November 21st- November 25th, 2018

Opening Weekend

Experience the excitement as the months of waiting for winter culminate in Beaver Creek's Opening Weekend

Opening Day

The wait is over, ski season is here! Join in the Beaver Creek opening day celebration, Nov. 21, 2018. Experience the thrill of making your first turns on day 1 of the season, all while enjoying live music, prizes, and, of course, cookies.

Cookie Competition

Exercise your right to vote for the tastiest cookie from a field of five delicious contenders. Beaver Creek's 15th Annual Cookie Competition celebrates our world famous chocolate chip cookie tradition with an Opening Day cookie extravaganza. Five finalists, chosen from a field of up to 100 entries, each whip up 1,000 cookies for your sampling pleasure.

When the tasting begins at 2pm, the cookies go fast - all 5,000 are consumed within 20 minutes! A perfect treat to polish off day 1 of the winter season.

Want to have your cookie featured as the Offical Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe of the 2018/19 season? Send a batch our way! Submissions are accepted 2-3 weeks prior to the event on Nov. 21. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will need to whip up 1,000 cookies for voters' sampling pleasure on the day of the event. Good luck and get cooking.

 Stay tuned for cookie submission details.

Tree Lighting

A Thanksgiving week tradition, Beaver Creek's 38th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony brings families together to celebrate the magic of winter, skiing in the mountains, and the holidays.

Set in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, enjoy a wide range of entertainment, culminating in the lighting of the tree and fireworks.