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    Be good to People – The original kindness company
    Heather Hower | Culture in the Vail Valley , Featured Stories , Features | July 5, 2017

    It’s not scientifically proven but it is some kind of universal fact that while wearing a “Be Good To People” shirt, it’s hard to be mean. This is exactly what Kris Wittenberg wanted when she founded the company almost a decade ago. Sure, the road hasn’t been a straight shot but the meandering path she […]

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    I am Climate I am change
    Cassie Pence | Featured Stories , Features | July 4, 2017

    What do you love about the mountains? Chances are it’s skiing, snowboarding, rafting, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, hunting, hiking, wildflowers, bug-free camping, cool summers, biking, rock climbing, wildlife, majestic pines – and not to mention – fresh air and clean water. It’s what I love too, but everything we cherish about living and vacationing in […]

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    ROUNDUP RIVER RANCH
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features , Giving Back | July 3, 2017

    There is a place up Colorado River Road in Gypsum where children’s dreams, literally, come true. A happy place where children do things they never thought they would or even could do. It’s a place where they’re welcomed with open arms and where they can just “be.” It’s peaceful. It’s beautiful. It’s extraordinary. And for […]

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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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    Eat Your Veggies
    Brenda Himelfarb | Dining , Dining and Nightlife , Featured Stories , 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

    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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    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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Jessica Gilbert | Blog | October 23, 2017

Vail Village Trick or Treat Trot Get ready for Halloween fun! The Vail Recreation District will host the 25th Annual Trick or Treat Trot on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The Trick or Treat Trot is a great opportunity for young kids (infants up to 10-year-olds, plus their families) to trick-or-treat through the streets of Vail from […]

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Jessica Gilbert | Blog | October 22, 2017

A fun, 1920’s themed Prohibition Party just in time for Halloween! Dress up in your best Flapper costume, gangster outfit or any other costume you like! Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Your ticket includes 2 drink tickets, 5 “gambling” chips, a chance to win prizes and so much more. There will […]

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Jessica Gilbert | Blog , Events | August 2, 2017

2017 SEASON TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! GET TICKETS The Vail Dance Festival is this week! July 29 through August 12, 2017 Join us in Vail, Colorado from July 29 through August 12 for the 29th season of the Vail Dance Festival. The Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart […]

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Jessica Gilbert | Blog , Events | 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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Karats Engagement Ring
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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