New Combination Lift
Beaver Creek has replaced the Centennial Express Lift with a new high-speed, state-of-the-art combination lift for the 2014-2015 ski season and the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Beaver Creek’s unique combination lift includes a series of six-passenger chairs alternating with 10-person gondola cabins. You’ll have the option of riding on the chairlift which will be served by a moving conveyor to load the chair or in a gondola cabin that will load from a separate lift line. The combination lift is considered to be a significant benefit to beginners, and kids, particularly those engaged in ski school lessons, thanks to the loading and unloading ease of the gondola cabins. The new uphill carrying capacity will be 3,400 people per hour, an increase of 35 percent.
Snowmaking Refresh Project and Upgrades
Beaver Creek’s unrivaled commitment to providing a high quality snow surface for skiers and snowboarders is enhanced this season, thanks to the addition of 24 new fully-automated and technologically advanced snowmaking guns lining Gold Dust trail. The new fan guns will “refresh” Gold Dust trail several nights a week in the heart of the season, providing skiers with soft, fresh snow on top of smooth corduroy, even if it doesn’t naturally snow the night before. Gold Dust trail serves intermediate skiers and snowboarders and provides one of the more popular egresses to the base area. Lower Larkspur trail will benefit from the addition of 10 new automated snowmaking guns dedicated to building snow depth earlier than normal, thus allowing Larkspur Bowl to open in a timely fashion and the snow will last longer into the spring. Both snowmaking projects will ensure great snow surface conditions for you all season.
White Glove First Tracks
New this season, guests have the opportunity to experience a premier first tracks program: White Glove First Tracks. An adventure of a lifetime begins with a spectacular sunrise atop an exclusive, untouched mountain. A pristine canvas of groomed corduroy unfolds before you as you set out to carve the first tracks of the day, followed by a five-star, palate-pleasing gourmet breakfast at Beaver Creek’s exclusive Allie’s Cabin restaurant. All before the mountain opens to the public. To learn more Click Here
SaddleRidge Restaurant Open For Lunch
Ski-in to SaddleRidge restaurant at Beaver Creek for a gourmet lunch set among the largest private collection of American Western artifacts in the U.S. outside of a museum including Geronimo’s tomahawk, General Custer’s canteen and one of his hats, Buffalo Bill’s traveling desk and more. Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School guests receive priority reservations and non-ski school guests can make reservations 48 hours in advance. The restaurant can also be accessed via Beaver Creek’s complimentary dial-a-ride shuttle. Diners will be greeted with cozy slippers and a high-end steakhouse menu with wild game dishes, seafood, plus delicious soup, salad and sandwich options; kids menu on hand. This beautiful, high-ceilinged, wood building comforts guests through this one-of-a-kind dining experience you can’t find anywhere else.
Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. / Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. until close.
Reservations required. (970) 754 5456
New On-Mountain Candy Cabin
Feel like a ‘kid in a candy store’ at the new Candy Cabin located at the top of Strawberry Park Express Lift and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift. This sweet cozy cabin will remind you of an old fashioned candy store with bulk candy being sold by the pound alongside custom chocolates and classic Pepsi products with real cane sugar. All ages will enjoy this sweet treat on the mountain and you’ll be able to take some home to savor. Cruise Beaver Creek’s corduroyed runs and then stop into the new cabin daily from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.
New White Glove First Tracks
Experience the Ultimate Winter Vacation with the White Glove Package
Experience the untouched mountain before the lifts open to the public and an exclusive, gourmet breakfast at one of Beaver Creek’s private on-mountain cabins, Allies’ Cabin. Guests now have the option to book the White Glove First Tracks for select Saturdays throughout the season and witness a spectacular sunrise before making the first tracks of the day down the pristine canvas of groomed corduroy made by Beaver Creek’s gold medal Grooming Team. Scheduled Saturdays include Jan. 3, 18 and 25, Feb. 21 and March 1, 8, and 14. Additional March dates will be announced later. Guests can call (866) 250 1679 to book.
Beaver Creek pulls out all the stops with the White Glove Winter Package for the 2014/2015 season. Treat yourself and three guests to experience a ski vacation that will spoil you for anywhere else. Every detail is attended to and amenities start with first class airfare, a private helicopter transport and private car to deliver you to an on-mountain cabin all your own. Upon arrival at Vail/Beaver Creek’s Eagle Airport (EGE), a private helicopter will whisk you off to the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. After arriving at the resort, your personal Ski School Ambassador will greet you with a champagne toast at the luxurious and secluded Trappers Cabin. Nestled high on the mountain, Trappers Cabin sets the bar for luxury and attention to detail. Unlike any other mountain property, this cabin boasts modern amenities in a mountain-paradise setting. Your private chef will prepare gourmet meals while you work up an appetite on the slopes with your private Ski School Ambassador from our Ivy League of Ski Schools. The package also includes four Epic Passes, apparel from Helly Hansen, first tracks and more. Embrace the finer things in mountain life with this unforgettable vacation package valued at $50,000. Click Here
to learn more about the White Glove Winter Package or book by calling (877) 774 6223 (PRIMA 223).
2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
The clock is ticking down to February of 2015 as the world’s best ski racers descend on Beaver Creek and Vail for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Second only to the Olympics in scope and scale, the 2015 World Championships will feature athletes from over 70 nations, along with an international television audience of 750 million people. Beaver Creek will host the majority of the competition – all of which is free to spectators, while Vail is set to serve as the official hub of the ceremonies and nightly festival events – concerts, parties, a big-screen stadium and more. Be a part of history Feb. 2-15! Experience the World Championships at home in the United States and see the world’s best ski racers in action while enjoying thousands of acres of terrain and the Vail and Beaver Creek experience that you’ve come to expect and love. www.vailbeavercreek2015.com
Elevated Ski School Private Lesson
Beaver Creek Ski School will be offering a new elevated private lesson product for the 2014-2015 season that will include express chairlift access through a specially designated lane (different from the regular ski school lane), ski valet service and access to an on mountain fine dining lunch experience. In addition to the customized day offered by the school’s top pros in a private lesson, the elevated lesson is designed to blend Beaver Creek’s legendary guest service with its Ivy League Ski School experience. Click Here
to book your next private lesson.
New Women’s-Only Ski School Lesson
Beaver Creek will be offering a new women’s-only beginner ski school lesson that is offered during select time-periods during the season, designed to provide moms with little ones or women seeking to learn, a chance to enjoy themselves on the slopes for a couple of hours mid-day while building confidence and skiing with other like-minded women. The shorter duration lesson will allow time for kids ski school drop off in the morning or spa and exercise time, while also creating a supportive, fun ski lesson environment. Whether you’re a female that’s new to the sport of skiing, returning after years away, or ready to maximize a ski vacation, the pros at Beaver Creek’s Ski School recognize that this special lesson product meets better timing needs and they will tailor instruction to fit the preferences for each ability level.
Beaver Creek Cookie & Crepe Company
Beaver Creek’s daily Cookie Time tradition can now be enjoyed even after the clock strikes 3 p.m. and chefs serve hungry skiers warm chocolate chip cookies at the foot of the slopes. New this winter, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase and take home your favorite chocolate chip cookies from the Beaver Creek Cookie & Crepe Company, located adjacent to the Covered Bridge. In addition to cookies, they will be serving their sweet and savory crepes including such favorites as the Après Crepe- Nutella and bananas, as well as the Grouse Crepe, a chicken-bacon savory treat.
New Epic Day Lift Tickets
Ski the World with One Epic Pass
Enjoy the convenience of purchasing your EpicDay Lift Tickets in advance at the lowest guaranteed price or up-to-the-minute from a new online and mobile platform. While buying early provides the best prices with up to 25 percent off from the walk up window rate and your reloadable lift tickets can now be shipped to your home before your trip, the new platform also now enables guests who purchase tickets less than seven days in advance to pick up their tickets at the resort from a new EpicDay Express Ticket Pick-Up Lane, bypassing the traditional ticket window line and arriving faster to the lift. Visit www.beavercreek.com/EpicDay for more info.
Enjoy unlimited, unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at 22 resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Canyons and Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan with Vail Resorts’ 2014-2015 Epic Pass. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over six days of skiing or snowboarding. Purchasers of an Epic Pass will also receive six discounted Ski-With-a-Friend tickets! NEW this year, the Epic Pass also includes five free consecutive ski days at Niseko United in Japan, as well as the continued partnership with Verbier, Switzerland and Les 3 Vallées, France.