Living the Life

Working It

Sure, you've dreamed about moving to the mountains. But what would you do for work? We profile nine Summit County locals who are living the life -- and making a living.

01/01/2016 Photography by Liam Doran and Brad Torchia By Devon O'Neil

Staying High

The 9,000-Foot Club

Summit's elevation puts it in a rarefied-air coterie that includes six continents and 140 million people.

01/01/2016

Dine

Tavern in the Green

A new smokehouse on Frisco's West Main Street sizzles with the sweet smell of success.

01/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Breakfast

Sunny Side Up

Starting with a former night-owl hot spot, we offer wisdom on five Summit eateries for early risers.

01/01/2016 By Devon O'Neil

Essay

Champagne Snow

Carving turns on the Fourth of July creates its own fireworks—and necessitates a toast.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Play

3 Magic Days

Whether your idea of alpine bliss includes mushing with your kids or getting mushy with your sweetie, we've got a 72-hour itinerary for you.

01/01/2015

Living Here

Traffic Jam

What's to be done about ski country's expletive-inducing, gridlocked highway from hell?

01/01/2015 By Reilly Capps

Love

3 Magical Days for Couples

If your idea of alpine bliss includes getting mushy with your sweetie, we've got a 72-hour itinerary for you.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Eat Here

Greco's Goes Roman

A legendary Frisco nightclub owner changes gears with an upscale Italian eatery.

01/01/2015 By John Lehndorff Photography by Mark Fox

Dish

Put Your Breakfast Forward

From beignets to burritos: A pre-slope guide to Summit’s top a.m. eats

01/01/2015 By John Lehndorff

Adventure

Pass Perfect

Embrace the essence of Summit's endless summer on these high-alpine escapes.

06/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Booze News

Six-Pack of Pubs

Two new craft breweries add terminal gravity and critical mass to Summit’s suds scene.

06/01/2014 By Ted Katauskas

Feast

Romancing the Stone

A hearth-y meal in six courses, including one that’s history.

06/01/2014 By Ted Katauskas

Heroes

Guardian Angels

For those who stumble onto death’s doorstep in Summit County’s rugged wilderness, salvation via Flight for Life’s air ambulance is just a phone call, and minutes, away.

01/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Article

Heaven Above

What makes skiing or riding Summit County like no other place? More than 5,000 acres of in-bounds high-alpine terrain. That, and this insider’s guide to finding above-tree-line bliss at every resort; don’t leave earth without it!

01/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

History

For Whom the (Frisco) Bell Tolls

The history of one of Frisco's beloved landmarks.

01/01/2014 By Emily Hutto

Mountain Dining

Elevated Cuisine

Summit County’s on-mountain restaurants get a taste-lift.

01/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

Dining

Nachos Libres

Too many après-ski destinations do nachos wrong: all gloppy and soggy and overquesoed. But these primo purveyors do ski country proud.

01/01/2014

Dining

No-Worry Curry

Can’t tolerate wheat? Café ProFusion’s Asian cuisine comes with a 100 percent gluten-free guarantee—and some of the best ribs west of Memphis.

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

Eat Here Now

Pie à La Mode

A new pizza joint in Breck serves an antithesis to slope style.

06/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil