History

Ghost Stories: A Look Back at Gilman

Hundreds of ghost towns litter the state of Colorado. In Eagle County, the scattered ruins of Gilman tell the story of the valley's early days as a hub of industry.

10/30/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

History

Remembering Pepi Gramshammer, A Vail Legend: Aug. 6, 1932 - Aug. 17 2019

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

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

Beyond the Hall of Fame

Honored with a new exhibit at the state’s snowsports museum, Warren Miller film star Chris Anthony shapes his legacy with a documentary that’s bigger than him—and all of us.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

PERSON OF INTEREST

Remembering Astronaut and Vail Resident Scott Carpenter

A spaceman who was a ski bum at heart, Carpenter passed away in 2013, but remains an iconic figure in Vail history.

09/04/2018 By Ted Katauskas

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

The Colorful History of Skiing's Most Eccentric Means of Downhill Travel

Jonathan Hritz helped pioneer the almost-sport of monoskiing. But nearly 35 years after Vail banned his weird contraption from the Back Bowls, he still doesn’t understand what all the fuss was about.

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

Pyramid Theme

A Historic Vail Village Home Gets a 21st Century Restoration

A historic A-frame in the heart of Vail Village gets a makeover worthy of the US president and Spanish king who stayed there, and the Texas oilman who built a home that put Vail on the world map.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Kimberly Gavin

Skiing

Ski Cooper Celebrates 75 Years

Want to ski in the tracks of a 10th Mountain veteran? Skip Riva Ridge and head up the highway to a historic resort where the lifts started turning out soldiers in 1942.

11/17/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Local History

Will Camp Hale be the Country's First National Historic Landmark?

If a group of land users, owners, politicians, and locals get their way, the environmental restoration and historical preservation of the Camp Hale area would mark the first such distinction nationally.

05/08/2017 By Allen Best

Outdoors

A Night on Vail Pass is a Hut Trip Away

Looking to spend a cozy night in our winter wilderness? Try booking a stay in one of the iconic huts found on Vail's namesake pass.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Zach Mahone

Local History

A Lasting Tribute to Vail's Founder

Will Vail founder Pete Seibert finally earn a permanent place on the podium of local history?

02/10/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Local History

The Making of Vail Pass

Vail Pass's construction was an infrastructure feat thanks to its namesake engineer.

02/10/2017 By Devon O'Neil

FASHION

The Legend of Ann Bonfoey Taylor: Grande Dame of Vail

Remembering a '60s fashion icon who, by turning heads, put Vail on the map.

01/01/2017 By Ted Katauskas

HISTORY

50 Years of Vail in Words and Pictures

Charting Vail’s evolution from sheep pasture to center of the skiing universe.

07/01/2016 By David O. Williams

HOME DESIGN

Sold for $23 Million: Vail's Most Expensive Home ... Take a Peek Inside

This contemporary masterpiece may be the most exclusive address in the Village. Take a room-by-room tour, and learn about the contentious place it occupies in Vail Village real estate history. history.

11/01/2012 By Stephen Lloyd Wood

LOOKING BACK

Scenes from the Vail That Was

Relishing fond memories amid the excitement of the New Dawn

02/01/2011 By David O. Williams