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World Cup Weekend!

Birds Of Prey World Cup


Women: November 29 - December 1 / Men: December 6 - 8

Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse for Men and the New Raptor racecourse for Women; challenging an international roster of top athletes for two weekends of racing featuring Women's & Men's Downhill.

As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski events - this year scheduled for December 6 - 8.

New for this season, the World Cup Ladies will also pay a scheduled visit to Beaver Creek November 29 - December 1 for the Nature Valley Ladies World Cup.

Come see all the action and athleticisim from world class ski athletes, and the final opportunity to cheer our US Ski Team before they head to Sochi to compete for Olympic Gold!

 

Birds of Prey Lodging Offer: 
Stay in Beaver Creek during the races and be conveniently located to all the action for both weekends! 

Valid: 11/29/13 - 12/07/13 

Special American Airlines Airfare Deals:

Dallas/Ft.Worth  $340                   Chicago  $304 
Miami  $385    Los Angeles  $296 
NYC/Laguardia  $406    Austin  $296 

Click Here for Terms & Conditions and to Book Air Travel


Nature Valley Raptor Women's World Cup Weekend

Friday - November 29th

TIME  EVENT  LOCATION 
9:00AM  Pre-Race Festivities  Talons Finish Area  
10:00AM  Raptor Course Dedication  Village Plaza 
10:45AM  Ladies Downhill Race Start Time  Raptor Course
3:30PM  Cocoa & Cookies Smartwool Store
4:00PM  US Ski Team Athlete Signing  Smartwool Store
4:00PM  Gingerbread Competition Begins  Ford Hall 

4:00PM
 

Tree Lighting Ceremony Begins
Featuring the Colorado Children's Chorale & Opera Colorado
Village Plaza 
5:00PM  Ice Skating Show Village Plaza 
6:00PM              Tree Lighting Ceremony Village Plaza
6:20PM  Ladies' Public Bib Presentation Village Plaza 
6:50PM                Holiday Fireworks Show!  Village Plaza 

 

Saturday - November 30th 

TIME  EVENT  LOCATION 
9:00AM  Pre-Race Festivities  Talons Finish Area  
10:45AM  Ladies' Super G Race Start Time  Raptor Course
2:30PM  Colorado Mountain Pizza & Beer Tasting!   Village Plaza 
2:30PM  Smartwool "Perfect Pair" Search  Village Plaza 
3:30PM  Ladies' US Ski Team Autograph Session  GoPro Tent
4:00PM-6:00PM   Beaver Creek Village Pub "Stroll" Click Here for Specials   Beaver Creek Village
4:00PM-6:00PM  The Ultimate Free Skating Party  Black Family Ice Rink

 

Sunday - December 1st 

TIME  EVENT  LOCATION 
9:45AM  Run 1, Ladies Giant Slalom Race  Raptor Course
12:45PM               Run 2, Ladies Giant Slalom Race               Raptor Course

More Information: 
Visit the Official Birds of Prey Website

Audi Birds of Prey Men's World Cup Weekend


Friday - December 6th 

TIME  EVENT  LOCATION 
9:00AM  Pre-Race Festivities  Talons Finish Area  
10:45AM  Mens Super G Race Start Time  Birds of Prey Course
3:30PM  Bar Concessions with DJ  Village Plaza 
4:00PM  Fashion Show VIP Area Opens Village Plaza 
4:30PM  Fashion Show with Snow Magazine  Village Plaza 
5:20PM                Apres Fashion Show In-Store After Parties  Village Plaza

 

Saturday - December 7th 

TIME  EVENT  LOCATION 
9:00AM  Pre-Race Festivities  Red Tail Finish Area  
11:00AM             Mens Downhill Race Start Time  Birds of Prey Course
3:30PM  Bar Concessions with DJ  Village Plaza 
4:00PM Free Skating Black Family Ice Rink
4:00PM Discover Beaver Creek Scavenger Hunt  Locations TBA
4:00PM  Smartwool "Perfect Pair" Search   Village Plaza 
5:30PM  US Ski Team Autograph Session  Solaris Plaza, Vail Village
6:00PM  Discover Beaver Creek Prize Drawing         Beaver Creek Village
6:00PM  Mens' Public Bib Presentation Solaris Plaza, Vail Village 

 

Sunday - December 8th 

TIME  EVENT  LOCATION 
9:45AM  Run 1, Men's Giant Slalom Race  Birds of Prey Course
12:45PM                Run 2, Men's Giant Slalom Race                   Birds of Prey Course

 

More Information: 
Visit the Official Birds of Prey Website

SPECTATOR ACCESS & VIEWING: 
All racing events are free and open to the public. The Birds of Prey racecourse has a mid-mountain finish area and, depending on snow conditions, can be accessed by shuttle bus service, with snowshoes, skis or snowboards. Concessions and restrooms are available at the Red Tail Finish Stadium. 


PARKING & GETTING TO THE RED TAIL FINISH STADIUM: 
Spectator parking is available in the complimentary parking lots (beginning with the Bear Lot) located at the base of Beaver Creek Resort. Regularly scheduled free shuttles will bring spectators to the Covered Bridge stop where special race shuttles will take you to the Red Tail Finish Stadium. Race shuttles run every 5-10 minutes from 5:30am to the completion of that day's race. Skis and snowboards are not permitted on the race shuttles. 

From the shuttle drop location, there is a 5-10 minute hike to the Red Tail Finish Stadium. ADA access to the venue is available on request. Please allow one hour of travel time from the base of Beaver Creek Resort to the Red Tail Stadium in order to not miss any of the action! 


PUBLIC TRANSIT FROM VAIL: 
We encourage locals and visitors alike to utilize the existing ECO “Vail / Beaver Creek Express” bus system for travel to the World Cup Venue. On race days beginning at 8:00am busses will be departing from 4 main Vail bus stops (West Vail Conoco, Cascade Village, Lionshead, and the Vail Transportation Center). Busses will run approximately every 20 minutes during the busier morning and evening transport hours. After departing Vail, the route makes only one stop in Avon prior to finishing in Beaver Creek Village. This is an efficient way to get to the races and costs only $5. 


SKI/SNOWBOARD ACCESS (DEPENDENT ON SNOW CONDITIONS): 
Beginning at the top of Centennial Lift (#6), follow Red Tail run to the Birds of Prey course crossing. Follow the Birds of Prey course crossing to the south end of the Red Tail Finish Stadium and consult maps and signage for seating areas. Please note that this access is dependent on adequate snowfall and terrain openings. Most of the terrain to the finish area is intermediate and advanced. 


SNOWSHOE ACCESS: 
Spectators may snowshoe up the Beaver Lake Trail to the finish area. (About a 30-45 minute hike.) Beaver Lake Trail is located just west of Dally Road and can be accessed from Village Road, just after Beaver Creek Chapel. For a more scenic route, take Lost Buck Trail to Village-To-Village. (About a 75-90 minute hike.) Please note that snowshoers are not allowed on Dally Road because of bus traffic.

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