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With 6 short weeks until the mountain closes, there are still tons of exhilarating events taking place as we welcome in Spring. We don’t want you to miss out so we thought we would highlight them for you and your family. BURTON U.S. OPEN is taking place now! March 02, 2015 – March 07, 2015 […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley | February 2, 2015

At a young age, Kauflin was diagnosed with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, a hereditary disorder that can cause progressive vision loss. “I had low vision in my right eye, and very low vision in my left eye,” he explains. “I was able to see well enough to wear glasses and be in school. And then, by the time I was nine, my sight […]

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Richard Carnes | Culture in the Vail Valley , Featured Stories , Features | December 15, 2014

And thus began the first of what has now been an annual construction ritual, of almost four decades, known simply as “Club Igloo.”

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There’s no sacrificing style for sustainability in Vail. Buying used, consignment and repurposed furniture and accessories keeps money in your pocket and waste out of the landfill. The lifecycle continues at Thrifty Shops When shoppers fail to scoop up those hidden gems at the valley’s local consignment store and Habitat ReStore, those items are usually donated […]

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Heather Hower | Culture in the Vail Valley | December 10, 2013

“A beautiful three-day gathering in the heart of the Vail Valley.” It’s a festival whose time has come: bluegrass music, craft brewing and two passionate music-industry pundits. Add in a stunning venue (Beaver Creek as a backdrop, not bad), three stages and the three-day event is a fiddler’s dream. The WinterWonderGrass Festival, deemed all things […]

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Helena Leslie | Culture in the Vail Valley | December 9, 2013

Vail’s performing arts organizations play a leading role in the Valley’s schools. At a time when budgets are constrained at every level of government, and schools are making painful choices as they cut programs, the same concern can be heard in communities across the country, “What’s happening to the arts?” In that respect, the Vail […]

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Most of us look at ice sculptures with wonder. How was the carver able to make that line? Curve that curve? Carve pieces that light up?  Many pieces are incredibly detailed and so complex, they amaze. The art of ice sculpting dates back to 600 B.C. when ice harvesting first began. In fact a collection […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Activities , Culture in the Vail Valley |

  An array of Christmas holiday perennials has ruled for more than two centuries:  the dreaded fruitcake, leafy mistletoe, fig pudding, cookies for Santa, a line of stockings hung by the fireplace and, the most obvious, the Christmas tree – which, by the way, originated with German Lutherans who brought it to Pennsylvania in the […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Art , Culture in the Vail Valley | June 20, 2013

With each generation good art assumes a new relevance. It’s timeless. The best artists are able to breath such life into their work that people in all generations are able to enjoy it whether because of the artist’s idea, inspiration or perhaps a significant occurrence that’s been captured. Many times, art connects to the past […]

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ken | Culture in the Vail Valley | December 15, 2012

A Loving Legacy, June S. Kang Love of Arts Scholarship, Allows Artists to Thrive As Pablo Picasso said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Thanks to June S. Kang’s family and friends’ generosity, local children are able to have their inner artist thrive well into […]

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