Beaver Creek Seeks Cookie Recipes for the 9th Annual Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest

15 October 2012
Beaver Creek, Colo. October 8, 2012 –Winter is in the air and has left its snowy white mark high up on Beaver Creek Mountain and that can only mean one thing: cookies. Opening Day at Beaver Creek means it’s time to dust off grandma’s recipe book and try your hand in Beaver Creek’s Ninth Annual Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition. Submit your cookies between Oct. 15-18, 2012 and the top five recipes will qualify to compete for the$1,000 grand prize and bragging rights as Beaver Creek’s Official Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe for the season. Join us opening day at Beaver Creek for more than just the start to another great season, experience how Beaver Creek transforms into a cookie paradise for adults and kids alike.
Anyone is eligible to bake and submit 12 cookie samples with an original chocolate chip cookie recipe. Cookies must be no more than four inches in diameter and will be judged using the following criteria: Taste (50%); Appearance (20%); Texture (20%); and creativity in cookie name and/or packaging (10%). Cookie Competition entrants will be pre-judged and five finalists will be selected to compete during the opening day competition on Nov. 21 where 5,000 warm chocolate chip cookies will be served to skiers and snowboarders.  Finalists must be able to attend the competition.
Resort guests and locals alike can vote for their favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie during the ninth annual competition finals on Nov. 21.  The winning cookie will become the Official Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe of Beaver Creek and the winner also will receive $1,000; second will be awarded $500; and third place receives $250. Fourth and fifth place winners will receive two tickets to any performance at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, based on availability.
All cookie entries must be received by mail or dropped in-person between Oct. 15-18.Cookies may be shipped overnight via UPS or FedEx or delivered in person to the Beaver Creek Resort Company office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Entry forms, competition rules and detailed delivery instructions are available online at Entrants with questions may contact Lauren Ciarallo at (970) 845-5299.
Beaver Creek serves warm chocolate chip cookies to guests daily at 3 p.m. for the resort’s signature program, Cookie Time. Approximately 400,000 cookies are baked and served annually by Cookie Time Chefs. 



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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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