Features

A Family Reunion Comes Full Circle in Summit County

Nearly 30 years ago, Tina Zimmermann gave her baby girl up for adoption; now reunited with her daughter, she’s also found a friend in the woman who became her child’s mother.

06/25/2018 By Devon O'Neil

Altitude Adjustment

From Ski Mountaineering to Law Enforcement

Just shy of 40, big-line skier Mike Schilling made his riskiest move: trading a high-paying desk job for a badge and gun.

12/07/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Panorama

Fighting for Frisco's Fallen Hero

To honor her late husband and prevent future tragedy, a former air ambulance flight nurse takes a personal crusade for helicopter safety to Congress.

07/01/2017 By Devon O'Neil

Fitness

62 Degrees of Preparation

Billed as the “world’s highest triathlon,” Dillon’s buzzy new endurance race includes a swimming leg that also may be the coldest.

06/29/2016 By Devon O'Neil

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

Person of Interest

Snow Business

One of the state’s few female avalanche forecasters talks about what it takes to keep backcountry enthusiasts out of harm’s way.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

Heroes

Fly Guy

Breck’s speed skiing pioneer looks back on life in the fast lane.

01/01/2015 By Devon O'Neil

People

Chair Apparent

For nearly two decades, Nate Dogggg has ruled A-Basin’s lift line; should we envy or pity the king of Colorado’s first chair?

01/01/2015 By Reilly Capps

Person of Interest

Cigar Story

A ski bum’s recipe for living large in the high country: stogies, vacation homes, and subsidized housing.

06/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

Person of Interest

Judge Phoebe

The only American scoring Olympians at Sochi says good-bye to her Copper Mountain home.

01/01/2014 By Devon O'Neil

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

Person of Interest

Iron Man

Three decades later, photojournalist Mark Fox trades his camera for an anvil.

06/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil

Dillon History

Dam Docent

On the fiftieth anniversary of the flooding of Dillon, a professor revisits Summit County’s Atlantis.

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

Article

Hocus Focus

What happens when a labradoodle gets a call from Dr. Dolittle?

06/01/2013 By Ted Katauskas

Person of Interest

The Mayor of Adventureland

Dodging bullets, crevasses, and avalanches, John Warner governs Breck—and rules the mountains.

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil

Ski Shop Pioneers

The Boys of Winter

Outside, the Virgin Islands ski shop may not seem like much. It’s what’s inside that counts—and has made local history.

01/01/2013 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Bob Winsett

People

King of the Hill

For eight and a half years, through blizzards and rain, in sickness and in health, Rainer Hertrich never missed a day of skiing. A bum ticker may have ended his streak in January, but it didn’t dampen his spirit.

06/01/2012 By Devon O'Neil Photography by Daniel Root

Books

Eye on Summit

See what photographer Mark Fox has been seeing for twenty years in his new book.

01/01/2012 By Abigail Eagye

Dining

Have it Your Way

Summit chefs who take the reins give people what they want.

01/01/2012 By Abigail Eagye Illustrations by Bob Winsett

People

Ups and Downs

Ski mountaineer Pete Swenson keeps Breck on the move.

01/01/2012 By Devon O'Neil