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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
    ken | 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
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Author | Dining | January 22, 2015

DELECTABLES International Flavor Embark on a culinary adventure of global cuisine available in the Vail Valley. Your taste buds will love you! European Mirabelle, a favorite of visitors and locals, can best be described as serving farm to table European-style cooking. Upon graduating from the Culinary Institute of Brussels, Master Chef Daniel Joly cooked in Michelin-starred restaurants and was named the nation’s best chef […]

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Maison

A stained glass ornament hangs from the window in Karin Lanham’s home office, shining enticingly in front of an astonishing view of the mid-portion of the Vail Valley. The ornament, titled, “Marburg” is etched underneath a picturesque view of a German city dating back to Medieval times. As Karin sits working, the trinket reminds her […]

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There’s no sacrificing style for sustainability in Vail. Buying used, consignment and repurposed furniture and accessories keeps money in your pocket and waste out of the landfill. The lifecycle continues at Thrifty Shops When shoppers fail to scoop up those hidden gems at the valley’s local consignment store and Habitat ReStore, those items are usually donated […]

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SmallChampions
ken | Giving Back , Lifestyle | August 16, 2014

The nonprofit gives kids a way to play in the mountains. Imagine living here and not being able to explore the mountain in winter or trails in the summer. Enter Small Champions, a local nonprofit that works with kids who have Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome, blindness and autism, giving them the chance to ski, snowboard, […]

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ReachOut

Health-care providers team with Reach Out and Read Colorado to prescribe a healthy dose of literacy. A prescription for reading is just the thing many of Eagle County’s littlest patients receive when it’s time for a check up. Reach Out and Read Colorado creates book nooks in doctors’ offices throughout the state – providing a […]

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GMO's
ken | Healthy Living | January 14, 2014

It’s what consumers don’t know that should worry them about genetically modified organisms. If Carole Onderdonk has her way, Colorado will vote “yes” in 2014 to require any food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to have a label that says so. As Eagle County’s coordinator for GMO Free Colorado, Onderdonk believes consumers have the right […]

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GoForIt

SONNENALP Ludwig’s buffet is a bounty of good eating from made-to-order omelets with the freshest ingredients to bacon, eggs, sausage, French toast and even to-die-for pastries. Linger over a cup of dark-roasted coffee and ease you way into the day. Ludwig’s in Vail Village is open for breakfast daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. […]

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AllThingsString

“A beautiful three-day gathering in the heart of the Vail Valley.” It’s a festival whose time has come: bluegrass music, craft brewing and two passionate music-industry pundits. Add in a stunning venue (Beaver Creek as a backdrop, not bad), three stages and the three-day event is a fiddler’s dream. The WinterWonderGrass Festival, deemed all things […]

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get-a-RUSH
ken | Activities |

You might have noticed something different on the slopes in Vail last year. Out of the corner of your eye, you saw someone zip up to the lift line, hop off, pick up his board and walk to the chair. Only later that day, while sipping a beer at The Red Lion, did it hit […]

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UpandOut

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, 300 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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