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    The Epic Mix Epidemic
    Shauna Farnell | Activities | January 20, 2015

    Besides the built-in euphoric fun that comes with a day on the mountain, it’s safe to say that people of all ages and skill levels have always felt like skiing or snowboarding is an achievement on some level. Many have long since tallied their ski days and number of runs. Even before GPS became readily […]

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    Powder Patrol
    Phil Lindeman | Featured Stories , Features | January 13, 2015

    Keeping the mountains safe is their job…keeping you safe is yours. It’s 5 a.m. on a pristine powder day. The bowls and glades at Vail Mountain are blanketed in nearly two feet of fresh, impossibly light snow, the sort giddy powder hounds had hoped and prayed and pined for the night before. After comparing the […]

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    Vail, Colorado Mountain Home – New York’s Modern Style Influences Colorado
    Connie Steiert | Colorado Neighborhoods , Lifestyle | January 5, 2015

    How New York modern style influences the Colorado mountain home.

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    Red White Blue – Vail Valley Fashion
    Author | Shopping | January 4, 2015

    Dress for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

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    Search and Rescue
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories | December 30, 2014

    …is the word that is music to Drake’s ears. He’s six years old and is naturally exuberant. Just the probability of a search gets him wired up. He jumps, runs around in circles. He’s ready and raring to go. What’s more, when the search is completed he’ll get to play with his stuffed toy. Say, […]

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    Tennessee Pass Cookhouse – Our Dream Your Retreat
    Heather Hower | Dining , Dining and Nightlife , Featured Stories | December 28, 2014

    It’s the typical love story: boy meets girl at college. Girl wants to return to her hometown. The couple needs a way to make ends meet.They love the outdoors. They find a parcel of land for sale high in the Rocky Mountains and set about running a Nordic Center. Within a year, they knew they […]

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    Cissy’s Club Igloo
    Richard Carnes | Culture in the Vail Valley , Featured Stories , Features | December 15, 2014

    And thus began the first of what has now been an annual construction ritual, of almost four decades, known simply as “Club Igloo.”

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Our Stories
smoke n fire
Mark Summers | Dining , Dining and Nightlife | March 14, 2015

Delicious work with Mezcal on the Smoke n Fire at Toscanini. This cocktail features a great balance between the smoke and the fire. It has really robust flavors up front with a super smooth finish. Delish Enjoy! ~Mark

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Author | Activities | February 26, 2015

ALPINE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING VAIL Vail is a world-renowned destination for skiers and snowboarders. Once you experience its vast reaches of light Rocky Mountain powder, 350 inches of average annual snowfall and wide-open groomed terrain, you’ll know why. From the seemingly endless and legendary Back Bowls to the user-friendly cruiser runs of Golden Peak and Lionshead, […]

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Author | Volunteer - Vail Valley | February 23, 2015

Kitchell, or “Kitch” as he’s known among fellow race volunteers and staff, claims to be the valley’s longest standing World Cup regular. He has volunteered for every World Cup and World Championship event in Vail and Beaver Creek since 1969, when the World Cup men’s downhill race was held on Vail’s intermediate Born Free trail These days, Kitchell works on Beaver Creek’s Talon Crew, […]

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In a secluded valley deep inside the Rocky Mountains along Turkey Creek lies a little town that has survived the vicissitudes of boom and bust. Patiently guarded by mountainsides of quaking aspen and pine trees, the place evokes a sense of place from a different time. It was the first town in Eagle County and has complied a long list of […]

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Author | Local Spotlight |

It’s a given: If you’ve been to the Vail Valley more than once, you’ve seen Helmut Fricker. He’s a fixture in these parts and has been since 1974. Donned in his lederhosen, accordion and alphorn in tow, Fricker seems to pop up just when you least expect, entertaining the masses with his arsenal of jokes, songs, yodeling and incredible […]

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Author | Lifestyle |

  Vail Resorts doesn’t charge for ski passes for tykes under the age of five, so get to the ticket office early and get the kids excited to get on the boards. Snacks – lots of snacks. “Always keep treats, it’s kind of like training a dog,” Kristi laughs. Heather suggests carrying lunch meat – fast protein before the […]

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Author | Lifestyle |

When 10th Mountain Division veteran Fritz Benedict designed the 10th Mountain Division Hut system in the early 1980s, he envisioned a perfect ski touring route that connected Colorado’s mountain communities. Like the Haute Route that Benedict skied in the high mountains of France and Italy during World War II, his intention was for people to ski from […]

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Author | Healthy Living | February 22, 2015

Think about it. When was the last time you went on a vacation and were totally present? If it’s been in the last ten years, I applaud you! These days, most people can’t seem to unplug – even for a weekend! They just can’t seem to get off the grid. If they’re not on their iPad or computer, they’re […]

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Author | Healthy Living | February 19, 2015

Vail, Colorado: home to the United States’ biggest ski mountain, and the gateway to a winter wonderland. You want jagged peaks and pristine lakes? Got ‘em. Quiet trails and animal sightings? They’re here. Wide-open groomers and easy access? No problem. And everywhere — anywhere — there are people at play. They kick and glide and lunge and careen over the […]

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Dr. Lisa Muncy-Pietrzak | Healthy Living | February 16, 2015

Sam was 38 years old when his knees began to ache. Even getting up from a chair was uncomfortable and he found himself waking in the wee hours to take pain meds and to rub them just for a little relief. He was almost 40 and, after all, it was bound to start sometime…. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form […]

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