Thomas Salamunovich Larkspur 478 Vail Valley Drive, Vail 970-754-8050 www.larkspurvail.com Larkburger www.larkburger.com This is part one of my interview with Thomas Salamunovich, exec chef of Larkspur and Larkburger, Part two of our chat will be posted here tomorrow. "Food wasn't a big deal in my ... 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 af ... 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 >>
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 ... 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 ... More >>
The Tap Room
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.
HOUNDED BY THE CHAIN LAW AND INEXHAUSTIBLE COMPLAINTS, TRUCKERS BEMOAN THE LOSS OF A VAIL PASS PULLOFF.