2013 Summer Events and Descriptions

02 April 2013
MAY 2013
May 25-26               Blues, Brews & BBQ
Beaver Creek’s 10th annual Blues Brews and BBQ event signals the beginning of summertime in the mountains Memorial Day Weekend. Visiting chefs from all over the country, as well as Vail Valley favorites, serve up delicious barbeque fare complemented by microbrews provided by a variety of breweries. Taste your way around the plaza while listening to a full lineup of free blues concerts each day. Bring the whole family as kids’ activities are offered for the young and young at heart. Visit www.beavercreek.com for more information and lodging packages.
 
JUNE 2013
June 15-16              Tough Mudder
Not for the faint of heart, Tough Mudder at Beaver Creek puts athletes of all levels to the ultimate test, and Beaver Creek takes it a step further with a start elevation of 8,100 feet. Described as a mix of Ironman meets Burning Man, Tough Mudder tests competitors’ all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. The 10+-mile obstacle course is complete with more than 20 military-style challenges including electric shocks, ice-cold plunges, eight-foot walls, barbed-wire crawls, 100-foot long mud pits and cbstacles specially created using Beaver Creek’s rugged natural terrain. Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder is recognized as the most difficult mud-run on the circuit and simply completing the course is a badge of honor as not everyone will be able to cross the finish line. For registration information and complete details visit www.toughmudder.com.

June 15-29              Suzuki Music Camp
Beaver Creek transforms into a magical musical village with the Colorado Suzuki
Music Camp which provides music students with the opportunity to supplement learning in this majestic mountain environment. Students and their families descend upon Beaver Creek each summer and fill the village with amazing sounds. For more information visit www.coloradosuzuki.org.

June 22                   Summer Solstice Trail Run
Celebrate the longest day of the year by participating in the Summer Solstice Trail Run, a 5K or 10K trail run, and let the little ones enjoy the kids K.  Post-race entrants will enjoy live music, barbecue and drinks outside at Creekside Park in Beaver Creek.

June 21-22, 28-29 Culinary Demonstration Series
Chefs from local restaurants provide complimentary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 14. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends. 
 
June 27                   Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek
Presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its twelfth season Thursday nights through Aug. 15. The July 4th rodeo will take place Tuesday, July 2. There is no rodeo on July 25 due to the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village, as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Gates open at 5 p.m.  

JULY 2013
July 2, 11, 18    Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek
Presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its twelfth season Thursday nights through Aug. 15. The July 4th rodeo will take place Tuesday, July 2. There is no rodeo on July 25 due to the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village, as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Gates open at 5 p.m. 
 
July 4    Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the birth of our nation under the blue skies of Beaver Creek. Ride the Centennial lift up to Spruce Saddle with your mountain bike and cruise down. Try fly fishing on the Eagle River or nearby creeks. Whatever you choose to do by day, head to the Beaver Creek back lawn located next to the Centennial Chair lift by night for a celebration for all ages. Great food and fireworks top off the evening.

July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 Culinary Demonstration Series
Chefs from local restaurants provide complimentary culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 14. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends. 

July 9, 16, 23, 30    Movies Under the Stars
Bring the whole family out for a great selection of family movies under the stars at the base of Beaver Creek on the Back Lawn near the Buckaroo Gondola. All movies are complimentary and begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. Visit www.beavercreek.com for movies details.

July 10, 17, 24, 31   NEW! Wednesday Night Music Experience
Enjoy the sounds of summer in the Rockies with weekly concerts hosted at various venues around Beaver Creek throughout July and August. Concerts will feature various artists and genres and are fun for the whole family. Join the fun from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and stay tuned for more information on the various venues. Live music is free for all guests. Visit www.beavercreek.com to learn more.

July 20-21               Beaver Creek XTERRA & XTERRA Trail Run
Beaver Creek XTERRA’s off road triathlon includes a mile swim in Nottingham Lake in Avon, a mountain bike ride up and across Beaver Creek Mountain, gaining 2,000 vertical feet in the first five miles, plus a challenging run that climbs 1,300 vertical feet. The XTERRA competitive events are open to all ability levels with individual and team categories. There is also the free kids’ duathlon at Beaver Creek. Cheer on your favorite elite athletes or join them. For more information visit www.XTERRABeaverCreek.com.

July 27                    Colorado Eagle River Ride                             
Cycling enthusiasts enjoy this non-competitive ride highlighted by a local Century route which takes riders from the base of Beaver Creek on a scenic journey north, and includes a stretch on the dirt along Colorado River Road. It showcases Colorado summer at its peak and riders of all ages are welcome. For those electing shorter distances, choose from 100-km or a 42-mile bike ride along the Eagle River. Locals will tell you to look for the ice cream truck at the Dotsero aid station- it’s a must-indulge treat along the way. No matter the distance, camaraderie and great fun are guaranteed along this fully supported ride, which ends with a party in Beaver Creek.
 
AUGUST 2013
August 2, 9, 15(not16)     Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek
                                Presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its twelfth season Thursday nights through Aug. 15. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village, as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Gates open at 5 p.m.

August 3, 4              Beaver Creek Art Festival
More than 150 artists converge on Beaver Creek Village for one weekend each August. An array of artwork will be on display including watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, woodworking, glass, sculptures, furniture, mosaics, ceramics, and jewelry. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to meet each exhibiting artist in person and purchase a piece of art.

August 2-4, 16-17, 30-31 Culinary Demonstration Series
Chefs from local restaurants provide complimentary culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 14. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends. 
 
August 6, 13            Movies Under the Stars
Bring the whole family out for a great selection of family movies under the stars at the base of Beaver Creek on the Back Lawn near the Buckaroo Gondola. All movies are complimentary and begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. Visit www.beavercreek.com for movies details.

August 7, 14            NEW! Wednesday Night Music
Enjoy the sounds of summer in the Rockies with weekly concerts hosted at various venues around Beaver Creek throughout July and August. Concerts will feature various artists and genres and are fun for the whole family. Join the fun from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and stay tuned for more information on the various venues. Live music is free for all guests. Visit www.beavercreek.com to learn more.
 
August 9-11             Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival
Combining world-renowned culinary talent and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains. From wine and mix-ology cocktail seminars to cooking classes, wine dinners, the event features culinary delights and wine and spirits offerings for a variety of palates. The popular Walk and Wine includes a guided hike with experts from the Beaver Creek Hiking Center followed by a gourmet lunch with paired wines.

August 10                Beaver Creek Half Marathon
As part of the Endurance Race Series, test your lungs and legs at Beaver Creek’s half marathon where participants will wind their way throughout the resort and mountain. With 80 percent of the course on single track and 20 percent on dirt road, this race will prove to be one of the more difficult stops on the circuit. Visit www.enduranceraceseries.com to register and learn more.

August 18                TransRockies Run
Beaver Creek Resort plays host to competitors of the rugged Gore-Tex TransRockies Run, a six-day, 115 mile stage trail run through the Colorado Rockies that ends in Beaver Creek. The race is fully supported, including food, accommodations and on-course support for participants. Based upon the wildly successful GORE-TEX TransAlpine-Run in Europe, the TransRockies Run encompasses a multi-day, point-to-point format. The course traverses the heart of both the White River and San Isabel National Forests, and includes a mix of single track and forest road with nearly 25,000 feet of elevation gain – reaching altitudes of 12,000 feet. With $20,000 in prize money on the line, competition at the front of the pack is intense. For information and registration visit www.transrockies.com.
 
August 22                USA Pro Cycling Challenge
This summer professional bike racing returns to Beaver Creek as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge descends upon the state Aug. 19-25, 2013. The event is a grueling 600-mile, seven-day bike race that winds through some of the most majestic and treacherous terrain Colorado and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. The pedaling begins in Aspen and hits 12 other cities and towns along the way as bikers are scheduled to ascend and descend their way into Beaver Creek on day four of the race,Thursday, Aug. 22.  Racers will cross the finish line in Denver after seven days of arduous cycling over a mix of mountain, sprint and downtown stages. For more information visit www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com.
 
August 31 – September 1  Beaver Creek Oktoberfest
Beaver Creek's annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin' oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, and wunderbar wurst! Enjoy complimentary live entertainment in Beaver Creek Plaza all weekend and be sure to take advantage of great lodging packages for the event.  It’s the perfect time to be outdoors and hike, bike, play a round of golf and celebrate Oktoberfest in Beaver Creek.
 
August 31               Oktoberfest Shuffle
Before indulging in the beer and brats for Oktoberfest, the Oktoberfest Shuffle provides the perfect way to get your heart pumping with walk, hike, or run over a 5 km or 10 km scenic trail on Beaver Creek Mountain.

SEPTEMBER 2012
 
September 6            Ragnar Relay Stop
This 200(ish) mile running relay that takes you and 11 pals, day and night, through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  This running event will start in Aspen and leap frog to Vail and finish up in Breckenridge, Colorado.  Get your running calendar set; now’s your chance to find your wild side as you traverse through the Rocky Mountains.

September 7, 13-14Culinary Demonstration Series
Chefs from local restaurants as well as visiting favorites provide complimentary culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza for one final weekend. Demonstrations will take place at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
 
September 7           Beaver Creek Grand Concert
The finale of the Beaver Creek concert series promises to be a fantastic show to cap off a great summer of musical performances. Join us to celebrate the sounds of summer for this grand concert in Beaver Creek. Visit www.beavercreek.com for concert details.
 
September 13-15    Beaver Creek Luxury Lifestyle Festival
The Beaver Creek Luxury Lifestyle Festival is a celebration of the design, style, taste and culture of the luxury mountain lifestyle. Incorporating home design, fashion, automobiles and the arts, this event is the embodiment of luxury lifestyle. For three days at the height of fall, Beaver Creek welcomes the best in these areas of luxury and creates an atmosphere of creativity, celebration and gratitude.
 
September 22         Hike, Wine and Dine     
Come to Beaver Creek for the 4th Annual Hike, Wine and Dine benefiting Jack’s Place. The event starts with coffee, mimosas, and breakfast treats while you register and gear up for hike. Then you will set off for a scenic 4-mile mild hike through the picturesque trails of Beaver Creek at the peak of aspen season. Along the way enjoy a number of gourmet tastings from some of the best chefs in Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley. The event wraps up back on the Beaver Creek back lawn for more gourmet treats, wine tasting and relaxation. For more information please call 970-569-7645.

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All events subject to change. Please visit www.beavercreek.comor our online newsroom http://news.beavercreek.vailresorts.com for the latest details.
 
Media Contacts:
Jen Brown, Sr. Manager Communications, Beaver Creek Resort, jbrown@vailresorts.com, (970) 754-5292
Julia Littman, Communications Coordinator, Beaver Creek Resort, jlittman@vailresorts.com
, (970) 754-5169


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 resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. 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 consumer website is www.snow.com.

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Julia Littman

Coordinator
Email: jlittman@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 754-5169
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