Powerful Winter Storm Drops as Much as 14 Inches of Snow

Powerful Winter Storm Drops as Much as 14 Inches of Snow on Vail Resorts’ Vail_Jason-Roberts_12912_KariMohrMountains

  • Vail’s Colorado resorts to add up to 1,500 acres of new terrain for the weekend
  • Canyons in Park City, UT, leads the way with 14 inches of new snow
  • Combination of Mother Nature and ideal snowmaking conditions gives a boost to Vail’s Tahoe resorts

BROOMFIELD, Colo.– Dec. 5, 2013– A powerful and well-timed winter storm swept across the western U.S. Tuesday and Wednesday, touching each one of Vail Resorts’ mountains and leaving up to 14 inches of new snow in its wake. With the Colorado resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone) ready to add a combined 1,500 acres of new terrain by the weekend, holiday skiers and snowboarders are licking their chops and waxing their powder skis and boards.

“We’re within three weeks of the holidays, so this storm couldn’t have come at a better time whether you’re planning on visiting our resorts in Colorado, Utah or Lake Tahoe,” said Vail Resorts’ chief marketing officer, Kirsten Lynch. “The only problem is if you want to ski over the winter break, you had better act now!”

In Colorado, Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, anticipates opening more than 500 acres of new terrain soon, including Golden Peak and the Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6), Game Creek Bowl and the Game Creek Express Lift (#7), and the Sourdough Express Lift (#14). This would bring the resort’s skiable acreage to nearly 1,400.

Beaver Creek, where they received over a foot of new snow at the top of the mountain, opened 244 additional acres Wednesday bringing the total acreage to 760 acres. Three more lifts are set to open this weekend including Riverfront Gondola Lift (#7), Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#15) and the Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#18).

At Breckenridge, where they will debut Peak 6 this winter representing the largest ski area expansion in recent memory, they’ve opened another 120 acres thanks to over a foot of new snow, with an additional 300 acres expected to open over the weekend.

Kids ski free at Keystone, and those freeloading rug rats will have 600 new acres to explore by the weekend as the resort expands its terrain from 341 acres to well over 1,000.

Canyons Resort, in Park City, UT, already blessed with the light and dry, was further blessed with the biggest snowfall total, weighing in with a healthy 14 inches. Look for more terrain to open there soon.

With up to nine inches of new snow, and more expected this week, and optimal cold temperatures for the West Coast’s two largest snowmaking systems, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood are poised to expand terrain this weekend, providing the most open terrain and the best snow surface conditions at Lake Tahoe.

Lift Tickets
For the lowest guaranteed price on lift tickets to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood (up to 25 percent), guests need only purchase seven days in advance for the Colorado resorts, three days in advance for the Lake Tahoe resorts, and one day for Canyons, Utah. Skiers and riders can call 1-888-216-8538 or visit www.snow.com.

Lodging
Since snow is free, Vail Resorts’ hospitality properties across its mountain resorts are following suit with the ever-popular Ski Free, Stay Free. Guests save up to 30 percent when they book their lift and lodging packages now – by purchasing lift tickets and lodging for three nights they get the fourth day and night free. It can be booked here.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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CALLING ALL ARTISTS—PRO ART CHALLENGE RETURNS TO BEAVER CREEK

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English: Levi Leipheimer, in the prologue of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2011 Español: Levi Leipheimer, en el prólogo del USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CALLING ALL ARTISTS—PRO ART CHALLENGE RETURNS TO BEAVER CREEK AUGUST 22 DURING STAGE 4 OF USA PRO CHALLENGE

 

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado–Top local artists will once again be on the clock along with the world’s premier cyclists Thursday, August 22, as the Pro Art Challenge returns to Beaver Creek in conjunction with Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge.  Up to fifteen renowned artists will stage their own competition as the peloton races the 103 miles of this year’s “Queen Stage” from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek’s mountaintop finish line.

The unique event will take place in Beaver Creek Village near the Covered Bridge, getting underway at 10:15 a.m., when the riders leave the start line Steamboat.  Artists must complete their individual masterpieces prior to the first pro rider crossing the Beaver Creek finish line, approximately between 3:30-3:50 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the top artists, with a variety of mediums represented in the Pro Art Challenge. With a theme of “America’s Race”, which coincides with the overall theme of the USA Pro Challenge, artists will be asked to incorporate this theme, as well as a cycling component into their work.

Throughout the day, spectators will have the chance to follow each artist’s progression, while also being able to bid on works of art. Part performance, part competition, the Pro Art Challenge promises to deliver high energy entertainment throughout the day and provides artists with the chance to interact with and showcase their work to a national audience.

 

“The most exciting element of live art competitions is watching the wide range of art being created from beginning to end,” explained Lauren Merrill, owner of the Alpine Arts Center and Pro Art Challenge organizer, with mediums including painting, sculpture, mixed-media, jewelry, woodworking and more. The Pro Art Challenge offers a unique perspective and first-hand look at the process each artist goes through when normally they do this behind closed doors. It’s a high-energy art event that is equally fun for participating artists and spectators.”

Artists interested in participating in the Pro Art Challenge should contact Merrill at lauren@alpineartscenter.org to request an application or learn more.

About Beaver Creek Resort

On August 22, 2013 be sure to experience Beaver Creek’s “Queen Stage” mountaintop finish of Stage 4 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The arduous day includes a new ten-mile climb up Bachelor Gulch, dubbed “The Brink” that will push the riders to the limit before climbing the crowd-lined ascent to the finish line in Beaver Creek Village.  A village-wide celebration will cap off Stage 4, with teams and fans taking advantage of Beaver Creek’s warm and friendly hospitality.  Like us: facebook.com/Beavercreek.

About the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Referred to as “America’s Race,” the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 19-25, 2013 and travel through eight host cities from Aspen to Denver. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. After attracting more than 1 million spectators in 2012, making it one of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2013, featuring a challenging, 599-mile course.  More information can be found online at www.USAProCyclingChallenge.com and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge.

 

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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Celebrate Independence Day at Beaver Creek

Beano's Cabin Exterior

Beano’s Cabin Exterior (Photo credit: wka)

Celebrate Independence Day at Beaver Creek with Jack Ingram Concert and Beano’s Cabin Clambake

Celebrate the birth of our nation under the blue skies of Beaver Creek on Thursday, July 4 with an evening concert by Jack Ingram and the 21st annual Beano’s Cabin clambake earlier in the day. Also throughout the day, enjoy the Stars, Stripes & Slides festivities including inflatable slides, jumping castles and other activities for the whole family. Join us for the concert at the base of the Centennial Express chairlift in Beaver Creek Village; music kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with The Williams Brothers and then Jack Ingram takes the stage at 8:00 p.m. Both the Stars, Stripes & Slides activities and the concert are complimentary. Stick around for the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Concert gates open at 5:00 p.m. and food and beverages will be available for purchase. As one of the most popular artists on today’s country music scene, Jack Ingram will light up the stage with his hits including the summer favorite “Barefoot & Crazy”.

“Beaver Creek is excited to host its traditional Fourth of July celebration with the musical talents of Jack Ingram,” said Tim Baker, executive director of Beaver Creek Resort Company.  “We are also looking forward to the fireworks show taking place in Beaver Creek Village after the concert. It’s sure to be a memorable celebration for the whole family.”

Beano’s Cabin hosts its annual Fourth festivities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring a mid-mountain clambake and live entertainment. Chef Bill Greenwood’s menu highlights include a New England style clambake, Berkshire pulled pork, oysters, crab claws and more. Kids can enjoy mac’ n’ cheese and chicken fingers. The cost is $55 for adults, $25 for kids 6-12 and kids 5 and under dine for free. Live entertainment and classic lawn games also will be available. Reservations should be made in advance by calling 970-754-3463.

During the day, explore other outdoor activities at Beaver Creek including scenic chairlift rides, hiking, mountain biking, golf, horseback riding and more. Early evening head to the beach front lawn for live music and food and beverages to top off this celebration for all ages.

For more information on the Fourth of July in Beaver Creek and other summer events and activities, visit www.BeaverCreek.com or call the Beaver Creek Information Center at (970) 754-4636.

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Mountaintop Express Lift Replacement

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    Mountaintop Express (Photo credit: sevenblock)

    New Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) will feature first loading conveyor system for a high-speed, six-passenger lift of its kind in North America

  • Gopher Hill Lift (#12) replacement also approved
  • Both lifts will open to the public for the 2013-2014 winter ski and snowboard season

Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, announced that it has received approval to construct a new high-speed, six-passenger Doppelmayr chairlift, replacing the four-passenger Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) from Mid-Vail to Patrol Headquarters. Construction will begin immediately and the lift will be operational for the 2013-2014 ski and snowboard season.

The Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) will feature loading gates with a right angle load and a loading conveyor system, which has been shown to reduce the number of lift stops and slows, thereby increasing the efficiency of the lift. The systems have been widely used throughout European resorts for years and this will mark the first loading conveyor on a high-speed, six-passenger lift of its kind in North America. The new lift will result in a 33 percent increase in capacity, or 3,600 people per hour, which is the same capacity as Vail’s new Gondola One. The old Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) was installed in 1985 and provides access to Patrol Headquarters and a number of surrounding areas including the legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin.

“The Mountaintop Express Lift is one of the busiest lifts on Vail Mountain,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “Upgrading it to a six-passenger lift and adding capacity will make a noticeable improvement in wait times and skier/snowboarder circulation. The use of the loading conveyor, which is a common feature at top European resorts, is an added luxury and reduces the frequency of misloads as well.”

The new lower lift terminal of the Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) will be located approximately 90 feet to the east of the previous terminal, resulting in a lift maze configuration that will decrease cross-traffic of skiers and snowboarders in the surrounding area. The upper terminal location will undergo minor adjustments to accommodate a more efficient circulation of skiers and snowboarders.

The resort has also received final approval to replace the Gopher Hill Lift (#12), a fixed-grip double chairlift, with a fixed-grip triple chairlift. The Gopher Hill Lift (#12) in Golden Peak – a fixed-grip double Riblet chairlift installed in 1974 – will be replaced by the old Rose Bowl lift (#4) from Beaver Creek, which was removed in the spring of 2011. The fixed-grip triple Doppelmayr lift will increase capacity by 50 percent over the existing lift, which predominantly provides access to the Golden Peak area for beginners as well as access to Vail Village. The lower terminal will be adjusted slightly in both location and elevation to allow beginner guests easier access to the lift and to facilitate better use of both the west and east lift mazes.

“The new triple lift in Golden Peak will allow for twice the capacity of our three to six year olds enrolled in lessons, as they are required to ride the lift with an adult,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “While this upgrade may seem small to our more experienced guests, it’s a critical improvement for our newest and youngest visitors to get them on the hill and learning faster.”

The majority of the both old lifts will be recycled and some components will be kept as spare inventory for Vail or other Vail Resorts mountains.

For more information about Vail Mountain, visit Vail.comor contact the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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Canyons will be included in the Epic Season Pass

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View from the Short Cut fixed triple chairlift at The Canyons resort in Park City, Utah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Canyons will be included in the Epic Season Pass for the 2013-2014 winter season.
Vail Resorts enters into a long-term lease with Talisker for first mountain resort in Utah.
Vail Resorts today announced that the Company has entered into a long-term lease with affiliate companies of Talisker Corporation for Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. Under the lease, Vail Resorts has assumed all of the resort operations of Canyons while Talisker has retained its development rights for four million square feet of real estate at the resort.

“With 4,000 skiable acres, easy access to the town of Park City and $75 million in recent resort improvements, Canyons is a perfect complement to our collection of world-class mountain resorts,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “I commend the Talisker and Canyons team for the outstanding work they have done to redevelop the resort, which is reflected in a top 10 ranking by SKI Magazine and #4 ranking by Outside Magazine. We look forward to building on that momentum and including Canyons in our industry-leading season pass products, which next season will offer guests access to Colorado, Tahoe and Utah on one season pass, a first in ski industry history. We will also leverage our guest database and domestic and international sales and marketing efforts to continue to drive Canyons’ growth. Talisker has an outstanding track record of high-end resort development and we look forward to working together to create something truly extraordinary with Talisker’s four million square feet of remaining approved residential and commercial density at Canyons.”

The transaction also incorporates the potential for the lease, without additional consideration, to include the land under the ski terrain of Park City Mountain Resort that is adjacent to Canyons and is currently owned by Talisker and is subject to pending litigation. “We look forward to the litigation being resolved and hope that Vail Resorts can play a constructive role in helping to arrive at a solution that offers the best outcome for guests of both resorts,” Katz added.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring in Vail Resorts to partner with us on our vision for Canyons,” said Jack Bistricer, chief executive officer of Talisker. “Vail Resorts is the clear leader in the mountain resort industry and I am confident that they can replicate at Canyons the success they have delivered at resorts such as Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Northstar. I am incredibly proud of all that our team has accomplished at Canyons over the past five years and am confident that together with Vail Resorts, we can create one of the greatest mountain resorts in the world.”

The Company also announced that purchasers of the Epic Pass for the 2013-2014 winter season will receive unlimited and unrestricted access to Canyons, as well as to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood. The 2013-2014 Epic Pass is on sale now at $689 for adults, compared to the season pass price of $849 at Canyons this past year.

The lease has an initial term of 50 years with six 50-year renewal options. The lease provides for $25 million in annual fixed payments, which increase each year by an inflation linked index of CPI less one percent, with a floor of two percent per annum. In addition, the lease includes participating contingent payments to Talisker of 42 percent of the amount by which EBITDA for the resort operations, as calculated under the lease, exceeds approximately $35 million, with such threshold amount increased by an inflation linked index and a 10-percent adjustment for any capital improvements or investments made under the lease by Vail Resorts. The Company will be finalizing the accounting for the lease in the coming months but expects to record an obligation on the balance sheet of approximately $305 million in long-term debt (including capital lease obligations).  The Company expects incremental annual Resort EBITDA from Canyons of approximately $15 million in fiscal year 2014 (excluding transition and integration costs) increasing to approximately $25 million in fiscal year 2017, not including any potential benefit the Company may receive from the Park City Mountain Resort land which is subject to ongoing litigation.

Conference Call
Vail Resorts will host a conference call at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in which Vail Resorts executives will discuss the Canyons transaction.

The call will be broadcast over the Internet at www.vailresorts.com. To listen to the call, go to the website and select the Investor Relations section. Those wishing to participate via telephone should dial (877) 941-0844 to be connected. Participants outside of North America should dial (480) 629-9835.

In addition, a replay of the call will be available two hours following the conclusion of the conference call through June 12, 2013, at midnight. To access the replay, dial (800) 406-7325 (domestic) or (303) 590-3030 (international), pass code 4618918. The call also will be archived at www.vailresorts.com.

About Canyons Resort
With thrilling adventures across thousands of acres and nine mountains of majestic terrain, Canyons Resort is Utah’s largest and most dynamic ski and snowboard resort. Located in stunning Park City, Canyons is ranked as a “Top 10 North American Resort” in SKI Magazine’s annual reader survey. Canyons’ lively resort village bustles with nine hotels including Talisker’s Waldorf Astoria Park City, and two dozen dining restaurants like the award-winning farm-to-table venue, Farm at Canyons. The Orange Bubble Express, North America’s only enclosed and heated chairlift; Ski Beach, a lively après ski gathering area; Iron Mountain, featuring 300 acres of new terrain; and the fast-paced Zip Tour make Canyons a must-visit year-round resort. With Salt Lake City International Airport just 35 minutes away, Canyons is conveniently accessible from anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.canyonsresort.com.

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Epic Service Award Winners.

English: Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO

English: Gore Creek Drive, Vail, CO (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vail Resorts announced today the winners of the 2013 Epic Service Awards, recognizing 11 employees across all resorts and lines of business within the company. Five of the 2013 recipients reside in Eagle County and include Bob Long from Vail Mountain, Richard Knapp from Beaver Creek, Paul Gorbold from Colorado Mountain Express, Jennifer Pope from RockResorts and Anna Townsend from Specialty Sports Venture.

The Epic Service Award is the highest level of recognition for guest service at Vail Resorts and it is earned and awarded to those employees who exceed expectations, have innovative guest service ideas, and embody the company’s service mantra, “Own it. Personalize it. Elevate it.” Each of the five Eagle County award winners has a personal story that demonstrates the ways in which he or she went above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience or service for a guest.

Bob Long, an employee with the Golden Peak Ski & Snowboard School at Vail, received the Epic Service Award at Vail Mountain. When a local school brought students to the resort during Learn to Ski Week, Bob was assigned to work one-on-one with a young boy who had been having a hard time at school and at home. While it had taken many months for the student to open up to staff at school, Bob and the young boy hit it off immediately, becoming fast friends and allowing the boy to feel comfortable enough to open up and confide in Bob. The boy ultimately became very attached to Bob by the time the program ended. So much so that Bob immediately inquired about volunteering at the boy’s school. He emailed the school principal, filled out a volunteer application and went through the necessary protocol, and shortly thereafter Bob was reconnected with the boy again. He volunteered at the school with the boy throughout the entire ski season and not only did he continue to develop a great relationship with the boy, but the rest of his family as well.

Richard Knapp, an employee with the Beaver Creek Adult Ski School in winter and a High Mountain Adventure Jeep Tour guide in summer, received the Epic Service Award at Beaver Creek. Last summer while he was out with guests on a tour, thunder began to echo through the resort and lightning crashed overhead as a fast-moving storm rolled into the valley. With a full load of guests in the jeep, Richard began to make his way down the mountain when he spotted a family hiking down, drenched from the storm. He called Patrol but recognized they were working in a distant area of the mountain and so after dropping off his tour group, Richard immediately turned around and went back up the mountain to find the family. They were grateful as he picked them up and drove them safely back down the mountain to shelter.

Paul Gorbold, health and safety manager for Colorado Mountain Express, also received the Epic Service Award. During the winter Paul was notified of an accident that had taken place with one of the CME vans while transporting some guests. No one was injured but it was later realized that there had been damage done to a guest’s ski bag. The guest was obviously upset by this and therefore reservations followed up with them and Paul was asked to stay in the loop so he could update the claim with the details of the resolution. Instead of just updating the paperwork though, Paul took ownership of the recovery by reaching out to Vail Resorts’ contacts at Specialty Sports Venture and then offering to visit the guest personally and assist with purchasing a replacement ski bag.

Jennifer Pope, a concierge at The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, received the Epic Service Award for Vail Resorts’ hospitality division, RockResorts. When an excited yet nervous guest approached Jennifer about helping him plan a special marriage proposal to his girlfriend, she happily obliged. They decided that the sleigh ride to Beano’s Cabin for dinner would be the perfect opportunity to pop the question. Jennifer called in some co-workers around the resort to help her build a snowman that the sleigh would stop at on the way to Beano’s, complete with a carrot nose and red scarf. She also arranged for rose petals and glittering candles to be set out on the sparkling snow, a Cadillac ride for the couple to their private snow cat, and a photographer and videographer to help capture the event. In the end the guest’s proposal was accepted and the newly engaged couple topped off the evening celebrating with family, champagne and a meal to remember at Beano’s Cabin.

Anna Townsend, assistant manager at the Beaver Creek Sports location at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch received the Epic Service Award for Vail Resorts’ retail division, Specialty Sports Venture. One day during the winter a guest arrived at Anna’s store to inquire about rentals and mentioned that the group was travelling with eight children, all of whom needed equipment. Knowing that parading that many children through the rental shop could be a potentially stressful situation, Anna offered to visit the group’s hotel room for an in-room fitting. The guest loved this idea and also asked if Anna could pick out a full outfit for each child. Anna put together head-to-toe outfits for all the kids, and also brought along full outfits for the parents too. The guests were thrilled by Anna’s attentive customer service.

Employees from across all lines of business at Vail Resorts are recognized each month for Epic Service. The final Epic Service Award winners are chosen from each resort and line of business across the company and are awarded with an all-expense paid, multi-day trip to one of the company’s resorts, lodging and activities, an exclusive dinner with Vail Resorts’ chairman and chief executive officer, Rob Katz, and members of the Vail Resorts executive committee, as well as other surprises. This year’s trip will take place July 15-18, 2013 at Breckenridge.

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Beaver Creek Golf Club Opens for the Summer Season.

Beaver Creek Golf Course

Beaver Creek Golf Course (Photo credit: LRJ53)

Beaver Creek Golf Club Opens for the Summer Season Friday, May 10

The Beaver Creek Golf Club will open for member and guest play Friday, May 10. Nestled against the slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain and recognized as one of the longest established golf courses in the Vail Valley, the 18-hole championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., will offer public play May 10 – June 14, 2013 and Sept. 16 – Oct. 6, 2013. The course will be open to club members and Beaver Creek Resort, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead guests June 15 – Sept. 15, 2013.

“The Beaver Creek Golf Club is in great shape for Friday’s opening and our maintenance team has been extremely busy putting the finishing touches on the course,” said Dave Lopez, director of golf for Beaver Creek Golf Club.

During the early season, May 13– June 14, golfers can take advantage of a Spring Golf Special for $85 which includes 18 holes Monday-Thursday including a golf cart, three-course lunch at The Rendezvous Club Restaurant and a $10 golf voucher valid day of play only at the award-winning Beaver Creek Golf Shop. Tee times take place from 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Other early season offers include 18 holes for $92; nine holes for $65 and the twilight rate after 3 p.m. is $67. Juniors ages 7-18 can play for free with a paying adult Monday-Thursday (one free junior round offered per paid adult), and can play 18 holes Friday – Sunday for $67. All fees are per person and include carts and range balls.

Stay and Play Golf Package

Beaver Creek Golf Club’s Stay and Play golf and lodging packages are offered through a variety of Beaver Creek properties featuring up to 40 percent off on lodging. Stay and Play packages at Beaver Creek Golf Club start at $158 per person based upon double occupancy and include one round of golf per person for each night of lodging booked. This offer is valid May 10– Oct. 6, 2013 with rates varying by season; taxes and gratuity are not included and tee times are subject to availability. Packages are not available for groups or rounds already booked and some minimum night stay requirements may apply Friday and Saturday nights. For reservations, visit www.beavercreek.com/golf or call 877.204.7883.

About Beaver Creek Golf Course

The Beaver Creek Golf Course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and ranks among Golf Digest magazine’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America.” The 6,784-yard par-70 course opened in 1984 and begins and ends at the edge of Beaver Creek Village.A short layout challenges golfers with elevated tees and narrow fairways. The Club played host to The Jerry Ford Golf Invitational on several occasions.

For more information and to book tee times or lessons, call the Beaver Creek Golf Club at (970) 754-5775 or visit www.beavercreek.com.

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Beaver Creek’s Tenth Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Event

Ritz Carlton, Batchelor Gultch.

Ritz Carlton, Batchelor Gultch. (Photo credit: paulswansen)

Beaver Creek’s Tenth Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Event Returns May 24-27, 2013

Beaver Creek’s Friday evening 10th anniversary kickoff event, includes concert with Big James and the Chicago Playboys at the Vilar Performing Arts Center

Barbecue competitions judged by pros and attendees; $10,000 in cash prizes to be awarded

Monday Cut & Slice Golf Event at Beaver Creek Golf Club

 

Celebrate 10 years of music, barbecue and beer at Beaver Creek Resort over Memorial Day weekend with the 10th annual Blues, Brew and BBQ Festival May 24-27, 2013. As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the state join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews at one of the largest Colorado Microbrewery beer tastings. To make the 10th anniversary one to remember, this year’s event will feature a kickoff concert at the Vilar Performing Arts Center featuring the high-energy Chicago soul blues of Big James and the Chicago Playboys.

Other musical highlights include Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band Featuring Erica Brown, Too Slim and the Taildraggers and John Németh who will perform live at scheduled times during the weekend. Barbecue masters will be competing for bragging rights and $10,000 in cash prizes. On Saturday a panel of professional judges will rate pork, beef and side dishes according to appearance, taste and tenderness. This year, attendees will have the chance to text their vote on Saturday and Sunday to determine the People’s Choice winner for Best Barbecue Vendor. Selected winners will be crowned Saturday and Sunday at 4:10 p.m. on the main stage in Beaver Creek Plaza.

A Kids Zone will be open from 12-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday providing activities and arts and crafts designed for kids 12 and under. At noon on Saturday, Beaver Creek’s signature Culinary Demonstration Series kick off for the summer season, providing complimentary barbecue demonstrations from guest and local chefs.

The Blues, Brews and BBQ event offers free admission to the plaza and food and beverage are available for purchase. Ticketed events include the following.

10th Anniversary Kickoff Concert
On Friday, May 24, don’t miss the energetic, bluesy sounds of Big James and the Chicago Playboys at the Vilar Performing Arts Center beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person at the door and include one beverage of your choice – beer, wine or soda. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Microbrew Festival
Enjoy one of the largest exclusively Colorado Microbrewery Beer Tastings in the state from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. Featuring more than 80 special concoctions from 35 Colorado-based breweries, participants also receive a commemorative tasting mug. Advance tickets are $35 per person and will be $45 per person at the door. The event also will be held outdoors again this year on the back lawn, near the Centennial Express Chairlift (#6).

2nd Annual Cut and Slice Golf Event benefitting Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
Back for its second year, the Cut and Slice Golf Event takes place on Monday, May 27 at the Beaver Creek Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A shotgun start opens the day and golfers also will enjoy barbecue and craft beers from Crazy Mountain Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery around the course. Tickets are $100 per person which includes greens fee, golf cart, practice balls, tee gift and barbecue and beer on the course. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’ lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with MS and their support partners. Reservations can be made by calling the Beaver Creek Golf Club at (970) 754-6212, emailing dlopez@vailresorts.com or purchase tickets online at www.beavercreek.com.

Lodging

Book two nights of lodging May 24-27, 2013 at participating properties and receive two custom Beaver Creek beer mugs and $20 worth of “Beaver Bucks” coupons valid toward food and beverage at the event. Book online at www.beavercreek.com or call 877.204.7883.

For more information about Blues, Brews and BBQ at Beaver Creek, visit www.beavercreek.com.

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Beaver Creek 2013 Summer Events and Descriptions

View at the Beaver Creek Village.

View at the Beaver Creek Village. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beaver Creek 2013 Summer Events and Descriptions.

Here is a rather exhaustive listing of Events for Beaver Creek Resort during the summer of 2013.

MAY 2013
May 25-26 Blues, Brews & BBQ

Beaver Creek’s 9th annual Blues Brews and BBQ event signals the beginning of summertime in the mountains Memorial Day Weekend. Visiting chefs from all over the country, as well as Vail Valley favorites, serve up delicious barbeque fare complemented by microbrews provided by a variety of breweries. Taste your way around the plaza while listening to a full lineup of free blues concerts each day. Bring the whole family as kids’ activities are offered for the young and young at heart. Visit www.beavercreek.com for more information and lodging packages.

JUNE 2013
June 15-16 Tough Mudder

Not for the faint of heart, Tough Mudder at Beaver Creek puts athletes of all levels to the ultimate test, and Beaver Creek takes it a step further with a start elevation of 8,100 feet. Described as a mix of Ironman meets Burning Man, Tough Mudder tests competitors’ all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. The 10+-mile obstacle course is complete with more than 20 military-style challenges including electric shocks, ice-cold plunges, eight-foot walls, barbed-wire crawls, 100-foot long mud pits and cbstacles specially created using Beaver Creek’s rugged natural terrain. Designed by British Special Forces, Tough Mudder is recognized as the most difficult mud-run on the circuit and simply completing the course is a badge of honor as not everyone will be able to cross the finish line. For registration information and complete details visit www.toughmudder.com.

June 15-29 Suzuki Music Camp

Beaver Creek transforms into a magical musical village with the Colorado Suzuki
Music Camp which provides music students with the opportunity to supplement learning in this majestic mountain environment. Students and their families descend upon Beaver Creek each summer and fill the village with amazing sounds. For more information visit www.coloradosuzuki.org.

June 22 Summer Solstice Trail Run

Celebrate the longest day of the year by participating in the Summer Solstice Trail Run, a 5K or 10K trail run, and let the little ones enjoy the kids K. Post-race entrants will enjoy live music, barbecue and drinks outside at Creekside Park in Beaver Creek.

June 21-22, 28-29 Culinary Demonstration Series

Chefs from local restaurants provide complimentary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 14. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends.

June 27 Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek

Presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its twelfth season Thursday nights through Aug. 15. The July 4th rodeo will take place Tuesday, July 2. There is no rodeo on July 25 due to the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village, as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Gates open at 5 p.m.

JULY 2013
July 2, 11, 18 Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek

Presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its twelfth season Thursday nights through Aug. 15. The July 4th rodeo will take place Tuesday, July 2. There is no rodeo on July 25 due to the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village, as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Gates open at 5 p.m.

July 4 Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the birth of our nation under the blue skies of Beaver Creek. Ride the Centennial lift up to Spruce Saddle with your mountain bike and cruise down. Try fly fishing on the Eagle River or nearby creeks. Whatever you choose to do by day, head to the Beaver Creek back lawn located next to the Centennial Chair lift by night for a celebration for all ages. Great food and fireworks top off the evening.

July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 Culinary Demonstration Series

Chefs from local restaurants provide complimentary culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 14. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends.

July 9, 16, 23, 30 Movies Under the Stars

Bring the whole family out for a great selection of family movies under the stars at the base of Beaver Creek on the Back Lawn near the Buckaroo Gondola. All movies are complimentary and begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. Visit www.beavercreek.com for movies details.

July 10, 17, 24, 31 NEW! Wednesday Night Music Experience

Enjoy the sounds of summer in the Rockies with weekly concerts hosted at various venues around Beaver Creek throughout July and August. Concerts will feature various artists and genres and are fun for the whole family. Join the fun from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and stay tuned for more information on the various venues. Live music is free for all guests. Visit www.beavercreek.com to learn more.

July 20-21 Beaver Creek XTERRA & XTERRA Trail Run

Beaver Creek XTERRA’s off road triathlon includes a mile swim in Nottingham Lake in Avon, a mountain bike ride up and across Beaver Creek Mountain, gaining 2,000 vertical feet in the first five miles, plus a challenging run that climbs 1,300 vertical feet. The XTERRA competitive events are open to all ability levels with individual and team categories. There is also the free kids’ duathlon at Beaver Creek. Cheer on your favorite elite athletes or join them. For more information visit www.XTERRABeaverCreek.com.

July 27 Colorado Eagle River Ride

Cycling enthusiasts enjoy this non-competitive ride highlighted by a local Century route which takes riders from the base of Beaver Creek on a scenic journey north, and includes a stretch on the dirt along Colorado River Road. It showcases Colorado summer at its peak and riders of all ages are welcome. For those electing shorter distances, choose from 100-km or a 42-mile bike ride along the Eagle River. Locals will tell you to look for the ice cream truck at the Dotsero aid station- it’s a must-indulge treat along the way. No matter the distance, camaraderie and great fun are guaranteed along this fully supported ride, which ends with a party in Beaver Creek.

AUGUST 2013

August 2, 9, 15(not16) Beaver Creek Rodeo Series at Traer Creek

Presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns for its twelfth season Thursday nights through Aug. 15. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square, free shuttle service is offered from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village, as well as the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Gates open at 5 p.m.

August 3, 4 Beaver Creek Art Festival

More than 150 artists converge on Beaver Creek Village for one weekend each August. An array of artwork will be on display including watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, woodworking, glass, sculptures, furniture, mosaics, ceramics, and jewelry. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to meet each exhibiting artist in person and purchase a piece of art.

August 2-4, 16-17, 30-31 Culinary Demonstration Series

Chefs from local restaurants provide complimentary culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza Friday and Saturday afternoons at 5 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 14. Multiple demonstrations will take place each day on festival weekends.

August 6, 13 Movies Under the Stars

Bring the whole family out for a great selection of family movies under the stars at the base of Beaver Creek on the Back Lawn near the Buckaroo Gondola. All movies are complimentary and begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. Visit www.beavercreek.com for movies details.

August 7, 14 NEW! Wednesday Night Music

Enjoy the sounds of summer in the Rockies with weekly concerts hosted at various venues around Beaver Creek throughout July and August. Concerts will feature various artists and genres and are fun for the whole family. Join the fun from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and stay tuned for more information on the various venues. Live music is free for all guests. Visit www.beavercreek.com to learn more.

August 9-11 Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival

Combining world-renowned culinary talent and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains. From wine and mix-ology cocktail seminars to cooking classes, wine dinners, the event features culinary delights and wine and spirits offerings for a variety of palates. The popular Walk and Wine includes a guided hike with experts from the Beaver Creek Hiking Center followed by a gourmet lunch with paired wines.

August 10 Beaver Creek Half Marathon

As part of the Endurance Race Series, test your lungs and legs at Beaver Creek’s half marathon where participants will wind their way throughout the resort and mountain. With 80 percent of the course on single track and 20 percent on dirt road, this race will prove to be one of the more difficult stops on the circuit. Visit www.enduranceraceseries.com to register and learn more.

August 18 TransRockies Run

Beaver Creek Resort plays host to competitors of the rugged Gore-Tex TransRockies Run, a six-day, 115 mile stage trail run through the Colorado Rockies that ends in Beaver Creek. The race is fully supported, including food, accommodations and on-course support for participants. Based upon the wildly successful GORE-TEX TransAlpine-Run in Europe, the TransRockies Run encompasses a multi-day, point-to-point format. The course traverses the heart of both the White River and San Isabel National Forests, and includes a mix of single track and forest road with nearly 25,000 feet of elevation gain – reaching altitudes of 12,000 feet. With $20,000 in prize money on the line, competition at the front of the pack is intense. For information and registration visit www.transrockies.com.

August 22 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

This summer professional bike racing returns to Beaver Creek as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge descends upon the state Aug. 19-25, 2013. The event is a grueling 600-mile, seven-day bike race that winds through some of the most majestic and treacherous terrain Colorado and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. The pedaling begins in Aspen and hits 12 other cities and towns along the way as bikers are scheduled to ascend and descend their way into Beaver Creek on day four of the race,Thursday, Aug. 22. Racers will cross the finish line in Denver after seven days of arduous cycling over a mix of mountain, sprint and downtown stages. For more information visit www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com.

August 31 – September 1 Beaver Creek Oktoberfest

Beaver Creek’s annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin’ oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, and wunderbar wurst! Enjoy complimentary live entertainment in Beaver Creek Plaza all weekend and be sure to take advantage of great lodging packages for the event. It’s the perfect time to be outdoors and hike, bike, play a round of golf and celebrate Oktoberfest in Beaver Creek.

August 31 Oktoberfest Shuffle

Before indulging in the beer and brats for Oktoberfest, the Oktoberfest Shuffle provides the perfect way to get your heart pumping with walk, hike, or run over a 5 km or 10 km scenic trail on Beaver Creek Mountain.

SEPTEMBER 2012

September 6 Ragnar Relay Stop

This 200(ish) mile running relay that takes you and 11 pals, day and night, through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This running event will start in Aspen and leap frog to Vail and finish up in Breckenridge, Colorado. Get your running calendar set; now’s your chance to find your wild side as you traverse through the Rocky Mountains.

September 7, 13-14Culinary Demonstration Series

Chefs from local restaurants as well as visiting favorites provide complimentary culinary demonstrations at the Culinary Demonstration Tent in Beaver Creek Plaza for one final weekend. Demonstrations will take place at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

September 7 Beaver Creek Grand Concert

The finale of the Beaver Creek concert series promises to be a fantastic show to cap off a great summer of musical performances. Join us to celebrate the sounds of summer for this grand concert in Beaver Creek. Visit www.beavercreek.com for concert details.

September 13-15 Beaver Creek Luxury Lifestyle Festival

The Beaver Creek Luxury Lifestyle Festival is a celebration of the design, style, taste and culture of the luxury mountain lifestyle. Incorporating home design, fashion, automobiles and the arts, this event is the embodiment of luxury lifestyle. For three days at the height of fall, Beaver Creek welcomes the best in these areas of luxury and creates an atmosphere of creativity, celebration and gratitude.

September 22 Hike, Wine and Dine

Come to Beaver Creek for the 4th Annual Hike, Wine and Dine benefiting Jack’s Place. The event starts with coffee, mimosas, and breakfast treats while you register and gear up for hike. Then you will set off for a scenic 4-mile mild hike through the picturesque trails of Beaver Creek at the peak of aspen season. Along the way enjoy a number of gourmet tastings from some of the best chefs in Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley. The event wraps up back on the Beaver Creek back lawn for more gourmet treats, wine tasting and relaxation. For more information please call 970-569-7645.

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Vail to Host “Celebration of Champions.”

English: Lindsey Vonn wins a World Cup in Cran...

English: Lindsey Vonn wins a World Cup in Crans Montana, Switzerland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vail to Host “Celebration of Champions” Event March 29 for Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. Residents and guests of the Vail Valley will have the unique opportunity to honor two great champions Friday afternoon, March 29, as the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts host the “Celebration of Champions” event, in partnership with the Town of Vail, featuring U.S. Ski Team athletes Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. The free event is slated to get underway at 4:30 p.m. at Mountain Plaza at the base of Vail Mountain, adjacent to Gondola One.

Despite missing the final three downhill races of the season due to an injury she suffered during the World Championships in Schladming, Austria, Vonn still managed to claim the World Cup Downhill discipline title by virtue of her trio of early-season victories. That crystal globe brings her career total to four overall crowns and 13 discipline titles.

At just 18, Shiffrin firmly laid claim to her star status with four World Cup slalom wins en route to capturing the World Cup Slalom title this past winter. On the way, she also picked up the Slalom gold medal at the Schladming World Championships.

“We are truly honored to say that the Vail Valley is home to this pair of great international champions,” explained Andy Daly, Mayor of Vail. “We could not ask for better ambassadors to inspire the next generation of skiers in our community.”

In addition to special presentations, the Celebration of Champions event will also include free music, an autograph opportunity and the chance to be part of a community photo. At the conclusion of the event, all participants will be invited to join Vonn and Shiffrin on and around the stage for a group photo that will be utilized to promote the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

“We hope that everyone will come out to celebrate Lindsey and Mikaela,” offered Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail. “Not every community can say that two of best ski racers in the world call our valley home. We could not be more proud of their accomplishments and look forward to even greater things to come, especially as we look ahead to the 2015 World Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek.”

While she was born in Burnsville, Minn. in 1984, Vonn considers Vail her “hometown” as she and her family commuted to Vail for training for several years before finally moving there permanently in the late ’90s to further her racing career. Lindsey spent her formative years on Vail Mountain, honing her racing skills in all alpine disciplines with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, then went on to achieve success in major U.S. and international events such as the Junior Olympics, Junior Worlds, NorAms and Europa Cup before entering the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup circuit. When she’s not rigorously training or garnering medals, Vonn makes her home at the The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail.

Vail Mountain has supported Vonn throughout her career and Vonn now represents all nine of Vail Resorts’ world-class mountain resorts–Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton.

Scheduled from February 2-15 of 2015, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek are expected to showcase athletes from over 70 nations, with an estimated 750 million worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500 members.

For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, visit www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.

For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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