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Beaver Creek Oktoberfest to feature new VIP experience Sept. 2-3

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 24, 2017 7:32:23 PM

Two full days of Bavarian fun are planned for this weekend in Beaver Creek to celebrate the 18th Annual Beaver Creek Oktoberfest, September 2-3, 2017. The celebration kicks off on Saturday at 11 a.m. with a beer garden, authentic Bavarian food, Kids’ Fun Zone and live music from Trachtenkapelle out of Lech- Zürs, Austria. The event hosts live musical acts throughout the day, a Bavarian costume contest and a 5K, 10K and Family Fun 1K race on Sunday. The beer garden and live music events are free to enter and will be a foot stompin’ oom-pah-pah musical good time.  Beaver Creek Oktoberfest is presented in partnership with Spaten Beer.

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Topics: Beaver Creek

Improvements coming to Beaver Creek and Vail Mountains

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 7, 2017 9:34:22 PM
It is only the beginning of August but we are already starting to think about the next ski season. (Assuming that some of us have actually stopped dreaming about fresh powder.) Even though it might be a bit too early to take your ski gear out of the closet just yet it is the right time for the mountain crews to be working on the lift improvements across various Vail Resorts properties. Here is a quick update of what to expect this winter season on both Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain.
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing

Summer Events at Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 1, 2017 2:36:41 PM
Beaver Creek is famous around the world for transforming the raw charm of the mountains into luxurious adventure. Whether you are here to test yourself on the challenging biking trails or to enjoy the mountain serenity, Beaver Creek has something for you in its summer calendar. Here are some summer events suggestion: 
 
11th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival  August 10 - 13  
Combining Beaver Creek’s renowned culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is an ode to the resort’s distinguished echelon of executive chefs, penchant for culinary mastery and enjoyment of superb cuisine among the rustic elegance of the Rocky Mountains. Guests are invited to enjoy a full weekend of events throughout the resort – such as the 4x4 Jeep Tour on Beaver Creek Mountain, pairing seminars, wine dinners and the Grand Tasting.
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Topics: Summer, Family, Beaver Creek, mountain biking, events

9 fun for all summer activities in Beaver Creek

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 18, 2017 11:26:38 PM

Beaver Creek’s array of summer activities and events provides fun for all ages and all ability levels, on and off the mountain. With 50 miles of mountain bike and 62 miles of hiking trails, 4x4 tours, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, golfing, tennis, famous rodeos, live music, fine dining, culinary and wine festivals, summer in the Rocky Mountains is as restorative as it is invigorating.

Kids' Activities
The Kids’ Action Pass offers a variety of close-by recreation on Beaver Creek’s expansive lawn – such as the Bungee Trampoline, Ropes Course, Gem Panning, Climbing Wall, and Miniature Golf.

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Beaver Creek opens for summer on June 10

Posted by Polina LaConte on May 11, 2017 8:38:02 PM

Beaver Creek will open for summer on June 10 with an array of summer activities and events providing fun for all ages and all ability levels, on and off the mountain. With 50 miles of mountain bike and 62 miles of hiking trails, 4x4 tours, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, golfing, tennis, famous rodeos, live music, fine dining, culinary and wine festivals, summer in the Rocky Mountains is as restorative as it is invigorating.

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Beaver Creek Golf Club opens May 5

Posted by Polina LaConte on May 3, 2017 8:52:49 PM

Two of the finest mountain golf courses are slated to open at the onset of May. Guests can begin enjoying awe-inspiring alpine backdrops, impeccably-maintained greens and fairways, opulent fine-dining establishments and first-class guest service starting on Friday, May 5, at Beaver Creek Golf Club, and Friday, May 12, at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club.

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Topics: Beaver Creek, golf

Beaver Creek to upgrade Drink of Water lift to a high speed quad

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 29, 2017 10:05:50 PM
Beaver Creek Resort announced that it intends to upgrade Drink of Water Lift (#5) from a two-person fixed grip to a new high-speed quad to debut as Red Buffalo Express (#5) during the 2017-2018 winter season. The new Red Buffalo Express will be named after the signature, beginner Red Buffalo trail, which provides incredible views of the Gore Range and is named after two signature peaks of the Gore Range, the Red peak and Buffalo peak. The new lift will reduce ride time by 50 percent, from 8.6 minutes to 4.3 minutes, and will increase uphill capacity by 75 percent. With the upgrade, all primary lifts on Beaver Creek will be high-speed. This plan is subject to U.S. Forest Service approval.

“Upgrading this essential beginner lift will provide high-speed lift access to the amazing beginner and intermediate terrain at the top of Beaver Creek, increasing capacity and making for a seamless lift experience for our guests on the hill,” said Beth Howard, chief operating officer of Beaver Creek Resort. “We expect this improvement to take significant volume off Cinch Express, Beaver Creek’s second most-popular lift, and it really is an improvement befitting of Beaver Creek’s luxury, family experience, as it enhances a key beginner and family area of our mountain.”

Vail Resorts continues to raise the bar for skiers and riders as the Company invested approximately $100 million in the guest experience for this current winter season across its resorts, bringing its five-year, industry-leading resort investment total to more than $500 million across the Company. The most significant recent improvements included the upgrade of Sun Up Express (#9) at Vail, a new restaurant on Peak 7 at Breckenridge, significant renovations to the guest rooms of The Pines Lodge, A RockResort at Beaver Creek, and $13 million to completely re-imagine the guest experience at Wilmot Mountain, located near Chicago.

Plans for capital improvements at Beaver Creek Resort are subject to U.S. Forest Service approval. Additional details on the design and approval of these proposed improvements will be available in the coming months.

Renowned for legendary attention to detail, World-Cup mountain pedigree, intimate alpine village, and reputation as one the world’s top luxury destinations, Beaver Creek Resort represents incomparable elegance and Rocky Mountain leisure which spoils guests for anywhere else with an unparalleled level of world-class service. Just 30 minutes east of Eagle Airport (EGE) and 2.5 hours west of Denver International Airport (DIA), Beaver Creek offers more than 40 in-resort and slope-side restaurants, elegant village boutiques, cherished daily traditions and activities such as world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding spanning 1832 acres with 3340 vertical feet of descent, snow shoeing, Nordic skiing, and ice skating in the Beaver Creek village.
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Topics: Beaver Creek, ski, snowboard

Beaver Creek gets 18 inches in 24 hours

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 18, 2016 10:05:21 PM

Winter is in full force at Vail Resorts, and Vail Mountain received 10” of snow overnight while Beaver Creek Resort received 18” of new snow in the last 24 hours! Vail has more than 4,000 acres open – the most open terrain in the U.S., and after receiving more than two feet of new snow in the last seven days, Beaver Creek opened additional terrain today and has more than 60 percent of the mountain’s terrain open. Check out this photo from Vail, taken Dec. 17:

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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, snow, ski, snowboarding

Vail, Beaver Creek ski seasons begin

Posted by Polina LaConte on Nov 26, 2016 5:59:54 AM

The 2016-17 ski season got underway in Vail and Beaver Creek on Friday, with skiers enjoying freshly groomed slopes at both resorts. 

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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, ski

Vail mountain bike series to wrap up Wednesday, August 24

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 23, 2016 10:06:14 PM

The Vail Recreation District's Athletic Club at the Westin Mountain Bike Race Series will wrap up the summer season of racing on Wednesday, August 24 with the Beaver Creek Blast. The Beaver Creek Blast is the final race of the seven-race series, which is presented by Athletic Club at the Westin, East West Destination Hospitality, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and The Dusty Boot.

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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, mountain biking

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