musical festival is upping the game — with a high altitude venue and a weekend full of outdoor fun.

09/11/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Deals

Six Affordable (and Luxurious) Places to Stay in the Vail Valley this Fall

An aspenglow lover's guide to the best off-season hotel deals in the Vail Valley.

09/07/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Hiking

Trail of the Week: Lost Lake Trail

On a quest for mountain views, foliage, and lakeside serenity? Skip Piney, and hike to its lesser-known neighbor.

09/05/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Game On

The Valley's Superlative Sports Bars

We break down where to catch the big game (and why).

09/05/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Foodie Fun

Sneak Peek: Gourmet on Gore 2017

Vail's ode to food and drink returns for its annual Labor Day takeover of the village.

08/29/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Eat

Five Perfect Picnics

What better way to toast the final days of summer than with an on-mountain spread of gourmet goodies?

08/22/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Hiking

Trail of the Week: The Davos Trail

A West Vail favorite, regardless of season.

08/16/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth