Skiing + Snowboarding

Vail and Beaver Creek Announce Early Openings

It's game on for the 2018/19 winter season.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Datebook

Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: April 13-15

Stoneyard Distillery hosts après yoga, hockey playoffs at Dobson Ice Arena, and, of course, closing day parties at Vail and Beaver Creek.

04/12/2018 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Skiing

A Day in the Challenge of a Lifetime

Skiing—and surviving—an alpine marathon that makes bombing down Beaver Creek Mountain feel more like climbing Everest.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Jack Affleck

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

Olympics

A Guide to the Valley's Homegrown Olympians

Want to root for the home team competing in PyeongChang? With nearly 30 young athletes with Vail Valley connections on Team USA's roster, here's who to watch at the 2018 Winter Games.

02/05/2018 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Skiing

Vail Resorts Expands its Reach to Telluride

The ski industry behemoth announces some (more) sweet perks for Epic Pass holders starting next season.

01/30/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Skiing

Meet Grifen Moller, the Valley's Homegrown Freeride World Tour Athlete

The Edwards local punched his ticket to Hakuba— and Kicking Horse, Vallnord-Arcalís, and Fieberbrunn— where he'll represent the United States at big mountain skiing's premier event.

01/22/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Datebook

Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: January 12-14

From dancing with the stars to disposing of that rug you cut to celebrating the XX chromosome's day on the hill: What to do this weekend.

01/12/2018 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Ski Porn

Warren Miller Entertainment Debuts Its Latest Ski Film at Beaver Creek

"Line of Descent" makes its Vail Valley debut at the Beav's Vilar Performing Arts Center over the weekend.

12/01/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

home girl

At Home With Lindsey Vonn

Fresh off a bronze in her last Olympic appearance for downhill, Lindsey Vonn contemplates being the greatest ski racer of all time from her five-bedroom mountain contemporary in East Vail.

11/17/2017 By Devon O'Neil

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

Golden Opportunity

Golden Peak's Olympic Training Ground

Golden Peak's Olympic investment pays off for more than just the valley's hometown heroes.

11/17/2017 By Geoff Mintz

Tearing Down the house

A New Home for Ski Club Vail

After 40 years, Ski Club Vail’s lovable, laughably dilapidated Golden Peak HQ gets the $25 million makeover it deserves.

11/17/2017 By Geoff Mintz

olympic hopefuls

Seven Local Athletes and Their PyeongChang Winter Games Odds

With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, we ranked our local Olympic hopefuls' chances of making the podium.

11/17/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Skiing + Snowboarding

New Season, New Upgrades at Vail and Beaver Creek

Vail Resorts continues its perpetual push for the latest and greatest with new lifts, more beginner access, and a brand new après-ski space at Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.

11/03/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Datebook

Vail-Beaver Creek Weekend Agenda: November 4-5

The first weekend of November finds an ode to Harry Potter, stand up comedy in Eagle, and a backcountry ski swap on the agenda.

10/31/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Locals We Love

The Valley's Longest Lived Dentist Conquers Kilimanjaro

After countless seasons of triple-digit ski days, 88-year-old Dr. Fred Distelhorst conquers a new mountain, and perhaps a record in the process.

07/26/2017 By Vail-Beaver Creek Staff

Backcountry

Belly Up to the Valley's Go-To Outlet for All Things Backcountry

Looking for the perfect backcountry setup? Lionshead's backcountry store offers one-stop shopping for gear, education, and local brews to wash it all down.

03/12/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth

Locals We Love

Backcountry Visions with the Founders of White Room Adventures

Kelli and Kreston Rohrig talk backcountry education, and the future of the culture surrounding avalanche safety in the Vail Valley.

02/20/2017 By Kirsten Dobroth