Opening Weekend Events and Activities:
This season Beaver Creek Resort kicks off opening weekend with our most special of traditions. On Wednesday, November 27th, we start the day - and the chairlifts - at the base of Centennial Lift (#6) with winter festivities, complimentary hot cocoa and a tons of prizes!
That afternoon we embark on the tradition of finding the World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
. Then on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we host our longest running tradition of all…the Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony
As we enter our 33rd 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 27, 2013
Celebrate opening day at Beaver Creek and round out the day before Thanksgiving by munching on warm chocolate chip cookies. The annual Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition takes place opening day of the 2013-2014 winter season, where the top five recipes will be selected to compete for bragging rights as the official cookie recipe of Beaver Creek.
Five finalists chosen from a number of fall entries bake and serve 1,000 cookies each on Nov. 27. Hungry skiers and riders vote and the top cookie recipe is chosen and designated as the 2014 Official Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe of Beaver Creek.
11th Annual Gingerbread House Competition November 29, 2013
Warm up inside of Ford Hall and see the best gingerbread creations from the professional, amateur and children’s divisions at the Gingerbread House Competition benefiting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
Doors will be open to the public at 4PM and winners from each division will be announced during the Christmas Tree Lighting. Silent Auction ends at 7:15 and remember, all proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Continental Divide – help “build the way to better lives for children” this holiday season!
3:00-4:00PM – Shop early & avoid the crowds at our special VIP Preview! The VIP Preview is limited to 75 people! Tickets are $5/person and 100% of the proceeds benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Click Here to Purchase Tickets!
||Cocoa & Cookies
||US Ski Team Athlete Signing
||Gingerbread Competition Begins
|Tree Lighting Ceremony Begins
Featuring the Colorado Children's Chorale & Opera Colorado
||Ice Skating Show
||Tree Lighting Ceremony
||Ladies' Public Bib Presentation
||Holiday Fireworks Show!
33rd Annual Tree Lighting November 29, 2013
Join us for the 33rd annual Tree Lighting ceremony where you will enjoy live music, a special visit by Santa Claus and fireworks! You also won’t want to miss the figure skating performance at 5:00PM, right before the tree lighting ceremony begins!