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Kirsten Dobroth

Articles By Kirsten Dobroth

Hygge Life Café Is the Coziest Coffee Nook Off I-70

The Scandinavian home goods store is home to a boutique coffee shop smack-dab between Vail and Beaver Creek.

Why Now Is Not the Time to Take a Road Trip

Colorado mountain communities have an unusual request for visitors: Please, stay home.

First-Timer’s Guide: Pagosa Springs

Nestled at the bottom of Wolf Creek Pass in the 3-million-acre oasis of the San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Springs is the place to go if you want to soak in an outdoor lover’s paradise—and hot springs.

These Young Colorado Farmers Are Changing the Future of Agriculture

Recent studies show that current agricultural methods are fanning the flames of climate change, but Colorado’s next generation of farmers are thinking—and planning—outside the box with techniques like permaculture.

These Legislative Initiatives Could Help Colorado’s Young Farmers

Young farmers are dealing with sky-high land prices and mounting student debt—but there’s a grassroots movement underway to lessen that barrier to entry.

Who Are Colorado’s Next Generation of Farmers?

America’s farmers are aging, and Colorado isn’t immune from the trend. But the state’s next generation of agricultural producers—who are educated, well-intentioned, and focused on sustainability—offers a glimmer of hope for the future.

First-Timer’s Guide: Leadville

Located at the base of Colorado’s two tallest fourteeners, America’s highest incorporated city is home to a colorful downtown packed with history and outdoor adventure.

La Nonna

When in Vail Village, Don’t Miss La Nonna Ristorante

The lively, family-style Italian restaurant is worth a visit the next time you’re in the posh mountain town.

Cookie time

5 Sweet, Non-Alcoholic Après-Ski Alternatives

Skip the suds and cocktails and satiate your sweet tooth with cookie milkshakes, hot chocolate, and s’mores instead.

An Off-the-Grid Escape Awaits Near Red Mountain Pass

Thelma Hut offers a European-style backcountry experience—including guided ski tours and an onsite host—in the San Juan Mountains.

Gear Closet: Weston Snowboards

Weston comes down from the mountain bearing a pretty sweet splitboard. 

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