A Singletrack Champion’s Year-Round Fitness Regimen

 Published in the Midwinter/Spring 2018 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine As love stories go, Karen Jarchow’s first encounter with competitive mountain biking wasn’t the head-over-heels courtship one might expect, but more of a head-over-handlebars type of affair. After blasting through the uphill portion of the first lap of her first race with Vail Recreation District’s annual summer mountain […]

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Visit New Mexico: The Guide to Enchantment

Published in Elevation Outdoors July 2016 Point the grill south and feast on green chile (and a big menu of adventure) in these three New Mexico hot spots. Santa Fe Plan to spend at least a few days in and around Santa Fe, the shining star of New Mexican history, bursting with museums, galleries and […]

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Adventures Outside Vail: Destination Moab

Published on Vailmag.com In search of a desperate respite from mudseason sleet (and snow, and rain), I—like countless other Vail Valley locals—first made the pilgrimage to Moab, Utah (a three-and-a-half hour drive west to the home of Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, home of the “license plate arch”) in the spring of 2010. We packed our […]

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A Historic Vail Village Home Gets a 21st Century Restoration

Photography by Kimberly Gavin | Published in the Holiday 2017/2018 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine Walls might not talk, but in the Basshaus—a 1960s-era A-frame off Vail Village’s Mill Creek Circle—the black-and-white photos hanging in the great room speak volumes. Just outside the master bedroom (where a brass plaque on the door proclaims, “GERALD R. […]

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A Singletree Masterpiece That Pushes The Boundaries of Custom

Photography by Kimberly Gavin | Published in the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine When Todd and Mandy Robison bought an odd-shaped, nearly half-acre lot at the corner of Foal Drive and Winslow Road in Edwards, they knew exactly what they were getting themselves into. One of the last undeveloped parcels remaining in Singletree’s tony Sonnenalp […]

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ABOUT

Kirsten Dobroth is a freelance writer based in Vail, Colorado, where her passion for prose is matched only by her penchant for the mountainous oasis she calls home. Her publications focus on the topics of outdoor recreation, travel, food and wine, health and fitness, and all things in between. Kirsten has been published in numerous […]

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A Local Taco Cart that Feeds – and Fields – a Skateboarding Team

Photography by Rebecca Stumpf | Published in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine A summertime rite of passage for daredevil locals: longboarding like Ben Stiller’s Walter Mitty from the summit of Vail Pass (watch it on YouTube). How they celebrate: in Eagle-Vail, with a pint of Vail Brewing Company ale paired with “The World’s Most Best […]

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The Green Elephant Juice Bike is Rolling to a Park Near You

Image: Green Elephant Juicery | Published in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine How do you know summer has arrived in Avon? Green Elephant Juicery’s three-wheeled delivery bike returns to the shores of Nottingham Lake, and makes house calls, bringing its signature cold-pressed organic juice blends (“Eazy Green-E,” “Cal-G Kick”) to the doorsteps […]

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