Summer/Fall 2015

A user’s guide to 12 of Summit County’s watery wonders A user’s guide to 12 of Summit County’s watery wonders

In this issue:

Alpine Living


Champagne Snow

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

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Arts & Culture


Defying Gravity

BreckCreate launches an open-air festival of the arts with a lot of edge.

06/01/2015 By Mark Sells


Rapid Learning

As Christo readies his next Colorado project, he redefines the meaning of “work of art.”


Tune In

Radio Days

KSMT—one of the longest-lived ski-town radio stations in America—still rocks at 40.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Eat & Drink

Bottoms Up

Bar Won

A trio of ’80s-era ski-bum bartenders returns with a pub for the next generation.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Booze News

Bread and Bitter

Summit County’s newest and nichiest craft brewery just may be its finest.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Fashion & Shopping


Gear Hound

Our favorite canine, Koko, followed her nose far from home and used her fashion sense to sniff out every outdoor accessory your four-legged friend might need to navigate Summit’s high-alpine trails in the heat of summer.


Health & Recreation


Trail of Gears

Ten hours of backbreaking toil a day under the blazing sun might sound like a prison sentence, but for the Town of Breckenridge's hard-pedaling crew of singletrack tenders, it's a dream job.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Get Wet

Land of Lakes

Frigid dips aside, there’s a lot to do—paddle, cast, sail, camp, lounge, explore—on and around an alpine lake in Summit County.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Liam Doran

Home & Real Estate


Home Not Alone

Welcome to Slopeside Manor, a trendsetting Peak 8 retreat built for family reunions, as well as optimized and supersized for a busload of renters.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Pinnacle Homes

News & Profiles

Person of Interest

Status: Electricity

Breck’s Trey Lawyer offers living proof that lightning sometimes does strike the same place twice.

06/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil


Going to Pot

A Frisco medical-marijuana pioneer’s cautionary tale sends a sobering message to cannabis entrepreneurs everywhere.

06/01/2015 By Reilly Capps


High Water

The intrepid editor's love note to his favorite alpine body of water.

06/01/2015 By Ted Katauskas