Beaver Creek’s Annual Oktoberfest Returns Sept. 3-4

23 August 2011

Beaver Creek, Colo., Aug. 23, 2011 – Foot stompin’ oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, and wunderbar wurst return to Beaver Creek for the annual Oktoberfest event Sept. 3-4 in Beaver Creek Village. Celebrate the final weekend of the summer and enjoy free live entertainment featuring Helmut Fricker and “Trachtenkappelle”, a visiting band from Beaver Creek’s sister resort, Lech Zurs, Austria. Also headlining the event each night is Queen Nation, a Queen tribute band.

The Oktoberfest Shuffle kicks off the morning of September 4 with a non-competitive 5 km or 10 km walk, hike or run of choice across a course on the scenic trails of Beaver Creek. Pre-register for the event for $35 or enter the day of the race for $40. Children 12 and under participate for free. All proceeds will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund. There will be a post party celebration following the event where all paid participants will receive a free beer, brat and ball cap.

Dress in your best Oktoberfest gear for the Bavarian Costume Contest on Saturday at 4 p.m. and kids can test their musical talents in the annual children’s alpenhorn contest on Sunday at 2 p.m. Get there early to sign up as spaces are limited.
Join the Oktoberfest celebration all weekend long in Beaver Creek with lodging packages starting from just $135 per person, per night.

For more information on Beaver Creek’s Oktoberfest, or to book lodging, please visit

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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