Beaver Creek’s Rodeo Series Kicks Off Thursday, June 26 for the Summer

25 June 2014
Beaver Creek, Colo. June 25, 2014 – The Beaver Creek Rodeo Series, presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, kicks off Thursday, June 26 for the 13th season. The spirit of the old west is alive and exciting, at the Beaver Creek Rodeo grounds every Thursday night weekly through Aug. 14 except for July 24. Dates for the rodeo series this summer are June 26, July 3, 10, 17 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 14.  Sip champagne, enjoy food and drinks from local vendors and watch the Western style events unfold. The Beaver Creek Rodeo Series is a staple to summer western fun in Beaver Creek.
 
The whole family will enjoy the full lineup of rodeo events including Bronc Riding, Calf Scramble, Team Roping, Mutton Bustin’, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding and Burro Racing. The Grand Entry and National Anthem begin at 6 p.m. Rodeo tickets may be purchased at the Beaver Creek Information Center in Beaver Creek Village up to 3 p.m. on the day of the rodeo or onsite at the rodeo beginning at 5 p.m. The rodeo takes place rain or shine, and tickets are therefore non-refundable. 2014 ticket pricing is as follows:
 
  • VIP: $25
  • General Admission: $20
  • Seniors (65+): $15
  • Youth (13-17): $10
  • Kids (12 & Under): Free
Gates will open at 5 p.m. for each rodeo and mark the start of pre-rodeo activities including pony rides, face painting and kids’ event sign-up for Mutton Bustin’ and the Calf Scramble. Mutton Bustin’ is $25 per child and open to participants weighing less than 50 lbs. and less than 50 inches tall. The young cowboys and cowgirls will hold onto the wooly sheep as long as they can for a prize. The Calf Scramble is free and open to kids ages 7-12 years old. The first five buckaroos to pull ribbons from the tails of a group of friendly calves win a prize. Burro Racing is open to anyone 18 or older and three teams consisting of three people each race to grab a burro and ride it from one end of the arena. Burro Racing is $25 per team and registration is onsite. Audience participation events are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
The Beaver Creek Rodeo grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square at Traer Creek and free shuttle service to the rodeo is available from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village, as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Shuttles run continuously from 5- 9 p.m. Free parking is available directly across the street from the rodeo grounds, with a one-minute walk to the site. Alcoholic beverages, pets, and glass containers are not permitted on the rodeo grounds.
 
For more information on the Beaver Creek Rodeo Series or other summer activities and events, visit www.BeaverCreek.com or call the Beaver Creek Information Center at (970) 754-4636.  
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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; Canyons in Park City, Utah; 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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