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America's Winter Opening & Birds of Prey Men's World Cup Races
Birds of Prey has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski events with weekend long festivities featuring live music, beer tastings, ski films, and more.
Daily: Nov 30 - Dec 03
Birds of Prey Race Course

Birds of Prey Races: 

Ranked as the number one overall stop by the athletes and coaches who participate, the Beaver Creek Audi FIS Ski Birds of Prey World Cup Super G, Downhill, and Giant Slalom races are scheduled for Dec. 1-3, 2017, with race week starting up Nov. 28 with the first optional day of Downhill training. 

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

Shuttle service available from the the covered bridge to the World Cup stands, December 1st-3rd from 8:00am-4:30pm.

America's Winter Opening:

The third annual America's Winter Opening – 'Where It Begins' celebrates the arrival of winter and elevates the experience surrounding the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race week. In 2017 it is set to include live concerts and entertainment, alpine ski racing on Beaver Creek Mountain, “Birds of Prey Way” festivities in Beaver Creek Village, parties and much more. For more information on the races and surrounding festivities, please visit America's Winter Opening page.

Epic Pass Holder Benefits:

This year our pass holders will have access to specials and giveaways during America's Winter Opening.  See below for your benefits and special offers:

  • Flash your pass at Thurday's 80's Ski Welcome Party and be entered into raffle to win (2) 3-day VIP passes to the races. The winners will additionally receive complimentary White Carpet Club access for three days over the weekend.
  • All pass holders can purchase a White Carpet Club membership at a discount for $160 per day with no minimum length stay 11/30-12/3. The pass holder White Carpet Club offer also includes heated parking, a complimentary drink at the Pumphouse bar, special morning beverage service, and a warm blanket for the ski race stands.  To reserve your membership at the White Carpet Club, please call (970) 754-6653.  
  • Flash your pass at the Pumphouse Bar in the village Thursday-Sunday and receive $1 off beer, wells, wine, and champagne.
    *may not be combined with other offers