When in Vail Village, Don’t Miss La Nonna Ristorante

Published on 5280.com I don’t have an Italian nonna to cook homemade pasta and Sunday gravy for me, but if I did, I imagine she’d also load the table with heaping plates of antipasti, crispy calamari, and the like. There’d be ink-colored bottles of Nebbiolo, chilled shots of her homemade limoncello, and delicate tiramisu sprinkled […]

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A Public Art Project Banksy Would Love

Published in the Summer/Fall issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine As wildflowers return to alpine meadows during the fleeting summer months, seasonal visitors flocking to Vail Village might notice another colorful display emerging around town: a new crop of larger-than-life murals spreading like wisteria over concrete walls of parking structures in Lionshead Village and at the Vail Transportation Center. The […]

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Who Are Colorado’s Next Generation of Farmers?

Published on 5280.com Ben Gillespie isn’t like most 28-year-olds who call Colorado home. He lives on a farm owned and leased by his family west of the Continental Divide, where he spends his days tending to more than 200 acres. At the Living Farm, four generations of his family have raised sheep, cows, poultry, and pigs. […]

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How to Hitch a Ride to Hanging Lake

Published in the Summer/Fall issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine | Photography by Zach Mahone On the first morning of May in the middle of mud season 60 miles west of Vail Village, a small crowd gathered by the trailhead at Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon and made history. As the last wisps of clouds from a late-spring snowstorm […]

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First-Timer’s Guide: Leadville

Published on 5280.com The first thing you notice as you approach Leadville from either the north or the south on Highway 24 is the two enormous silhouettes of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive—the state’s two tallest fourteeners—prominently visible from any angle. That goes for the view from town, too, as you stroll Harrison Avenue, Leadville’s […]

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An Off-the-Grid Escape Opens Near Red Mountain Pass

Published on 5280.com If you’ve ever had the luxury of experiencing a European backcountry vacation—where a resident host of the high alpine not only wines and dines you, but stokes the cabin’s communal fire throughout your stay, too—boot-packing to one of Colorado’s primitive huts might seem rather unrefined in comparison. That is, unless you’re staying at […]

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A One-Of-A-Kind Wine Vault in Beaver Creek Completes a Home

Photography by Ryan Dearth | Published in the 2018/19 Holiday issue of Vail Beaver Creek Magazine Outside a Tuscan-style villa at the end of a cul de sac off Beaver Creek’s Village Road, Tiberius—a life-size bronze of a laughing, wine bottle–wielding bear, stands guard at the front door of Casa Di Montagna Della Rotella, the mountain home of […]

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A Local Biathlete’s Championship-Worthy Fitness Regimen

Photography by Ryan Dearth | Published in the Holiday 2018/19 issue of Vail Beaver Creek Magazine The valley’s own home-grown biathlete sets his sights on Beijing, one step—and breath—at a time. Breathe in. Set your feet. Shift your hips. Drop your elbow—not too low. Relax. Breathe out. Now squeeze the trigger. That’s what’s flowing through Marcus Gore’s head […]

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