Opening Day Cookie Contest Winner Named at Beaver Creek

21 November 2012
Beaver Creek, Colo., Nov. 21, 2012 – Beaver Creek’s ninth annual Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition featured 5,000 freshly baked cookies that were tasted and judged by opening day skiers and snowboarders. Beaver Creek Resort Company announced that Jim Lee and his “Big Daddy” Cookies of Medina, WA as the winner of the 2012-2013 Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition and his recipe will serve as the resort’s official cookie recipe for the season. Lee, along with four other finalists, baked 1,000 cookies each that were quickly gobbled up during the annual contest which occurred at 2 p.m. today. The cookie competition is a fun way to kick off the season at Beaver Creek.
After receiving numerous entries from around the country for the competition, the top five finalists were Sara Braucht of Eagle; Laura Littman and Jonah and Asher Lefkoff of Boulder; Monika Hornbostel of Edwards; Jim Lee, “Big Daddy” of Medina, WA; and Anne Sullivan of Eagle-Vail. The finalists served their recipes to an eager crowd during the festive celebration in the village where three lucky kids served as the official judging panel. The winner received$1,000; second was awarded $500; and third place received $250. Fourth and fifth place winners will receive two tickets to any performance at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.
“We had a great crowd for today’s ninth annual Cookie Competition,” said Cat Coughran, director of events at Beaver Creek Resort Company. “The kids’ judging panel provided a great way to include the community and the enthusiasm surrounding this event provides a fun, festive afternoon for the mountain’s opening day. All of the recipes were unique and the cookies were delicious. We congratulate our five finalists as well as our new Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition recipe winner for the 2012-2013 season, Jim Lee.” 

Winning Recipe: Big Daddy
Recipe by: Jim Lee
·         2 ¼ cups                 Flour
·         1 teaspoon              Baking Soda
·         1 teaspoon              Salt
·         2 sticks                   Soft Butter
·         1 cup                      Sugar
·         ¾ cup                     Brown Sugar
·         1 teaspoon              Vanilla
·         2                             Eggs
·         2 cups                     Nestle Semisweet Morsels
Beaver Creek serves warm chocolate chip cookies to guests daily at 3 p.m. for the resort’s signature program, Cookie Time. Approximately 500,000 cookies are baked and served annually by Cookie Time Chefs. 
Jim Lee and team “Big Daddy”
Credit - Beaver Creek Resort, Yann Benjamin
Media Contacts:
Jen Brown, 970-754-5292,
Julia Littman, 970-754-5169,


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 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


Julia Littman

Phone: (970) 754-5169
<< Back