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2017 America's Winter Opening | Nov. 30 – December 3

When winter arrives, Beaver Creek is ready to celebrate.

Join us for a weekend of skiing, celebration, concerts, beer tastings, movies and more in Beaver Creek as part of the EverBank America's Winter Opening and Audi FIS Birds of Prey World Cup race week.

Ranked as the number one overall stop by the athletes and coaches who participate, the Beaver Creek Audi FIS Ski World Cup has become legendary in the ski world.

Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, challenging an international roster of top athletes for one week of racing featuring Men's Alpine Ski Racing as part of the EverBank America's Winter Opening, Where Winter Begins.  

 Visit www.AmericasWinterOpening.com to learn more.

Thursday, November 30
80’s Ski Welcome Party with Ted Ligety
4-7pm | Beaver Creek Village
Live Music (80s cover band), Kettle Curling, Giveaways, Fireworks Finale Extravaganza

Epic Passholders can flash their pass to be entered to win two (2) three-day VIP tickets to the Birds of Prey races.  Look for the Epic Pass raffle table at the Welcome Party to be entered to win. 

Friday, December 1
Super G Race
10:45am | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way
12-6pm | BC Village
Sponsor Expo, Kettle Curling, Kids Activities, Ice Skating, Race Streaming, Giveaways

FAC
3-6pm | BC Village
Live Music, Drink Specials & More!

U.S. Ski Team Athlete Signing
4-5pm | BC Village

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent
5 & 8pm | Vilar Performing Arts Center
Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, December 2
Downhill Race
11am | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way
12-6pm | BC Village
Sponsor Expo, Kettle Curling, Kids Activities, Ice Skating, Race Streaming, Giveaways

Beers of Prey
3-6pm | BC Village
Winter Seasonal Tasting including exclusive special releases!
Tickets available at bcworldcup.com

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent
8pm | Vilar Performing Arts Center
Tickets available at vilarpac.org

Sunday, December 3
Giant Slalom Race
Run 1: 9:30am, Run 2: 12:45pm | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way
10am – 3pm | BC Village
Sponsor Expo, Kettle Curling, Kids Activities, Ice Skating, Race Streaming, Giveaways
 

       
Parking & Arrival at Red Tail Stadium

Spectator parking is available in the resort parking lots at the base of Beaver Creek. Beginning on race days, regularly scheduled free shuttles will bring spectators to the Vilar Performing Arts Center and Birds of Prey Way expo area. Free race shuttles depart from the Covered Bridge, every 5-10 minutes throughout training and race days. Skis and snowboards are not permitted on the race shuttles.

From the race shuttle drop off location, there is a five-minute on-snow walk to Red Tail Stadium. Please allow one hour of travel time from the base of Beaver Creek Resort to Red Tail Stadium to avoid missing any of the action! ADA access to the venue is available on request. Please contact Birds of Prey Registration at 970.748.5901.

Spectator Access & Viewing

The Birds of Prey Racecourse has a mid-mountain finish and all race events are free and open to the public. Public concessions and restrooms are available.

For complete information please visit the Vail Valley Foundation event page.
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