Sometimes all a flier needs to do to win our hearts is be as adorable as possible. This comes together amazingly for the Snowball Festival up in Vail this weekend, which is filled to the brim with an array of acts, local and national.
While comments continue to fly over Rush Limbaugh's response to Michelle Obama's visit to Vail and Amber Taufen's open letter to militant vegans (148 comments and counting), some readers are fed up with controversy. If you can't stand the heat, get back in the kitchen. That's what Scubasteve did, ... More >>
Holiday shopping, Colorado-style: Tonight is the annual Men's Shopping Night at Outdoor Divas in Cherry Creek, 2717 East 3rd Avenue (or head to the Boulder store tomorrow night, 1133 Pearl Street), and these divas have us dudes all figured out: They'll be plying us with pizza and Oskar Blues ... More >>
Kelly Liken will serve up some winning recipes in Vail.One of the most frustrating things for Top Chef fanatics is that we never get to taste -- or appraise -- the winning dishes. But now Vail's Kelly Liken, one of the past season's finalists, is making her winning braised pork carnitas for ... More >>
Photo courtesy Vail ResortsYour chariot awaits: Chair #5 opens todayThe new High Noon Express Lift (Chair 5) at Vail opens a week from today, right after next week's Snow Daze events. The high-speed quad chair replaces the old fixed-grip triple, cutting the ride from twelve minutes down to ju ... More >>
The Minturn Saloon has been named "best Colorado ski bar" by Outside magazine in the July issue -- and the venerable watering hole, which is just starting its 35th year and occupies a building in Minturn that dates back to 1901, deserves the honor. "On any winter day," Outside writes, "ever ... More >>
Top Chef, the often unrealistic reality show that made Hosea Rosenberg, exec chef of Jax-Boulder, a hometown hero when he emerged the conquistador two seasons ago, just released its listage of contestants for season 7, which will be filmed in Washington DC and premier on June 16 on Bravo. ... More >>
Taste of VailYou know that spring has sprung when the crest of Vail Mountain morphs from a skier's powdered paradise into an al fresco grazing ground for foodniks and oenophiles, a transformation that takes place every year during the Taste of Vail, a three-day gastronomic romp that begins to ... More >>
Some things are better left in the past Terra Bistro, the restaurant inside Vail Mountain Resort & Spa, is celebrating its 17-year anniversary through Wednesday, December 16 with a special menu that features dishes from the past 17 years, including a "drunken" pork chop and sweet potato ravio ... More >>
"Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!" The Snowboard Bandits, who we wrote about last year, terrorized Front Range banks in 2007 and 2008. They were clever enough to disguise themselves in full-body snowboar ... More >>
Every ski area bids the season adieu with a big, sloppy snowball of slushy hoopla. But Vail can confidently declare its ginormous Spring Back to Vail to be one of the biggest spring bashes in Colorado's high country, not to mention the entire nation. It's so chock-full of stuff to do before and afte ... More >>
CarniVail, Vail's annual Mardi Gras festival, kicked off on Sunday, but the festivities continue through February 27. Today from 3-6 p.m., the Bud Light Street Party will feature the Tony G All Stars, with a Fat Tuesday Parade in Vail Village from 4-5 p.m. For details, go to www.CarniVail.net. The ... More >>
Photo: Gary IsaacsBefore heading off across the pond for a sizable nineteen-day jaunt through Europe in April, Slim Cessna's Auto Club will be crisscrossing Colorado in the company of the Reverend Horton Heat. Kicking things off at the Ogden Theatre this Friday night alongside Reno Divorce, the band ... More >>
As reported with merciless pix on TheSmokingGun and with keen analysis by our own intrepid Joel Warner ("New Ski Move Spotted at Vail"), a 48-year-old skier at Vail got depantsed on the chair lift yesterday, dangling upside down for fifteen minutes while rescuers tried to get him down and fellow ... More >>
Leave it to those merry pranksters at the Smoking Gun to spot this moment of utter embarrassment and hilarity at Vail Mountain resort last Friday. It turns out a skier attempted to ride the high-speed lift at Vail's Blue Sky Basin, but when the seat didn't fold down all the way he somehow slipped th ... More >>
Update: The Jimmy Kimmel Live clip is posted after the jump. Isaac Slade (pictured above) and his bandmates in the Fray, who performed in the snow this past weekend at Vail's Snow Daze, have revealed the track list for the band's forthcoming self-titled album, which is due to be released here a ... More >>
It’s ironic that Kaye Ferry ended her eighteen-year run as head of the Vail Chamber and Business Association this week enmeshed in a controversy over a word as ridiculous as "riff-raff," considering that she’s said so much worse on the record before. The outspoken commentator on Vail politics w ... More >>
As noted in this July 24 More Messages blog, former Colorado Public Radio board member Frances Koncilja, who resigned from the organization over her objections to a series of planned moves, is part of a new website that largely focuses on CPR. For proof, check out a recent entry revealing inside inf ... More >>
The Tap Room
The most contentious development proposal ever to hit the town of Vail was finally resolved on Tuesday, July 10. Voters overwhelmingly approved developer Peter Knobel's plan to tear down the 37-year-old Crossroads building and replace it with Solaris, a 600,000-square-foot condo-and-retail complex c ... More >>
The proposed Solaris project goes to a vote in Vail.
Must Peter Knobel destroy the village to save it?
High school rodeo champs compete.
Vail hits back when an injured woman sues.
Ashley Stamp's deadly accident should look familiar to Vail.
Teva Mountain Games electrify Vail
Mogul Mania leaps into Vail
Vail Manhole Covers
The key to winning Vail's Big Wheel race is to get small.
A revolutionary idea
The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?
Wining and dining in Estes Park.
How confusion and chaos led to a reporter's arrest -- and a First Amendment court test.
Tempestuous political winds are blowing through Colorado's busiest forest.
The high-stakes real estate maneuvering behind Vail's newest expansion dreams.
Vail's proposed expansion into the territory of an elusive animal prompts protests by state wildlife scientists.
Environmentalists cry foul over the new federal Ski Fee Bill.