Opening Week Events and Activities:
Kick off opening weekend with our most special of traditions. On Wednesday, November 22nd, we start the day with complimentary hot cocoa and our first guests of the season have the opportunity to win prizes at the base of Centennial Express Lift!
As we enter our 37th year of the tree lighting tradition, we will be taking it up a notch or two with music, performances, fireworks and the lighting of our very special Beaver Creek Colorado blue spruce.
World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition - November 22, 2017
Kick of the week with the 14th annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition. Five finalists will serve up their delightful creations to an eager crowd of cookie fans and one person will walk away with the title of official “World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe” of Beaver Creek for the 2017-2018 winter season. Join us at at 2 p.m. in the village to gobble up the 5,000 cookies that are consumed in approximately 20 minutes and vote for your favorite. For more details, visit www.beavercreek.com/cookie.
Opening Day - November 22, 2017
We open for the season at 9am Wednesday, November 22! Enjoy music, giveaways, complimentary hot cocoa, and, of course, the first turns of the season.
37th Annual Tree Lighting - November 24, 2017
The 37th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony signifies the kickoff of another great ski season and the beginning of the holiday season at Beaver Creek. Featuring a holiday poetry contest, ice skating show, and performances by various groups from all over Colorado. The Tree Lighting Ceremony always is a Beaver Creek favorite. Santa himself will drop in for a visit, and the evening closes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Village.
Santa’s Workshop - November 24, 2017
Santa’s Workshop is an enchanted holiday experience for kids and families. Children of all ages will delight in making Christmas gifts for the whole family, decorating holiday cookies and taking photos with Santa! Santa’s elves will be on hand to help with crafting and photos. Parents please bring your cameras. Santa’s Workshop is located in Gerald R. Ford Hall. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap. Sponsored by the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa.
November 24th Schedule:
4:00pm – 8:00pm – Santa’s Workshop - Kids’ Crafts & Activities*
5:00pm – Ice Skating Show
6:00pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:30pm – Fireworks Show (Time is approximate)
*Please note: Santa will be available for photos from 4-5pm & 7-8pm (He needs to step away for his appearance in the Tree Lighting Ceremony!)