Winter News 2012-2013
Beaver Creek offers the ultimate ski vacation experience featuring a World Cup mountain, intimate alpine village, and legendary attention to detail.

Ski Girls Rock
Ski Girls Rock, a program inspired by Olympic and World Alpine Champion Lindsey Vonn, expands to Beaver Creek this year providing girls from ages 7 to 16 with female instructors who will focus on improving skiing skills and empowering girls through the sport and creating opportunities to bond and build confidence along with developing teamwork and social skills. Groups will consist of a maximum four girls. The program takes place Dec. 23, 2012- Jan. 5, 2013; Feb. 16-22, 2013; and March 10-31, 2013. The cost is $320 per day for the lesson only or $340 per day for the lesson and lift ticket.

The Osprey and The Pines Lodge Earn Travel + Leisure Top Honors
Travel + Leisureawarded The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort, the #1 Top Resort in the Continental U.S. according to the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. Conveniently located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, The Osprey is the closest hotel to a chairlift in North America - a mere 26 feet from the hotel’s ski valet entrance to Beaver Creek’s Strawberry Park Express Lift. The Osprey combines contemporary design and luxury amenities, including an award-winning gourmet tapas bar and restaurant. Additionally, The Osprey’s sister resort, The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, also located in Beaver Creek, was rated the #3 Top Resort in the Continental U.S. Four of Beaver Creek’s hotels are among a select group of hotels from around the globe ranked in the top 30 in this year’s survey

Beaver Creek Adds 17 Acres of Terrain
In preparation for the fastest men and women on skis to compete for bragging rights at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Beaver Creek Resort is putting the finishing touches on a new women’s speed course, which benefits skiers and riders by providing 17 new acres of skiable terrain. The new acreage includes widening and connecting existing trails on Upper Peregrine and a new trail, named Kestrel after a bird of prey, will be used for the lower portion of the women’s course leading them into the finish line at Red Tail Camp.

Beaver Creek Food & Wine Culinary Weekend
The second annual Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend returns Jan. 24-27, 2013, featuring a three-day winter culinary celebration on the slopes. For 2013, Chef’s John Besh and Tim Love return to Beaver Creek and they’ll be joined by Gail Simmons, Sam Talbot and local host chefs to produce a palate-pleasing food and wine extravaganza featuring casual, yet interactive and fun events from après-ski to First Tracks on the slopes to meticulously prepared seminars and dinners.  

Beaver Creek Tops in Industry Safety
Beaver Creek’s relentless commitment to skier and snowboarder safety was recognized by the National Ski Areas Association in April 2012. NSAA honored the resort for having the Best Overall Safety Program in the industry. Beaver Creek devised a comprehensive safety campaign utilizing Vail Resorts’ safety campaign, Play It Safe, Play All Season as an overarching theme. Additionally the safety team creatively used EpicMix Photo to engage guests and promote a safer ski and ride experience. This is Beaver Creek’s ninth NSAA safety award.

Food For Thought
Nestled at 9,000 feet on the flanks of Larkspur Bowl at Beaver Creek, Beano’s Cabin was one of the first mountainside fine dining restaurants to open in the western U.S. Now 25 years later, Chef Bill Greenwood has created a menu that revolves around his commitment to sustainability, while also delivering upon the restaurant’s award-winning reputation and service that has resulted in numerous DiRoNA awards and Wine Spectator’s Awards of Excellence.  Chef Greenwood incorporates the very best and most forward-thinking, eco-friendly production techniques and combines this with his creative flavors, cultivated in his upbringing in his father’s restaurant in Atlanta where he started working alongside his dad at age nine. 

Award Winning Cuisine
Zach’s Cabin received the Best of Award of Excellence for the eighth consecutive year from Wine Spectator magazine. This honor is bestowed upon select restaurants that offer superior wine lists with more than 400 selections, along with superior presentation and feature depth across wine regions. Nestled on Beaver Creek Mountain in Bachelor Gulch with expansive views of the Gore Range, Zach’s Cabin offers mountain elegance and ambiance with sophisticated food and wine and part of the adventure includes arrival via snowcat-pulled sleigh.
Toscanini Restaurant, located adjacent to the ice rink in the village, will now be open for lunch, après, dinner and late nights this ski season following a small renovation and menu updates to offer more variety including stone oven cooked pizzas and cured meats in addition to its Italian inspired menu. Toscanini received a 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the 14th straight year. Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, overlooking the outdoor ice rink, Toscanini earned a 2012 OpenTable Diner's Choice award for being kid-friendly. They were also awarded "Best Overall Customer Service Restaurant" for 2012 by the Vail Valley Chamber’s Platinum Service Program.

2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships: Dream It. Live It. Share It.
The world’s best ski racers will return to Beaver Creek and Vail Feb. 3-15, 2015 for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.  Showcasing athletes from over 70 nations, with a total of nearly 750 million worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500 members, the 2015 Championships will mark the third time the Vail Valley has hosted this prestigious international event, joining the 1989 and 1999 World Championships. The 2015 event will feature five men’s and five women’s individual races, along with the Nation’s Team event. Participants and guests will literally enjoy the best of both “Worlds” as Beaver Creek plays host to the lion’s share of the racing action while Vail will be Party Central.  The famed Birds of Prey course will host all of the men’s World Championships competitions, while a new racecourse to skier’s right of Birds of Prey will serve as the site of all ladies’ races. As part of the new construction, the Red Tail Finish Arena will also be expanded and enhanced, providing a spectator-friendly race viewing experience. The first true test for the women arrives in December of 2013, with Downhill and Super-G test events on this new track, one week after the traditional men’s Birds of Prey races.  Drawing upon the Vail Valley’s deep-rooted history in supporting ski racing, the 2015 Championships new tagline: Dream It. Live It. Share It. also conveys the intent to engage athletes, spectators and viewers in dreaming of the Championships as anyone who has a passion for the sport, an athlete charging for gold, or an up-and-comer whose hope is to qualify to compete.  Fans will live the event through whatever means they choose and share it with one another prior to, during and after the event. Visit: www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa:

Located in the heart of Beaver Creek, at one of Colorado’s most celebrated mountain resorts, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is a 190-room resort offering Beaver Creek’s premier ski-in, ski-out access. Beaver Creek Resort provides access to 146 runs on 1,805 acres of skiable terrain and lift tickets interchangeable at nearby Vail Ski Resort.
New this Season:Haute-Stuff:  Park Hyatt is launching “Haute Tub” service. Guests can reserve one of five dedicated, slopeside hot tubs for up to six people (in one hour increments) when opting for bottle service. Think Vegas-style, poolside cabana service –with the most enviable location in the Rockies. Soakers choose from a selection of Champagne or liquor, plus mixers, a dedicated waitress, a sampling of snacks including the property’s famous truffle popcorn, warmed towels and robes, and more. Bottle service starts at $300 per bottle.
Teen Cooking Classes: Parents traveling with teens know how hard it is to find anything that grabs their interest, other than their phones and, just maybe, The Food Network.  Which is why Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa and the culinary team from 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill are launching weekly, complimentary, teen focused cooking classes inspiring teens to trade texting for chopping.  Classes will include themes such as basic knife skills, gourmet pizza making, sushi rolling, cold weather “mocktails” and lessons on how to make barista style coffees at home.  

Fly Nonstop to Beaver Creek/ Vail
Getting to Beaver Creek is easy with three major airlines offering 10 non-stop flights to Eagle Airport (EGE) from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark and New York/Kennedy. With 13 daily flights and three additional weekend flights, the slopes are only a flight away. Once you land, you are only 30 minutes from your Beaver Creek vacation. For more information, visit www.flyvail.com.

Fly in Ski Free
The only thing better than flying non-stop to Vail or Beaver Creek is free skiing or riding the day you arrive. It's that simple! Fly In Ski Free by bringing your boarding pass and Vail Valley lodging confirmation to any Vail or Beaver Creek ticket window and ski out with a complimentary same-day lift ticket. Conveniently located just 30 minutes west of Beaver Creek, Eagle Airport (EGE) offers daily non-stop service from major U.S. cities via American, Delta and United.  Passengers on flights arriving from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Miami and Newark may be able to take advantage of this program. Valid Nov. 16, 2012 through April 14, 2013.Visit www.beavercreek.com/air or call 800-404-3535.

EpicMix Racing: Beaver Creek Guests Can See How They Stack up Against World Champion Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn and Share Their Results with Family and Friends
Beaver Creek is known for its world class ski racing, and what better way to be a part of it than to see how you compare to everyone from Lindsay Vonn to your friends and family. Vail Resorts announced the third generation of its wildly popular ski and snowboard application, EpicMix, which once it launches in Beaver Creek December 22, 2012, will provide skiers a new way to experience ski racing. With EpicMix Racing, skiers will automatically have their race times compared to ski racing great, Lindsey Vonn, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded based on achievement. Race times, digital medals, overall leaderboards and leaderboards with just family and friends will all be available on both the EpicMix website and mobile application. For more information visit EpicMix.com.

Switzerland is Now Epic: Vail + Verbier Join Forces
Following the recent partnership between Vail Resorts and Verbier, Switzerland, all 2012-2013 Epic Season Pass holders can now enjoy three days of free access to the Verbier ski resort, including Les 4 Vallées, the largest ski area in Switzerland, enhancing the already incredible value of Vail Resorts’ Epic Season Pass. In addition to unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at eight world-class resorts in the United States, Epic Pass holders will now have the opportunity to extend their winter to Europe and experience four additional premier mountain resorts including Verbier, as well as Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon, Switzerland.

The Environment
Beaver Creek Resort annually diverts nearly 500 tons of waste per year from the landfill. Additionally the resort recycles over 135,000 pounds of paper.  This saves nearly 1,200 trees and nearly 470,000 gallons of water from being used to produce paper.  This number continues to decrease each year due to Beaver Creek Resort’s Paperless Initiative.  Beaver Creek Resort annually diverts over 225,000 pounds of co-mingled recycling from the landfill.  This includes glass, plastic, and aluminum cans, and is the equivalent in weight to 27 full grown elephants.   Beaver Creek’s food waste diversion program diverted over 18 tons of food waste from the landfill in 2012.  The food waste was used by a local farmer as feed for livestock.  Beaver Creek also recycles items such as cardboard and scrap metal, and through these efforts was able to achieve over a 53 percent diversion rate last year.

Energy reduction is at the forefront of every aspect of Beaver Creek’s operations.  Over the past few years we have successfully surpassed our goal of reducing our energy consumption by 10 percent and we will continue implementing programs to reduce even more.  Beaver Creek has recently set a new goal, “Target 10”, to reduce our overall energy use by another 10 percent by 2020.  This continued commitment to reducing our impacts on the beautiful environment we live and play in is a great step forward for the resort, community, and our guests.
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Media Contacts:
Jen Brown, Senior Communications Manager, Beaver Creek Resort, jbrown@vailresorts.com, (970) 754-5292
Julia Littman, Communications Coordinator, Beaver Creek Resort , jlittman@vailresorts.com, (970) 754-5169
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