Out + About

A Photographic Recap of Summer 2019

Party pictures from the summer season’s hottest social events

11/17/2019 Photography by Holiday Cole

Village Talk

Why Sherpas on Everest Are Dressed like Vail Ski Instructors

What guides on Kilimanjaro and Sherpas on Everest have in common with your ski instructor: a warm, resort-branded coat

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Kelly Liken's New Non-restaurant Job: Serving the Valley's Hungry

The valley’s most famous chef finds a new mission: bringing fresh, healthy food to the community table.

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Longreads

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

Pepi Gramshammer: Aug 6, 1932–Aug 17, 2019

Forever

Lindsey Vonn, Chris Anthony, and other local celebs remember Pepi Gramshammer, a Vail legend who will be feted in a celebration of life at the Ford Amphitheater on Friday, Sep 20.

09/18/2019 By Katie Coakley

Profiles

The Secret Life of José González

Meet the singer-songwriter who created a soundtrack to rival the majestic landscapes of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"—and who will pack the Vilar this w...

08/21/2019 By Katie Coakley

Person of Interest

The Dog Whisperer of Eagle County

For canine training guru Mark Ruark, obedience is the work of dogs. His job? Teaching humans how to be good bosses for their best friends.

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

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.

03/20/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

People

Meet the Vail Heli Guide Who Helped Pioneer the CBD Industry

After decades of guiding skiing and snowboarding legends in the wilds of Alaska, Vail-based heli guide Will Spilo is introducing CBD to pro athletes—and weekend warriors—as an alternative way to manage life's chronic aches and pains.

03/03/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Out + About

A Photographic Party Recap

Want to take a spin on the dance floor with Dorothy Hamill or fist-bump moguls champ Jonny Moseley? Here’s your VIP pass to the local party scene.

02/12/2019 Photography by Holiday Cole

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

Travel

The Vail Connection Behind Alaska's Must-Visit Glacial Outpost

A Saturday morning TV villain’s unlikely journey from the Vail Valley to a luxury oasis on an Alaskan glacier.

02/11/2019 By Katie Coakley

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

Party Pictures

Summer 2018's Party Scene in Photos

A visual recap of the season's hottest events.

11/12/2018 Photography by Holiday Cole

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 10, Colorado Gives Day.

11/12/2018 By Georgia Perry

Village Talk

The Valley's Firefighting Pinup

Selling like beefcakes: The 2019 Colorado Firefighter Calendar, featuring Mr. February, from Station 5 in Minturn.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

One Local's Sand-Scaped Journey from the Mountains of Vail to the Beaches of the East Coast

How a scion of Vail became a social media sensation sculpting modernist masterpieces on the beaches of New York City.

06/08/2018 By Devon O'Neil

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 Groundskeeper's Bee Game

Eagle Ranch Golf Course is home to 18 holes of emerald bliss during the summer—and a thriving colony of honey bees.

06/08/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth