Vail (Colorado)

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Snowball gives us a whimsical mountain scene and a crap load of content

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Reader: Keep those culinary-school graduates away from the stove!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Today In Stoke: Men's Shopping Night at Outdoor Divas

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Kelly Liken cooks up her winning Top Chef pork carnitas for a cause

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Today In Stoke: Vail opens new Chair 5 High Noon Express lift today

    Photo courtesy Vail ResortsYour chariot awaits: Chair #5 opens today​The 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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Minturn Saloon rates as Colorado's best ski bar

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    New season of Top Chef includes two Colorado mountain cookers, Kelly Liken and Kenny Gilbert, but no Denver or Boulder chefs

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Mountains of food and wine at the Taste of Vail

    Taste of Vail​You 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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Vail's Terra Bistro is so 17 years ago

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    So long, robbers, and thanks for all the dumbness

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Today's featured event: Spring has sprung at Spring Back to Vail

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009
  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Cafe Bites bites into Mardi Gras

    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 The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club hits the road with Reverend Horton Heat

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Pantsless Vail skier gets viral fifteen minutes of fame

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    New ski move spotted at Vail: "The Pants-less Hangman"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Fray reveals track list for new album

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    Kaye Ferry Loves Riff-Raff

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    HD Radio: The Original Vail Plan

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007
  • Dining

    September 14, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2006

    The Village People

    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 >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    A Hit for the Village People

    The proposed Solaris project goes to a vote in Vail.

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Vail at the Crossroads

    Must Peter Knobel destroy the village to save it?

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2005

    Cowboy Up

    High school rodeo champs compete.

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Skier, Beware

    Vail hits back when an injured woman sues.

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Slippery Slopes

    Ashley Stamp's deadly accident should look familiar to Vail.

  • Dining

    December 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Crown Jewel

    Teva Mountain Games electrify Vail

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Crazy Times

    Mogul Mania leaps into Vail

  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003

    Best Colorado Souvenirs

    Vail Manhole Covers
    Municipal Building

  • Summer Guide

    June 13, 2002

    Wheely Big Air

    The key to winning Vail's Big Wheel race is to get small.

  • People & Places

    April 4, 2002
  • Sports & Recreation

    April 4, 2002
  • News

    June 28, 2001

    Off Limits

    A revolutionary idea

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Downhill to Disneyland

    The slopes are crowded, so why aren't Colorado resorts rolling in cold cash?

  • Dining

    May 3, 2001

    The Bite

    Wining and dining in Estes Park.

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001
  • News

    July 13, 2000

    A Failure to Communicate

    How confusion and chaos led to a reporter's arrest -- and a First Amendment court test.

  • News

    June 15, 2000


    Tempestuous political winds are blowing through Colorado's busiest forest.

  • Dining

    April 16, 1998
  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Game of the Century

    The high-stakes real estate maneuvering behind Vail's newest expansion dreams.

  • News

    November 6, 1997

    The Missing Lynx

    Vail's proposed expansion into the territory of an elusive animal prompts protests by state wildlife scientists.

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Getting a Lift

    Environmentalists cry foul over the new federal Ski Fee Bill.

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