Skiing + Snowboarding

Everything You Need to Know about Golden Peak

Vail's smallest base area is its quickest jumping off point to the powdery oasis of Blue Sky Basin.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Outdoors

How to Use Vail Village as Your Mountain Basecamp

From where to park to must-hit ski runs, we map out everything you need to hack Vail Village like a pro.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Zach Mahone

Beer

Where to Find Locally Brewed Pumpkin Beer

Celebrate fall with a pint of the valley's own pumpkin-infused suds.

10/11/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Drink

Everything You Need to Know About Mezcal

The valley's unlikely authority on mezcal demystifies Mexico's smoky, agave-based signature spirit.

07/31/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Happy Hour

10 Patios to Perch on This Summer

A happy hour goer's guide to the valley's most scenic outdoor dining spaces (and what to sip while you savor the view).

06/13/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Music

Vail Jazz Brings the Heat to the Vail Valley's Summer Music Lineup

Time to bust out your dancing shoes—Vail Jazz keeps the party going all summer long.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Drink

The Best Bars of Vail & Beaver Creek

What can possibly top a powder day in the Back Bowls or Royal Elk Glade? Après at a village bar; follow our guide to 24 places that are the toast of the town.

02/09/2018 By Kelly Bastone Photography by Rebecca Stumpf

Cheers!

Three Cocktails to Create (and Consume) This Holiday Season

Looking to impress friends and family with your at-home bartending skills? Our local mixology masters at Lost Identity Beverage Co. share recipes for a trio of signature cocktails (and mocktails!) just in time for the holiday season.

11/24/2017 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

Drink

Three Recipes to up Your Cocktail Game

Planning on throwing an eclipse-watching party? The cocktail guru at White Bison and Pendulum serves up recipes you can recreate to celebrate Monday’s celestial event

06/30/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

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

Super Bowl Sunday

Where to Find the Biggest Screens for the Big Game

Can't miss Sunday's game? These prime Super Bowl spots will have it streaming front and center.

02/03/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Events, Deals and Happenings

The Agenda: Week of September 19

From farmers markets to trivia nights to a two-day disc golf tourney, the events and happenings you won't want to miss this week.

09/21/2016 Edited by Tom Winter

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