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    Fresh Tracks…Snowcat Skiing
    Heather Hower | Activities | December 20, 2015

    Imagine eight hours of skiing untracked, fresh powder with no lift lines and only a small group of fellow powder fanatics along with you on this ride. Snap your fingers because there’s no need to let this dream live only in your imagination. There are acres and acres of easily accessible – guide included – […]

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    Serenity at the Spa
    Katie Coakley | Featured Stories , Features | January 3, 2017

    With the multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy in the Vail Valley, it’s not surprising that most people try and fit 26 hours into each day. From skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing, fat biking and ice climbing, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy all that the area has to offer. However, […]

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    Winter Wonderland of Jewelry
    Heather Hower | Featured Stories , Features | January 2, 2017

    Diamonds or pearls? Pearls or diamonds? What’s your pleasure? The brilliant opulence of a sparkling diamond versus the quiet perfect, shimmering luster of a pearl. There is so much to love with both of these gems. They spice up an outfit, give a little shazam to the ordinary day; they add bling, sparkle and a […]

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    Eat Your Veggies
    Brenda Himelfarb | Dining , Dining and Nightlife , Healthy Living | July 20, 2016

    Back in the day, talk of someone being a vegetarian conjured up visions of an emaciated, pale looking person who probably lived in or was from California, of course, and didn’t know anything about eating properly. We were all happily eating our deep fried chicken, country-fried steaks and ball-park hot dogs. Winds up that those hippies were right on. […]

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    Farm to Table in the Vail Valley
    Cassie Pence | Dining , Dining and Nightlife |

    During the peak of summer, Executive Chef David Gutowski and his staff clip fresh greens twice a week from Grouse Mountain Grill’s garden plot in the EagleVail Community Garden. They fill two huge garbage bags and return to the Beaver Creek restaurant to wash and spin the mix of organic lettuces. Just a few hours later, lucky diners taste the peak of summer on their […]

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    Reel Women Fly Fishing in the Vail Valley
    Heather Hower | Activities , Features |

    The line glides out, the fly lands on a pool of water, the fisherwoman waits patiently, tempting the fish beneath the water. If the fish refuses the fly, she reels in the line, searching, finessing the fly gently down the river. Women have discovered what fishermen have long known: fly fishing is good for the mind, body and spirit. Working on […]

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    Color Takes Flight
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features | June 26, 2016

    Several years ago, the makers of M&M’s added the color blue to its bag of candy – the result of a vote by M&M’s fans. However, the company soon found that the blue M&M’s were usually the last ones left in the bottom of the bag. It seems, of all the colors in the spectrum, […]

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    Camping, Glamping and Cabins
    CarsonPierce | Featured Stories , Features |

    When you really think about it, good old fashioned camping is basically an outdoor version of housekeeping. As writer-humorist, Tim Dowling, puts it, “Camping is to living as cooking is to barbecuing. There is something satisfying about escaping from our reliance on infrastructure that turns the most tedious chore into an adventure. Suddenly making toast […]

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    Hummingbirds Feeding our Souls – The Hummingbirds of Eagle County
    Brenda Himelfarb | Environment , Featured Stories , Features |

    It flits. It flutters. It fascinates us. And if one gets very close, it’s as though you’ve somehow been specially chosen to enjoy its dance. Then, in a blink of the eye it’s gone. And you’re left savoring the moment you’ve just experienced; a few seconds that will delight. It’s that extraordinary and, in its own way, feeds your soul. The flight of a hummingbird is mesmerizing. When they […]

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    Racing to Build Vail
    Richard Carnes | Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | December 20, 2015

    Bob Lazier always loved cars. His first auto purchase at age 14 was an “ice car,” appropriately named since it could only be driven on frozen Lake Minnetonka during the winter months, but his parents helped him procure a four-year-old Jaguar in 1958. “I absolutely love cars, and I absolutely love driving cars, and I […]

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    Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy
    Shauna Farnell | Featured Stories , Features , Focus Vail Valley | December 17, 2015

    Tucked between the mountains at the far side of Minturn, the first indication that Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy is unlike any school anywhere is that it is surrounded by miles and miles of Nordic ski trails. Then there is the massive, state-of-the-art fitness center next door to where Lindsey Vonn and other Olympians work […]

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Jessica Gilbert | Pink Vail | March 13, 2017

Save the date! March 25th, 2017 Pink Vail is here! Join in the festivities! https://www.pinkvail.com/ New this year, Pink Vail headquarters will be located at the base of Vail Mountain at Golden Peak. This will allow easy access to our skiers and nonskiers alike! Family friendly themed deck parties, all-day live music, costume contest, prizes, […]

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Jessica Gilbert | Starting Hearts | February 10, 2017

Yesterday at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, Starting Hearts held there 5th Annual All You Need is Heart Event. Starting Hearts is a nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims through free CPR and DEFIB training training and access programs. Founder, Lynn Blake is a SCA survivor and […]

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Author | Chef Profile | January 5, 2017

At age 14, Helmut Kaschitz received the most basic lesson in cooking—cleanliness. And he instills that philosophy in his employees at Pepi’s Restaurant, where he works as the executive chef. Kaschitz grew up in Austria, and after completing nine years of primary school, he began a cooking apprenticeship. An after-school program had introduced him to […]

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When in Vail, you must stop by the Bully Ranch Restaurant at the Sonnenalp Hotel and treat yourself to their incredibly delicious, Mudslide. Whether you’ve had a hard day or the best day of your life – this drink will, literally, knock your boots off! BUILD YOUR OWN Put a scoop of ice cubes in […]

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Caramie Schnell | Dining , Dining and Nightlife |

Though Dotsero is a few thousand miles from where many believe the best rum in the world is crafted, that geographic logistic hasn’t stopped owners Jim Benson and Max Vogelman from making a super-smooth liquor. Indeed, Stoneyard Distillery is giving people a reason to get off at Exit 133 on I-70. “It’s not in town […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Activities , Dining , Dining and Nightlife |

If you want to enjoy a truly unique Colorado experience why not hitch a ride on a sleigh or snowcat? Why not get cozy under a couple of blankets and let the star filled night sky light your way to a delicious meal? It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the kind of tranquil evening that […]

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CarsonPierce | Environment |

On a cool, crisp evening in the heart of winter, you’re taking a moonlit walk through the neighborhoods just west of Lionshead Village when you hear a rustling from the pine trees ahead. You hardly think twice about it—could just be the wind—but another round of rustling makes your ears perk up and hair stand […]

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The Town of Avon’s Nottingham Lake is the epicenter of all things associated with entertainment from concerts and festivals in every season, to its extraordinary 4th of July fireworks plus paddleboarding and swimming all summer and into the fall. The town is also the gateway to Beaver Creek and is home to a plethora of […]

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Forest Road, one the premier streets in Vail, showcases the area at its finest. In some cases, Vail Mountain is in your backyard. From this location you can watch the action all year round–from skiers to snowboarders to cyclists to fireworks. Just down the road apiece is the quaint Vail Chapel, the Sonnenalp Hotel with […]

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Just west of Lionshead Village lies a little pocket of luxury called Cascade Village, 118 acres located on Gore Creek within close proximity to everything, including the on-site Cascade Village chairlift, Chair 20, that whooshes you up to world class Vail Mountain. Whether you like to ski, hike or bike, it’s literallyall in your backyard […]

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