Beaver Creek Resort is the number one luxury family resort in the world. From a new mountaintop family adventure area to the long-standing tradition of warm chocolate chip cookies served at 3 p.m., Beaver Creek provides legendary attention to detail, rarefied experiences and believes in being perpetual hosts. Savor the best of Beaver Creek through its signature experiences like an open sleigh-ride to Beano’s Cabin for an elegant dinner or to Allie’s Cabin for Allie’s Family Dinners. It is a resort built on traditions. Traditions that keep families coming back year-after-year and welcome families visiting for the first time. A sophisticated family experience, Beaver Creek’s intimate alpine village located at the base of the mountain provides a seamless experience, and the perfect place to warm up by the fire after a day on the slopes.

NEW 2017-18: Beaver Creek’s Red Buffalo Park Experience: Adventure. Family. Learning.
To improve the experience for beginner and intermediate skiers and further establish Beaver Creek as the World’s best luxury resort for families, Beaver Creek Resort is debuting a new 200-acre family learning area accessed by a new high-speed lift. Red Buffalo Park, located at the mountain’s highest elevation, 11,440 feet, provides 13 trails designated as a family adventure zone and features family-friendly amenities such as snow sculptures throughout the park, Kids Adventure Zones and a dedicated Ski School Skills Zone. Guests enrolled in Beaver Creek Ski School will have exclusive access to the Cookie Cabin, a mountaintop refuge serving up Beaver Creek’s famed, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies all-day long. At the heart of the experience, the new Red Buffalo Express Lift (#5), a high-speed quad, allows for easier access to the dedicated beginner terrain while decreasing lift lines and providing a shorter, 4.3-minute ride to the top of the mountain.
Red Buffalo Express
Formerly known as the Drink of Water Lift (#5), a two-person fixed grip, Beaver Creek Resort will debut Red Buffalo Express (#5), a new high-speed quad during the 2017-2018 winter season. The new Red Buffalo Express will be named after the signature, beginner Red Buffalo trail, which provides incredible views of the Gore Range and is named after two signature peaks of the Gore Range, the Red peak and Buffalo peak. The new lift will reduce ride time by 50 percent, from 8.6 minutes to 4.3 minutes, and will increase uphill capacity by 75 percent. With the upgrade, all primary lifts on Beaver Creek will be high-speed, and will provide unprecedented access to the amazing beginner and intermediate terrain at the top of Beaver Creek.
Signature Experiences
Beaver Creek’s Signature Experiences invites guests to partake in an entirely higher threshold of quality and service—exclusive Beaver Creek experiences guests can only have here. These offerings exemplifies Beaver Creek’s legendary attention to detail, each moment designed to go above and beyond the expected by thoughtfully perfecting each detail in the superior guest experience. Simply put, these signature offerings are defined by being “can’t miss” experiences that guests want to have over and over again, cementing them as traditions of their own.
First Tracks
First Tracks provides a sophisticated take on a classic idea of being the first person on the mountain. Cherish unrivaled scenic beauty at sunrise, delight over premier access to flawless snow surface conditions, and savor a five-star gourmet breakfast on the mountain at the exclusive Allie’s Cabin on the mountain. Guests board the Centennial Express Lift at 7:30 a.m., enjoy a private, guided tour of the mountain’s flawlessly curated slopes and relax over breakfast – all before the resort opens for the day. First Tracks are offered on select dates throughout winter.


White Carpet Club
Beaver Creek’s White Carpet Club – the exclusive, private retreat within the heart of Beaver Creek Village – welcomes resort guests to join for the duration of a vacation. Located steps from the escalator leading to Centennial Express Lift, the White Carpet Club hosts spacious lockers for storing apparel and accessories; boot dryers; a continental service island offering coffees, teas, cocoa, and decadent morsels; private restroom facilities and an intimate lounge adorned with soft, cozy seating. The dedicated on-site concierge offers instant assistance with lift ticket and pass purchases, as well as dinner and activity guidance and reservations. Priority access to SaddleRidge Restaurant – renowned for ski-in fine dining during lunch and dinner – is also a distinct benefit. Privileges such as preferred parking and slope-side equipment check lavish guests with a seamless, tranquil vacation experience.  White Carpet Club members enjoy the advantage of additional convenience, the luxury of dedicated guest service, and the perfect balance between access and escape.
Allie’s Cabin Family Dinners via Open Sleigh
Allie’s Cabin Family Dinners welcome guests to savor gourmet fare catered exclusively to children and families. Guests are whisked from the Beaver Creek Village to the cabin via an open-air sleigh, welcomed with warm, cozy lodge slippers and treated to a three-course buffet dinner – complete with kids’ favorites. Families dine aside the glowing floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace; enjoy sweeping views of the Beaver Creek Village below, as well as time together in the intimate space of one of Beaver Creek’s three private on-mountain restaurants. Traditionally renowned for an atmosphere of rustic, intimate elegance, reputed five-course wine dinners, and White Glove First Tracks gourmet breakfasts, Allie’s Cabin pours forth a refined, yet family-centric, theme for its new Family Dinners – to be cherished by kids and kids at heart. Twice per week during the winter.
 
 
 
Allie’s Cabin Featured Wine Dinners
Allie’s Cabin, one of Beaver Creeks’ three famed private, on-mountain fine dining cabins, welcomes guests for Featured Wine Dinners with a celebrated collection of wineries, accompanied by a stunning fireworks display over Beaver Creek Village. Guests arrive via open-air sleigh for a gourmet culinary experience in the cozy cabin. While savoring exquisite food and wine pairings, guests enjoy a warm fireplace and sweeping views of the Beaver Creek Village, illuminated by Thursday Night Lights Fireworks. Classic contemporary regional fare offers the perfect pairing for the featured wines of the evening.
 
Culinary Adventures found only at Beaver Creek
Artisan Chocolates Found Only at Beaver Creek Candy Cabin
The Beaver Creek Candy Cabin gained fast fame among guests when it opened its doors during winter 2014-2015. Located at the top of Strawberry Park Express and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express lifts, the Cabin’s vintage candy store design of yesteryear invites kids and kids-at-heart to explore myriad palate-pleasing sweets – and to discover artisan craft chocolates found exclusively at the Candy Cabin. Created locally by a fifth-generation chocolatier, each dark or milk chocolate bar is presented in a custom Beaver Creek gold box. Individual chocolate snowflakes, snowmen or ski boots also offer a smooth, sweet treat. Other popular selections include bulk candy sold by the pound and classic Pepsi products made with real cane sugar. It’s the sweetest place at 9840’.
 
Gourmet Lunch at SaddleRidge
Found only on the slopes of Beaver Creek, the ski-in SaddleRidge Restaurant is renowned for a gourmet lunch set among one of the largest, private collections of American Western artifacts and art in the United States outside of a museum.  Upon arrival, guests slip into soft, cozy slippers, luxuriate within the dining room’s rustic, elegant grandeur, and savor gourmet lunch options such as elk Carpaccio, grilled venison tacos and pan seared Idaho ruby trout.  Executive Chef Adam J. Roth creates an approachable menu with selections ranging from signature wild game, succulent seafood, and seasonal fare; with more than 450 worldly wines and Champagnes from which to choose, guests are invited to find the perfect pairing.  Guests are invited to access the restaurant via both the slopes and via Beaver Creek’s complimentary dial-a-ride shuttle service.

Après at Toscanini Umbrella Bar
Sit back and experience après the Beaver Creek way at the new Toscanini Umbrella Bar open daily from 3-9pm. Savor a steaming gourmet hot cocoa, Italian wine and select beers while enjoying ice skaters twirling around the ice rink. Take a seat at the outdoor bar & order a small bite, or cozy up on the fireside couches with the family.
 
Beaver Creek is the Ivy League of Ski Schools
Family Private
Augment family time and hone skills together with a Family Private Lesson. Up to six family members can share in each other’s learnings with a Beaver Creek private instructor, who will fine-tune skills, help explore the mountain with expedited lift access and share local knowledge. A family of similar ski ability is recommended to maximize the effectiveness of this lesson; instruction will take place on terrain aligned with the lowest level skier in the group. Ski instruction only.
Private Mountain Guide
Allow Beaver Creek’s Private Mountain Guide show up to six friends all that Beaver Creek has to offer. Beaver Creek’s professional guide will provide helpful tips, expedited lift access and show terrain and runs never seen before. A Private Mountain Guide is the perfect way to get an inside look at Beaver Creek whether it’s the first time or 50th time visiting. Available for level 5 and above.
 
Beaver Creek’s Signature Events
14th Annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition
Set for Opening Day, Nov. 22, 2017, Beaver Creek hosts one of the most-anticipated traditions – the 14th Annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition – during which, five carefully-vetted finalists serve their signature recipes throughout the Beaver Creek Village. Tasting and judging begins at 2 p.m. in the Beaver Creek Village, during which 5,000 gourmet chocolate chip cookies will be served in one hour. Chocolate chip cookies are Beaver Creek’s perennial tradition and in addition to the annual competition, the resort serves warm, freshly-baked, gourmet chocolate chip cookies daily at 3 p.m. – known as Cookie Time – during which time, chefs stroll throughout the Beaver Creek Village donning silver platters of the signature treats, offered to all guests and passersby.
Opening Day - November 22, 2017
Beaver Creek opens for the season at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 22. Enjoy music, giveaways, complimentary hot cocoa, and, of course, the first turns of the season.
37th Annual Tree Lighting - November 25, 2017
The 37th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony signifies the kickoff of another great ski season and the beginning of the holiday season at Beaver Creek. Featuring a holiday poetry contest, ice skating show, and performances by various groups from all over Colorado. The Tree Lighting Ceremony always is a Beaver Creek favorite. Santa himself will drop in for a visit, and the evening closes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Village. 
Santa’s Workshop - November 24, 2017
Santa’s Workshop is an enchanted holiday experience for kids and families. Children of all ages will delight in making Christmas gifts for the whole family, decorating holiday cookies and taking photos with Santa! Santa’s elves will be on hand to help with crafting and photos. Parents, please bring cameras. Santa’s Workshop is located in Gerald R. Ford Hall. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap. Sponsored by the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa.
Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend
Set at the base of world-class slopes and scheduled for Jan. 18 – 21, 2018, Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend offers interactive cooking demonstrations, innovative wine and spirits events, gourmet wine pairing dinners and endless hours of phenomenal skiing. Featuring world-renowned guest chefs working alongside outstanding Beaver Creek culinary talent, guests work up an appetite exploring the mountain and enjoying a wine-paired lunch during the Snowshoe & Gourmet Lunch or enjoy the afternoon Après-Ski Burgers & Beers around the Beaver Creek Ice Rink. The popular Ski.Eat.Ski event returns to give skiers the opportunity to tackle the mountain—and then relax into a luxurious lunch. Don’t miss a minute of this fantastic, food-centric weekend—or a single run.


Vilar Performing Arts Center Presents World-Class Artists   
From ballet and modern dance, Broadway performances and comedy to film, concerts and performing artists for children, the Vilar Performing Arts Center hosts some of the world’s most renowned artists throughout the year.  Nestled in the Beaver Creek Village at the base of the mountain’s World Cup ski slopes, VPAC offers guests perhaps the rarest opportunity to enjoy world-class performers within its peerless setting. The intimate and inviting performance space was designed to exacting specifications to create perfect acoustics and unobstructed views from every seat. Littman's Kunstler Theater in Munich provided inspiration for the wood-paneled columns, walls and ceilings that are combined with the curved horseshoe seating layout also found in many traditional European halls.   
The Vilar Performing Arts Center Celebrates 20 Years!
During the ‘17-‘18 winter season the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) will be observing its 20th anniversary. In celebration of the milestone, the theater has recently undergone immense facility improvements including a full remodel of its theater seating and flooring with additional enhancements to its cutting edge sound and lighting systems. Further facility remodels include a new, state of the art stage floor which supports heavy production equipment from national Broadway tours yet will be ideal for the most delicate of ballets.  Throughout the 20th anniversary winter season the theater will host a wide variety and the highest caliber of performances seen to date.  Finally, for the performing arts enthusiasts, in celebration of the 20th year the VPAC will unveil a new donor level named the Platinum Club which includes one’s very own, brand new, named box seats.
 
Easy Access from Eagle Airport (EGE)
Eagle County Regional Airport provides non-stop flights from 13 major markets in the winter, and 3 in the summer, which makes getting to Vail and Beaver Creek easy no matter when you visit. One-stop connections are available from over 250 cities worldwide, making EGE the number one choice for frequent visitors to Vail and Beaver Creek. This winter season, Eagle Airport will be serviced by Air Canada, American, Delta and United from markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York/JFK, Newark, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco,  Toronto and Washington DC. Eagle County Regional Airport is located just 30 minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek.  For more information and current flight schedules visit www.flyvail.com
 
EpicMix
Get more out of the time on-mountain with EpicMix, which provides exclusive access to real-time lift line wait times and personalized on-mountain activity including vertical feet, photos, race times, Ski & Snowboard School progress and more. EpicMix is a free app and is available to all guests exploring Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton.

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