Summertime at Beaver Creek offers a mountain paradise escape from the heat and a chance to unwind in luxury with the whole family. With events ranging from the heart-pumping Tough Mudder obstacle run to the Wine & Spirits Festival to the weekly rodeos, visitors of all ages are sure to discover a variety of activities enjoyed in the outdoors. Our dedicated hiking center opens windows into the vast beauty of the Rocky Mountains from new, pristine perspectives and with our kids’ camps and fine dining, there is no lack of adventure, beauty or luxury for the entire family.
HappeningsBeaver Creek’s summer events calendar is packed with everything from concerts to culinary events and kids’ programming. View the latest schedule at www.beavercreek.com.
Blues, Brews & BBQ
Beaver Creek’s 10th annual Blues Brews and BBQ event kicks off summertime in the mountains Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27. Always a favorite, this event features both visiting chefs, as well as Vail Valley favorites to serve up delicious barbecue fare complemented by microbrews provided by a variety of local breweries. Sample your way around the plaza while listening to a full lineup of free blues concerts each day. Bring the whole family and kids’ can enjoy activities specially created for them. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Blues, Brews and BBQ, organizers will host a kickoff concert on Friday, May 24 at the Vilar Performing Arts Center with Big James and the Chicago Playboys. For tickets and more information, visit www.beavercreek.com.
Now in its third year, Tough Mudder, not for the faint of heart, returns to Beaver Creek June 15-16 and puts athletes of all levels to the ultimate test. Tough Mudder tests competitors’ all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With a completely new course design which will differ from the past two years, participants will tackle 21 grueling obstacles and 3,263 feet of elevation gain across 10 miles. Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder is recognized as the original and most difficult mud-run on the circuit and simply completing the course is grounds for bragging rights. More than 25,000 competitors, fans and spectators are expected for the event in Beaver Creek. For registration information and complete details visit www.toughmudder.com.
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Professional bike racing returns to Beaver Creek as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge descends upon the state Aug. 19-25, 2013. The event is a grueling seven-day bike race that winds through some of the most majestic and treacherous terrain Colorado and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. The pedaling begins in Aspen and hits eight other cities and towns along the way as bikers are scheduled to ascend and descend their way into Beaver Creek on day four of the race, Aug. 22. Stage 4 contenders will need to keep some leg and lung power reserves in the tank. The day’s stage to Beaver Creek from Steamboat Springs includes scenic roads winding their way at altitudes hovering around 8,000 feet, all before the final climb to the mountaintop finish in Beaver Creek. For more information visit www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com.
Wine & Spirits Festival
The 10thanniversary of this signature Beaver Creek summer event features something for both novices and aficionados with its educational yet fun wine and spirits seminars and events. Presenting a combination of world-renowned culinary talent and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival held Aug. 9-11 is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains. From a special Riedelwine glass seminar where you’ll discover how glassware reveals true wine flavor to pairing events, cooking demos, tastings and wine dinners which will leave attendees equipped with some great tricks of the trade, every appetite will be satisfied. The ever-popular Walk and Wine returns offering a guided hike with experts from the Beaver Creek Hiking Center followed by a gourmet lunch with paired wines. For a complete schedule of wine & Spirits events visit www.beavercreek.com.
Culinary Demo Series
Chefs from local restaurants provide complimentary culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 14. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends.
Nestled at 9,000 feet in 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, over 25 years later, Chef Bill Greenwood developed a menu revolving 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. Diners will enjoy locally sourced and raised meats butchered at the restaurant as well as produce from a new garden on-site at the cabin. Summertime guests to Beano’s arrive by horseback or shuttle.
SoundsThe hills come alive with the sounds of various musical performances and experiences. From the grand Vilar Center to the “lawn” at the base of the mountain, summer in Beaver Creek is a perfect setting for an assortment of musical experiences.
NEW Beaver Creek Music Experience
New this summer, Beaver Creek will host free outdoor concerts Wednesday nights throughout the summer. With Beaver Creek as the backdrop, various lively musicians and bands will perform weekly in locations that will vary throughout the resort in order to showcase the unique intimate alpine village. For more details on shows, please visit www.beavercreek.com.
Vilar Performing Arts Center
The Vilar Performing Arts Center, a beautiful, 500-seat theater in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, offers world class musical acts including Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins and many others this summer. For acts and show times please visit www.vilarpac.org.
FamilyBeaver Creek offers activities and entertainment for the whole family including scenic, expertly guided hikes to horseback riding, scenic lift rides, weekly rodeos, concerts, outdoor ice skating and more. Whether casting a line into gold medal waters and watching your children catch their first trout, meandering down a trail filled with wildflowers or relaxing poolside with your family, your experience promises to be memorable.
Beaver Creek is paradise for hikers offering miles of vast trails for all ages and every ability level. Whether you’re interested in taking a leisurely lift-served stroll across the mountain, or you prefer a rigorous climb up one of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks, the Beaver Creek Hiking Center has a knowledgeable staff of well- trained guides who share a passion for exploring the outdoors with everyone they meet. From scheduled daily and weekly hikes to private, guided treks, the staff is equipped with a wealth of knowledge about hiking the Rocky Mountains. These professional guides are available to take you on a journey through the beautiful wilderness at Beaver Creek and beyond. All hikes and tours include transportation, use of Salomon packs and boots, Leki hiking poles, rain gear, bottled water, Gatorade and Nature Valley granola bars. Picnic lunches are available upon request. The Hiking Center opens in mid-June and operates through the fall. Beaver Creek’s summer trail system is easily navigated with the help of summer trail maps, which highlight designated hiking and biking routes, also rated easy, moderate and more difficult, in relation to one another. Hikers have the option to participate with the Hiking Center or journey on their own.
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its twelfth season Thursday nights June 27 through Aug 15. A Beaver Creek tradition, the Rodeo Series is a favorite of kids and adults alike. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the covered bridge in Beaver Creek Village. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Experience the beauty of summer on horseback with Beaver Creek Stables. Operating on the mountain, guests can enjoy trails rides to Beaver Lake and romantic sunset dinner rides to Beano’s Cabin. The stables offer one- and two-hour horseback rides as well as three-hour picnic rides. Horseback rides are available for riders ages 7 and older and younger buckaroos may enjoy complimentary tame pony rides in the stable arena.
Beaver Creek Stables has added a youth horsemanship program and horseback riding lessons to their variety of horseback riding offerings. A fun-filled experience for kids ages 7+, the unique three-day horsemanship program (camp) includes a riding lesson, a trail ride, education on grooming, tacking, safety and other information and instruction on horses. Camp occurs Monday through Wednesday, except holidays, from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Lunch is provided and reservations are recommended. www.BeaverCreekStables.com
Fun in the SunGolf
With three majestic, award winning championship golf courses at Beaver Creek and Red Sky Ranch, the scenery and impeccably maintained greens offer a truly unforgettable game. Beaver Creek’s courses also are registered as "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries", which recognizes clubs for maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. The Beaver Creek Golf Club has been certified for eight years and the Red Sky Golf Club received certification during the spring of 2010.
Cast a line with Gore Creek Fly Fisherman while soaking in the valley’s majestic river views. With 30 years of experience and vast local fishing knowledge, you’re in good hands and poised to reel in a catch in any of the area’s numerous rivers including the Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork River, the Yampa River as well as high-country streams and lakes is second to none. Unparalleled accessibility to the best fishing anywhere with guides that will take your fly fishing experience to another level will turn this family fishing trip into an everlasting memory. Free clinics are offered if you’re new to fly fishing and want to test the waters.
High Mountain Adventure Tours
Explore Beaver Creek Mountain on a motorized vehicle tour, which provide a trip on designated routes across Beaver Creek Mountain during the summer months and feature a first-hand look at the mountain landscape that transforms from snowy slopes to hillsides covered in wildflowers under Colorado’s deep blue skies. The High Mountain Adventure Tours are a unique way to explore the natural environment high atop the mountain in a customized, canopied jeep that has elevated seating and offers views of the surrounding mountains. Guests 36 inches and taller can join one- or two-hour tours that depart from Spruce Saddle Restaurant. The two-hour tour also includes a picnic lunch option. Entertaining and knowledgeable guides highlight the natural and geological beauty of the area with an emphasis on fauna and flora as well as history. Pricing details and complete tour schedules are available at www.beavercreek.com.
Kids Day Camp
When school lets out for the summer, kids have time to explore the Colorado outdoors at Beaver Creek’s summer day camp. Kids ages 5-13 choose from three camp types. Discovery Camp, for ages 5-7, offers exciting summer adventures exploring the mountains of Beaver Creek and the surrounding area. Exploration includes visiting the resort’s teepee village, art, games, parks, panning for gold, and an abundance of other age-appropriate children's activities. Adventure Camp is for kids ages 8-13 and includes planned monthly activities designed to challenge this age group. Choose from mountain biking, hiking, paintball, kayaking, tubing on the river, rock climbing, and endless other adventures and interactive learning. Five Star Camp offers an opportunity for kids of similar age to be together and experience true Colorado activities such as rafting, 4x4 tours, rock climbing, Alpine Slide, horseback riding (8 and older), and more. Camp begins in June and lasts through Labor Day. Registration and more information will be available at www.beavercreek.com.
Other Village ActivitiesTry the bungee trampoline and catapult high into the sky at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, or test your putt putt golf skills on the scenic course conveniently located at the base of the Centennial Express chairlift. Open daily beginning Memorial Day weekend at 9 a.m. Or, show off your skills on the ice skating rink, open year round and located in the heard of Beaver Creek Village. For more information, visit www.beavercreek.com.
Tying the Knot
Competitive SpiritsBeaver Creek XTERRA
Beaver Creek XTERRA’s off road triathlon, July 20, includes a mile swim in Nottingham Lake in Avon, a mountain bike up and across Beaver Creek Mountain, gaining 2,000 vertical feet in the first five miles, plus a challenging run that climbs 1,300 vertical. The XTERRA is open to all ability levels with individual and team categories. There is also the free kids’ duathlon at Beaver Creek. Cheer on your favorite elite athletes or join them.
Beaver Creek Resort plays host to competitors of the rugged Gore-Tex TransRockies Run, a six-day, 115 mile stage trail run through the Colorado Rockies that ends in Beaver Creek on Aug. 18, Teams of two and 50 RUN3 solo runners, will take to the trails covering some of the most spectacular terrain in the world. The race is fully supported, including food, accommodations and on-course support for participants. Based upon the wildly successful GORE-TEX TransAlpine-Run in Europe, the TransRockies Run encompasses a multi-day, point-to-point format. The course traverses the heart of both the White River and San Isabel National Forests, and includes a mix of single track and forest road with nearly 25,000 feet of elevation gain – reaching altitudes of 12,000 feet. With $20,000 in prize money on the line, competition at the front of the pack is intense. For information and registration visit www.transrockies.com.
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