Beaver Creek offers the ultimate summertime getaway offering outdoor activities for the entire family, toe-tapping music festivals, luxury events and a host of unique happenings that will spoil you for anywhere else.
New Combination Lift for 2014-15 Season
As part of Beaver Creek’s ongoing effort to continually enhance the guest experience, a new high-speed, state-of-the-art combination lift is being installed this summer and will open in time for the 2014-15 ski season. The new Doppelmayr lift will boost uphill capacity by 35 percent for skiers and provide more ski time carrying up to 3,400 people per hour in a combination six-passenger chair and 10 person gondola cabin format. The new flexible, guest-oriented lift will allow skiers to have a choice of whether to ride in a gondola cabin or on a chair on one of the most utilized lifts on the mountain. This type of lift will be a significant benefit to beginner skiers and riders ski school, and kids, particularly those engaged in ski school lessons, as riding in the gondola cabins offers a much easier load and unloading experience. The lift will also greatly enhance the summertime access for events such as weddings and allow guests to select a cabin ride (great for little ones) or scenic chairlift ride.
New Executive Chef at Toscanini
Toscanini welcomes new Executive Chef Paul Wade who has created an entirely new traditional Italian style menu. Wade has cooked at The Four Seasons Maui, The Peaks in Telluride, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, The 10th at Vail, and Little Nell Hotel in Aspen. Toscanini is located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village and guests enjoy beautiful summer afternoons on the patio overlooking the outdoor ice skating rink. Toscanini received a 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the 15th straight year, for its wine list consisting of 100 percent Italian wines. Toscanini earned a 2012 OpenTable Diner's Choice award for being kid-friendly and they were also awarded "Best Overall Customer Service Restaurant" for 2012 by the Vail Valley Chamber’s Platinum Service Program. Chef Wade will begin serving his new menu offerings on May 23, 2014.
Beano’s Cabin Barrel Aged Cocktails
New this summer is Beano’s own Barrel Aged Cocktails. Multiple specialty cocktails will be available after each being barreled for over a month in Beano’s Cabin’s wine cellar. The Barrel Aged Cocktails will pair well with the fabulous and fresh food served on the delicious prix fixe menu. Whether you sip or savor the flavors, the restaurant continues to creatively harvest its own herbs and vegetables at its high elevation. Wander through the outdoor garden and look for the wild rhubarb that grows nearby; it’s a favorite on the dessert menu. Travel through the quaking Aspens and arrive at Beano’s via horseback ride for early seatings, take a tractor-pulled wagon ride as part of your western adventure or simply ride in the shuttle which returns all guests to the base after experiencing a palate pleasing dinner. Nestled at 9,000 feet on the flanks of Larkspur Bowl, Beano’s Cabin was one of the first mountainside fine dining restaurants to open in the western U.S. Chef Bill Greenwood has created a menu committed 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.
Beaver Creek German Auto Festival
German car enthusiasts will experience a full weekend of luxury car shows, test-drives, scenic drives, culinary experiences, the Wettbewerd der Eleganz (Concours d’ Elegance) and rallies in Beaver Creek for the German Auto Festival weekend Sept. 12-14, 2014. German automobile brands will be showcased in Beaver Creek Village to celebrate the engineering, design, quality, history and exclusivity of the German automobile. Visitors to Beaver Creek, German car club members and major German car brands will come together for three days to enjoy the resort’s stunning fall foliage and legendary attention to detail while experiencing the renowned German automobiles and lifestyle. For festival information, visit www.beavercreekautofest.com.
Rendezvous Music Festival
Rendezvous Music Festivalat Beaver Creek, presented by Be Live Events, is an intimate two-day fall music experience taking place Sept 19-20, 2014. This marks the first year of the full-scale event, which features performances by nationally known singer-songwriters. Centered in the heart of the Rockies, the festival features outdoor stages, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, intimate house concerts, and food and wine, amongst the breathtaking views of the Colorado Rockies. Combining musical performances in intimate crowds, along with the fall landscape makes the Rendezvous Music Festival unique and memorable to its attendees. Confirmed performers include Dawes, Jason Isbell, Patty Griffin, Wade Bowen, Paper Bird, Jackopierce, Andrew Ripp, Kylie Rae Harris and Michaelis. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.rendezvousbc.com. Tickets are on sale now.
2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
The clock is ticking down to February of 2015 as the world’s best ski racers descend on Beaver Creek and Vail for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Second only to the Olympics in scope and scale, the 2015 World Championships will feature athletes from over 70 nations, along with an international television audience of 750 million people. Guests will enjoy exciting events and activities on both mountains and throughout the villages. In addition to the competitions taking place in race arenas on certain days, the village celebrations are being designed to entertain and showcase all of the improvements and services that Vail Resorts and the community have been investing in for the past several years. Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the world’s return to Beaver Creek Feb. 2-15 for the 2015 World Championships. For more information or to book your lodging, visit www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.
Vail Resorts 2014-15 Ski and Snowboard Season Epic Pass Holders Can Now Ski and Ride Eleven U.S. Resorts, Niseko United in Japan, Verbier in Switzerland and 3 Vallees in France on Just One Epic Pass!
This springVail Resorts announced a new partnership with one of the most famous ski regions in the world for powder and hospitality, Niseko United in Japan along with a continued relationship with Verbier in Switzerland and 3 Vallees in France for the 2014-15 season. The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan for the 2014-15 winter season. The Epic Pass now includes five free consecutive ski days at Niseko, Japan along with up to five consecutive days each at Verbier in Switzerland and 3 Vallees, France when staying in resort lodging. The Epic Pass provides the greatest value in the industry paying for itself in just over five days of skiing and riding. For more information visit www.epicpass.com.
Summer Fun Activities
Beaver Creek is paradise for hikers offering 62.5 marked miles of scenic 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. 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 surroundings 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 June 14 and operates through the fall. Beaver Creek Resort’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 Beaver Creek Hiking Center or journey on their own.
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 nine years and the Red Sky Golf Club received certification during the spring of 2010. Beaver Creek Golf Club’s narrow and challenging fairways provide exceptional views of Beaver Creek Resort. Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club’s Fazio Course offers spectacular vista views of Vail’s Back Bowls and makes its way through open sage covered hills, aspen forests and around a highland lake. The Norman Course at Red Sky Ranch provides a wilderness golf experience as the skillfully designed course treasures the natural landscape and offers wider and longer fairways. Both of Red Sky’s courses are featured in America’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play and the Fazio course was ranked #45 in Golfweek’s 2014 Top Resort Courses in the Country. Visit www.beavercreek.com for more detail and Stay & Play packages.
Cast a line with Gore Creek Fly Fisherman while soaking in the valley’s magical river views. With 30 years of experience and expansive local fishing knowledge, you’re in good hands and poised to reel in a catch in any of the area’s numerous waterways including the Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork River, the Yampa River as well as high-country streams and lakes. Unparalleled accessibility to the best fishing anywhere with guides that will take your fly fishing experience to another level will turn a family or individual fishing trip into an everlasting memory. Half day and full day guided trips are available. Free casting clinics are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. starting Memorial Day weekend in Beaver Creek Village if you’re new to fly fishing and want to learn how to cast. Visit Gore Creek Fly Fisherman at Beaver Creek Sports in Beaver Creek Village for more information or call (970) 754-5400.
High Mountain Adventure Tours Jeep 4X4
Explore Beaver Creek mountain on a guided jeep ride during the summer and fall and enjoy 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 90 minute tours that depart from the Summer Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village. Private tours are available with a picnic lunch option as well. Entertaining and knowledgeable guides highlight the natural and geological beauty of the area with an emphasis on fauna, flora and area 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 (7 and older), and more. Camp takes place Monday through Friday and begins in June and lasts through Labor Day. Registration and more information will be available at www.beavercreek.com.
Summer Chairlift Rides
New this summer, Beaver Creek is featuring scenic lift rides starting July 1 on the Strawberry Park Express Lift (chair #12). Summer guests can enjoy lunch at Mamie’s Mountain Grill, located at the top of Bachelor Gulch and offering gorgeous views of McCoy Park. The new location is predicated upon the replacement of the resort’s Centennial Express Lift, which next season will be a combination six passenger chair and 10 passenger gondola. This exciting adventure will highlight a part of the mountain typically not visited in the summer months.
Summer bike enthusiasts can enjoy cross country mountain biking on designated trails across Beaver Creek Resort for the summer of 2014. This year there will be no chairlift bike hauls permitted as the customary trails used will not be accessible due to the replacement of Centennial Express Lift. Guests can learn more about designated bike routes and pick up a trial map at the Summer Adventure Center. Bike rentals will be available from Beaver Creek Sports, including cruiser bikes to ride on the bike path and in Avon.
Other Village Activities
Try the bungee trampoline and catapult high into the sky, climb as high as you can on the outdoor rock climbing wall or test your putt putt golf skills on the scenic course conveniently located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. This trio of activities will open daily beginning Memorial Day weekend. Summertime ice skating outdoors takes place in the evenings at the Beaver Creek Ice Skating Rink located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village.
Beaver 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.
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its 13th season Thursday nights June 26 through Aug 14. 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 early evening 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. Visit www.beavercreekstables.com for more information.
Movies Under the Stars
Free family-friendly movies will play on the back lawn behind Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer as the sun sets across the valley. Lay down your blankets and set up your chairs for a fun evening outside under the stars. Some of your favorite kid-friendly movies will play this summer such as Frozen, Despicable Me 2, The Lego Movie and Happy Feet 2. For a full schedule and movie listings visit www.beavercreek.com. Concessions are available on site.
Summer Cookie Time brings out the kid in all of us. Enjoy warm chocolate chip cookies baked daily, served by chefs each day at 3 p.m. in Beaver Creek Village at the Beaver Creek Ice Rink through Aug. 29. 500,000 cookies are served annually. This unique offering has become a family tradition in summer and winter after a day of fun day with family and friends.
Wine and Dine
Beaver Creek’s culinary scene offers something to satisfy every palate with unique barbecue events to culinary demonstrations and the annual Wine & Spirits festival.
Blues, Brews & BBQ
Beaver Creek’s 11th annual Blues Brews and BBQ event kicks off summertime in the mountains Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26. 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. Grammy Award winner Charlie Musselwhite, New Orleans energetic blues, funk and rock artist Mia Borders and the winners of the 2010 Colorado Blues Society International Blues Competition based out of Denver, Erik Boa & The Constrictors will all perform on Saturday and Sunday during the weekend. Kids’ will enjoy activities specially created for them in the Kids’ Zone. For tickets and more information, visit www.beavercreek.com/bbb.
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.
Wine & Spirits Festival
The 11th anniversary 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. 8-10 is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains. From special wine seminars where you’ll discover 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.
The hills come alive with the sounds of various musical performances and experiences. From the grand Vilar Performing Arts Center to the “lawn” at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, summer in Beaver Creek is a perfect setting for an assortment of musical experiences.
Beaver Creek Music Experience
Beaver Creek will host free outdoor concerts Wednesday nights throughout the summer. With Beaver Creek Mountain 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 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Trace Adkins, Lisa Lampanelli and many others this summer. For acts and show times please visit www.vilarpac.org.
Beaver Creek XTERRA
Beaver Creek XTERRA’s off-road triathlon, July 19, includes a mile swim in Nottingham Lake in Avon, a mountain bike race up and across Beaver Creek Resort, 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’ sprint at Beaver Creek. Register online at www.xterraplanet.com.
Beaver Creek Resort plays host to competitors of the rugged TransRockies Run, a six-day, 120-mile stage trail run through the Colorado Rockies that ends in Beaver Creek on Aug. 17. Teams of two and 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.
Non-stop Flights to Eagle Airport
Non-stop flights to Eagle Airport (EGE) from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and Denver make escaping to Beaver Creek this summer that much easier. American Airlines will have a daily non-stop flight from Dallas/Ft. Worth June 11 through September 30 with additional service on Saturdays from June 14 through August 16. United Airlines will operate non-stop service from Houston three days a week on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays to Eagle Airport and from Eagle Airport to Houston on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, June 26 through August 18. United Express also offers 1-2 daily non-stop flights from Denver year-round to Eagle Airport. Eagle Airport is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Beaver Creek Resort with Colorado Mountain Express shuttle service available or rental car options from Avis, Budget, Dollar and Hertz. Visit www.flyvail.com to book.