Pulling for a Cure

Published in the Midwinter/Spring 2020 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine Chances are that if you found yourself snowshoeing or backcountry skiing this past holiday season somewhere around Camp Hale—a snowy plateau at the foot of Tennessee Pass that served as a proving ground for World War II’s 10th Mountain Division soldiers—you probably passed Alison Reynolds on the skin […]

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These Legislative Initiatives Could Help Colorado’s Young Farmers

Published on 5280.com In July, Longmont resident and farm manager Meri Lillia Mullins testified before the House Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C. about the financial dilemmas she faces today as a young farmer: “I have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Environmental Engineering from the University of Toledo … Following college, I […]

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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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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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