Beaver Creek Resort’s incomparable elegance is personified through its impeccable service lent by the resort’s perpetual hosts. Contentment is redefined when the highest expectations are exceeded by simple, unanticipated attention to detail and an unparalleled level of world-class service – which are the hallmarks of this preeminent resort. The intimate alpine village serves as an elegant retreat; upscale galleries, boutiques, and lodging grace its intimate walkways. Covered bridges invite guests to pause and reflect while absorbing the sounds of Beaver Creek as it meanders. Glowing fire pits beckon families and friends to linger; village restaurants tempt palates with James Beard recognized dishes; the crisp mountain breeze re-energizes visitors’ inner child to explore an amalgam of adventure, surprise and delight throughout this immeasurable resort.
White Glove Collection Imparts Incomparable Services, Rare Amenities, Attention to Detail
White Carpet Club
White Glove First Tracks
Beaver Creek’s White Carpet Club – the exclusive, private retreat within the heart of Beaver Creek Village – welcomes resort guests to join for the duration of a vacation. Located steps from the escalator leading to Centennial Express Lift, the White Carpet Club hosts spacious lockers for storing apparel and accessories; boot dryers; a continental service island offering coffees, teas, cocoa, and decadent morsels; private restroom facilities and an intimate lounge adorned with soft, cozy seating. The dedicated on-site concierge offers instant assistance with lift ticket and pass purchases, as well as dinner and activity guidance and reservations. Priority access to SaddleRidge Restaurant – renowned for ski-in fine dining during lunch and dinner – is also a distinct benefit. Privileges such as preferred parking and slope side equipment check lavish guests with a seamless, tranquil vacation experience. White Carpet Club members enjoy the advantage of additional convenience, the luxury of dedicated guest service, and the perfect balance between access and escape.
Beaver Creek’s White Glove First Tracks experience invites guests to cherish unrivaled scenic beauty at sunrise, delight over premier access to flawless snow surface conditions, and savor a five-star gourmet breakfast on the mountain at the exclusive Allie’s Cabin on the mountain. Guests board the Centennial Express Lift at 7:30 a.m., enjoy a private, guided tour of the mountain’s flawlessly curated slopes and relax over breakfast – all before the resort opens for the day.
Beaver Creek’s Snowmaking Refresh Program Delivers the World’s Most Luxurious Snow Surface
Two years of testing and development at Beaver Creek Resort have honed a new snow resurface technique which raises the bar for winter sports – so much so that skiers experience fresh snow on the slopes, on demand. Engineered by Beaver Creek’s snow surfaces team, the Snow Refresh project includes the installation of the world’s most advanced snowmaking instruments using a customized blueprint across three of the resort’s three most-popular ski trails – Red Tail, Gold Dust and Centennial. During optimal conditions (cold temperatures and low humidity), the snowmaking machines activate, oscillate, and cover the trails with a fresh, seamless canvas of snow.
White Glove Winter Vacation
Beaver Creek lavishes guests with the ultimate White Glove Winter Vacation – which represents a vacation experience that will spoil skiers for anywhere else. Every thoughtful detail is presented, such as first-class airfare to Vail/Beaver Creek’s Eagle Airport (EGE) followed by private helicopter transportation to the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. A private car whisks guests to Beaver Creek’s exclusive Trappers Cabin, which is nestled at 9,500’ among the aspen groves, where a dedicated service Ambassador offers a welcome toast of Champagne. Trappers Cabin illustrates luxury and attention to detail unlike any other mountain property; refined mountain elegance pours forth modern amenities, warm pine tones and open-beam ceilings, floor-to-ceiling granite fireplace, and oversized windows to the alluring mountain scenery in a mountain-paradise setting. The private chef prepares gourmet meals to the five-star caliber found only at Beaver Creek. Skiing and snowboarding is accessed just outside the doorstep with a private Ski School Ambassador from Beaver Creek’s famed Ivy League of Ski Schools. White Glove also includes four Epic Passes, apparel from Helly Hansen, first tracks before the lifts open and more. Embrace the finer things in mountain life with winter’s most exclusive vacation package valued at $50,000.
Mountain Dining and Haute Cuisine Reach New Heights
New Allie’s Cabin Family Dinners via Open Sleigh
New this winter and offered during select weekends, Allie’s Cabin Family Dinners welcome guests to savor gourmet fare which caters exclusively to children and families. Guests are whisked from the Beaver Creek Village to the cabin via open air sleigh, welcomed with warm, cozy lodge slippers and treated to a three-course buffet dinner – complete with kids’ favorites. Families dine aside the glowing floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace; enjoy sweeping views of the Beaver Creek Village below, as well as time together in the intimate space of one of Beaver Creek’s three private on-mountain restaurants.
Allie’s Cabin Features Wine Dinners
Allie’s Cabin, one of Beaver Creeks’ three famed private, on-mountain fine dining cabins, welcomes guests for Featured Wine Dinners with a celebrated collection of wineries, accompanied by a stunning fireworks display over Beaver Creek Village. Guests arrive via open-air sleigh for a gourmet culinary experience in the cozy cabin. While savoring exquisite food and wine pairings, guests enjoy a warm fireplace and sweeping views of the Beaver Creek Village, illuminated by Thursday Night Lights Fireworks. Classic contemporary regional fare has been crafted to offer the perfect pairing for the featured wines of the evening. Guests arrive via open-air sleigh to Allie’s Cabin and enjoy five courses and wine pairings while enjoying views of the fireworks lighting up the evening sky over Beaver Creek for Thursday Night Lights.
The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort Welcomes All to The Osprey Fireside Grill
Guests dining in The Osprey Fireside Grill savor delectable cuisine prepared with fresh, seasonal cuisine within the resort’s signature boutique hotel. The Fireside Grill features clean, modern designs and rich, sophisticated alpine décor. Adjacent to the Beaver Creek Village, the slope side property is also situated a mere 26 feet from Beaver Creek’s Strawberry Park Express Lift – inviting guests to enjoy instant access to the mountain’s world-class slopes.
Winter Wine Excursions Combine Snowshoeing with Wine Tasting
Beaver Creek Resort invites guests to enjoy Winter Wine Excursions – an experience which combine wellness-promoting outdoor activity and scenic splendor with après-snowshoe gourmet decadence found only at Beaver Creek. The adventure begins at the Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center, situated steps from both the Beaver Creek Village and The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort. Guests of all ability levels enjoy a guided snowshoe tour amidst forested scenery in McCoy Park followed by a dining experience at The Osprey Fireside Grill.
Grouse Mountain Grill in The Pines Lodge Recently Named Open Table’s Diner’s Choice
Guests who vacation at The Pines Lodge Beaver Creek Resort enjoy recently-enhanced, spacious accommodations with sweeping views of the mountain – classic mountain elegance abounds with rich pine touches and its undeniably intimate sense of tranquility. The Pines Lodge is home to Grouse Mountain Grill, a recent winner of Open Table’s coveted Diner’s Choice award. With a penchant for preparing dishes with organic, locally-sourced seasonal produce, meats and seafood and fresh, flavorful ingredients, Executive Chef David Gutowski tempts palates with menu favorites such as lobster and mascarpone or Colorado beef tartare; house-churned ice creams or the signature chocolate semifreddo entice any guest to stay for dessert.
Artisan Chocolates Found Only at Beaver Creek Candy Cabin
The Beaver Creek Candy Cabin gained fast fame among guests when it opened its doors during winter 2014-2015. Located at the top of Strawberry Park Express and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express lifts, the Cabin’s vintage candy store design of yesteryear invites kids and kids-at-heart to explore myriad palate-pleasing sweets – and to discover artisan craft chocolates found nowhere but the Candy Cabin. Created locally by fifth-generation chocolatier, Michael Mootz, each dark or milk chocolate bar is presented in a custom Beaver Creek gold box; individual chocolate snowflakes, snowmen or ski boots also offer a smooth, sweet treat. Other popular selections include bulk candy sold by the pound and classic Pepsi products made with real cane sugar.
Recently named as one of Travel & Leisure’s “America’s Best Ski Resort Restaurants”, Talons Restaurant offers a European-inspired gourmet menu featuring favorites such as the Schinkenstrulle (Black Forest Ham, Swiss cheese, fried egg, tomato, garlic aioli and sourdough), Colorado Lamb Burger and tossed to order salads, Aged Dunkel-Cheddar and other homemade soups and more, enjoyed in an upscale cafeteria setting. The Brink, named after a part of the men’s Birds of Prey downhill course, is an indoor- outdoor bar area offering signature cocktails and other libations. The expansive outdoor deck offers a great spot to refuel with bison burgers, brats and more. Originally constructed in 1997 as Red Tail Camp, Talons serves as the press center for the annual Men’s Birds of Prey World Cup held each December.
Lunch at SaddleRidge Summons Food and Wine Aficionados on the Slopes
Found only on the slopes of Beaver Creek, the ski-in SaddleRidge Restaurant is renowned for a gourmet lunch set among one of the largest, private collections of American Western artifacts and art in the United States outside of a museum. Upon arrival, guests slip into soft, cozy slippers, luxuriate within the dining room’s rustic, elegant grandeur, and savor gourmet lunch options such as elk Carpaccio, grilled venison tacos and pan seared Idaho ruby trout. Executive Chef Adam J. Roth creates an approachable menu with selections ranging from signature wild game, succulent seafood, and seasonal fare; with more than 450 worldly wines and Champagnes from which to choose, guests are invited to find the perfect pairing. Guests are invited to access the restaurant via both the slopes and via Beaver Creek’s complimentary dial-a-ride shuttle service.
Beaver Creek’s Signature Events are attended by the World
Ski Season’s Opening Day Presents 13th Annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition
Beaver Creek Captures Refined Holiday Elegance
Set for Opening Day, Nov. 23, 2016, Beaver Creek hosts one of the most-anticipated traditions – the 13th Annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition – during which, five carefully-vetted finalists serve their signature recipes throughout the Beaver Creek Village. Tasting and judging begins at 2 p.m. in the Beaver Creek Village, during which 5,000 gourmet chocolate chip cookies will be served in one hour. Participation is complimentary and all guests are invited to taste and cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award. Chocolate chip cookies are Beaver Creek’s perennial tradition and in addition to the annual competition, the resort serves warm, freshly-baked, gourmet chocolate chip cookies daily at 3 p.m. – known as Cookie Time – during which time, chefs stroll throughout the Beaver Creek Village donning silver platters of the signature treats, offered to all guests and passersby.
From Nov. 25, 2016 through Jan. 9, 2017, Beaver Creek’s montage of classic, refined elegance and whimsical enchantment is found and felt at the resort’s every turn throughout the holidays. Festivities commence Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 with the 36th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Ice Skating and Fireworks Show in the Beaver Creek Village, complete with children’s crafts and activities. Throughout December, holiday-revelers enjoy myriad activities during Family FunFest Carnival and WinterFest (Dec. 19, 2016 – Jan. 9, 2017); and nothing compares to live performances of The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol (Dec. 12 – 23) within the gilded beauty of the Vilar Performing Arts Center, nestled in the heart of the Beaver Creek Village. Serendipitous discoveries await guests who experience Thursday Night Lights weekly fireworks and children’s ski parade (begins Dec. 17), scenic wonder during weekly Family Snowshoe Tours (begins Dec. 22), and action sports offered through Beaver Creek Loves Teens, Too programming (Dec. 21 – 23 and 28 – 30). 2017 is greeted by all with the New Year’s Eve Bash, Ski Down and Fireworks (Dec. 31) – deemed among the top ten family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations by The Travel Channel. Add Beaver Creek’s backdrop of snowcapped peaks and world-class ski slopes to the experience, and guests discover the refined side of winter during the holidays.
The Audi Birds of Prey Men’s World Cup and EverBank America’s Winter Opening
Slated for Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, 2016, the world’s fastest men again descend on Beaver Creek for the annual Audi Birds of Prey Men’s World Cup Weekend. Surrounding the event will be EverBank America’s Winter Opening, bringing headliner concerts, cuisine, Birds of Prey Way in the Beaver Creek Village, street activities and more to represent winter’s grand opening in the Rockies. Hosting Downhill, Super-G and Giant Slalom competitions, Birds of Prey will set the stage for not only the World Championships, but the entire 2016-17 World Cup campaign. 2016 Birds of Prey champion Ted Ligety looks to claim his seventh consecutive Beaver Creek podium, while Austria’s Hannes Reichelt returns for another medal. The Birds of Prey Downhill will get things started on Dec. 5, with Super-G on tap for Dec. 6 and Giant Slalom bringing down the curtain on Dec. 7. World Cup weekend at Beaver Creek also means plenty of world class village entertainment following the conclusion of racing action each day.
Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend, Presented by Audi
Set at the base of world-class slopes and scheduled for Jan. 19 – 22, 2017, the Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend offers interactive cooking demonstrations, innovative wine and spirits events, gourmet wine pairing dinners and endless hours of phenomenal skiing. Featuring world-renowned guest chefs working alongside outstanding Beaver Creek culinary talent, guests work up an appetite exploring McCoy Park and then eat heartily during the Snowshoe & Gourmet Lunch or enjoy the afternoon Après-Ski Burgers & Beers around the Beaver Creek Ice Rink. The popular Ski.Eat.Ski event returns to give skiers the opportunity to tackle the mountain—and then relax into a luxurious lunch. Don’t miss a minute of this fantastic, food-centric weekend—or a single run.
Vilar Performing Arts Center Presents World-Class Artists
From ballet and modern dance, Broadway performances and comedy to film, concerts and performing artists for children, the Vilar Performing Arts Center hosts some of the world’s most renowned artists throughout the year. Nestled in the Beaver Creek Village at the base of the mountain’s World Cup ski slopes, Vilar offers guests perhaps the rarest opportunity to enjoy world-class performers within its peerless setting. Guests to enjoy a show in the 535-seat theater; the two, 2,200 square-foot lobbies and impeccably-adorned May Gallery Patrons Lounge invite groups to gather during intermissions as well as for private events. The cultural complex hosts a variety of acclaimed artistic performances that one would expect to see at Carnegie Hall in New York or the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the intimate and inviting performance space was designed to exacting specifications to create perfect acoustics and unobstructed views from every seat. Littman's Kunstler Theater in Munich provided inspiration for the wood-paneled columns, walls and ceilings that are combined with the curved horseshoe seating layout also found in many traditional European halls.
Beaver Creek’s World-Cup Mountain Home to the World’s Best Instructors and Coaches
Beaver Creek’s Terrain-Based Learning Gives Beginners an Edge
The Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School incorporates Terrain Based Learning to beginners. “The concept behind Beaver Creek’s terrain-based learning features is to provide a seamless, natural transition while developing confidence and skills,” said Fred Rumford, director of ski school for Beaver Creek. “Both skiers and riders will be able to learn on gentle, beginner terrain that includes subtly-sculpted snow features which help to guide them into the correct technique. The added snow features help to control speed and body position, which helps guests to relax, have fun and focus on a specific task; and each specific feature helps skiers and riders learn specific techniques. Once the feeling of good technique is recognizable, progression happens naturally and much more quickly.” Guests are invited to experience Terrain-Based Learning through the Beaver Creek Children’s and Adult Ski & Snowboard Schools; the features will be accessible via the instruction-dedicated Buckaroo Express Gondola.
Elevated Ski School Private Lesson Experience Continues
Beaver Creek Ski School offers an elevated private lesson experience which includes express chairlift access through an exclusive, specially designated lane at designated lifts (which bypasses the traditional ski school lane), ski valet service and access to an exclusive on-mountain fine dining lunch at SaddleRidge. In addition to the customized day offered by the school’s top pros in a private lesson, the elevated lesson blends Beaver Creek’s legendary guest service with its Ivy League Ski School experience.
Women’s Social Tour
Vail Resorts Entices More Women to Ski and Snowboard
The Beaver Creek Women’s Social Tour lends a casual environment for women to enjoy themselves on the slopes with other like-minded women. Guests enjoy a fun, relaxing atmosphere while building skill and confidence; the two-hour ski begins at 10:15 a.m. – which accommodates time for morning ski school drop-off for kids, a spa or exercise time, and the opportunity to embrace a day in the mountains among a supportive, social environment. Women’s Social Tour guests are guaranteed to be guided by a woman from the Ski School Ambassador team.
The Vail Resorts Women in Skiing initiative invited women of all ages to enjoy skiing and riding in new programs which were specifically-tailored to satisfy the preferences of women participants. Research and focus groups helped Vail Resorts to better understand that women guests are in search of program attributes such as women coaches, participating with other women of similar ability level, more convenient program times, and equipment guidance from women professionals. Thanks to feedback from participants during its inaugural winter, the Women’s Ultimate 4 program will further evolve for during the 2016-2017 season throughout all Vail Resorts mountains.
Finer Details Offered throughout Beaver Creek’s Legendary Luxury Accommodations
The Pines Lodge, A RockResort Debuts Elegant Upgrades
In-Room Massage Therapy Offers Personalized Luxury at The Pines Lodge at Beaver Creek, A RockResort
Located slope side at Beaver Creek, The Pines Lodge, A RockResort invites guests to luxuriate within its 60 upgraded hotel rooms and suites. The style celebrates The Pines’ signature European charm while introducing mountain contemporary mountain feel. Gathering spaces – internal corridors, lobby, meeting space and the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Grouse Mountain Grill have all received complementary updates, while maintaining the property’s cozy mountain ambiance which lends the perfect balance between access and escape.
New this winter, The Pines Lodge at Beaver Creek, A RockResort invites guests to experience personalized, in-room massage therapy treatments. Each treatment uses a tailored blend of techniques – including Swedish, sport and deep-tissue modalities – based upon each guest’s individual need or preference. Whether a guest has been skiing all day or simply wishes to unwind, professional therapists offer a luxurious, perfectly-suited treatment to each individual. Guests of The Pines are invited to reserve the RockResorts Custom Massage for 50 or 80-minute sessions; or AromaTouch Massage for 50, 80 or 105 minutes via The Pines Concierge.
The Antler Bar at The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek recently invested in its $1 million renovation of the lobby and adding a sleek, new bar. The bar features high-end cocktails, a selection of local beer and spirits, and small bites from 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill. The area serves as a gathering place with a communal table and comfortable seating, with live music on select evenings. The new bar will also offers three- liter pours of local beers to add to the festive, Bavarian environment.
Ski Nanny Program Returns to The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
The Ski Nanny program at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is available to children between the ages of 5 and 12 who are participating in full day Beaver Creek Group Ski School lessons. The program is designed to assist parents in transporting their children to Ski School on time in Beaver Creek Village, while allowing them to still make first tracks on the mountain. Before departing for Ritz Kids for a day on the slopes, kids can fuel up with breakfast snacks such as fresh fruit, yogurt and granola bars. In the afternoon, Ski Nanny picks up children from Ski School and brings them back to the hotel for an afternoon snack, allowing parents to get in every last run. Program drop offs and pickups take place in the Ritz Kids room located on the first floor of the resort. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a ski-in, ski-out resort in Beaver Creek’s Bachelor Gulch Village.
New Direct Flights, New Private Jet Partner, and Incomparable Access to the Slopes Offer Seamless Vacation Planning
XOJET Named Official Private Aviation Partner of Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort
New Non-Stop Service Secured Between Washington, D.C. and Eagle County Regional Airport
XOJET, the leader in on-demand private jet charter services, announced today that it has been named the official private aviation partner of Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort, two world-renowned resorts within the family of Vail Resorts destinations. Through the new partnership, XOJET Preferred Access™ and Elite Access™ program clients enjoy privileges, amenities and services at Vail and Beaver Creek including access to select fine dining, PRIMA resort concierge assistance, tee times at award-winning mountain golf courses during summer, and premier access to Vail and Beaver Creek’s world-class ski slopes during winter. Additionally, XOJET clients are offered priority consideration when exploring membership to the ultra-exclusive Vail and Beaver Creek Signature Clubs. Vail and Beaver Creek Signature Club members receive preferred rates with XOJET, and enjoy on-demand access to more than 1,000 private jets including North America’s largest floating fleet of Challenger 300 and Citation X super mid-size jets, the preferred jet types of Fortune 500 executives world-wide. XOJET clients enjoy premier in-flight service, a round-the-clock Aviation Advisor, and for flexible flyers, the ability to manage costs by selecting flight features that matter to them.
Beginning this December, United Airlines will fly non-stop between its hub at Washington/Dulles (IAD) and Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE). This flight will make a convenient connection point for travel from the East Coast via United’s hub at Washington Dulles.” Flights will depart from IAD at approximately 12:30 p.m. and arrive at EGE at 2:50 p.m. The return flight to IAD will depart EGE at approximately 3:50 p.m. with an arrival at 9:20 p.m.
EpicMix Time is the fifth generation of Vail Resorts industry-leading and award-winning ski and snowboard application EpicMix. The breakthrough technology for the ski industry debuted during the 2015-16 winter season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, and allows guests to access real-time lift line wait times, enabling them to better navigate the mountain and make the most out of their ski and snowboard experience. Leveraging recently developed technology, EpicMix Time calculates and displays up-to-the-minute chairlift and gondola line wait times across 55 core lifts and gondolas, as well as 13,600 acres of skiable terrain in Colorado. After piloting the program in Colorado, Vail Resorts plans to expand EpicMix Time to its other destinations in the upcoming seasons, as well as expand the program to provide updates on on-mountain restaurant and retail store wait times as well.
Ski the World with One Epic Pass
Enjoy unlimited, unrestricted, year-round skiing and snowboarding at 13 resorts in the U.S. and abroad – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Perisher in Australia, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain just outside of Chicago – with Vail Resorts’ 2016-2017 Epic Pass. Offering seamless access to world-class skiing at the best value, the Epic Pass is enjoyed by guests throughout more than 80 countries. Guests are invited to visit EpicPass.com for additional information or to purchase an Epic Pass.