Complimentary Women's Tours
New this season are two-hour complimentary Women's Tours led by a dynamic female Ski School Ambassador who will share tips, offer insider knowledge of the mountain and treat the group to a hot chocolate break! The Women's Tour meets at the base of the Centennial Lift (#6) at 10am and takes place Tuesdays through Fridays.
EpicMix Racing: Beaver Creek Guests Can See How They Stack up Against World Champion Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn and Share Their Results with Family and Friends
Beaver Creek is known for its world class ski racing, and what better way to be a part of it than to see how you compare to everyone from Lindsay Vonn to your friends and family. Vail Resorts announced the third generation of its wildly popular ski and snowboard application, EpicMix, which once it launches in Beaver Creek December 15, 2012, will provide skiers a new way to experience ski racing. With EpicMix Racing, skiers will automatically have their race times compared to ski racing great, Lindsey Vonn, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded based on achievement. Race times, digital medals, overall leaderboards and leaderboards with just family and friends will all be available on both the EpicMix website and mobile application. For more information visit www.EpicMix.com
Ski Girls Rock
Ski Girls Rock, a program inspired by Olympic and World Alpine Champion Lindsey Vonn, expands to Beaver Creek this year providing girls from ages 7 to 16 with female instructors who will focus on improving skiing skills and empowering girls through the sport and creating opportunities to bond and build confidence along with developing teamwork and social skills. Groups will consist of a maximum four girls. The program takes place Dec. 23, 2012- Jan. 5, 2013; Feb. 16-22, 2013; and March 10-31, 2013. The cost is $320 per day for the lesson only or $340 per day for the lesson and lift ticket. Click Here to Learn More
The Osprey and The Pines Lodge Earn Travel + Leisure Top Honors
Travel + Leisure awarded The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort, the #1 Top Resort in the Continental U.S. according to the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey. Conveniently located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, The Osprey is the closest hotel to a chairlift in North America - a mere 26 feet from the hotel’s ski valet entrance to Beaver Creek’s Strawberry Park Express Lift. The Osprey combines contemporary design and luxury amenities, including an award-winning gourmet tapas bar and restaurant. Additionally, The Osprey’s sister resort, The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, also located in Beaver Creek, was rated the #3 Top Resort in the Continental U.S. Four of Beaver Creek’s hotels are among a select group of hotels from around the globe ranked in the top 30 in this year’s survey.
Beaver Creek Adds 17 Acres of Terrain, New Trail and New Snowmaking
In preparation for the fastest men and women on skis to compete for bragging rights at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Beaver Creek Resort is putting the finishing touches on a new women’s speed course, which benefits skiers and riders by providing 17 new acres of skiable terrain and 30 new acres of snowmaking. The new acreage includes widening and connecting existing trails on Upper Peregrine and a new trail, named Kestrel after a bird of prey, will be used for the lower portion of the women’s course leading them into the finish line at Red Tail Camp. The 30 new acres of snowmaking along with upgrades to existing snowmaking in the area will create a better quality snow surface for all skiers to enjoy this season and it will be part of the resort’s signature grooming on black and double black diamond terrain.
Beaver Creek Tops in Industry Safety
Beaver Creek’s relentless commitment to skier and snowboarder safety was recognized by the National Ski Areas Association in April 2012. NSAA honored the resort for having the Best Overall Safety Program in the industry. Beaver Creek devised a comprehensive safety campaign utilizing Vail Resorts’ new safety campaign, Play It Safe, Play All Season as an overarching theme. Additionally the safety team creatively used EpicMix Photo to engage guests and promote a safer ski and ride experience. This is Beaver Creek’s ninth NSAA safety award.
Food For Thought
Nestled at 9,000 feet on the flanks of Larkspur Bowl at Beaver Creek, Beano’s Cabin was one of the first mountainside fine dining restaurants to open in the western U.S. Now 25 years later, Chef Bill Greenwood has created a menu that revolves around his commitment to sustainability, while also delivering upon the restaurant’s award-winning reputation and service that has resulted in numerous DiRoNA awards and Wine Spectator’s Awards of Excellence. Chef Greenwood incorporates the very best and most forward-thinking, eco-friendly production techniques and combines this with his creative flavors, cultivated in his upbringing in his father’s restaurant in Atlanta where he started working alongside his dad at age nine. Click Here for Information & Reservations
Award Winning Cuisine
Zach’s Cabin received the Best of Award of Excellence for the eighth consecutive year from Wine Spectator magazine. This honor is bestowed upon select restaurants that offer superior wine lists with more than 400 selections, along with superior presentation and depth across wine regions. Nestled on Beaver Creek Mountain in Bachelor Gulch with expansive views of the Gore Range, Zach’s Cabin offers mountain elegance and ambiance with sophisticated food and wine. Guests arrive for dinner via snowcat-pulled sleigh. This award captures the quality and legendary attention to detail and service that guests have come to expect at Beaver Creek. Click Here for Information & Reservations
Toscanini Restaurant, located adjacent to the ice rink in the village, now will be open for lunch, après, dinner and late night this ski season following a small renovation and menu updates to offer more variety including stone oven cooked pizzas and cured meats in addition to its Italian inspired menu. Toscanini received a 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, for the 14th straight year. Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, overlooking the outdoor ice rink, Toscanini also earned a 2012 OpenTable Diner's Choice award for being kid-friendly. They were also awarded "Best Overall Customer Service Restaurant" for 2012 by the Vail Valley Chamber’s Platinum Service Program. Click Here for Information & Reservations
2012 Birds of Prey World Cup
Cheer on the United States Ski Team and top racers from around the globe during the annual Birds of Prey races Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2012. See Ted Ligety and Bode Miller defend their victories from 2011 during the day and in the evening head to the village for parties and events all weekend. The Downhill race is set for Nov. 30 followed by the Super G and Giant Slalom over the weekend. Details Here
2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships: Dream It. Live It. Share It.
The world’s best ski racers will return to Beaver Creek and Vail Feb. 3-15, 2015 for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Showcasing athletes from over 70 nations, with a total of nearly 750 million worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500 members, the 2015 Championships will mark the third time the Vail Valley has hosted this prestigious international event, joining the 1989 and 1999 World Championships. The 2015 event will feature five men’s and five women’s individual races, along with the Nation’s Team event. Participants and guests will literally enjoy the best of both “Worlds” as Beaver Creek plays host to the lion’s share of the racing action while Vail will be Party Central. The famed Birds of Prey course will host all of the men’s World Championships competitions, while a new racecourse to skier’s right of Birds of Prey will serve as the site of all ladies’ races. As part of the new construction, the Red Tail Finish Arena will also be expanded and enhanced, providing a spectator-friendly race viewing experience. The first true test for the women arrives in December of 2013, with Downhill and Super-G test events on this new track, one week after the traditional men’s Birds of Prey races. Drawing upon the Vail Valley’s deep-rooted history in supporting ski racing, the 2015 Championships new tagline: Dream It. Live It. Share It. also conveys the intent to engage athletes, spectators and viewers in dreaming of the Championships as anyone who has a passion for the sport, an athlete charging for gold, or an up-and-comer whose hope is to qualify to compete. Fans will live the event through whatever means they choose and share it with one another prior to, during and after the event. Visit: www.vailbeavercreek2015.com