Antiquing: Seeking Treasures in Beaver Creek

When you’re combing the list for recreation in the Colorado Rockies, there are so many choices: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, river rafting, antiquing. Antiquing? That’s right. Not only can you revel in the natural beauty-type of treasures in Colorado, but you can find precious things of the manmade sort. And, there will … Read more

Stuck in the Mud: Spring Trail Running in Vail

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As in many of Colorado’s resort towns, Vail’s summer season technically kicks off on Memorial Day weekend. The Beaver Creek Rodeo is in full-swing and the Teva Mountain Games once again drew a sexy flock of world-class paddlers, climbers and cyclists. The pictures, of course, show happy people running in shorts and sports bras. What … Read more

Springtime On the Slopes: It’s Party Time!

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Smile! It’s springtime in the Rockies, when snow is deep, temperatures are mild, days last longer and sun shines stronger. Best of all, you can sleep in while the snow softens to a cushy carpet and ski or ride later into the afternoon. Colorado resorts celebrate spring with an alpine version of the backyard party. … Read more

First Descents: Kayaking Camp Pushes Cancer Patients

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“Cancer, it’s just a word.” That’s a favorite saying of Vail resident Allan Goldberg, First Descents executive director and 27-year cancer survivor. He likes the phrase so much so that he had it printed on t-shirts. “It is a scary word and it deserves its reputation,” said Goldberg. “But I always thought if you went … Read more

Westin Riverfront: Another World-Class Colorado Resort in Avon

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain offers some of the most breathtaking vistas in Colorado and also boasts some of the finest amenities in the state. Less than a two-hour drive west of Denver via Interstate 70, this little piece of nirvana in Avon, Colorado, is easily obtainable during any season. … Read more

Vail Oktoberfest: Head to The Hills For Some Family Fun

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“Yah, yah, yah, yah” robustly sings the lively—but not rowdy—crowd gathered around an oom pah band during Vail’s Oktoberfest. Robust smells of grilled bratwurst and spit-roasted pork blend with lively strains of Bavarian music, while visitors dance to the lively beat on the Vail streets. Vail is a famous ski destination in the winter, but … Read more

The Arrabelle at Vail Square: Luxury in the Mountains

Walk into The Arrabelle at Vail Square, and guests may feel they have arrived at a European resort. This RockResort property is right in the thick of things at Vail and aims to please guests’ every need, from luxury rooms, a beautiful spa and step-out-to-the-slopes skiing. The Arrabelle, which opened in 2008, surrounds a central … Read more

Snow Day: More Ways to Play on Vail Mountain

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With its 5,000 acres of terrain and legendary Back Bowls, Vail Mountain is the crème de la crème of Colorado ski resorts. It’s known for its wide ski runs, a wealth of intermediate and expert runs, and a comprehensive ski school. But Vail Mountain isn’t just for swishing down the slopes. There are plenty other … Read more

Girlfriends’ Weekend: Pamper Your Palette

Flashing a smile as bright as the stainless steel in her kitchen at dish restaurant in Edwards, Chef Jenna Johansen is as excited to teach as her 10 students are eager to learn. “Food is about sharing,” she says from behind the counter as she places her knife blade “30 degrees” on the sharpener, sliding … Read more

Taste of Vail: Wine and Dine

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Snow? What snow? Foodies focusing on Enzo Fargione preparing a signature dish indoors at the Vail Marriott seemed oblivious to the huge white flakes piling up on the slopes at one of the best ski resorts in the world. Skiing would happen later; now we were all ears and eyes as the celebrated Italian chef … Read more