Thrills and Skills Offered for February’s Adventure Month at Beaver Creek

05 February 2011
For Immediate Release

Beaver Creek,
Colo., Feb. 5, 2011— February is Adventure Month at Beaver Creek with plenty of on and off hill action. The month is focused on thrills and skills with specialized afternoon alpine skiing workshops in the trees, bumps and powder, and preparation for the highly anticipated 8th annual Talon’s Challenge event on Feb. 26, 2011. Additional grooming on some black and double black trails is being offered for advanced levels and book your Fairytale in February package now to take advantage of great mid-winter conditions. Throughout the month, Beaver Creek is sure to leave guests’ hearts racing with excitement and eager to return for more.
 
New this year, Beaver Creek’s Ski and Snowboard School is offering alpine skiing lessons in on-mountain adventure this month with Specialty Skill Improvement Clinics geared towards skiers who wish to take their skills up a notch. Whether wanting to learn how to carve through fresh powder, pound over bumps or twist through the trees qualified pro instructors will help skiers confidently navigate any and all kinds of mountain terrain. All month long the afternoon Skill Improvement Clinics are available to alpine skiers’ level 6 and up, with a maximum of four people per group in order to provide a more personalized learning experience. Lessons are offered daily from 12:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. on a walk-in basis day of and the cost is $125 per person. Powder workshops are dependent on conditions. Interested skiers can call the Beaver Creek Ski School for more information at 970-754-5300. Advance registration is not required and participants may drop into any adult ski school location to sign up the day they wish to participate.
 
First-time snowboarders and first-time skiers and beginner skiers also can join the action and participate in beginner afternoon lessons from 12:45-3:45 p.m. It’s a great time to learn a new sport and lessons are $125 per person.
 
Feb. 12 and 13 is Talon’s Tune-up Weekend for alpine skiers. Competitors participating in Talon’s Challenge can take advantage of a special weekend of afternoon alpine skiing lessons geared specifically towards preparation for the more than 24,000 vertical feet of the resorts’ steepest and bumpiest terrain that make up the arduous contest. Instruction will focus on skills for skiing bumps and steeps, tactics for approaching all 13 of the black and double black diamond trails, and energy conservation for maintaining stamina throughout the Challenge. The Talon’s Tune-up clinics are designed for advanced skiers level 7 and up and will take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Feb. 12-13 from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sign up for the Talons Tune-Up Clinics day of at the adult Beaver Creek Ski School locations.
 
Adventurous skiers and snowboarders who prefer to explore the mountain on their own accord will find additional grooming on some expert terrain around the resort. Every Friday evening our groomers will be out smoothing the surface of Golden Eagle for Saturday morning. It’s one of the resort’s weekly signature groomed runs. Additionally, advanced levels will enjoy more grooming on trails such as Ripsaw, Raven’s Ridge, Shooting Star and Ptarmigan. Daily grooming reports can be picked up in resort and also Twitter users can find details @BCGrooming.

Spend more time enjoying the fantastic terrain and snow conditions that Beaver Creek has to offer this month by taking advantage of the Fairytale in February package. Get two nights of lodging and two days of skiing with rates starting at just $138 per person per night based on double occupancy at the Season’s in Avon and the third night of lodging and day of skiing are complimentary A minimum two night stay is required.  For more information, or to book a Fairytale in February, visit www.beavercreek.com or call (800) 404-3535.  
 
But the fairytale doesn’t need to end there. With Valentine’s Day around the corner if you’re contemplating a proposal, Beaver Creek’s new Wedding Deck located among stunning natural surroundings high in the mountains is the perfect place to make any couples’ dream wedding come true. The breathtaking outdoor venue is located in the hillside east of Spruce Saddle Lodge and overlooks the Gore Range and the backside of Vail Mountain. Created from natural stone and materials, the site is perfect for an unforgettable mountaintop celebration for wedding parties up to 200 people and is available for ceremonies beginning summer 2011. For more information, or to book, visit www.beavercreek.com or call (866) 395-3185.  

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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and the consumer website is www.snow.com.

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Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-1493
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