Beaver Creek, Colo.—June 11, 2010— Summertime at Beaver Creek shifts into high gear this weekend, and now is the time to get outdoors and celebrate the great weather, variety of activities and fun lineup of summer events. Daily scenic lift rides get underway on Saturday, June 12 along with the opening of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center. Beaver Creek Kids Day Camp is open featuring horseback riding, visiting the Matawin Teepee Village, and arts and crafts.
The new Summer Adventure Center, located on the Starbucks level of Beaver Creek Village, is your one-stop-shop for activities at Beaver Creek. Here, guests purchase scenic chairlift ride tickets, check-in for hiking, make reservations for horseback riding, purchase bike rentals and more. To contact the Summer Adventure Center, dial (970) 754-5200.
The Centennial Express Chairlift begins daily operations offering scenic rides Saturday, June 12 through September 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. Kids 12 and younger ride for free when accompanied by one paying adult (up to three children per adult). Spruce Saddle Restaurant at the top of the lift serves incredible barbecue fare, chili, burgers and fresh salads to refuel for a day of fun on the mountain. The Lift and Lunch Ticket offer features a scenic chairlift ride complete with lunch for $27.
The Beaver Creek Hiking Center opens Saturday, June 12 and will operate daily through September 6 and then weekends only from September 11- 26. From complimentary hikes to Spruce Saddle Restaurant on Beaver Creek to conquering a Colorado Fourteener, the Hiking Center features an outdoor adventure designed for first-time hikers including kids to experienced hikers looking for new trails. With a combined 50 years worth of hiking and outdoors experience, the pros at the Hiking Center make it simple for guests by providing transportation, a professional guide, and the use of Salomon packs and boots, Leki hiking poles, rain gear, bottled water, Gatorade and Nature Valley granola bars. Picnic lunches are available upon request. Additional hiking equipment, including child-carrying backpacks are available to rent. Private hikes are offered as well. Hikers should call (970) 754-5373 to learn more or stop by the Hiking Center in its new location at the Summer Adventure Center.
The Beaver Creek Tennis Center will open for the summer season on Friday, June 18. Located adjacent the Highlands Lodge in Beaver Creek Village, the Beaver Creek Tennis Center features five Har-Tru clay and two hard courts, as well as a complete pro shop with men's and ladies' tennis wear, racquets, and accessories. In addition, the USPTA Teaching Professionals offer private lessons and group clinics tailored for all ages and levels of play. To help guests get the season off to the right start, Beaver Creek is hosting a special Early Season Mini-Camp on Monday and Wednesday, June 21 and 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. $50 per person includes four hours of small group instruction. Call (970) 754-5781 for court times or additional information.
For children ages five to 13, the Kids Day Camp is a licensed day camp featuring age-appropriate activities on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Children ages five to seven participate in face painting, pony rides, panning for gold, sports and martial arts. Kids ages eight to 13 experience a changing schedule of challenging activities led by counselors and guides with activities including canoeing, archery, kayaking, swimming and hiking. The Five Star program features rafting, jeep tours, alpine slide, rock climbing, horseback riding and swimming for ages five to 13. For a complete listing of the schedule of daily activities go to www.BeaverCreek.com or call (970) 754-5464 to make a reservation.
Another way for guests to explore the beauty of Beaver Creek Mountain is by bike on a variety of trails for all ability levels. Mountain bikes are available for rent in Beaver Creek Village at Beaver Creek Sports and Aalta Sports. Below is bike haul lift ticket pricing:
- Adult one day lift ticket with unlimited rides and bike haul for $27
- Children five to 12 years old are free with paying adult
- Adult one day lift ticket with unlimited rides, bike haul, and lunch at Spruce Saddle for $32
Beano’s Cabin provides a truly unique summertime dining experience featuring award-winning Colorado cuisine including wild fish, natural, hormone-free meats, and organic dairy prepared by Executive Chef, Steven Topple. To top off a five-course dinner, getting there is half the fun. Beano’s is accessed by a 10-minute shuttle ride or an hour-long horseback ride, with the last horseback ride departing Beaver Creek Stables by 5:30 p.m. Or, kids love the 25-minute wagon ride which is pulled by a John Deere diesel tractor. No matter which way guests arrive, Beano’s offers a memorable dinner complete with impeccable service and live entertainment. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day, a graduation, wedding anniversaries or even just a night out in the Rockies. For reservations call (970) 754-3463.
Guests looking for a getaway can escape to Beaver Creek this summer with lodging starting at $72 per person per night. This rate is based upon double occupancy at The Charter, subject to availability, additional restrictions may apply.
For complete details on all of the activities and events taking place at Beaver Creek this summer, visit www.BeaverCreek.com.
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