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4 Best Holiday Activities Around Beaver Creek for the Kids

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 16, 2017 5:57:56 PM

There are a few places in the world that make the holiday season as magical as Beaver Creek Resort. During the holidays there is so much fun to be had both on the mountain and in the village of Beaver Creek for guests of all ages.

 Winterfest is the ultimate family holiday celebration in Beaver Creek. It starts a on December 16th and goes on until January the 6th. Some of the fun activities include WinterFest characters on the Plaza, kids Winter Wonder Parade, live ice carving demonstration, the original Dickens Carolers, WinterFest storytime, penguin Palooza Dance party, Beaver Creek figure skating show, Wazoo the Winter Wizard – magic & comedy and much more.  See the full schedule here.

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Topics: Family, Beaver Creek, Winter, holidays

Best powder day runs at Vail by level, beginner through expert

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 8, 2017 11:01:24 PM
It's true there's lots of resorts to choose from on the I-70 corridor. What makes Vail stand out? The massive amount of terrain -- over 5,000 acres -- that it boasts. Even on Vail's busiest powder days, beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders can find fresh snow for the entire day due to the sheer size of the resort.
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Topics: Vail, Winter, Skiing, snowboard, powder

Snow Days, Vail Holidays and much more..

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 7, 2017 12:13:17 PM
It is early December and Vail is bursting with events.There is something to do for everybody — from guided snowshoe tours to aprés parties and anything in between. With Vail Snow Days and the early holiday events, so much is happening in the next two weeks. To make sure you do not miss anything we give you a list of our favorite pre-holiday events in town.
Free Mountaintop Yoga - December 8   
Come to the top of Eagle Bahn Gondola for a free Mountaintop Yoga Class. There is no better way of starting the day than a good stretch while breathing crisp mountain air. The gondola starts uploading at 9am and the class begins at 9:30am. It is about an hour long and free for participants but lift tickets are not included.
Santa's Workshop 
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Topics: Family, Winter, lifestyle, festival, winter activities

A 90-year-old skier's advice on how to make the best of your first ski trip

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 5, 2017 8:15:39 AM
If you're coming to Vail for the first time, you may want to take advice from those who have been skiing here for years. 
One example to follow might be that of Harvey Simpson. The Vail skier is 90 years old, and at 80 years old, he decided he needed to get better at skiing. How did he do this?
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Topics: Winter, Skiing, ski vacation, ski lessons

Birds of Prey World Cup Marks the Begining of Winter

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 2, 2017 11:21:48 AM
Even though Beaver Creek Mountain opened for skiers and snowboarders last week, everybody knows that the season does not really start until Birds of Prey World Cup races hit town. As of today the races are underway, the lifts are running and the après-ski parties are in full swing.
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Topics: Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing, ski racing

3 Tips for a Stress-Free Ski Vacation

Posted by Polina LaConte on Nov 30, 2017 9:26:18 AM
There's no time more valuable than vacation time, whether you're a powder chaser or in Vail bonding with your family, taking advantage of various services offered in the area can save precious hours on your vacation.
Transporting your luggage
With the cost of checking luggage these days, why check at all? If you're skiing or snowboarding the Vail area a company called  SkiPods will offer luggage pickup from your home and drop off at your destination with reasonable pricing 
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing, traveling with kids

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

Chair 17 is Gone, Welcome Chair 9!

Posted by Jessica Milloy on Jan 20, 2017 9:50:00 AM

Vail's legendary back bowls got a little easier to access this season with the replacement of chair 17 with the new high speed quad lift, chair 9. Now, you can shred the pow on Yonder and Over Yonder all morning, and still make it to Two Elk for some chili without having to wait in the line at the either the Teacup Express or High Noon Express.

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Topics: Vail, Winter, snow, ski, Skiing

More moose on the loose in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 14, 2016 9:48:15 PM

There have been some great pics posted recently of moose on the loose in Vail. Remember, moose are very dangerous animals, especially when they're with their young. Keep your distance at all times! If you are causing a moose to change its behavior, then you are too close. 

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Topics: Vail, Winter, wildlife

Opening weekend at Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Nov 20, 2015 3:34:52 PM

Vail is officially opened for 2015/16 ski season and it's a powder day! Here are some photos and videos:

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Topics: Vail, Winter

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