Fast Lane to Glory | For Vail skiing prodigy and Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, success can’t come fast enough. Adulthood, though—that can wait.
Long Live the Birds of Prey | Beaver Creek's tenacious run challenged racers during this month's FIS Alpine World Ski...
February 11 2015, 3:00 PM
Ted Ligety skies a giant slalom course. —Photo courtesy of Steve Prawdzik
It's a fact: In Europe, Alpine ski racing does a celebrity make. Stateside, though, we're often only familiar with podium regulars such as Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, and Ted Ligety (or, you know, if one of them makes an appearance on TMZ). Now's the time to brush up on your knowledge of the...
February 3 2015, 10:45 AM
The Barenaked Ladies are just one of many acts that will be hitting the stages in Vail and Beaver Creek throughout the World Championships. —Image courtesy of David Leyes
We already told you everything you need to know to catch the free, world-class races at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. But we know living in Colorado doesn't automatically make you a skiing fanatic. So do the organizers of #Vail2015, who packed the calendar with concerts, free...
February 2 2015, 11:00 AM
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Feb 2–15 | FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
In case you’ve somehow missed it (but really, how?), the skiing world championships are coming to Vail and Beaver Creek for the first time they’ve been on U.S. snow in 16 years. There’s more than just skiing (...
February 2 2015, 8:00 AM
Colorado's golden girl Mikaela Shiffrin skiing a gate on the giant slalom course; photo © Jonathan Selkowitz
One of the biggest events on Colorado's 2015 calendar arrives just two months into the year: the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, which will be held in Vail and Beaver Creek from February 2 to 15. As you'll read in our February issue (hitting newsstands Friday), $58 million worth of...
January 27 2015, 10:00 AM
Mikaela Shiffrin carves a turn during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women’s giant slalom competition on October 25, 2014, at Sölden in Austria. —Photo by Getty Images
There’s a section on Vail’s Golden Peak course that even good racers dread. It’s a steep rollover, usually covered with thick ice, that melts into a treacherous dip in the slope. Coach Simon Marsh remembers standing off to the side of this particular obstacle back in 2001, hoping to get his young...
Photograph courtesy of Vail Resorts.
The after-lunch slump on a ski mountain can spell doom for any family trying to wring out every slope-side minute from their pricey ski passes. But thanks to Beaver Creek's Candy Cabin—new to the resort this year—skiers and riders of all ages can enjoy an afternoon sugar burst to give them the...
January 12 2015, 12:35 PM
—Courtesy of Alex Fenlon
The 10th—and final—run of the day unfurls below me. During the nine previous descents, I hadn’t been the fastest, most aggressive, or prettiest rider on the snow, but I was probably the most grateful.
After all, my chance to experience Irwin, a legendary backcountry spot near Crested Butte...