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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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How to Hitch a Ride to Hanging Lake

A new permit system seeks to keep the masses from bespoiling the valley’s most-loved summertime oasis.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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One Local's Mission to Fund the Valley's Olympic Future

A local Nordic wunderkind whose friends and neighbors bootstrapped his shot at Sochi pays it forward with a nonprofit chartered to fund Olympic dreams.

02/09/2018 By Devon O'Neil