Eat + Drink

A Beer Lover's Guide to the Vail Valley

A suds-soaked paean to the valley's four brewpubs, their two Vail Village tasting rooms, and three local taprooms where hops are tops.

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Village Talk

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Launches a New Mountain Bike Program

The valley’s winningest ski racing club switches gears with a new competitive mountain biking program.

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Village Talk

Eagle-Vail's Green Mile Gets a Retail Makeover

Will a cluster of chic entrepreneurial upstarts ignite an upscale retail renaissance for Eagle-Vail’s ganja-clouded commercial district?

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

Health

A Local Biathlete's Championship-Worthy Fitness Regimen

The valley’s only home-grown biathlete sets his sights on Beijing, one step—and breath—at a time.

03/20/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

History

A Guide to the Vail Valley's Trailblazers

Meet the legendary men and women (and one four-legged friend) who inspired the named runs of Vail and Beaver Creek.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Vibe

Art History Meets the Bronze Age at a Groundbreaking Vail Village Gallery

Art meets history at Claggett/Rey Gallery, and celebrates those who made it.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

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

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

On Patrol with Echo, Eagle County’s Vociferous Canine Detective

Introducing the valley's crime-biting K9.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

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

Giving Back

50+ Local Charities to Remember on Colorado Gives Day

A do-gooder’s guide to honoring the work of local nonprofits on December 4, Colorado Gives Day.

11/12/2018 By Georgia Perry

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

Coffee

A Coffee Lover's Guide to the Vail Valley

From roasteries to craft coffeehouses, a comprehensive guide to drinking local in the Vail Valley.

10/10/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Longreads

A Time-Traveling Adventure at One of the Last Working Ranches in the Valley

Bair Ranch still herds sheep, but lately it's been tending a more lucrative flock: Tourists seeking adventure.

06/08/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Village Talk

A Playground-Inspired Centerpiece for Avon's New Firehouse

That shiny red alternative fire pole at the center of Avon’s new Station 7? It’s all work, and no play.

02/09/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

A Historic Family Ranch Hits the Market

With the sale of Nottingham Ranch, the scion of the family that homesteaded Beaver Creek and Avon contemplates the end of an era.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil

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

twO For the shoW

The Hottest New Restaurants in Vail? They're in Edwards Corner

A dynamic duo of Edwards openings wows valley palates with Sweet Basil-infused DNA.

11/17/2017 By Ted Katauskas Photography by Ryan Dearth

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

Grind Rewind

A New Café for the Valley's Largest Roastery

Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea's new Minturn tasting room opens for business.

11/17/2017 By Geoff Mintz