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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

Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Announce 2016-2017 Winter Operating Dates

Posted by Polina LaConte on Apr 29, 2016 1:06:45 AM

Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort announced operating dates for the resorts’ 2016-2017 ski and snowboard season. Vail will be open from Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, through Sunday, April 23, 2017. Beaver Creek will operate from Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, through Sunday, April 16, 2017.

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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, ski, snowboarding

WinterWonderGrass festival returns to Avon Feb. 19-21

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 17, 2016 11:06:28 PM

WinterWonderGrass returns following three consecutive sold out gatherings. Lively national, regional and local bluegrass and acoustic roots music, Colorado craft beers, wines, spirits and warm local foods surround locals and the valley's experience-seeking guests in a winter wonderland. Beaver Creek and the Rocky Mountains are the glowing backdrop for families and friends to dance, mingle and reconnect.

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Topics: Beaver Creek, Music, Arts, Breweries

Beaver Creek snowshoe series begins Sunday

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 30, 2015 11:57:47 PM

The Winter Snowshoe Edition of the Beaver Creek Mountain Running Series kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Categories include a 10k, 5k, and a kids 1k. Registration cost includes your race entry, post race lunch, raffle, and special swag at each event.

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Topics: Beaver Creek, snowshoe

A couple of great events coming up in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 30, 2015 10:59:36 PM

Fresh off his starring role in Warren Miller Entertainment's 66th snowsports film "Chasing Shadows," Vail resident Chris Anthony will kick off two exciting events in Vail on Jan. 6 and Jan 8.

On Jan 6th, join Anthony as he shares his secrets to staying youthful, something we all could learn and benefit from. Anthony will be joined by his friend Dr. Lauren Bramley, a leading Anti-Aging doctor. Regenerative medicine Dr. Thos Evans from the Steadman Clinic will also make a special appearance.

Anthony has been starring in Warren Miller movies for the last 26 years, and to maintain his extreme skiing ability he has had to learn a thing or two about staying youthful. He been working with Dr. Lauren since July when he made a special trip to Hong Kong to undergo some Regenerative Procedures and have his blood studied. "The results have been amazing," he said.

Then, two days later in Beaver Creek, Anthony will have a starring role in TEDxVail, which takes place at the Vilar Center from 2:00-9:00 p.m. The event features four unique sessions with inspirational talks by local and global thought-leaders, captivating live performances and interactive breakout sessions, all designed to spark deep discussion and connection amongst attendees.

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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek

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