Beaver Creek’s New Year’s Eve Family Bash Welcomes 2014 with Fireworks, Two Balloon Drops, Games and Dancing

26 December 2013
Beaver Creek, Colo., Dec. 26, 2013 – Beaver Creek begins the New Year with fireworks and the 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Family Bash on the evening of Dec. 31.  The captivating glow stick ski-down and Torchlight Parade start the night off at 6:15 p.m. with the Beaver Creek Village Fireworks Show following at 6:45 p.m. The New Year’s Eve Family Bash celebration will entertain all ages after the fireworks, from 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at McCoy’s Café and Bar in Ford Hall.

The New Year’s Eve glow stick ski-down has skiers and snowboarders winding their way down the Hay Meadow trail in the dark holding glow sticks, back to the base area. The glow stick ski-down is open to intermediate and above level skiers and riders. For more information and registration for the glow stick ski-down, call (970) 754-4636 or visit Children’s Ski and Snowboard School at the base of the Centennial Express Lift. The Torchlight Parade takes place on 1876 trail at 6:30 p.m., where professional skiers and riders will ride to the top of the Centennial Express Lift and make their way down carrying a fire-lit torch in hand. This event is set to music and concludes with a grand fireworks display.

At 8 p.m. after the fireworks, guests can head inside of McCoy’s for the New Year’s Eve Family Bash. This is a special family friendly event designed for all ages. Entertainment will include a DJ, dancing, raffle prizes, two balloon drops with one at 10 p.m. and one at 12 a.m., games, activities, snacks, drinks and adult beverages.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Family Bash are $40 for ages six through adult, five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online on www.BeaverCreek.com.   

Schedule of events for Tuesday, December 31, 2013:
5:00 p.m.                               New Year’s Eve glow stick ski-down registration starts at the Beaver Creek Ski School     
6:00 p.m.                               Load Buckaroo Gondola for glow stick ski-down
6:15 p.m.                               Glow stick ski-down on Haymeadow Trail
6:30  p.m.                              New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade on 1876 Trail
6:45 p.m.                               Fireworks display on the plaza
8:00 p.m. - 1 a.m.                  New Year’s Eve Family Carnival at McCoy’s Café and Bar at Ford Hall
10:00 p.m.                             First Balloon Drop
12:00 a.m.                             Second Balloon Drop

For more information about the glow stick ski-down, New Year’s Eve Family Bash and other winter events at Beaver Creek, visit www.beavercreek.comor call (877) 204-7883. 
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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