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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A Peek at Vail Resorts’ On-Mountain Signature Clubs

Published in the Holiday 2017/2018 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine  Living in this valley may be luxury for most, but Vail Resorts’ signature clubs serve as high-end portals to Vail and Beaver Creek Mountain with valet parking, and access to slopeside clubhouses in Vail Village, Lionshead, Beaver Creek, and Arrowhead Village. Club amenities include changing rooms, ski lockers, […]

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Village Bagel Sets Up Shop in Edwards

Photography by Zach Mahone | Published in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine When we last broke bread with Village Bagel’s Connie Leaf in 2017, she was spending most mornings toiling over a hot stove and a convection oven in leased kitchen space at Beaver Creek’s Mirabelle Restaurant, selling authentic New York-style bagels to a steady stream of customers who […]

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Your Farmers’ Market Roundup

Photography by Zach Mahone | Published in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine | From “An Insider’s Guide to Festival Season“ If plunging down the Back Bowls on a powder day is Vail’s quintessential winter experience, spending a day strolling (and snacking) through the village’s outdoor summer market certainly is its warm-weather equivalent. Just know that the name […]

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The Secret to Scultping the Ultimate Mountain Physique? Try the Firefighter’s Workout

Photography by Rebecca Stumpf | Published in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine When it comes to fitness, and cross-training, the firefighters of Eagle County put most mountain athletes to shame. One day, a workout might involve short, exhaustive bursts of exercise—like humping 75 pounds of gear up a staircase in scorching temperatures—the next, a grueling miles-long backcountry march […]

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