Family Fun

A Dozen Things to Do This Summer

Bravo! Vail and other signature summer events may have taken a pandemic-year hiatus, but there's still plenty of fun to be had under our high-country sun.

07/02/2020 By Devon O'Neil

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

Village Talk

Where to Find a Five-Course Dinner Served in a Gondola

The Blue Plate takes guests upon a culinary journey aboard the restaurant's new tasting gondolas.

11/12/2019 By Ted Katauskas

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Where to Find the Valley's Most Charitable Coffee Beans

Extreme skier Chris Anthony launches a custom coffee roast that gives back to local youth.

11/12/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

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Ski Club Vail Hits a Home Run on Golden Peak

Debuting new terrain at the summit of Golden Peak and a clubhouse at the mountain’s base, Ski Club Vail stakes a claim at the epicenter of American ski racing.

11/12/2019 By Geoff Mintz

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

Village Talk

Your Backstage Pass to Bravo! Vail

A behind-the-curtain peek at how the Vienna sausage (a.k.a. the music) is made at Bravo! Vail

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Launches a New Mountain Bike Program

The valley’s winningest ski racing club switches gears with a new competitive mountain biking program.

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

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Eagle-Vail's Green Mile Gets a Retail Makeover

Will a cluster of chic entrepreneurial upstarts ignite an upscale retail renaissance for Eagle-Vail’s ganja-clouded commercial district?

06/07/2019 By Kirsten Dobroth Photography by Ryan Dearth

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On Patrol with Echo, Eagle County’s Vociferous Canine Detective

Introducing the valley's crime-biting K9.

02/11/2019 By Devon O'Neil

Village Talk

Now Open in Eagle: The First Large-Scale Indoor Climbing Facility in the Central Rockies

Giving new meaning to the term "local's hangout."

11/12/2018 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

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

Take a Test Float in the Lodge at Vail's New Sensory Deprivation Tank

Need a respite from your dream vacation? Here’s how to experience an hour of oblivion, without the hangover.

11/12/2018 By Kirsten Dobroth

Village Talk

Introducing Willy, Beaver Creek’s First Mountain Safety Dog

Beaver Creek's new mountain safety canine makes his debut.

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

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

Village Talk

One on One with Vail's Olympic Ice Man

Dobson Arena’s GM talks about his unforgettable performance at the 2018 Winter Games.

06/08/2018 Photography by Georgia Perry