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2021-2022 Winter News and Story Ideas 
  
Beaver Creek Resort is the number one luxury family resort in the world. From its Signature Parks Collection, to season-long Signature Experiences, Beaver Creek provides legendary attention to detail, rarefied experiences and warmly welcomes guests as the perpetual hosts. Beaver Creek is a resort built on traditions that keep families coming back year-after-year, while creating new traditions for families visiting for the first time. A sophisticated experience, Beaver Creek’s intimate slopeside alpine village provides a seamless experience, and is the perfect place to warm up by the fire after a day on the slopes. 
  
McCoy Park 
NEW this season, Beaver Creek is adding 250 acres of lift-served, welcoming ski terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers & riders to elevate their mountain experience. The McCoy Park investment is a commitment to the guest experience which will delight skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. A dedicated family friendly learning zone with an amazing natural feel, including signature groomed, gladed trails, McCoy Park is a place for the entire family to connect with nature and each other in an accessible bowl setting. As the third installment of the Signature Parks Collection, McCoy Park offers 17 trails serviced by two new quad lifts, while maintaining snowshoe and cross-country areas.  McCoy Park comes with a brand-new warming hut – Eaton Haus – offering guests a view of the Colorado Rockies that most guests have never seen before.  
 
Investing in the Guest Experience Across Vail Resorts  
From investments in new lifts and technology, to base area upgrades, new facilities and restaurants, Vail Resorts is continually looking for ways to enhance the guest experience across our North American resorts. Since 2008, the company has invested an unparalleled $1.5 billion back into its resorts, and heading into the 2021-22 winter season another $120 million will be invested across its resorts, including significant enhancements at 4 out of 5 of the resorts located in Colorado. These investments, paired with a bold price reset for the Epic Pass, continue to make getting on the mountain easier and better than ever in Colorado and beyond.  
 
Signature Parks Collection: Learn. Explore. Connect.  
Beaver Creek is home to the most dedicated learning terrain in Colorado. With the founding of Beaver Creek’s Signature Parks Collection, beginner and intermediate skiers have more terrain built for their skill level than ever before. These dedicated learning areas provide beginner terrain that mimics the setting of advanced trails, granting guests of all ski levels a chance to explore more of the mountain on terrain they are comfortable skiing and snowboarding. The Signature Parks Collection is specifically designed for beginner through intermediate skier and riders to inspire confidence, progressively improve skills, and evoke a sense of wonder and accomplishment. 
 
With three progressive parks, the Signature Parks Collection offers an extraordinary ski experience for beginner and intermediate skiers who can feel comfortable on the terrain while also discovering the amazing treasures Beaver Creek Mountain has to offer, such as mountain-top vistas, groomed glades, adventure zones and access to world-class dining. These terrain areas, combined with the Cookie Cabin, Candy Cabin and Ice Cream Parlour make Beaver Creek Kids Ski and Snowboard School the industry-leading kids learning experience. 
 
Red Buffalo Park 
To improve the experience for beginner and intermediate skiers and further establish Beaver Creek as the world’s best luxury family resort, Beaver Creek Resort debuted a new 200-acre family learning area accessed by a new high-speed lift in Dec. 2017. Red Buffalo Park, located at the mountain’s highest elevation, 11,440 feet, provides 13 trails designated as a family adventure zone and features family-friendly amenities such as snow sculptures, Kids Adventure Zones, and a dedicated Ski School Skills Zone. At the heart of the experience, the new Red Buffalo Express Lift (#5), a high-speed quad, allows for easier access to the dedicated beginner terrain while decreasing lift lines and providing a shorter, 4.3-minute ride to the top of the mountain.  Red Buffalo Park ensures that beginner skiers and riders get to experience the best views on the mountain. 
 
Haymeadow Park  
Following the debut of Red Buffalo Park during the 2017-2018 season, Beaver Creek Resort debuted a second signature learning area in 2018-19. At the heart of Haymeadow Park are a beginner gondola and lift, Haymeadow Express Gondola (#1) and Highlands Lift (#2), plus adjacent magic carpets designed for beginner skiers and riders of all ages. Beaver Creek’s innovative learning terrain is designed around creating the most enjoyable beginner experience with terrain features perfectly sculpted to ensure a guests’ first skiing and riding experience is positive. Terrain improvements include a learning area with a beginner race course, Buffalo Bumps and Berms, and Ske-Cology environmental learning.  
  
McCoy Park  
The third installment of the Signature Parks Collection, McCoy Park will debut this 2021-2022 winter season. This 250-acre expansion will feature natural, groomable glades that welcome beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders to connect and elevate their mountain experience. As Beaver Creek’s newest learning area, McCoy Park is a separate, family-friendly zone with an amazing natural feel that allows for a more relaxed experience for beginner families. Guests will enjoy an entirely new view, never before seen by our alpine skiers and riders. 
 
A Return to the Extraordinary 
 
Beaver Creek: A Culinary Destination for All Ages 
Everything you know and love about Beaver Creek returns this season, including the long-awaited return of Cookie Time, Cabin Dining at Allie’s, Beano’s and Zach’s, and culinary adventures at the Ice Cream Parlour, Candy Cabin and Cookie Cabin!  
 
Cookie Time  
Beaver Creek’s beloved Cookie Time is BACK for the winter 2021-22 season! Freshly baked, warm and gooey cookies will meet skiers, snowboarders and village visitors every afternoon at 3:00 pm at the bottom of Haymeadow and Centennial Express Lifts. Delectable, melt-in-your-mouth cookies have been a Beaver Creek staple for many years, with more than 500,000 cookies baked each season. What’s not to love?  
 
Elevating Cabin and Fine Dining to New Heights 
Our cabin dining is back and better than ever, with a commitment to providing a world-class experience and serving gourmet fare while surrounded by mountain splendor. Dinner at our three fine dining cabins, Beano’s, Zach’s and Allie’s, is accessible by Beaver Creek Snow Cat-pulled sleigh, an experience to surprise and delight guests under moonlit and star-dotted skies. Beano’s Cabin will continue to elevate fine dining into a feast for the senses, awakening the appetite with a gourmet menu paired with a breathtaking wine list. Allie’s and Zach’s have been reimagined this winter season, launching new menu concepts to satiate foodies and families alike.  
 
Dinner at Allie’s Cabin 
Guests are whisked from the Beaver Creek Village to the cabin via an open-air sleigh, welcomed warmly and treated to gourmet fare. Dine alongside the glowing floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and enjoy sweeping views of the Beaver Creek Village below, as well as time together in the intimate space of one of Beaver Creek’s three exquisite on-mountain fine-dining restaurants. Traditionally renowned for an atmosphere of rustic and intimate elegance, Allie’s Cabin pours forth a refined, classic Northern Italian fare.  
 
Dinner at Beano’s Cabin 
The award-winning restaurant sits atop the slopes of Beaver Creek Resort within the White River National Forest. Nestled in a mountain meadow that was once a lettuce patch and home to the pioneer farmer and restaurant namesake Frank “Beano” Bienkowski, this luxurious log cabin truly elevates fine dining into a feast for the senses. Ascending to Beano’s Cabin awakens the appetite for the gourmet menu that is accompanied by a breathtaking wine list. The ride to Beano’s Cabin provides spectacular views of towering Grouse Mountain and Larkspur Bowl. Upon arrival, a cozy stone hearth and blazing fire welcomes you to chase away the evening chill lingering from the excursion up. Antler chandeliers light up the vaulted ceilings and make the wall of windows in the dining room shine. An open kitchen design allows guests to immediately enjoy the sights and smells of the meal to come. 
 
Dinner at Zach’s Cabin 
Perched on the mountainside high above Bachelor Gulch with the uninterrupted views of the magnificent Gore Range, Zach's is the epitome of fine dining at its peak. Guests are whisked away for a starlit sleigh ride, pulled by a Beaver Creek Snow Cat. Famous for its artful assemblage of fresh Alsatian fare featuring the finest regional and seasonal ingredients paired with excellent vintages for the perfect dinner experience. 
 
Introducing Citrea 
Showcasing an entirely new menu and concept, Citrea combines fresh local ingredients with modern culinary interpretations of Mediterranean cuisine. Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, alongside the ice rink, Citrea focuses on upscale dining and offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a sophisticated and high-energy setting. With a patio alongside the Beaver Creek Village ice rink, Citrea is the perfect place to relax and unwind for Après.   
 
Culinary Adventures for the Entire Family 
The Ice Cream Parlour 
Located at the top of Haymeadow Express Gondola (#1), the Ice Cream Parlour offers nostalgic ice cream novelties, or a quick soup and sandwich lunch. Menu offerings include a signature Cookie Time Shake, root beer floats, ice cream by the scoop, house-made hot chocolate, grilled cheese, tomato soup, and more. The Ice Cream Parlour is accessible by skis and by foot, and for foot passengers, a lift ticket is not required to ride Haymeadow Express Gondola.  
 
Beaver Creek Candy Cabin  
The Beaver Creek Candy Cabin gained fast fame among guests when it opened its doors during winter 2014-2015. Located at the top of Strawberry Park Express and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express lifts, the Cabin’s vintage candy store design of yesteryear invites kids and kids-at-heart to explore myriad palate-pleasing sweets – and to discover artisan craft chocolates found exclusively at the Candy Cabin. Other popular selections include bulk candy sold by the pound and classic Pepsi products made with real cane sugar. It’s the sweetest place at 9840’. 
 
Beaver Creek Cookie Cabin 
A Beaver Creek tradition rises to new heights at Red Buffalo Park’s Cookie Cabin. NEW this season, guests can visit a walk-up window to satisfy their hankering for one of Beaver Creek’s signature, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. The interior of the Cookie Cabin is open as a special experience for Beaver Creek’s ski and snowboard school guests, where students can stop in for chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa throughout the day. Designed to welcome kids and adults alike with a comfortable and cozy environment, the Cookie Cabin offers the rest and relaxation students need between exhilarating runs at the top of the mountain.  
 
Mamie’s Mountain Grill 
With a new direction this winter, Mamie’s Mountain Grill will transform and transport guests to a traditional German biergarten! Offering traditional fare like pretzels and bratwurst, as well as beer on tap, Mamie’s will provide a fun-filled atmosphere for the whole family. Mamie’s will also offer nourishing soups and stews, replenishing and revitalizing guests’ energy after a delightful day on the slopes.  
 
First Tracks at Broken Arrow 
Broken Arrow will offer early bird skiers and snowboarders a hearty, crave-able breakfast to fuel their day with signature cinnamon buns and breakfast burritos out of Arrowhead Village. Specializing in handcrafted and wholesome food choices, Broken Arrow features a large sunny deck, cozy dining room, timeless classic fare and a full bar. 
 
Sweet Beaver Treats 
Introduced just last season, Sweet Beaver Treats gives guests the opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth, while not taking too much time away from the slopes. Sweet Beaver Treats sells fluffy cinnamon-sugar pillows that pair perfectly with a day on the mountain.  
 
Eaton Haus 
The newest food offering at Beaver CreekEaton Haus is the warming hut and grab-and-go spot in McCoy Park. Looking for a quick bite while you experience our newest dedicated learning terrain? Stop in at Eaton Haus to take in the breathtaking Sawatch Range view, refuel and revel in the connections made in this tranquil bowl environment. 
 
Slopeside Lounge 
The Slopeside Lounge welcomes resort guests looking for comfort, convenience and a place to call their own during their time at Beaver Creek. Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, the Slopeside Lounge offers unparalleled service and amenities to maximize your quality time with friends and family by streamlining your access to the mountain. Slopeside Lounge guests enjoy the advantage of additional convenience, the luxury of dedicated guest service, and the perfect balance between access and escape.  
 
Beaver Creek’s Industry-Leading Children’s Ski and Snowboard School 
Beaver Creek’s renowned Ski and Snowboard School is the ultimate place to learn and sharpen your skills on the mountain.  Whether igniting a child’s passion for the mountain or unlocking more of the mountain with new techniques, Beaver Creek has world-class instructors to teach all abilities. Beaver Creek Children’s Ski and Snowboard School instructors know how to connect and ignite a child’s love for the mountain experience.  If you are an adult looking for steeps and trees – our adult instructors know how to accelerate you to the next level.  
 
Children’s Ski School 
There’s a reason Beaver Creek Children’s Ski and Snowboard School is considered the Ivy League: world-class instructors prioritize the opportunity to build an identity as a skier or snowboarder, creating a lifelong connection to the sport. With a guarantee that a child will learn in three consecutive days, Beaver Creek assures that students will progress and develop into confident young carvers and shredders. More importantly, Beaver Creek focuses on providing life-long memories in a safe and fun environment.  
  
Private Lessons 
Beaver Creek’s private lessons are the ultimate opportunity to learn on the mountain, with customizable plans each session to fit guest’s specific motivation. Professional instructors will provide effortless adventure and memorable moments on the mountain, along with helpful tips, expedited lift access and excursions into terrain and runs you have never seen before. Private lessons create a phenomenal guest experience, from the time the lesson is booked, to the time the students return home.  
 
Time to Dine 
Beaver Creek continues to provide elevated guest service across the mountain, including the return of the popular Time to Dine mountain dining reservation service. For those looking to grab a bite to eat on the mountain or warm up, Time to Dine elevates the guest experience, especially among families, allowing visitors to maximize their day and plan their dining experience in advance. Booking is easy: simply access the Time to Dine tool through our EpicMix app. 
  
Common Consumption Area 
Beaver Creek Resort initiated its new Common Consumption Area (CCA) in Beaver Creek Village during the summer of 2020. Guests (21+) in the CCA may visit any of the fourteen neighboring restaurants in the village area and purchase to-go alcohol to enjoy within the CCA in CCA-branded cups from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (with the exception of Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend each summer); carry-in alcoholic beverages are not allowed. CCA participating establishments include Alpine & Antlers, Beaver Creek Chophouse, Beaver Creek Club, Blue Moose, CBar, Coyote Café, Dusty Boot Roadhouse, Golden Eagle Inn, Hooked, 8100 Mountainside Grill, Powder 8, Rimini, The Met Kitchen, and Toscanini. The CCA provides guests (21+) the opportunity to enjoy village entertainment and the infinite beauty of Beaver Creek with a drink-in-hand. 
 
Village Connect  
Last season, Beaver Creek Resort debuted a new app providing on-demand transportation services under a new name: Village Connect. Village Connect displays real-time arrival information for the on-demand transportation services within the Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead communities. The Village Connect App includes the ability to request a fixed route vehicle stop for guests, on demand. 
  

Contact(s)

Chloe Elliott

Senior Communications Specialist
Email: chloe.r.elliott@vailresorts.com
Phone: (207) 314-3036

Rachel Levitsky

Communications Manager
Email: Rachel.Levitsky@vailresorts.com
Phone: 509.670.9518

John Plack

Sr. Communications Manager
Email: john.plack@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.754.3001
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