Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Alpine Environments in Peril

Climate change's impacts on mountain habitats affect a variety of plants, animals, and human needs.

06/24/2021 By David Inouye


Land Above the Trees

Vail landmark Betty Ford Alpine Gardens exhibits striking flora alongside its mission of alpine habitat preservation amid climate change.

06/24/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw


The Last Fugitive: Vail's Connection to America's Most Wanted Eco-Terrorist

Twenty-one years after seven environmental extremists set Vail Mountain ablaze, only one is still at large. What happened to Josephine Sunshine Overaker?

11/12/2019 By Devon O'Neil Illustrations by Michael Byers

Great Escapes

How to Hitch a Ride to Hanging Lake

A new system to keep the masses from bespoiling the valley’s most-loved summertime oasis has been ratcheted down even further during the pandemic, issuing permits to just 128 lucky hikers per day.

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Garden Dome

An Epcot-Inspired Geodesic Greenhouse Takes Root at Mirabelle

Chef Daniel Joly takes locally grown to the next level with a dome-shaped greenhouse at Mirabelle.

11/17/2017 By Ted Katauskas

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

This land is your land

Eagle Valley Land Trust Needs Your Vote

Eagle Valley Land Trust is in the running for a $10,000 grant, and needs your help (and vote) to come up with the prize.

11/14/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Politics & Environment

A River Runs Through Us

A Trump cold front settles on our happy valley.

01/25/2017 By Ted Katauskas


Take a Look Inside one of Vail's Most Environmentally Friendly Homes

Cindy and Larry Eskwith’s LEED-certified home rests lightly on the planet while offering a level of luxury that satisfies the most discerning.

06/01/2010 By Joy Overbeck Photography by Bob Winsett