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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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    How Did I get here?

    This is the question that I often ask myself when I’m sitting alone in some of our planet’s most remote winter environments getting ready to participate in an activity that, at one point, I could only dream about. My first thought is always, “WOW!” And then I ask myself, “How did this happen?” Soon I […]

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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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    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 Valley Kitchens

    In Medieval days, when kitchen hearths were placed in the center of the home, the inhabitants – even the livestock – huddled around during deepening winters for warmth and light while women cooked over open fires. Today’s kitchens have come full circle. Although cooks no longer slave over open flames in smoke-filled rooms, and the […]

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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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    PEPI’S COVER STORY
    Richard Carnes | Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | December 10, 2015

    In the heart of Vail Village, on Bridge Street, you will notice a charming, quintessential Alpine lodge with an inviting deck. On sunny days, people gather on that deck to eat, drink, people watch, listen to music and party. After all, they’re on vacation! And what better way to relax than on Pepi’s deck at […]

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Vail Valley Stories
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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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Jessica Gilbert | Blog | December 2, 2016

Ski and Snowboard! Bonfire Dub & Friends performs at The Vilar Performing Arts Center on December 2nd. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Beers of Prey at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on December 2nd. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Christmas on Broadway is on December 3rd in downtown Eagle. Celebrate Christmas at the parade, with Santa Claus, […]

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Vail Shopping
ken | Shopping | March 10, 2016

Are you a local Vail Valley business? We are looking for local businesses to tell their unique Vail story. Why are you unique? What would you like to say to our readers, locals and Vail Valley visitors? There’s a reason why your business is thriving in the Vail Valley. Let your story be known. We […]

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ken | Blog , Shopping | January 6, 2016

We at Vail Valley Magazine believe in thinking, shopping and buying local. This blog series will focus on our personal shopping experiences and highlight local businesses in the Vail Valley. ENGAGEMENT My shopping experience takes me on a journey into the next chapter of my life, marriage. There are several ingredients that are needed to begin the […]

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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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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | October 29, 2014

A new pet shop, Fresh Tracks,  opened in Eagle-Vail over the weekend adding yet another reason why it’s great to be a dog in Vail. In addition to super cute dog photos, here is a short list of 5 things to do with your favorite dog in the Vail Valley. See the photo spread below! […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | September 19, 2014

The leaves are at their best right now in the Vail Valley. Happy Fall! Photo: Katie Anderson  

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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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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | February 16, 2014

Our advertiser Arrigoni Woods is a design maven’s must stop for the perfect blend of warmth and style. Photos by Gibeon Photography Architect : Doug DeChant of Douglas Miller DeChant Architects/Shepherd Resources Designers : Christina and Balz Arrigoni The 3,800 sq. foot home, which was pre-built with Concept 4012 a Swiss company, has the family […]

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