Summer 2018 News & Story Ideas

Beaver Creek Resort is the number one luxury family resort in the world. From mountaintop family adventure 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 scenic chairlift rides, 50 miles of mountain bike and 62 miles of hiking trails, 4x4 tours, horseback riding, fly-fishing, golfing, tennis, famous rodeos, live music, fine dining, culinary and family-friendly festivals. 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 reenergizes visitors’ inner child to explore a combination of adventure and enjoyment.

Beaver Creek Summer Adventure Center is the Gateway to Family Fun and Unique Experiences
Located in the heart of the Beaver Creek Village, the Beaver Creek Summer Adventure Center beckons guests to enjoy a Colorado mountain vacation of family outdoor fun.  As the portal to all summer fun, the Beaver Creek Adventure Center offers activity recommendations, hike, bike, and fly fishing guided tours, food and wine excursions, family activities, equipment rentals, tickets, packages, and more. 
  • The Kids’ Action Pass offers a variety of close-by recreation on Beaver Creek’s expansive lawn – such as the Bungee Trampoline, Gem Panning, Climbing Wall, and Miniature Golf.
 
  • Hiking Beaver Creek is an adventure of the senses, and professional guides offer guests an insider’s tour of unrivaled scenery - from Lift & Lunch packages and serene nature tours to decadent wine and cheese excursions.
     
  • From lift-served beginner rides and cruises through enchanting neighborhoods to thrilling cross country adventures and expert descents, guests of all ability levels are invited to access to 50 miles of mountain biking at Beaver Creek.  The ease and convenience of the Summer Adventure Center offers bike and helmet rental equipment, guides, lift ticket sales and more.
 
  • No visit to Beaver Creek is complete without a mountaintop glimpse of the surrounding peaks.  Beaver Creek’s Chairlift Ride & Lunch package invites guests to ascend the state-of-the-art Centennial Express Gondola to Spruce Saddle Lodge, which presides over Beaver Creek to offer guests its perennial view of the Gore Mountain Range.
Summer 2018 Operating Dates, Hours and Rates
Centennial Express Lift, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Open Daily: June 16 – September 3
  • Open Weekends Only: June 9–10, September 8–30
Lift tickets are available at the Beaver Creek Summer Adventure Center, open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily, located at the top of the second set of escalators in Beaver Creek Village. For more information call (970) 754-4636. Lift access for children ages four and younger is complimentary and must visit the Summer Adventure Center for tickets.
  • Adult One Day Ticket $39
  • Child 5 through 12 lift ticket $18
  • Adult Lift and Lunch $49
  • Child Lift and Lunch $28
  • Adult Lift and Bike Haul $45
  • Child Lift and Bike Haul $24
  • Adult Lift, Bike Haul and Lunch $55
  • Child Lift, Bike Haul and Lunch $34
Unmatched Summer Day Camps for Kids
Beaver Creek Kids’ Day Camp offers kids ages 5 to 12 a full day of fun in the mountains with outdoor adventures designed specifically to explore, educate and entertain campers all summer long. Children ages five through seven participate in face painting, pony rides, panning for gold, sports and martial arts. Kids ages 8 to 12 experience a schedule of challenging activities led by counselors and guides with activities such as canoeing, archery, kayaking, swimming and hiking. The Five Star program features rafting, 4x4 tours, alpine slide, rock climbing, horseback riding and swimming for ages five through 12.  For reservations, please visit BeaverCreek.com or dial 970.754.5464.

Explore Beaver Creek on Horseback
Explore Beaver Creek via horseback with Beaver Creek Stables, which offers one- and two-hour trail rides, as well as three-hour picnic rides and scenic rides to Beaver Lake. Guests ages seven and older are invited to participate. Reservations are recommended and can be made by dialing 970.845.7770.

Find Gold Medal Water
Fly fishing enthusiasts often wait a lifetime to find waters as fine as those surrounding Beaver Creek. Distant high country streams feed into to Gore Creek, the Eagle River, the Colorado River, and the Roaring Fork for some of the best fly fishing in the world – all of which are situated within an 80-mile radius. Experts at Beaver Creek and Gore Creek Fly Fisherman partner to present guided trips and local expertise which reveal the best of Colorado’s waters.  For additional information and reservations, please visit www.gorecreekflyfisherman.com  or call (970) 754-5430.

Cozy Up to Big Name Artists at the VPAC
The Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) in Beaver Creek is an intimate 530-seat theater inspired by the Littman’s Kunstler Theater in Munich, is a facility of unparalleled grandeur, breathtaking architectural design with the highest quality finish work and acoustics available. A year-round schedule of theater, music, comedy, dance and family performances grace Beaver Creek and its guests with renowned performers on par with programming at sophisticated venues in the largest, most cosmopolitan cities around the world. The intimate performance space of the VPAC was designed to exacting specifications to create perfect acoustics and unobstructed views from every seat. The summer lineup will include world famous artists including Grammy Award Winner Chris Botti, Amos Lee, The Psychedelic Furs, Tower of Power and country star’s Dwight Yoakam and Josh Turner, to name just a few. The full season lineup can be seen at www.vilarpac.org.

Find Culinary Excellence throughout Summer
12th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival
Combining Beaver Creek’s renowned culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is an ode to the resort’s distinguished echelon of executive chefs, penchant for culinary mastery and enjoyment of superb cuisine among the rustic elegance of the Rocky Mountains. Guests are invited to enjoy a full weekend of events throughout the resort – such as the Walk & Wine on Beaver Creek Mountain, pairing seminars, wine dinners and the Grand Tasting. For all event information and ticket purchases, please visit www.beavercreek.com/wine.

Beano’s Cabin
Nestled at 9,000 feet on the flanks of Larkspur Bowl, Beano’s Cabin features a truly unique dining experience Wednesday through Saturday evenings during summer. Guests choose to arrive by horseback, wagon or shuttle and are greeted by the unmistakable natural beauty of the cabin’s surrounding peaks, wildflower-specked meadows and refined mountain grandeur. Beano’s Cabin is known for its eco-friendly production techniques, creative flavors, fresh herbs and vegetables (many of which are grown on-site), and vast selection of rare wines.  For Beano’s Cabin reservations, please visit BeaverCreek.com or dial 970.754.3463.

Savor Beano’s Cabin Wine & Cheese Pairing with the Beaver Creek Wine Excursions
On select Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays throughout summer, Beaver Creek’s one-of-a-kind Wine Excursions invite guests to enjoy a scenic hike or 4x4 Adventure Tour which lead to a gourmet wine and cheese pairing at Beano’s Cabin.  Guests depart the Summer Adventure Center in the Beaver Creek Village to embark upon a leisurely scenic hike or afternoon jeep tour of the mountain.  Both options offer stunning scenic views, as well as guided narration of the region’s indigenous flora, native fauna and surrounding Rocky Mountain peaks.  The Summer Adventure Center offers guests use of high-performance hiking boots and trekking poles, while 4x4 adventurers enjoy state-of-the-art escorted navigation throughout the tour. 
Following a hike or 4x4 adventure, Wine Excursion guests are treated to a flight of select wines to be savored with gourmet charcuterie boards of assorted Colorado cheeses, cured meats, honeycomb, artisan breads, and flavored oils. Guests are guided through the tasting by Beano’s Cabin staff, and each delectable pairing is enjoyed amidst the rustic elegance and mountainous surroundings found only at Beano’s Cabin. For reservations, please call the Summer Adventure Center at (970) 754-4636 or visit the Summer Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village.

Toscanini Umbrella Bar
For a delicious treat, stop by for a glass of wine or frosty craft beer at the European-inspired Umbrella Bar at Toscanini, new this year to Beaver Creek. This festive umbrella bar creates the ideal atmosphere for relaxation and taking in the action of the ice rink located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. Don’t pass up the opportunity to ice skate in the summer sun!

The World’s Most Luxurious Mountain Golf Courses
Beaver Creek offers member and guest play on three championship golf courses at Beaver Creek Golf Club and Red Sky Golf Club. Each course is Audubon Sanctuary Certified.  For details on Stay & Play deals at both courses visit BeaverCreek.com.

Beaver Creek Golf Club
Beaver Creek Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is one of the longest established golf experiences in the Vail Valley and is famously known for its narrow and challenging fairways, as well as unrivaled scenic beauty and direct views of Beaver Creek Resort.  The course is exclusively available to Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead lodging guests.

Red Sky Golf Club
The majestic Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club is home to two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Both Red Sky courses are featured annually in America’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play and harness the sweeping grandeur of the dramatic Colorado Rockies. For tee times, please visit BeaverCreek.com. 

Red Sky Golf Club is an exclusive golf facility designed as a private membership club with limited access offered to guests staying at Vail Resorts' family of destination lodges and other select hotels. Tom Fazio and Greg Norman have each sculpted a championship, 18-hole course that weaves through 800 acres of historic ranchlands filled with sage, aspen groves and spectacular mountain vistas. Part of the Red Sky Ranch luxury community, Red Sky Golf Club features two Clubhouses, Silver Sage Restaurant, two driving ranges and the Red Sky Golf Academy.  Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club is located 25 minutes west of Vail, 20 minutes from the Vail/Eagle County airport, and 15 minutes from the base of Beaver Creek Resort.   For more information on the Red Sky Golf Club, please visit RedSkyGolfClub.com or dial 970.754.8400. For information about the residential community of Red Sky Ranch and real estate opportunities, please visit RedSkyRanch.com.

Stay & Play Golf Packages
Stay in Beaver Creek for your summer golf getaway and gain access to two of Colorado's top golf courses at Red Sky Golf Club with our Stay and Play Golf Package. Red Sky Golf Club features two of the most acclaimed courses in Colorado designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Boasting majestic views in every direction, Red Sky Golf Club is truly a golfer's paradise. Save up to an additional 10% off our best available lodging rates in Beaver Creek with this Stay and Play Package. Stay and Play rates include lodging and greens fees
Early Season May 11 - June 7, 2018 (opening date is weather dependent)
Peak Season June 8 - September 9, 2018
Late Season September 10 - October 7, 2018 (closing date is weather dependent. For reservations, please visit our website or call 877.204.7883.

Easy Access from Eagle Airport (EGE)
Eagle County Regional Airport provides non-stop flights from 14 major markets in the winter, and 2 year-round, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Denver, which makes getting to Vail and Beaver Creek super 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, and 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
 
Media Contacts
Sally Gunter, 970.754.5292, sgunter@vailresorts.com
Stacie Mesuda, 970.754.5169, samesuda@vailresorts.com

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