Beaver Creek Lights in the New Year with Torches, Glow Sticks and Fireworks

26 December 2012
Beaver Creek, Colo., Dec. 26, 2012 –Beaver Creek celebrates in style to welcome in the New Year with a series of events hosted throughout the afternoon and evening on Dec. 31st including a concert, glow stick and Torchlight ski-down, fireworks display and Family Carnival to take families into 2013.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the glow stick ski-down and registration will start at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15 at the Beaver Creek Children’s Ski School, located at the base of the Centennial Express Lift. Starting at 6:15 p.m., watch skiers and boarders wind their way down the Hay Meadow trail in the dark, back to the base area. Then, shift your eyes to 1876 trail at 6:30 p.m. for the Torchlight Parade, where professional skiers and riders will ride to the top of the Centennial Express Lift and make their way down carrying a fire-lit torch in hand. One of Beaver Creek's favorite events, the glow stick ski-down on the Hay Meadow trail is set to music and concludes with a grand fireworks finale. The ski-down is open to intermediate and above level skiers and riders. For more information and registration call or visit Children’s Ski and Snowboard School.  (970) 754-4636.

Fireworks on the Plaza will conclude the day’s outdoor celebrations with the display kicking off at 6:45 p.m.
After fireworks, guests can head inside for the New Year’s Eve Family Carnival taking place in McCoy’s Café and Bar at Ford Hall from 8:00 p.m. – 1 a.m. With fun for people of all ages, the whole family can attend this event and spend the holiday together. Entertainment will include carnival and arcade games, pool and foosball, adult beverages and children’s “mocktails.”

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Family Carnival are $30 for ages six through adult, five and under are free. Tickets will be sold exclusively through the Park Hyatt Hotel and can be ordered by phone (970) 827-6561, at the Hyatt Concierge Desk or at the door of the event.

5:15 p.m.                          New Year’s Eve glow stick ski-down registration starts at the Beaver Creek Ski School 
6:00 p.m.                          Load Buckaroo Gondola for glow stick ski-down
6:15 p.m.                          Glow stick ski-down on Haymeadow Trail
6:30  p.m.                         New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade on 1876 Trail
6:45 p.m.                          Fireworks display on the plaza
8:00 p.m. - 1 a.m.              New Year’s Eve Family Carnival at McCoy’s Café and Bar at Ford Hall
For more information about the glow stick ski-down, New Year’s Eve Family Carnival and other winter events at Beaver Creek, visit or call (877) 204-7883.

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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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