Eagle County home to four new recreational marijuana dispensaries

By Melanie Wong It was only a matter of time before marijuana got the craft beer treatment. Less than a year after marijuana became legal in Colorado, four recreational dispensaries have opened in Eagle County. Most sit along a stretch of U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail dubbed the Green Mile — a fitting nickname for […]

Avery Brewing Co. and Vail Cascade team up for ‘Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings’ dinner

By caramie schnell VAIL — Celebrating the opening of the ski season, the Vail Cascade hosts Matt “Handtruck” Thrall, head brewer for Avery Brewing Co., on Saturday for a Brewmasters Weekend. In addition to highlighting a newly released beer in the Avery Barrel-Aged Series, the selections for the Avery Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing […]

On the Hill: Opening day powder at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte takes a run through 3 feet of ungroomed snow on Avanti for the first run of the 2014-15 ski and snowboarding season in Vail [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/112507455″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] […]

Vail’s snow bunny fashion

By caramie schnell Now that the Polar Vortex has reared its arctic head on Golden Peak and the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail kids are training side-by-side with the cuties from Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland and Slovenia, us diva-die-hards should take this shopping opportunity to debut très chic styles on the slopes. The rules […]

Winter storm warning issued; 10-20 inches in forecast

By Edward Stoner VAIL — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Vail area, in effect from 3 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Monday. The warning calls for a total of 10-20 inches. Snow is expected to begin Saturday afternoon, with the heaviest snow falling Saturday night. Opensnow.com calls for […]

Ski, snowboard season kicks off in Vail

By Melanie Wong VAIL — And so another season begins … Just ask Cesar Hermosillo, who has been camped out in front of Chair 8 in Lionshead Village since midday on Thursday with his friends Jennifer Natbony and Max Breuer. He and a growing group of other diehards were eagerly awaiting the official opening of […]

Ski season kicks off in Vail

By Melanie Wong VAIL — And so another season begins … Just ask Cesar Hermosillo, who has been camped out in front of Chair 8 in Lionshead Village since midday on Thursday with his friends Jennifer Natbony and Max Breuer. He and a growing group of other diehards were eagerly awaiting the official opening of […]

Saints football dominates all-league selections

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — This all-league story will be turned on its ear. Sure, Vail Christian football had five first team all-league selections from the Central League after beating the stuffing out of the circuit. But the first guy we mention is the kid who got an honorable-mention award. Ryan Hethcote. He’s a junior. […]

Huskies XC off to Arizona

By Chris Freud Battle Mountain cross-country is out like polyester today. The Huskies, under the auspices of a club team in compliance with CHSAA rules, are blowing town for Casa Grande, Arizona, south of Phoenix, for the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional Southwest. This is not the first time Battle Mountain has been to this […]

Vail Nordic Swap returns Saturday

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Returning for its third decade, the Vail Nordic Swap is back in town on Saturday, with gear for all things Nordic, ski-mountaineering, telemark and alpine touring. The annual swap goes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Vail Nordic Center. For sellers with gear to […]