Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Day Hikes + Mountain Bikes

The best places to bike, hike, paddle and boat this summer.

06/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Outdoors

Great Lakes: Best For Backpacking

For overnight camping, these are the lakes that make the trip worth it. Take a tent and extra food, because you won't ever want to go home.

06/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Dine

Born From the Influence of Celebrity Chef Kelly Liken, a Vail Wine Bar Thrives

A more refined niche in Vail Village’s spirited après scene attracts a crowd.

02/01/2016 By Ted Katauskas

Feature

One Perfect Day In Blue Sky Basin

With wide-open bowls, powder-choked glades, and a no-frills day lodge modeled after a 10th Mountain Division hut, Blue Sky Basin lets skiers and boarders experience the thrills of the backcountry without taking the risks.

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

The Hardest Ice Climb in the United States is in Vail

Featuring ice, rock and overhangs, this East Vail testpiece attracts the best in the world.

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Skiing + Snowboarding

World Cup Races are Great—but What About the Olympics?

With rumors once again swirling about a potential Olympics in Denver, could—and should—the downhill of the 2030 Olympic Winter Games be raced in the Vail Valley?

02/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Vibe

The Banksy of Vail Village

An interview with the eclectic muralist who painted some of Vail’s most prominent and iconic public art.

02/01/2016 By Reilly Capps

Person of Interest

Pinnacle of Success

Meet Chris Anthony, founder of a nonprofit that teaches kids life lessons from Warren Miller films.

02/01/2016 By Ted Katauskas

Village Talk

A Riverside Hideaway Marks the Spot for the Valley's Rum Stronghold

Shopping for a locally sourced rum to anchor your top shelf? Follow the river down valley to Dotsero.

11/01/2015 By John Lehndorff

Person of Interest

Ascent of a Man

After summiting Everest six times, what’s next? If you’re former Eagle town board member Luis Benitez, you trade town hall for the state capitol as the gover...

11/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

Behind the Scenes at Minturn's Funky Non-Profit Radio Station

Quirky KLNX has spent more than a decade ruling the valley’s rarefied airwaves.

11/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

BIKING

The Vail Valley’s Most Inspirational Summer Cycling

From Grand Traverse to Mountain Star, these are the biking trails and tracks you simply cannot miss.

06/01/2015 By Kelly Bastone

Style Counsel

Trail Hound: The Best Gear For A Walk In The Woods With Your Four-Legged Buddy

The best gear for dogs when you're headed out for short walk or a big day on the trail.

06/01/2015 By Ted Katauskas

Vibe

Scenic Drive

A surveyor turned landscape painter recalibrates the market for local art.

06/01/2015 By Reilly Capps

Dine

Air Apparent

A Vail Village newcomer adds spice to the valley’s summertime outdoor dining scene.

06/01/2015 By John Lehndorff

Beer

Vail Brewing Company Adds Another Tap to the Valley's Burgeoning Beer Scene

With the arrival of Vail Brewing Co., our valley approaches beervana.

06/01/2015 By John Lehndorff

Village Talk

Rapid Learning

As Christo readies his next Colorado project, he redefines the meaning of “work of art.”

06/01/2015 By Ted Katauskas

Skiing + Snowboarding

The Seductive and Dangerous Terrain of East Vail

Skiers and snowboarders flock to East Vail’s lift-accessible backcountry terrain in part because it’s unpatrolled and unregulated, but in the name of public safety, should—and can—anyone limit the risks people take on these avalanche-prone steeps?

02/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

Dance Dance Revolution

Vail Mountain’s one-of-a-kind, two-mile-high discotheque

02/01/2015 By Reilly Capps

Village Talk

The Man Behind the Mascots

When the World Champs come to town, who’s gonna fill Goofy’s oversize shoes?

11/01/2014 By Ted Katauskas