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

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.

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

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

Vibe

Alpine Arts Center Carves Out a Niche at the Riverwalk

From messy art for toddlers to plein air sessions on the Eagle to growler-decorating happy hours at Crazy Mountain, Alpine Arts Center's new spot in Edwards is a Vail Valley Giverny.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

High Altitude Heroics

Celebrating the Ruby Anniversary of Eagle County’s Search and Rescue Team

Vail Mountain Rescue Group marks 40 years of keeping our backcountry safe.

06/12/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Ryan Dearth

Health

The US Men's Whitewater Raft Team Tackles Weights (and Rapids) for Long-Lasting Results

The secret of the US Men’s Whitewater Raft Team’s near-record-breaking success? Pumping iron—and rowing for 16 hours straight—at a no-frills Edwards gym.

06/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth and Gnarly Bay Productions