Vail Daily feature story: Know your joe

By caramie schnell Coffee talk is getting a little complicated. There is a trend among coffee brewing aficionados to use more hand-brew methods rather than a conventional coffee brewer, said Tara Picklo, owner of Yeti’s Grind in Vail and Eagle. “I use the word ‘aficionado’ loosely because you don’t have to be an expert to […]

Will Vail get an I-70 underpass?

By scott miller VAIL — The law of supply and demand has hit the road construction business in Colorado, possibly jeopardizing a long-needed link between Vail’s north and south frontage roads. Town officials in 2013 celebrated when the Colorado Department of Transportation announced it would fund 70 percent of the cost of an underpass underneath […]

Vail Mountain opening earlier starting on Friday

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Vail Mountain will move to its winter morning operating schedule beginning Friday. With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. The Back Bowls and Game Creek as well as Blue Sky Basin will open as soon […]

Vail Mountain to open earlier starting Friday

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Vail Mountain will move to its winter morning operating schedule beginning Friday,. With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. The Back Bowls and Game Creek as well as Blue Sky Basin will open as soon […]

Grouse Mountain to open Tuesday at Beaver Creek

By Edward Stoner BEAVER CREEK — After a weekend winter storm brought 17 inches of new snow to Beaver Creek Resort, the mountain is set to open the majority of Grouse Mountain on Tuesday and Larkspur Bowl on Wednesday, bringing the resort acreage to 1,181 acres by Wednesday, accessed by 20 lifts. On Tuesday, Grouse […]

Vail Resorts awards $2.7M in grants

By Melanie Wong VAIL — This year, Vail Resorts’ local charitable giving list included causes that ranged from higher education to outdoor opportunities for youth to feeding hungry kids. For 2014, EpicPromise, Vail Resorts’ charitable giving and sustainability arm, awarded community grants to 54 nonprofit organizations based in Eagle County as part of its annual […]

Your Inner Athlete column: Practice doesn’t make perfect

By caramie schnell On Nov. 23, The New York Giants were playing against the Dallas Cowboys. New York Giant’s wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr. made what people are calling the “greatest catch you’ll ever see.” It was a one-hand … actually three-finger catch while flying backwards in the endzone. In the post-game interview, Beckham thanked […]

Ask a Sports Medicine Doctor column: What to do with a missing meniscus

By caramie schnell Question: I tore my meniscus and had to have it removed due to severe knee pain some years ago. Can a meniscus substitute be implanted into my knee? Answer: The meniscus is a tough, rubbery, half moon shaped cartilage in the knee. There are two meniscus cartilages with one sandwiched between the […]

Vail Daily health feature: Remembering a life not started

By caramie schnell Aksel Anderson was born at 6:15 a.m. on June 10, 2014 in Vail, in a room overlooking Meadow Drive, and the green ski mountain beyond. He weighed 5 pounds and was 18 inches long. Aksel didn’t catch his first breath, clench his face and fists and wail. His parents, Kristin and Kyle, […]

On the Hill: Vail pounded with powder

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: On a massive powder day, Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from Forever on Vail Mountain, where the visibility has finally improved enough to enjoy the snow. [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/114575132″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] […]