Beaver Creek Begins Daily Summer Operations June 16

19 June 2012
Beaver Creek, Colo. June 15, 2012 – Summer time fun at Beaver Creek heats upthis weekend as the Centennial Express Liftopens for daily summer operations tomorrow offering access to scenic chairlift rides, lift-served mountain biking, hiking and a barbecue lunch at Spruce Saddle. Beaver Creek is the perfect setting for outdoor adventures providing a variety of activities and events for the whole family seven days a week, on and off the mountain.

Daily scenic lift rides on the Centennial Express Chairlift (#6) will take place June 16 through Sept. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather-permitting. Weekend operations will resume Sept. 8-30.  Lift tickets are required to ride the chairlift during the summer and up to three kids 12 and under ride for free with a paying adult.2012-2013 season pass holders receive unlimited, free scenic access to the Centennial Express Lift. At the top of the Centennial Express Lift, Spruce Saddle Restaurant features spectacular views while serving up delicious fare between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Purchase a combined lift and lunch package for $30 and receive a $15 voucher valid towards lunch at Spruce Saddle. Other summer lift ticket pricing is as follows.
Adult (ages 13-64) scenic lift ride: $25
Senior (age 65+) scenic lift ride: $20
Additional Child: $18. [Up to three kids 12 and under ride for free with a paying adult.]
Adult scenic ride and bike haul: $30
Senior ride with bike haul: $25
Child ride with bike haul: $23
Summer Scenic Ride Pass: $79
Beaver Creek Kids Day Camp is open daily now through Labor Day offering kids 5 to13 an array of suitable outdoor adventures designed specifically to explore, educate and entertain campers all summer long. Children ages 5 to 7 participate in face painting, pony rides, panning for gold, sports and martial arts. Kids ages 8 to 13 experience a changing schedule of challenging activities led by counselors and guides with activities including canoeing, archery, kayaking, swimming and hiking. The Five Star program features rafting, jeep tours, alpine slide, rock climbing, horseback riding and swimming for 5 to 13-year-olds.  For more information go to or call (970) 754-5464 to make a reservation.
The Beaver Creek Hiking Center is open each day now through Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With over 50 years of combined hiking experience on staff, the professional guides share their passion and appreciation for the Colorado Rockies with guests of all ages and experiences. Take a complimentary hike with the family from the Summer Adventure Center, enjoy an introduction to the mountain on the Beaver Creek Mountain Hike, or spend an afternoon conquering a Colorado 14er. All hikes and tours include transportation, a professional guide, use of Salomon packs and boots, Leki hiking poles, rain gear, drinks and Nature Valley granola bars. Additional equipment, including child-carrying backpacks, is available to rent. Private tours are also available with a reservation. For further information and for a schedule of hiking tours contact the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, located in the Summer Adventure Center, at (970) 754-5200.
In addition to hiking, the Beaver Creek Hiking Center also offers private guided mountain biking tours geared towards beginners and intermediates. Guests also can explore the mountain on their own by purchasing a lift and bike haul ticket.
The Beaver Creek Tennis Center, located adjacent to the Highlands Lodge in Beaver Creek Village, is open through Oct. 7. The facility features five Har-Tu clay courts and two hard courts as well as a complete pro shop that specializes in men’s and women’s tennis racquets, attire and accessories.
Beaver Creek features member and guest play on three championship golf courses at Beaver Creek Golf Club and Red Sky Ranch. All three courses are Audubon Sanctuary Certified.  For details on Stay & Play deals at both courses visit
High Mountain 4X4 Adventure Tours provide a unique way to explore the geological beauty of the area and learn more about flora, fauna and wildflowers, while taking in the area’s amazing views via motorized vehicle. One hour tours depart from Spruce Saddle at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Tours are $30 per person or purchase a Tour and Lift package or a Tour and Lunch package for $40. The Tour, Lift and Lunch package is $50 per person.
Nestled at 9,000 feet on the flanks of Larkspur Bowl, Beano’s Cabin features a truly unique dining experience. Guests can arrive by horseback for early reservations, tractor-pulled wagon or shuttle. Chef Bill 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. Diners will enjoy Beausoleil Oysters sustainably farmed off the coast of Nova Scotia, Fee Raised (cruelty-free) veal products from Strauss, TenderBelly Pork Products utilizing heritage-bred free range pigs, and Kona Kampachi raised in pens off the Kona Coast of Hawaii. This summer chef has procured a garden and is butchering on site to create sausage and cure and smoke salmon in house. For reservations call 970-754-3463.
For more information about the activities and events offered at Beaver Creek this summer visit or call the Summer Adventure Center at (970) 754-5200 or the Beaver Creek Information Center at (970) 754-4636.
Media Contacts:
Jen Brown,, (970) 754-5292
Julia Littman,, (970) 754-5169


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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood 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 hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. 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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