Beaver Creek Magazine 2017

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2017 ANNUAL

FRESH TRACKS

BRIAN BAILEY

WONDERFUL WINTER SHOPPING Finds from local boutiques

SANCTUARY Relax at the spa

WILD WEST Summer’s rodeo series


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C R E AT E U N F O R G E T TA B L E M E M O R I E S at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch I N D U LG E Among our stellar collection of five mountainside dining options, your appetite for the delicious and unexpected in easily appeased.

CO N N E C T We will transport you to a place of renewed connection through our finely crafted experiences for guests of all ages.

R E L AX Escape to our award-winning spa, where the pure mountain air and natural surroundings will inspire and rejuvenate.

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WORLD-CL AS S E VENT S

November

February

Nov. 23

Beaver Creek Mountain Opening Day

Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

GoPro Race Day & Championship Series

Nov. 23

World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition

Feb. 12

Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition

Nov. 25

35th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Feb. 13 & 15

Deborah Voigt

Nov. 25 & 26

Warren Miller’s Here, There & Everywhere

Feb. 17-20

Beaver Creek Loves Kids - PrezFest

Feb. 21-23

Beaver Creek Loves Teens, Too!

Feb. 22

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Feb. 25

Talons Challenge

December Dec. 2-4

Audi Birds of Prey Men’s World Cup Races

Dec. 17-31

Beaver Creek Loves Kids – WinterFest

Dec. 20-29

Beaver Creek Loves Teens, Too!

Dec. 23

The Ten Tenors

Dec. 29

March March 2

Apollo’s Fire

March 5

Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition

An Evening with George Winstone

March 24

Sir James Galway

Dec. 30

LeAnn Rimes

March 25

Complexions: Contemporary Ballet

Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Family Bash

March 29

Piano Battle

January

April

Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 GoPro Race Day & Championship Series

April 1-16

Beaver Creek Loves Kids – SpringFest

Jan. 8

Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition

April 4-13

Beaver Creek Loves Teens, Too!

April 12

Che Malambo

Jan. 12

Takács Quartet

April 15

25th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Jan. 18

Rising Stars of the Opera

April 16

Beaver Creek Mountain Closing Day

Jan. 19-22

Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend

Jan. 26-27

Global Energy Forum

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FEATURES

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FOUR SEASONS OF FESTIVALS

Head to Beaver Creek for yearround culinary and entertainment events. From the Winter Culinary Weekend in January to summer kick-off Blues, Brews and BBQ, food and festivities go hand-inhand at the resort. By Kim Fuller

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SMALL TOWN FEEL, BIG CITY CARE VVMC’s emergency and urgent care departments continue to evolve, but they are built on a foundation of cooperation with ski patrol. As the hospital expands its services, its quality care continues to be refined.

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OUT THERE

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful hike with an open vista or an adrenaline-pumping singletrack bike trail, Beaver Creek Mountain beckons. The resort is a playground for the adventurous of spirit. By Wren Bova

By Stephen Lloyd Wood

JACK AFFLECK


WINE EXCURSIONS

THE ULTIMATE PAIRING Savor this one-of-a-kind mountain adventure tour that combines breathtaking views followed by a gourmet food and wine pairing. Whether you are snowshoeing to the Osprey Fireside Grill, or hiking to the renowned Beano’s Cabin, you’ll have an experience of a lifetime no matter the season.

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CONTRIBUTORS

14 EDITOR’S LETTER 16 NEW + NOTEWORTHY

28 RODEO’S CALLING Beaver Creek Rodeo brings the spirit of the Wild West to town every Thursday night throughout the summer

20 BY THE NUMBERS

83 DAYBOOK Where to go, what to do

34 SUGAR SHACKS A few well-timed, and deliciously sweet, stops for candies and confections makes for very good memories

92 LAST LOOK BC INSIDER 25 SPA STOP Resort retreats help you press pause

By Kim Fuller

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By Heather Hower

38 TRUTH IN BEAUTY C. Anthony Gallery artist Britten explores the unknown and creates beauty

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By Heather Hower

By Kimberly Nicoletti

42 FEATURED FINDS A selection of items from Beaver Creek’s shopping scene

54 THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS The sky lights up with fireworks throughout the season

M O U N TA I N L I F E 49 STARSTRUCK Q&A with Duncan Horner, the new executive director of the Vilar Performing Arts Center

By Wren Bova

52 POWDER FRESH Beaver Creek’s new Snow Refresh delivers ‘the good stuff’ to popular runs

By BCM staff

By BCM staff

56 MOUNTAIN TRACKS Nordic and hiking centers provide guided adventure for winter and summer

By Kim Fuller

60 THE SUPER SEVEN Our man On the Hill ‘s definitive list on Beaver Creek’s best views

By Ross Leonhart


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Contributors

Vail Daily Magazine & Marketing Director KAREN SUING | ksuing@vaildaily.com Editor WREN BOVA | wren@vaildaily.com Art Director CARLY ARNOLD | carnold@cmnm.org Photo Editor DOMINIQUE TAYLOR

Stephen Lloyd Wood, an APaward-winning writer, editor and media consultant, has been combing the Vail Valley for good stories since 1999. He also can be found riding his myriad bicycles in the surrounding mountains or teaching skiing with the Vail/ Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School.

Kim Fuller is a Colorado native, and she was born with a passion for playing in the mountains. As a freelance writer, Kim also makes a point to take world travels and indulge her wanderlust spirit. When she’s not diligently writing in her Minturn nook, teaching yoga around town or gliding on champagne powder, find Kim at spa, relaxing after a long day of play.

Charles Townsend Bessent is a photographer based in Vail, focusing on the documentation of planet earth and all of her eccentricities. He is eternally glued to a camera no matter where in the world the wind has blown him. Although he calls the Rocky Mountains home, he is equally comfortable living in a hammock or crashing on your couch.

Unplugging from the noise and connecting to something that truly stirs your soul — it's why Kimberly Nicoletti lives in the mountains, and one of the reasons she loves writing about Beaver Creek’s abundant adventures. She balances sedentary, freelance writing with adventures on the peaks.

Idea Guy MARK BRICKLIN | mbricklin@vaildaily.com Ad Director PATRICK CONNOLLY | pconnolly@vaildaily.com Contributors JACK AFFLECK, KRISTIN ANDERSON, BRIAN BAILEY, CHARLES TOWNSEND BESSENT,TOM COHEN, AUSTIN DAY, CHRISTOPHER DILLMANN, KIRSTEN DOBROTH, KIM FULLER, LINDA GUERRETTE, HEATHER HOWER, TRACI J. MACNAMARA, ZACH MAHONE, JUSTIN Q. MCCARTY, CHRIS MCLENNAN, KIMBERLY NICOLETTI, JESSE STARR, AARON TIPTON, STEPHEN LLOYD WOOD Advertising Design Team Manager AFTON POSPÍŠILOVÁ Advertising Design Team DARIN BLISS, MADELYN LYBARGER, MALISA SAMSEL Advertising Sales Coordinator CHELSEA ROSENTHAL | crosenthal@vaildaily.com Account Managers PAUL ABLING pabling@vaildaily.com

HEIDI BRICKLIN hbricklin@vaildaily.com

CAROLE BUKOVICH cbukovich@vaildaily.com

TYLER DEMUTH tdemuth@vaildaily.com

CHRIS JACOBSON cjacobson@vaildaily.com

AMANDA PICOLA apicola@vaildaily.com

CHRIS PRYOR cpryor@vaildaily.com

JENNIFER WUEBBOLT jwuebbolt@vaildaily.com

Circulation Manager DAVID HAKES | dhakes@cmnm.org

Dominique Taylor loves the spontaneity and variety of being a photographer. The former Vail Daily photo editor is now a full-time freelancer. Whether she’s hanging out in a busy kitchen with celebrity chefs or racing the clock to ride seven resorts in one day, she’s most comfortable with a camera around her neck and a croissant in her hand.

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Heather Hower is a runner, reader, mother, writer and editor. Originally from the East Coast, she's ridden her bike in France, hiked in the Alps, swam in the Mediterranean Sea but always loves coming home to Eagle. Her true penchant is for the written word; read her stories on the rodeo and the “sweets scene.”

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Linda Guerrette is a freelance photographer looking to continually showcase this incredible place she’s called home for many years. She enjoys the challenge of capturing athletes at speed as well as nature expressing itself and everything in between. Most of her images are captured while exploring on foot, skis or bike.

Ross Leonhart is a reporter/copy editor for the Vail Daily and host of the On the Hill snow report from Beaver Creek. He likes to snowboard — or snow blade — every day of the season and take pictures for his Instagram, colorado_livin_ on_the_hill.

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Editor's Letter PRETTY WONDERFUL Beaver Creek isn’t just a place; it’s a series of ideas. A wild mountain, sculpted and groomed. A pedestrian village with boutiques and restaurants, radiating out from a central, outdoor ice skating rink. A gathering spot for winemakers, musicians, chefs, artists. It’s a place that rolls with the seasons: A snowstorm won’t stop an Easter egg hunt, or even a mid-summer hike. And perhaps best of all, the comfort of a cozy blanket, a blazing firepit or a relaxing massage are never far away.

Three BC Perks 1

Hiking in a green world

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Amazing food: sometimes casual, sometimes fancy

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Powder stashes after noon

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It is a pretty wonderful place to be. In this issue of Beaver Creek magazine, we explore some of the signature events that happen over the course of the year: Thursday Night Lights, Winter Culinary Weekend, Oktoberfest, Beaver Creek Rodeo. We look at some of the activities that draw people from the world over, and we offer a selection of some of our favorite retail finds.

Enjoy your time at Beaver Creek — we certainly do. Wren Bova editor



New & Noteworthy

WYLD

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch debuts a new signature restaurant this season. WYLD offers an eclectic menu of flavorful Alpine cuisine with a strong emphasis on locally sourced and sustainable meats, seafood, and seasonal vegetables along with refined mountain classics. The name is meant to pay homage to the resort’s pristine location rooted in nature and on the “edge of wild.” It will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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LINDA GUERRETTE


KIDS’ DAY CAMP

WHERE KIDS CONNECT The time of their lives begins here. The ultimate playground. Where kids can climb to new heights. Raft through crystal clear rapids. Make new friends, maybe even the four-legged kind. And while they’re out making memories to last a lifetime, you and your better half are free to do the same.

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SKIER RECOVERY LOUNGE Recover like an athlete at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek’s Skier Recovery Lounge. Relax and enjoy an air massage, featuring compression and cold air to increase blood circulation and help with muscle soreness recovery. Rejuvenate with a nutrient-packed IV bag to hydrate and replenish your body. And breathe in the oxygen-rich air at the oxygen bar. beavercreek.park.hyatt.com

BEAVER CREEK APP The complimentary Beaver Creek Village Experience app includes: • Interactive village map and directory • Restaurant and merchant specials • Special event details • Vilar Performing Arts Center shows • Weather reports • Current parking lot status

GROUSE MOUNTAIN GRILL Grouse Mountain Grill continues to serve inventive, local, seasonal cuisine. Chef David Gutowski has been steadily winning local fans for years with his honest, playful cuisine. The restaurant also won Open Table's Diners Choice award. Find it in the Pines Lodge, which is fresh off a remodel. grousemountaingrill.com

Cowboys and Daisies Cowboys & Daisies is the newest retailer in Beaver Creek Village. Owned by the same people behind Young Colors, the boutique offers an array of cowgirl chic-style clothing and accessories for ladies of all ages. Most of the stock is designed by the owner and her circle of designer-friends.

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ALLIE’S CABIN In addition to hosting wine dinners throughout the winter season on Thursday nights, Allie’s Cabin is hosting family-friendly dinners on select evenings. A children's buffet with traditional options for kids and a separate three-course prix fix menu for adults will be served. “Simply put, this is recognizable food done really well,” says general manager Bob Battle.

GPS TRACKING Beaver Creek Village Transportation has developed a new app with GPS tracking capability on all regular bus routes. Please visit the App Store on your mobile device and search for Village Transportation for up to the minute status updates about bus locations and arrival times. Such real time information is not yet available for the on-demand Dial-a-Ride service but is anticipated in future seasons.


MAURI PIOPPO

After a successful career as a modern dancer and choreographer, Mauri Pioppo turned to jewelry design as a way to connect with the world around her. Her raw and simple original work uses precious metals and stones; it’s meant to be worn in both a personal and casual way. The Lover Letter collection, pictured, evokes a woman’s personal story. Mauri Pioppo is the creator of the exclusive fine jewelry showcased at The RitzCarlton, Bachelor Gulch. Her jewelry can be purchased at the resort’s Beaver Creek Sports shop, as well as from her website. www.mauripioppo.com

VILLAGE-WIDE WI-FI Beaver Creek Free Wi-Fi network is available anywhere in Beaver Creek Village.

WHITE CARPET CLUB

Located steps from the escalator leading to Centennial Express Lift, the White Carpet Club hosts spacious lockers for storing apparel and accessories; boot dryers; drinks and snacks; private restroom facilities and an intimate lounge adorned with soft, cozy seating. Guests can join the private club for the duration of the season. The dedicated on-site concierge offers instant assistance with lift ticket and pass purchases, as well as dinner and activity guidance and reservations. beavercreek.com

Green Elephant Juicery With a flagship shop in Avon at the base of Beaver Creek, Green Elephant Juicery offers organic cold-pressed juice throughout its several valley locations and by delivery, too. Green Elephant’s new Canyon Fire juice is eight ounces of tomato, carrot, celery, kale beet, red pepper, parsley, lemon, garlic, black pepper and cayenne. Try it with vodka for a tasty bloody mary, or keep it virgin straight from the bottle or on the rocks. greenelephantjuicery.com

BEAVER CREEK CANDY & SWEET SHOPPE Just steps away from the covered bridge is the new Beaver Creek Candy & Sweet Shoppe. Open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the shelves are loaded with classic candies. Stop by during the day and it will smell like chocolate chip cookies, as this is where Beaver Creek’s famous cookies are baked daily.

DOMINIQUE TAYLOR

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B Y the N U M B E R S E L E VAT I O N S BEAVER CREEK VILLAGE BASE ELEVATION:

8,100 FT. ARROWHEAD VILLAGE BASE ELEVATION:

7,400 FT. BEAVER CREEK SUMMIT ELEVATION:

11,440 FT.

SNOW

ANNUAL AVERAGE SNOWFALL:

323 INCHES SNOWMAKING:

650 ACRES

BEAVER CREEK VERTICAL RISE:

3,340 FT.

LIFTS

ACREAGE

TOTAL SKIABLE AREA:

1,832 ACRES/ 741 HECTARES TERRAIN PARKS

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TOTAL NUMBER OF LIFTS: COMBINATION: 1 (10-person gondola cabins and six-person chairs)

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GONDOLAS: 2 (Buckaroo Express Gondola and Riverfront Express Gondola)

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HIGH-SPEED QUADS: 10 TRIPLE CHAIRS: 1 DOUBLE CHAIRS: 2 SURFACE LIFT: 1 CONVEYOR: 9

TOTAL UPHILL CAPACITY: 44,264 PEOPLE PER HOUR


PRIVATE MOUNTAIN GUIDE

AN INSIDE LOOK AT BEAVER CREEK Whatever your day calls for, let a Private Mountain Guide show you and up to 5 friends all that Beaver Creek has to offer. Our professionals will provide helpful tips, expedited lift access, and guide you to terrain you’ve never seen before.

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T R A I L C L AS S I F I C AT I O N & TOTA L M O U N TA I N AC R E AG E

39%

EXPERT/ADVANCED — 711 ACRES

42%

INTERMEDIATE — 776 ACRES

19%

BEGINNER — 345 ACRES

150

CONVENTIONAL TRAILS

LONGEST RUN: CENTENNIAL

2.75 MILES

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C L I M AT E

BOWLS

ROSE BOWL LARKSPUR BOWL

ACTIVITIES

Beaver Creek enjoys more than 275 days of sunshine annually.

WINTER

20° TO 39° DAYS BELOW 30° NIGHTS

SUMMER

75° DAYS 45° NIGHTS

*Temperatures in Fahrenheit and recorded on mountain

Avon, CO Town Size

Mountain Biking at Beaver Creek

8 SQUARE MILES

49.8 MILES OF TRAIL

Eagle County Size

Hiking in Eagle County

1,694 SQUARE MILES

166 MILES OF TRAIL

Paved Recreational Path

Hiking at Beaver Creek

23 MILES

62.5 MILES OF TRAIL

(Vail Pass to Avon)

Paved Recreational Path in Eagle County

58 MILES

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Trail Running in Eagle County

22 MILES OF TRAIL Road Biking in Eagle County

(Vail Pass to Gypsum)

274 MILES OF ROAD

Mountain Biking in Eagle County

Paddling in Eagle County

343 MILES OF TRAIL

(Colorado and Eagle Rivers)

86 MILES OF RIVER



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Georgia Institute of Technology – BS

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LIFE IN THE VILLAGE

INSIDER

SPA STOP Resort retreats help you press pause

SPAS ARE THE GATEWAY TO BLISS, but between the check-in and the treatment is a quiet sanctuary that let’s you make some calming space in your day. “Part of the experience is prepping for a treatment — to get you in the right space for going into it, and then holding onto that feeling after a massage and being able to enjoy that once it’s over,” explains Ingrid Middaugh, spa director at Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Resort.

COURTESY ALLEGRIA SPA

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WE WORK ON SO MANY ATHLETES AND ACTIVE PEOPLE HERE. WE WANTED TO CREATE A TREATMENT THAT WAS GEARED TOWARD THAT LIFESTYLE.” TIANA KING, ALLEGRIA SPA

SPORTS RELIEF Allegria Spa's Aqua Sanitas series is a unique way of prepping for a treatment. After "taking the waters," relax in the soft light of a quiet lounge. Sip a sup of tranquility tea on a large couch or plush seat that’s inset into the warmth of rustic orange walls. The nourishing and indulgent sequence of the Arnica Sports Cure treatment begins with a bath to help relax sore muscles. Cool hot skin during your dip with the violet scented washcloths sitting in a cold bath of their own. “We work on so many athletes and active people here,” says Tiana King, lead massage therapist for Allegria Spa. “We wanted to create a treatment that was geared toward that lifestyle.” After the bath, receive an infused deep-tissue massage with a body butter blend of arnica and wintergreen, which is then complete with a warm body wrap with hot towels soaked in eucalyptus. “This helps the body soak up the moisturizing body butter that was applied during the massage,” King explains. And while you're all wrapped up, the therapist will massage your neck, face and scalp to complete the full release of your body — and your brain. ENERGY BALANCING Spa Anjali’s relaxation area was remodeled two years ago to be more

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inviting, with rich dark colors and large ceiling-to-floor curtains that delicately designate personal guest space. Deep greens and grays enclose the sanctuary, illuminated softly by the warm glow of candlelight and accented with faux fur throws that ask you to cover your feet and to stay a little longer in the wrap of your robe. The spa has created its menu based on three mountain journeys, including the Himalayan-inspired, chakrafocused treatments to balance out your physical and emotional energy. Their newest in the series is the fourth chakra, the Anahata, or “way to the heart,” which focuses on the central channel of the spine near the heart. “This chakra point is the area where the physical and the spiritual meet,” explains Middaugh. “It is the center of unconditional love and

governs compassion, forgiveness, generosity and well being.” The treatment begins with a foot scrub to detox and ground the body, followed by a massage with warm Himalayan stones and rose quartz crystals to balance the energy of the heart space. TEMPERATURE TREATMENTS The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz Carlton is set in the foundation of the resort in the mountainside, so the immersion really begins as you make your way toward your treatment through a soak session in the rock-lined grotto. “It was inspired by the Rocky Mountains,” says spa supervisor Lauren Miller of the cavern style. “The cold plunge is really good to use after skiing for sore muscles.”

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The Bachelor Gulch Spa grotto

Spa Anjali's lounge

The grotto circuit of a steam, cold plunge, whirlpool, water break and sauna is designed to guide guests through hot and cold experiences, which helps heal injuries, enhance circulation and reduce inflammation. Cold water stimulates and energizes, while warm water calms and soothes. One of the spa’s signature treatments, the Hot Herbal Poultice, uses the deep heat of poultices filled with lemongrass, ginger, camphor and turmeric to ease back and joint pain, alleviate sore muscles, reduce stress and renew energy. Oils from the herbs in the poultices are released with heat, infusing the experience with deep relaxation. Be sure to check out the new and completely revamped spa menu at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch that begins this winter. And if you're feeling a little out of breath, head to the oxygen bar to help aid your altitude issues. — BY KIM FULLER

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cowboy kid? Grab the proverbial bull by its horns and go rodeo? Then you’re in the right place this summer: Thursday nights the Beaver Creek Rodeo kicks off with Western flair and true rodeo events. “We love the rodeo because it is convenient

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Beaver Creek Rodeo brings the spirit of the Wild West to town every Thursday night throughout the summer

and a small-town feel,” says Lindsey Olsen, a mother to two mutton busters and frequent rodeo attendee. ”It’s such a fun summer evening, especially when it is beautiful out.” And, she adds, they’re still home at a decent hour for bedtime. You might think the Beaver Creek Rodeo is more

style than substance, but you’d be wrong, says Sarah Stutman of the Beaver Creek Resort Company. “These are experienced cowboys, cowgirls and wranglers — many of whom have been involved in the Beaver Creek Rodeo for a decade.” Families love the rodeo

for many reasons: the bull and bronc riding action, barrel racing and team roping, and the rodeo queens who exude Western charm, not to mention the small arena nestled in the town of Avon, allowing for easy access to the event and clear sightlines throughout the arena.

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WE LOVE THE RODEO BECAUSE IT IS CONVENIENT AND A SMALLTOWN FEEL. IT’S SUCH A FUN SUMMER EVENING, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS BEAUTIFUL OUT.” – LINDSEY OLSON Barrel racing

But the real reason everyone loves the rodeo? The hands-on (or butts-on) events: mutton bustin’ and calf scramble for kids and burro racing for adults. Whoops of encouragement come from the stands, as do cries of “ooooh” and “aaaaaah” when the lil’ cowpoke holds on to the wiley lamb, or falls from the fuzzy, short-legged “steed.” Less riding time — but just as frantic — is the calf scramble where 100 kids get to be in the arena and chase down a group of calves. It’s not quite herding cats, but the visual is the same with the youngsters chasing the calves with all their might to claim one of five ribbons for prizes. “Julia loves watching the mutton bustin’, calf scramble and barrel races,” Olsen says of her 10-year-old daughter

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who has graduated from participating in the fun — but is always there to cheer on her 5-year-old brother in his rodeo shenanigans. The rodeo isn’t just for kids, Stutman is quick to point out, with heartpounding events including rodeo staple saddle bronc riding, or, as Stutman describes it: eight seconds of vicious riding. It’s man versus bronc and audience members are enthralled, equally covering their eyes in dismay and cheering whole-heartedly — whether

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it’s for the bronco or the cowboy no one is sure. Saddle bronc riding is followed by ranch saddle riding, bareback bronc’, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. As the sun dips below the mountains and a local musician sings the national anthem, you’ll feel the spirit of the West. So, grab your best Western wear (snap-closure shirt, Wrangler jeans, boots and cowboy hat) and get ready for a piece of the Wild, Wild West. — BY HEATHER HOWER

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SUGAR SHACKS A few well-timed, and deliciously sweet, stops for candies and confections makes for very good memories EVER SEE A SIX YEAR OLD

straight-shotting down Strawberry Park with a foot of sour tape streaming out of their mouth like a ribbon on a present? Chances are you have, or you will, thanks to the Candy Cabin perched high above the world, set in a surreal setting between mountain peaks and sugar-seeming snow. CANDY CABIN True delight is the young skier strolling into the

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Candy Cabin on top of the Strawberry Express on Beaver Creek Mountain. There's a lot to delight in — the space smacks of sugar, chocolate and everything sweet. The bins, in all shapes and sizes, overflow with colorful candies. The most harrowing part of the sugary stop is getting gloves and helmets off fast enough to fully take in this sugary spectacle. Adults love the Candy Cabin just as much, if not

more, than the kids. The sweet treats bring back childhood memories: Dots, Bulls-eye caramels, Cowtails, Fireballs, Nerds, Necco wafers, candy necklaces, to name a few. “Everybody loves it. The magic (is) there, you can feel the excitement and energy,” says Nina Hinnendael, food and beverage senior manager and the catalyst behind the Candy Cabin. “We sell an experience; anyone can

sell candy. You ski into the cabin and it smells so sweet and sugary… When a child walks in for the first time, it’s an amazing experience.” Truth be told, sugar just might run in Hinnendael’s veins. Her grandfather was the CEO of the Willy Wonka Candy Factory, a detail that made her childhood magical — and she is determined to share that magic with everyone who steps foot in the wooden cabin on top of Beaver Creek Mountain.

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Making it even sweeter is the fact that local chocolate company Colorado Candy Company, led by chocolatier Michael Mootz, provides melt-in-your-mouth, handcrafted solid chocolate ski boots and snowflakes. Arrive hungry with your sweet tooth talking for the the darkchocolate-covered caramels dusted with pink Himalayan sea salt — and don't forget the cashew patties, made by dropping homemade caramel atop cashews and drenching the discs in chocolate. If that doesn’t keep you fueled for a full day of skiing, and encourage returning soon and frequently, not sure what will. No lie, it’s truly the sweetest place at 9,840 feet. While the chocolate-coveredSwedish fish are the most popular item, and so yummy, Hinnendael says, “There is a piece of candy that is everyone’s favorite.” Indeed. PARK HYATT BEAVER CREEK Just a little lower on the mountain, at the base of Beaver Creek, snuggled up next to a firepit is the

Candy Cabin

WE SELL AN EXPERIENCE; ANYONE CAN SELL CANDY. YOU SKI INTO THE CABIN AND IT SMELLS SO SWEET AND SUGARY… WHEN A CHILD WALKS IN FOR THE FIRST TIME, IT’S AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.”

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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek’s “s’moregasbord." It’s for guests of the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek — but it just might be worth checking into the swanky hotel for the night to get to sample some of these tasty treats. Chef Amy handcrafts marshmallows that are as lovely for adults as kids — think flavors like Grand Marnier, mango or raspberry, explains Tom Puntel, director of sales, marketing and events. The marshmallow and s’moregasbord is self serve, but with staff on site for assistance. The s’mores happy hour starts at 4 p.m. every day

with Hershey’s chocolate, myriad of marshmallow flavors and crispy graham crackers. Summer or winter, the firepit is sweet. COOKIE TIME Just an hour before s’mores happy hour, make your way to the bottom of the mountain for Cookie Time. For the uninitiated (and you won’t remain that way for long), Cookie Time is when chefs, complete with white toques, bring out trays of hot, homemade chocolate chip cookies. Sure, panic might set in when you think you’ve missed the cookies but these are the pros: the Cookie Time chefs stream out with

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trays almost overflowing with cookies, ensuring all guests are sugared up and not melting down. This fabulous tradition started in 1985, explains Stacie Mesuda, senior communications specialist at Beaver Creek Resort. “Beaver Creek’s cookie tradition began on the mountain in 1985. Initially, warm chocolate chip cookies were served on select mornings as a unique way to welcome guests. After many smiles and chocolate-covered faces, Beaver Creek expanded and perfected the program to become what is known today as Cookie Time.” To add a little panache, the warm cookies are served on silver trays because it’s Beaver Creek, of course. RIMINI In the dead of winter, the coldest day or in the heat of summer, the hottest day, we all scream for ice cream… or, as the case may be, gelato at Rimini in Beaver Creek. Be prepared, though, this little nook of a space is packed with flavorful options making it anything but a quick stop when you have kids craving sugar in tow. Homemade daily, Rimini offers four sorbet flavors daily and 24 flavors of gelato, ranging from the classic chocolate to the more vivacious and unexpected pumpkin spice, Dr. Pepper or birthday cake. And the handmade chocolates are miniature works of art. BEAVER CREEK CANDY & SWEET SHOPPE Sometimes the toughest part of the day is getting everyone off the bus at the base of Beaver Creek. Now that the Beaver Creek Candy & Sweet Shoppe is open steps from the bus stop, it

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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek gourmet marshmallows

just got a lot easier to get everyone ready to ski. The tiny store is simply packed with candy and sweets: caramels, Squirrel Nut Zippers, gummy worms and Swedish fish, Sour Patch Kids and chocolate-covered almonds, sugar-free, glutenfree and kosher treats as well. Those 3 o’clock chocolate chip cookies? Those are baked right on sight and if that scent doesn’t get you, nothing will. It's going to be tough to decide which is sweeter: the treats in Beaver Creek or the freshly groomed trails that resemble spun sugar if you look at it right. — BY HEATHER HOWER

Cookie delivery at 3 p.m., a yearround Beaver Creek tradition

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TRUTH IN BEAUTY C. Anthony Gallery artist Britten explores the unknown and creates beauty

THE SNOWY CANVAS OF WINTER’S

white mountain landscape reflects Britten’s overall philosophy toward life and art: She begins from a “blank” place, steps into the depths and plays. Britten has always embraced the unexpected, the mystery, the blank canvas waiting to emerge into rich, colorful expression. While many people find comfort in the known — going so far as to fear and imagine the worst in the unknown — it’s actually the unfamiliar that excites Britten. In it, she finds beauty. Britten, pictured at C. Anthony Gallery

“I think that’s one of the things people are drawn to — the unexpected being really beautiful,” she says. “The unknown is sometimes scary, and yet it can be so absolutely thrilling and beautiful with a different perception and with trust and comfort.” Britten has been part of the heart and soul of C. Anthony Gallery in Beaver Creek for years. She worked at the gallery while displaying her artwork for several years, until the demand for her art meant she needed to devote herself fulltime to it. Lately, Britten has been embracing the unexpected even more, exploring new tools (like a kitchen spatula), new positions (throwing paint on canvases lying on the floor) and literally new colors. “I’ve created colors I’ve never seen before by happy accident,” she says. Her ability to trust her technical training, her intuition and her “Beginning...a new adventure on the horizon,” mixed media on canvas

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"Cymatic," mixed media on canvas

“Figure...abstract attraction," mixed media on canvas

authentic being has led to an even greater excitement toward her art. As a result, she titled her winter show at C. Anthony Gallery “Extravaganza.” “Fun is evident in my color choices and attitude toward this winter,” she says. “The more I play and the more I let go, the more free I am and the more I trust the process. The more I trust the process, the better my art is.” Part of Britten’s exuberance this season stems from being named TedX Vail’s artist in residence for 2017. It’s an opportunity for her to talk about how beauty relates to humanity and how she’s inspired by the infinity of beauty. But, rather than simply sharing her love for viewing the world through an intentionally

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MY INTENTION IS TO INFUSE THE EVENT WITH BEAUTY — BEAUTY AS AN INTERNAL REFLECTION OF WHO WE, AS HUMANITY, TRULY ARE: ALIVE AND EVOLVING WITH INFINITE POTENTIAL.” rose-colored-glass perception, she’ll employ math and science to explain how beauty’s natural manifestation connects humans with the infinite through the Divine Ratio, Fibonacci Sequence and irrational numbers. The science behind beauty explains why we gasp at a sunset, or a piece of art, and how doing so aligns us with our essence. “My goal as the first speaker and artist in residence is to set a beautiful stage for a revolutionary event,” the artist explains about her TEDxVail plans. The event’s overarching theme is <r>evolution. “My intention is to infuse the event with beauty — beauty as an internal reflection of who we, as humanity, truly are: alive and

evolving with infinite potential.” She is creating specific works of art for the event, and plans on “sprinkling a little unexpected beauty here and there through out the event.” “All I see is beauty, and that’s what I feel when I paint,” she says. “The more time (people) spend with (my paintings), there’s an evolution in perception that maybe it’s OK not to know exactly what it is. Maybe it’s OK just to feel it, because there’s something I can relate to in it.” And that relationship, be it in Britten’s luminous abstractions or nature’s perfect order, has everything to do with opening the heart, more and more, to beauty. — BY KIMBERLY NICOLETTI


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FEATURED FINDS A selection of items from Beaver Creek’s shopping scene Roberto Coin Venetian Princess wide bangle, wide ring and thin ring in 18-karat gold with black and white diamonds from J Scott Jewelers 970.949.7020 jscottjewels.com

Bogner down Elia ultra-light, waterproof ski jacket with a detachable hood and fur trim, available at Base Mountain Sports. basemountainsports.com 970.949.4327 Mask cuff in sterling silver with feathers, designed by Jim Cotter of J. Cotter Gallery. Jcottergallery.com 970.949.8111

C. Anthony Gallery is the “home gallery” of local artist Britten, who was named the first TEDx Vail artist in residence (see story page 38). Pictured is her “Paradox…the beauty of contrast.”

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STARSTRUCK DUNCAN HORNER IS THE NEW EXECUTIVE

director at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. As the vice president of marketing and communications at the Vail Valley Foundation, Horner was on the team searching for the perfect person to fill the position. And he found himself. He replaces longtime executive director Kris Sabel.

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Q&A with Duncan Horner, the new executive director of the Vilar Performing Arts Center

“What began as a national search has appropriately ended with the discovery of the best possible candidate right here within our own community and organization,” says Mike Imhof, president and CEO of the Vail Valley Foundation, which owns and operates the theater. The Vilar Center is an acoustically perfect 535-seat theater. It presents a

variety of year-round performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more. There is not a bad seat in the house. We caught up with Horner to learn a little bit about the man who will be at the helm of Beaver Creek’s wonderful theater.

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in influencing other art forms. In addition to this, the VPAC as a venue is very special in itself. Not only is it beautifully designed and with the amenities to deliver great enjoyment, but the ability to enjoy big names in an intimate environment is second to none. WB: What's your favorite seat in the house? DH: I don’t think there is a seat where the experience is compromised but I personally like to sit towards the back of the house so that I can enjoy the performance at the same time as soaking in the audience’s reactions.

WREN BOVA: Why do you like living in the Vail Valley? DUNCAN HORNER: I love Colorado and the Vail Valley very much fulfills what attracted me to the state in the first place. Living in Denver for six years, prior to moving out this way, my primary goal was to eliminate the I-70 commute so that my family could truly enjoy a mountain lifestyle at its best. The topography is one thing but when you combine that with the people and the quality amenities, I can’t really think of anywhere better to be. WB: When did it become apparent to you that you wanted this new job? DH: October 10th of 2017 to be precise. But seriously, I had always fantasized about being able to step into this position. It’s a very special venue, which to me provides one of the best experiences anywhere for live entertainment: There is not a bad seat in the house and the quality of talent that we manage to attract is unparalleled at similar-size venues. As such, I think it’s safe to assume that the idea had been at the back of my mind since I moved to the valley over five years ago. WB: What about it most excites you? DH: Art serves to inspire and emotionally connect people and everyone has an appetite for that at some level. To fulfill a role in creating these opportunities is what I find most rewarding as I feel that the experiences enrich our audience members with memories and sentiments that fuel ingenuity and lend themselves well

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WB: How involved in programming will you be? DH: I will be playing a central role, working collaboratively both internally and externally to ensure that we meet the needs of all key stakeholders and audience members. My goal will be to continue to retain the level of diversity and excellence that patrons have become accustomed to. WB: When you describe the Vilar Performing Arts Center to someone unfamiliar with it, what do you say? DH: Not only is it on a fantastic ski mountain, but it hosts the artists and breadth of programming you can expect to see in any major metro. Couple that with a venue that can only be fitting to the luxury of Beaver Creek and you’re in for a terrific night out. WB: Do you have a favorite series/show type? DH: Tough question. I often find that the shows I least look forward to end up being my favorite. My background is very eclectic and through it all I’ve been exposed to a good bit of everything (hit shuffle on my iTunes account and it’ll only serve to surprise and/or confuse). Generally I tend to gravitate to what I can enjoy in the company of others, as I feel experiences get lost otherwise — so what’s the point! Personally I probably connect with the concert series the most, but I’m no stranger to classical, having played various instruments in my youth. Also dance has grown on me more over the years as I’ve begun to understand it and there is no denying me a good chuckle from the comedy series once in a while.

WB: What's your idea of a perfect evening out? DH: Before the night begins it’s always nice to exercise a little. From there, I think great company is important as the memories tend to last longer and better define our relationships. In terms of activities, great food is a must and then there has to be some form of entertainment. The best entertainment though for me is when it is least expected, as these are the experiences that form the best stories. WB: Why do we get such good shows? DH: It really comes down to a combination of factors. Firstly, we are fortunate enough to receive great support from our donors and the resort, without whom we’d never be able to book the big names we’ve become accustomed to. Secondly, Colorado is easy for artists to route through given its central location, which is probably why it has the highest spend per capita for live music. Thirdly, our success attracts great resources in terms of staff and talent agents who love our venue and open up the options to us. Finally, we have a great reputation amongst artists who have performed here and love the experience; when they leave they tell other artists about us, which helps us to attract other great names. WB: Anything new we should look forward to? DH: Next winter represents a big milestone for us with our 20th Anniversary, and it only seems appropriate to recognize that in a way that is fitting with even more big-name performances and some capital improvements, which will further elevate the artist and audience experience. Expect great things!

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POWDER FRESH AFTER TWO YEARS OF TESTING AND

development, the snow gurus at Beaver Creek have honed a new snow resurface technique that offers fresh snow on the slopes, on demand. They call it Snow Refresh. “This snowmaking operation is much different from traditional snowmaking — rather than focusing on volume, it focuses on snow quality by producing extremely dry machinemade snow,” says Greg Johnson, vice president of mountain operations at Beaver Creek. “Snow Refresh requires just a few inches of snow on the trails — think of it as a touch-up. That new snow is what keeps our snow surface so consistently soft.” Johnson is a 30-year snow surfaces authority and internationallyrecognized World Cup ski race course designer. He explains that the snow is worth seeking out. “Snow Refresh produces light, airy snow which is perfectly manicured into buttery, fluffy groomed runs,” he says. “The resulting snow conditions are extraordinarily user-friendly, soft and consistent.” Snow Refresh is offered on Red Tail, Gold Dust and Centennial

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Beaver Creek’s new Snow Refresh delivers ‘the good stuff’ to popular runs

— three of Beaver Creek’s most popular trails. During optimal conditions (cold temperatures and low humidity) snowmaking machines activate overnight to deliver a fresh, seamless canvas of snow. Mountain groomers then comb it into beautiful corduroy. Skiers are alerted when Snow Refresh snow is available via the online Beaver Creek daily grooming report, daily snow

conditions report, announcement signs on the mountain and through the resort’s Ambassadors and mountain concierges in the Beaver Creek Village. “Attention to detail is what elevates the Beaver Creek experience – including raising the bar in snow surface technology to offer a luxury ski experience and flawless fresh snow, on demand,” says Johnson. — BY BCM STAFF

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THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS The sky lights up with fireworks throughout the season

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Night Lights is a longstanding tradition that injects color into the winter world. Every Thursday night during the ski season, intermediatelevel (and above) skiers and riders meet at dusk to participate in a glow stick ski down. Both adults and children are encouraged to join in the fun. Every skier and rider is given a glow stick to carry as he or she skis down the hill to a soundtrack. The evening finishes with a grand fireworks finale. Because the weekly event timing happens at dusk, times vary throughout the season. For the nightly schedule, call the Information Center at 970.754.4636.

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IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE

a good season to visit Beaver Creek. Winter brings blankets of snow and summer blooms with fields of wildflowers, so guests can enjoy hours of exploration — especially with the on-site guidance from long-time locals like Nate Goldberg and his team. “I feel so fortunate to be involved with both programs,” says Goldberg, director of Beaver Creek’s Nordic and hiking centers. “We hike all summer and ski and snowshoe all

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winter, the perfect Colorado combination. Just about the time you have had enough hiking, you get to transition into the winter mode of skiing, snowshoeing and telemark skiing.” NORDIC BASECAMP There are two types of cross-country skiing styles: classic and skate. Classic skiing is the original Nordic skiing style, where skiers stride forward with a heel lift, keeping their skis parallel to one another. Skate skiing is higher speed

and, unlike classic, requires groomed snow. Skate skiers glide forward by pushing their skis out side-to-side, like an ice-skating glide. The Beaver Creek Nordic Center is located at the base of the Strawberry Park Express Lift, offering the latest gear for skate, cross-country and snowshoeing. Telemark ski equipment is also available for rent at the center. This winter activity hub is a seven-minute lift ride away from McCoy Park — Beaver Creek’s scenic

Nordic and snowshoe trail system that sits at 9,840 feet with 32 kilometers of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. “We offer a true mountain experience for those in the family that do not ski or ride, or those looking for a great alternative to a day of skiing,” Goldberg says. “These activities give you a chance to slow down and see the beauty that Beaver Creek has to offer, and to learn about local history, flora and fauna with our experienced guides.”

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Winter guests who want to indulge a little more should check out the Beaver Creek Winter Wine Excursions — packages that combine wellnesspromoting outdoor activity and scenic splendor with après-snowshoe gourmet decadent. Following a 60to 90-minute adventure, you’ll be welcomed into The Osprey Fireside Grill and exchange snowshoe gear for their warmed, waiting shoes. Snow play turns to relaxation beside the roaring fireplace and a decadent selection of charcuterie and wine pairings. There is a summer counterpoint to the winter excursion, too, with hiking and jeep-ride options. SUMMER TRAILHEAD There are more than 62 miles of well-marked trails to explore in Beaver Creek. A good place to start and get your bearings is at the Beaver Creek

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Summer Adventure Center, located near Starbucks in the village. Head out on your own, or let a guide show you the way. The network of trails in Beaver Creek is user friendly, well-marked, and well maintained. From Aspen Glade and the Village to Village trail to hiking the Royal Elk trail to Beaver Lake, Beaver Creek’s own high alpine lake. Trails are accessed from both the base area and the top of the Centennial Express Lift, offering great options for all ability levels. From peak wildflower season in June and July to peak fall foliage in September and October, there is truly no bad time to be hiking at Beaver Creek. “We are a very unique

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operation,” says Golberg. “Beaver Creek Hiking Center offers hikes within Beaver Creek as well as within an 80-mile radius of Beaver Creek. From Vail Pass to as far south as Buena Vista and everything in between. We cater to all hiking ability levels ranging from a one-hour complimentary family hike, to exploring

a high alpine lake or summiting one of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks.” The Beaver Creek Hiking Center guides help to design custom hikes based on both desire and ability levels. The hiking center also offers a full lineup of weekly scheduled hikes, with guides who deliver their groups to great views,

while providing local knowledge about the area. “Hiking guides also share insight on technical skills, such as the best way to hike uphill and how to use trekking poles for a more efficient hike,” Goldberg says. Stop in at ask for some recommendations. — BY KIM FULLER

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THE SUPER SEVEN Our man On the Hill ‘s definitive list on Beaver Creek’s best views

ROSS LEONHART MOVED

to Vail fresh out of college because that’s where he was offered a job. In the spirit of making the most of his new home, he started riding his snowboard roughly 150 days a season — and most of that at Beaver Creek. “Beaver Creek makes it easy to always be a tourist,” he says. “My friends have learned that I’m always a few moments behind because I’m constantly stopping to take pictures, even though I’m up there almost every day.” From riding chairlifts to navigating powder stashes in the trees, here’s Leonhart’s go-to list of classic spots that are worth a stop in order to get that idyllic Colorado shot: DROP INTO ROSE BOWL From the top of Centennial Express Lift, Beaver Creek Mountain is your snowflake. Strap up or click in and head east toward Rose Bowl,

Riding the Birds of Prey Express Lift

where the entrance opens up to views of Vail and the mighty Gore Range in the distance. Rose Bowl can be a bit bumpy — if you like that sort of thing — and the steep slopes are perfect for gripping and ripping down fresh groomers.

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RACE DOWN BIRDS OF PREY The annual World Cup men’s ski races may have been canceled due to early season conditions — or lack thereof — but the trails the world’s fastest men on two planks

speed down make for an exhilarating ride for you and I. The Birds of Prey Express Lift provides access to all black and double-black diamond runs, including Golden Eagle, Peregrine and Kestrel. EXPLORE ROYAL ELK GLADE The top of Grouse Mountain Express Lift seems like a good place for a Grinch to live, but Who’s young and old will feast their eyes on views from Narnia in Royal Elk Glade. The blood is still pumping when you hit

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the cat track out, but the trees envelope you as you head out to replenish with some Who-Roast Beast, or another ride up to the top.

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STOP ATOP STRAWBERRY PARK Strawberry Park keeps it simple. When some flock to Centennial Express at the base of Beaver Creek, others are darting across the bridge to Strawberry Park Express Lift. The road — or lift — less traveled yields east-facing views where the next run feels like you’re dropping into noman’s land, but luckily, the lifts keep turning to bring you up again and again. LARKSPUR LAPS The adventure to Larkspur Express Lift is part of the journey, but once you’re there, enjoy the ride up but don’t forget to turn around. While the top of the lift has some of the best views of Vail and the surrounding mountaintops, the ride up itself makes the world feel big, and each turn small. STONE CREEK CHUTES SOIREE Some of the most extreme terrain at Beaver Creek rests in Stone Creek Chutes, and so do some of the best

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views. Duck off Red Buffalo and you’re immediately taken from a beginner trail to a winter wonderland surrounded by snowy trees. Once inside, this is where you’ll find the shots of people hucking cliffs and searching for their knees in waist-deep powder.

MEET AT MAMIE’S MOUNTAIN GRILL For skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities, you know it’s lunchtime when someone in the group says, “Let’s meet at Mamie’s!” From Bloody Marys that are meals in themselves to grill-yourown-burgers, Mamie’s is a

great stop with scenic views for everyone to get together for the iconic group pic. See Ross Leonhart’s pictures from Beaver Creek on Instagram at colorado_ livin_on_the_hill, where our guy On the Hill is always a tourist. — BY ROSS LEONHART

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Winter C ulinary Weekend Numerous events roll in and out of the Vail Valley every weekend of the year, and a selective handful of the mainstay happenings are held in Beaver Creek — those staples that locals and visitors look forward to with each changing season. Winter Culinary Weekend in January and Wine & Spirits in August are the food and libation-inspired events that attract guests from around the country. Both weekends have seminars, activities and tasting parties that are designed to showcase Beaver Creek’s unique culinary offerings. “Winter Culinary Weekend allows for our extraordinarily talented local chefs to team up with celebrity chefs and showcase not only our fare, but also our personalities and have a little fun,” says Kirk Weems, executive chef of Allie’s Cabin.

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Both food festivals close out with a Grand Tasting event, but Wine & Spirits holds this finale evening al fresco-style at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. The summer weekend also features activities like hiking, 4x4 tours and outdoor yoga — all complemented with wine, craft spirits and unique food pairings. “Our Wine & Spirits Festival brings out the best of summer in Beaver Creek as guests explore the mountain in different ways,” says Sarah Stutman, director of events and sponsorships for Beaver Creek Resort Company.

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Blues, Brews, and BBQ over Memorial Day weekend and Oktoberfest on Labor Day weekend are well-established bookend summer events that signify the start and end to summer in the mountains. These festivals have grown in size and offerings each year, and have also established a loyal following of attendees. Every restaurant and shop is bustling, with free musical performances held throughout each weekend. “Blues, Brews & BBQ kicks off summer in Beaver Creek,” Stutman says. “The village comes alive with legendary blues performances, tangy barbecue, and the Microbrew Festival showcasing Colorado’s finest craft beers.”


O ktoberfest During the late-summer celebration of Oktoberfest, keep an eye out for a lederhosen-clad Helmut Fricker. He’s a staple at the event for his performances with the Helmut Fricker Band, and a fan favorite for generations of attendees. “Oktoberfest provides the opportunity for us to share in cultural traditions with our sister resort, Lech, Austria,” explains Jen Brown of Beaver Creek Resort Company. “We annually host guests from Lech who wear the lederhosen and traditional dress from that region and offer their “oom pah pah" sounds of the Lech Trachtenkappele band.” At the end of the day, Beaver Creek festivals showcase the cornerstones that the resort was built upon: delicious food, spirited revelry and unique experiences in a beautiful setting.

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SMALL TOWN FEEL,

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EMERGENCY & URGENT CARE AT VVMC CONTINUES TO EVOLVE WITH OUR COMMUNITY BY STEPHEN LLOYD WOOD


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t's certainly not what many people living in, or visiting, Vail imagine when they find themselves in need of emergency healthcare services — after a skiing or automobile accident, perhaps, or a heart attack — but the care they receive here

in this remote mountain community in Colorado rivals that of any large metropolis. In some cases, it's even better.

"Here at VVMC, it's high tech meets high touch; there's really no system quite like it," says Mark Goldstein, director of emergency services at Vail Valley Medical Center, overseeing staff operations at the hospital's main facility in Vail, as well as others in Beaver Creek Village, Avon and Gypsum. "We're very fortunate in this valley to have world-class destination mountain resorts — and a world-class destination hospital." Indeed, VVMC's Emergency Department is unique, having evolved since the early 1960s to serve a unique, fast-growing resort community that was created to attract

people to unique, fast-growing and sometimes dangerous winter sports, namely skiing, then snowboarding. Now, serving a community of about 60,000 full-time residents — but with tens of thousands of adventurous tourists on any given day at high season, as well — the hospital’s 24/7 Level III Trauma Center has evolved into a microcosm, actually, of its counterparts in major urban areas, such as Colorado's Front Range, but with intimacy and quick access, a dichotomy, of sorts, between big city expertise and small town feel. VVMC's Emergency Department is the fourth busiest Level III

Trauma Center in the nation and the second busiest in Colorado. "We see the same amount of traumas and heart attacks relative to anywhere in the nation," Goldstein says. "The nice thing about VVMC is it has the same services as a big city hospital." To understand what makes VVMC's Emergency Department unique is to know its roots, first as a rudimentary clinic in Vail, in the basement of the Red Lion restaurant and bar, the heartbeat of an outpost in the 1960s primarily created to serve a few hundred locals building a ski resort, along with the occasional injured or ailing skiers from Vail Mountain. 2 017 A N N UA L ✧ BEAVER CREEK MAGAZINE

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Beaver Creek Medical Center is just steps from the ski slopes.

VVMC has been providing emergency services since the early 1960s.

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Back then, Ski Patrollers typically had no training in trauma care, and patients requiring anything more than minimal medical attention had to be driven by highway to Aspen, at least two hours' drive by ambulance on a good day, or to Denver, up to eight hours away, up and over Vail Pass and Loveland Pass on old U.S. Route 6, depending on weather. Things changed with the arrival of Dr. Jack Eck, a flight surgeon from Pennsylvania in the U.S. Army, who moved to Vail in 1971 after tours of duty in Vietnam to become the town's third full-time doctor. He didn't know how to ski very well, but he learned enough right away to join the Vail Ski Patrol that year as its medical director — mainly so he could deliver a mobile medical kit to the scene of a trauma, then have the wherewithal to use it effectively.

One day, while riding Vail's Highline Lift, for example, he heard on Ski Patrol radio — an innovation at the time — a male skier was in cardiac arrest somewhere above Mid-Vail. Dr. Eck skied directly to the scene, where he joined two other doctors to stabilize the patient. "Just before I got there, a cardiac surgeon skis up to help, too. He had no idea what we had on the mountain, but then a Ski Patroller skis up with a defibrillator we had in a cardiac kit at the top of the mountain; then I ski up with the drugs and an anesthesiologist skis up, too, and we're all working on the guy and getting him stabilized," Dr. Eck says. "The cardiac surgeon looks at me and says, 'Where did all this stuff come from? We don't have this much stuff in the emergency room at home.' He couldn't believe what we had on the hill, and we saved a life.


"That was really something in its time; today, it's normal," Dr. Eck adds. "Back then, we had one kit on the whole mountain; today, we have a kit at every Ski Patrol HQ — there's six of 'em." Before that, Dr. Eck's role with the Ski Patrol was called into play when a skier from Michigan, Gerald Ford, began visiting Vail to ski, first as President of the United States in 1969, then, more often, years later, in retirement at Beaver Creek. As Ford's personal doctor whenever the president was in town, it was Dr. Eck's responsibility to organize communications and medical services — including Flight for Life helicopter transport, if necessary — not only for Ford but his family and the entire Secret Service entourage. "That really beefed up our services as an incentive to make sure our system really worked. We were able to show the Secret Service what we were able to do here," Dr. Eck says. "In fact, we were doing it so well they actually copied the kits we had here and followed Ford around with them the rest of his presidency." Perhaps the defining moment for

VVMC's fledgling emergency services back then came in 1976, poignantly, when two gondola cars fell from the cable high above Lionshead's Born Free ski run and plunged to the snow below, killing four people and seriously injuring eight more. "That's when having our act together meant everything. There were some people lost, and it happened before we were even a

hospital; we were just a clinic and didn't have an ER," Dr. Eck says. "Without the interconnectivity we had from the mountain to the clinic, we would have had many more deaths, I believe. But it proved we weren't just a clinic that took care of broken bones off the mountain." That spirit of "interconnectivity" and the on-mountain protocols it spawned make up the hallmark of what today is one of the most advanced trauma-scene-to-operatingroom systems in the world, says Dr. Barry Hammaker, surgeon and chief medical officer for Mountain Surgical Associates, a group of doctors at VVMC known not only for their expertise in emergency care, but for assessing and managing a patient's situation from the scene of the trauma, during their transport by ambulance to the emergency room and either on to the operating room or a helicopter for a flight to Level I facilities in Denver. "The helicopter is just one piece of the system, just like transporting an injured skier off the mountain is another," Dr. Hammaker says, adding similar measures with the Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Patrols have continued to evolve, now with paramedics, local law-enforcement

Emergency medical staff from left, nurses Karen Letourneau and Ruth Bopes, and Director of Emergency Services Mark Goldstein, collaborate to work quickly, efficiently and effectively.

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W E S EE T H E SAME A MO U N T O F T R AUM A S A ND H E A R T AT TAC KS RELATIVE TO ANYWHERE I N T HE N AT ION. T H E NI CE T HIN G A BO U T V V MC IS I T H A S T H E S A ME SE RV ICES A S A BI G CI T Y HO S P I TA L .

Members of the care team at Beaver Creek Medical Center: Dr. Matt Kamper, Cindy Olson, Dr. Chip Woodland, Dr. Gayle Braunholtz, Christopher Ewart and Edward Pietzyk.

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agencies, Vail Mountain Rescue, even the Eagle County SWAT Team. "In general, if we're in contact, we'll know who that person is, or, if anything, what their capabilities are. That's important in terms of assessment of what's going on wherever the patient may be and what we need to get set up in the emergency room or operating room to move efficiently and quickly and proceed to a life-saving intervention." A critical part of this combination of state-of-the-art communications among hospital staff and other agencies in oft-extreme mountain conditions and the teamwork involved is what distinguishes VVMC's Emergency Department from others, says Dr. John "Chip" Woodland, a 24-year veteran of emergency services, now medical director for the department's physicians. "One thing I've noticed after

working at bigger hospitals in big cities — everybody's here because they want to be here," Dr. Woodland says, adding mountain camaraderie tends to manifest itself in the service an emergency department's dedicated staff provides. "People just seem to be happier here. There's a great team sense and collegial sense in this department." Mary Jastrab, a full-time charge nurse and staffer at VVMC's Emergency Department for 26 years, agrees. "My favorite description is 'pit crew' — you have an accident or illness and when you come to us we have a team that works to get you back to your life, vacation, wedding, work, whatever," Jastrab says. "Patients comment on how well we work together and know each other. I think that makes them feel more secure." "Taking care of your own is an honor and a privilege," Jastrab

adds. "I think our ED does a great job making you feel like you are one of us." Goldstein, meanwhile, points to the department's patient satisfaction scores, among the best in the United States. In 2015, for example, Vail Valley Medical Center's emergency care services were ranked in the 95th percentile, he says. "We focus on exceptional customer service and care. This is a huge feat," Goldstein says. "We all have the same mission — to provide high-quality healthcare — but here, we provide a heck of a lot better guest service. Just go sit in the waiting room for four hours at a big city emergency room just to get seen, instead. Here, we're seeing you faster and we have a very personal touch."

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» cocoa and corduroy Every day from mid-December through late March, families can indulge in Cocoa and Corduroy at the top of Centennial Express Lift. Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a cup of cocoa, and then head down a freshly groomed run. photo by brian bailey


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DECEMBER DECEMBER 17 THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Having the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators, the Blind Boys of Alabama have almost singlehandedly created a new gospel sound for the 21st century. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) DECEMBER 17-31 WINTERFEST Enjoy free activities that are fun for kids of all ages with Beaver Creek Loves Kids “WinterFest.” Featuring performances, interactive activities, WinterFest characters, parades, contests, holiday lights and more, all activities occur each day on the Village Plaza during après ski hours. beavercreek.com/winterfest

DECEMBER 20-29 BEAVER CREEK LOVES TEENS, TOO! Designed for guests aged 13-17, the Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too programs entertain and engage teens in all things Beaver Creek and beyond. Activities include a twilight snowshoe trek, tubing at Adventure Ridge in Vail or testing one’s limits at the Ski & Snowboard Trick class at the trampoline center in Edwards. beavercreek.com/teens

DECEMBER 23 THE TEN TENORS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Undoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful touring entertainment groups of all time, The TEN Tenors have cemented their place as one of the world’s most loved classically based contemporary music groups. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

DECEMBER 21 & 22 CHARLES DICKENS' “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

DECEMBER 27 & 28 ADAM TRENT Broadway and TV star Adam Trent exemplifies a new generation of magician. Described as Justin Timberlake meet David Copperfield, his audience interactive performances are part magic, part concert, and part stand up comedy. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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DECEMBER 29 AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock, George Winston began playing organ before switching to the acoustic piano and developing his own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, known as folk piano. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) DECEMBER 30 LEANN RIMES One of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades with 44 million albums sold, LeAnn Rimes is back at it again with her “Today is Christmas” Tour 2016, continuing her tradition of showcasing more uncharted Christmas songs. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) DECEMBER 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE IN BEAVER CREEK Voted among the Travel Channel’s top 10 family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations, New Year’s Eve in Beaver Creek begins with a public glow stick ski down, torchlight parade and fireworks over the village. Following the fireworks, the New Year’s Eve Family Bash gets underway with a DJ, games, dancing, raffle prizes and balloon drops. beavercreek.com

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JANUARY JANUARY 6 TEDXVAIL AT BEAVER CREEK Evolution is a journey that endlessly creates itself, TEDxVail is a grand adventure with symptoms of connectivity, love, sympathy and compassion that grant a moral compass and foster intersectional ideating. 2 p.m. & 9 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org, 970.845.TIXS (8497) or vailsymposium.org JANUARY 8 BEAVER CREEK RUNNING SERIES: SNOWSHOE EDITION A little bit of snow is no excuse to stop running—just strap on some snowshoes and get going. Featuring competitive 5K and 10K events as well as a Kids’ 1K race, the Beaver Creek Running Series also includes snowshoe demos, sponsor booths and a post-race party at the Dusty Boot Roadhouse. 11 a.m. Beaver Creek. beavercreekrunningseries.com JANUARY 9 ONCE THE MUSICAL Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Awardwinning film, telling the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn

together by their shared love of music. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) JANUARY 9, 16, 23, 30 GOPRO RACE DAY & CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Enter as an individual or a team in this amateur race series that’s fun for the whole family. Register online or at the event. beavercreek.com/race JANUARY 12 TAKÁCS QUARTET Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) JANUARY 13 THE GOOD LOVELIES Part folk-roots, part Western Swing, The Good Lovelies — Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore — rely on unerring three-part vocal harmonies, clever songs and funny repartee drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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JANUARY 15 PETER CETERA Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera was the singer, songwriter, and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago. He’s now touring with his seven-piece electric band, The Bad Daddy’s, performing his timeless hits. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

THE REVIVALISTS

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JANUARY 18 & 19 RISING STARS OF THE OPERA Featuring four young singers who have been recognized by the Tucker Foundation as among the leading opera singers of the next generation, Rising Stars of the Opera brings their magnificent voices to the audience in a concert of beloved arias, duets and ensembles. Wed. 6:30 p.m.; Thurs. 12:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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JANUARY 25 EDGAR MEYER AND CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE With nine Grammy awards between them, Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer are two of the most respected bassists/composers performing today. They join forces with a program of new original music composed by both for this historical collaboration. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) JANUARY 26-27 GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM Now in its sixth year, the Global Energy Forum brings global leaders together for a discussion on how to best provide the energy necessary to support a productive global economy in an increasingly green, secure and affordable manner. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) JANUARY 29 GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV Gregory Alan Isakov’s songs tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. His song-craft lends to deep lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. He has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius.â€? 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)Â

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FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 2 THE REVIVALISTS Since forming in 2007, this seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band has cultivated a high-octane live show steeped in instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocal magnetism. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) FEBRUARY 3 MARTIN SEXTON American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release, “Mixtape of the Open Road” with an incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20, 27 GOPRO RACE DAY & CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Enter as an individual or a team in this amateur race series that’s fun for the whole family. Register online or at the event. beavercreek.com/race FEBRUARY 10 SECOND CITY: “WE'RE ALL IN THIS ROOM TOGETHER” Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment, this must-attend show by Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater features improvised comedy, audience interaction and of-the-moment sketches and songs. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

FEBRUARY 4 JOEL MCHALE One of the most sought-after comedians and actors in the industry, Joel McHale — a star of E! The Soup — performs his standup act. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

FEBRUARY 12 BEAVER CREEK RUNNING SERIES: SNOWSHOE EDITION A little bit of snow is no excuse to stop running — just strap on some snowshoes and get going. Featuring competitive 5K and 10K events as well as a Kids’ 1K race, the Beaver Creek Running Series also includes snowshoe demos, sponsor booths and a post-race party at the Dusty Boot Roadhouse. 11 a.m. Beaver Creek. beavercreekrunningseries.com

FEBRUARY 6 FAURÉ QUARTET Having established itself as one of the world’s leading piano quartets within just a few years, the Fauré Quartett — Dirk Mommertz, piano; Erika Geldsetzer, violin; Sascha Frömbling, viola; and Konstantin Heidrich, cello — perform chamber music outside the mainstream. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

FEBRUARY 12 MATTHEW MORRISON A versatile actor who is recognized for his work on-stage and on-screen, Matthew Morrison has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. In 2015, Morrison wrapped the final season of Fox’s Golden Globe-winning musical comedy series “Glee,” where he starred as the director of the glee club, Mr. Schuester. He most recently starred as J.M

Barrie in the Harvey Weinstein musical “Finding Neverland.” 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) FEBRUARY 13 DEBORAH VOIGT: VOIGT LESSONS Accompanied by a pianist, Voigt performs a dazzling and deeply touching range of music — from pop songs, standards and spirituals, to art songs and arias — all the while demonstrating her trademark warmth, openness and sense of humor. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) FEBRUARY 15 AN EVENING WITH DEBORAH VOIGT Recognized as one of the world’s most versatile singers and one of music’s most endearing personalities, Deborah Voigt is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice, as well as for her captivating stage presence. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) FEBRUARY 16 PAULA POUNDSTONE Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Paula Poundstone’s quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy and interchanges with the audience handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval received by less artful comics. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) FEBRUARY 17-20 PREZFEST Celebrate nostalgic Americana this President’s Day. Campaign to be president for a day, hop in line for the kids’ parade with Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and enjoy live music on Beaver Creek Plaza while the PrezFest cast of characters organizes games, performances and activities for the kids. beavercreek.com/prezfest. FEBRUARY 18 BLACK DIAMOND BALL — HAVANA NIGHTS Proceeds from the Black Diamond Ball — the Vail Valley Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser — help ensure signature events and programs that have enriched this community for the past 35 years continue to grow and thrive. 6 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) FEBRUARY 18 POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATER This family-oriented blend of unique comedy and juggling skills by Gregory Popovich and his furry costars features more than 30 pets, all of them rescued from animal shelters and given a new leash on life. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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FEBRUARY 21-23 BEAVER CREEK LOVES TEENS, TOO! Designed for guests aged 13-17, the Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too programs entertain and engage teens in all things Beaver Creek and beyond. beavercreek.com/teens FEBRUARY 22 & 23 ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET Fostering a bold vision — top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking repertoire, and virtuoso dancers — Aspen Santa Fe Ballet fosters a jewel of a dance company in the American West. Wed. 7:30 p.m.; Thu. 12:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) FEBRUARY 25 TALONS CHALLENGE More than 26,000 vertical feet of black-diamond and double-black-diamond runs await on Beaver Creek’s legendary World Cup mountain, Grouse Mountain and in Larkspur Bowl. Conquer all 14 runs and earn your spot on the Talons Wall-of-Fame. Space is limited, so sign up early. Advance online registration available. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com/talons FEBRUARY 26 KEVIN NEALON Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, “Weeds.” 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 5 THE 35TH BURTON U.S. OPEN SNOWBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS Snowsports enthusiasts can get their fill of worldclass, Olympic-level slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions at Vail’s Golden Peak by day, and enjoy free concerts in Vail Village by night. vail.com/burton or burton.com/uso

MARCH MARCH 1 DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and more than 2,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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FEBRUARY 27 SHAOLIN WARRIORS Direct from China, the legendary Shaolin Warriors is more than a Kung Fu show; it’s a traditional strength-through-adversity story starring 20 Kung Fu masters following the journey from a young child’s achieving fully fledged warrior status through diligent training and study. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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MARCH 2 APOLLO'S FIRE An ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts, or passions, in listeners, Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share awardwinning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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MARCH 5 BEAVER CREEK RUNNING SERIES: SNOWSHOE EDITION A little bit of snow is no excuse to stop running—just strap on some snowshoes and get going. Featuring competitive 5K and 10K events as well as a Kids’ 1K race, the Beaver Creek Running Series also includes snowshoe demos, sponsor booths and a post-race party at the Dusty Boot Roadhouse. 11 a.m. Beaver Creek. beavercreekrunningseries.com MARCH 9 NOAM PIKELNY A founding member of Punch Brothers, Noam Pikelny, a three-time Grammy Award nominee, has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker.” 7:30 p.m. vilar Center, Beaver Creek. Vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 13 WHO'S BAD: MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE The longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 14 NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 16 CIRQUE MONTAGE This troupe of 11 international, award-winning performers hailing from eight different countries delivers a performance the Los Angeles Times calls "mind boggling.” 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 19 PATTI LABELLE As time continues to evolve, Patti LaBelle’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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MARCH 21 STARS LIGHTS, CAMERA, MATH! Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered as a team of magical Math ‘a’ Magicians replace textbooks with mind-blowing puzzles, skill, magic and illusions … all with a mathematical twist. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 23 RHYTHMIC CIRCUS Home-grown hoofers from the Minneapolis arts scene, Rhythmic Circus presents “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” a dynamic tap and music performance to enthrall audiences of all ages with its medley of positivity and infectious rhythm. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 24 GIRL POWHER FASHION SHOW Presented by Amanda Precourt, the Girl PowHER Fashion Show at the Vail Marriott benefits the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower 365 Girl PowHer program. 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 24 SIR JAMES GALWAY Globally renowned as the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway is a consummate performer whose appeal transcends all musical boundaries. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

MARCH 25 COMPLEXIONS Combining technical precision, power and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 26 CLINT BLACK Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. An accomplished singer and guitarist, fans may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 29 PIANO BATTLE The brainchild of internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the Piano Battle sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) MARCH 30 & 31 JOHNNY PEERS AND THE MUTTVILLE COMIX A slapstick comedy act like no other, Johnny Peers leads more than a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as he plays the straight man role in this wonderful show for the whole family. 6:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497)

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APRIL 1-16 BEAVER CREEK LOVES KIDS — SPRINGFEST Performers of all types will light up the springthemed stage throughout these four funfilled weeks. Kids can enter contests, take photos with the spring characters, join in parades and more, including the 24th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Creekside Park. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com/springfest

JUNE 12-24 SUZUKI MUSIC CAMP Suzuki students, faculty and teachers from all 50 states and 10 countries join together to enjoy the Colorado Suzuki Institute for two weeks each summer in Beaver Creek. coloradosuzuki.org.

JUNE 27 MOVIES UNDER THE STARS On Tuesday nights, Beaver Creek hosts Movies Under the Stars — free family movies on the big screen. Selections are rated G or PG and start as soon as the sun sets. Bring a blanket, your favorite movie snacks and enjoy the show. Movies start at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. beavercreek.com

JUNE 22, 29 BEAVER CREEK RODEO SERIES AT TRAER CREEK From team roping to barrel racing, bull riding to mutton bustin’, there’s always something to see and experience at the Beaver Creek Rodeo Series, which takes place every Thursday at the rodeo grounds in Avon. In addition to the rodeo performances, enjoy face painting, pony rides, mechanical bull rides and more. Avon. beavercreek.com

JUNE 28 BEAVER CREEK MUSIC EXPERIENCE CONCERT SERIES Tap your feet and move to the beat during the Beaver Creek Music Experience on Wednesday nights during the summer. This free concert series features a wide range of performers in a variety of styles, from bluegrass to jazz to acoustic rock, all with the spectacular backdrop of Beaver Creek resort. Free outdoor yoga precedes each concert. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com

JUNE 23, 30 VILLAGE F.A.C. (FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB) Bring the whole family out to the Beaver Creek plaza for live music, shopping, ice skating, games and more. Try a bite from one of the local restaurants, or purchase a beverage and soak up the summer sun at the Plaza Pavilion, located at the west end of the ice rink.

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APRIL 4-13 BEAVER CREEK LOVES TEENS, TOO! Designed for ages 13-17, the Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too programs will entertain and engage teens in all things Beaver Creek and beyond. www.beavercreek.com/teens APRIL 6-9 A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's beloved children’s books, the show is an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting experience for the whole family. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) APRIL 12 CHE MALAMBO A powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle, celebrating the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. 7:30 p.m. Vilar Center, Beaver Creek. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) APRIL 13 POWHER UP FOR SUCCESS PowHER Up for Success is a day of networking with professional women and high school girls in our community, who will have the opportunity to speak with women and ask questions about career, college, and/or life after high school. Colorado Community College, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. vilarpac.org 970.845.TIXS (8497) APRIL 16 BEAVER CREEK MOUNTAIN 2016-’17 SEASON CLOSING DAY beavercreek.com

MAY MAY 28-29 BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL Join in for the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains during the 13th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. 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 in the state (May 28), augmented by fabulous musical performances on the grandstand. The weekend wraps up with the Cut & Slice Golf Event at the Beaver Creek Golf Club. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com

JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Celebrate our nation's birthday with great food, drinks, free concerts, a kids zone and, of course, an amazing fireworks display, on the back lawn of Beaver Creek Village. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com

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JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 BEAVER CREEK MUSIC EXPERIENCE CONCERT SERIES Tap your feet and move to the beat during the Beaver Creek Music Experience on Wednesday nights during the summer. This free concert series features a wide range of performers in a variety of styles, from bluegrass to jazz to acoustic rock, all with the spectacular backdrop of Beaver Creek resort. Free outdoor yoga precedes each concert. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com JULY 6, 13, 27 BEAVER CREEK RODEO SERIES AT TRAER CREEK From team roping to barrel racing, bull riding to mutton bustin’, there’s always something to see and experience at the Beaver Creek Rodeo Series, which takes place every Thursday at the rodeo grounds in Avon. In addition to the rodeo performances, enjoy face painting, pony rides, mechanical bull rides and more. Avon. beavercreek.com JULY 7, 14, 21, 28 VILLAGE F.A.C. (FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB) Bring the whole family out to the Beaver Creek plaza for live music, shopping, ice skating, games and more! Try a bite from one of the local restaurants, or purchase a beverage and soak up the summer sun at the Plaza Pavilion, located at the west end of the ice rink. JULY 11, 18, 25 MOVIES UNDER THE STARS On Tuesday nights, Beaver Creek hosts Movies Under the Stars — free family movies

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AUGUST AUGUST 1, 8 MOVIES UNDER THE STARS On Tuesday nights, Beaver Creek hosts Movies Under the Stars — free family movies on the big screen. Selections are rated G or PG and start as soon as the sun sets. Bring a blanket, your favorite movie snacks and enjoy the show. Movies start at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. beavercreek.com AUGUST 2, 9 BEAVER CREEK MUSIC EXPERIENCE CONCERT SERIES Tap your feet and move to the beat during the Beaver Creek Music Experience on Wednesday nights during the summer. This free concert series features a wide range of performers in a variety of styles, from bluegrass to jazz to acoustic rock, all with the spectacular backdrop of Beaver Creek resort. Free outdoor yoga precedes each concert. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com AUGUST 3, 10 BEAVER CREEK RODEO SERIES AT TRAER CREEK From team roping to barrel racing, bull riding to mutton bustin’, there’s always something to see and experience at the Beaver Creek

Rodeo Series, which takes place every Thursday at the rodeo grounds in Avon. In addition to the rodeo performances, enjoy face painting, pony rides, mechanical bull rides and more. Avon. beavercreek.com AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25 VILLAGE F.A.C. (FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB) Bring the whole family out to the Beaver Creek plaza for live music, shopping, ice skating, games and more. Try a bite from one of the local restaurants, or purchase a beverage and soak up the summer sun at the Plaza Pavilion, located at the west end of the ice rink. AUGUST 5-6 30TH ANNUAL BEAVER CREEK ART FESTIVAL Art lovers and collectors converge in Beaver Creek Village to meet local and national artists from 30 different states who will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. A unique blend of contemporary, original works at affordable prices. Admission is free. beavercreek.com AUGUST 11-13 BEAVER CREEK WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL Celebrate the pleasures of the palate at the annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival. Combining Beaver Creek’s very own culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains. From wine pairings to cocktail seminars and guided hikes the festival features culinary delights and unique libations for a variety of palates. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 2-3 OKTOBERFEST Celebrate Labor Day weekend with a Bavarian flare. Beaver Creek's annual Oktoberfest returns with foot stompin' oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer and wunderbar wurst. The Oktoberfest Shuffle takes place Sept. 4. Beaver Creek. beavercreek.com SEPTEMBER 15-17 HIKE TO THE MIC A high alpine concert, nestled atop Beaver Creek's Centennial Express Lift. Reach your destination at 10,200 feet above sea level by hiking, biking, horseback, jeep or chairlift. Art, from village to trail, inspires your journey. beavercreek.com SEPTEMBER 18 HIKE WINE & DINE The great restaurants of Beaver Creek set up shop along the trails of Beaver Creek, delighting participating hikers with tasty bites. The event starts at Centennial Park behind the Beaver Creek Chophouse with mimosas and breakfast and loops back for wine. Proceeds benefit Jack’s Place. beavercreek.com

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Beaver Creek Beaver Creek Lodge Residence 510 | $3,285,000 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 2,845 sq. ft.

Two Beaver Creek Locations

Bachelor Gulch 3219 Daybreak Ridge | $9,993,000 7 Bedroom, 7 Full/2 Half Baths, 9,993 sq. ft.

Beaver Creek Wiltshire Court Residence 4 | $8,995,000 6 Bedroom, 7.5 Bath, 6,849 sq. ft.

BEAVER CREEK LODGE | NEXT TO THE COVERED BRIDGE | 970-845-8440 VILLA MONTANE | ACROSS FROM THE VILAR CENTER | 970-845-8700 Andrew Keiser | Kevin Kenney | Dave Whitman | Page Slevin | Mark Weinreich Marla Hillerich | Mia Sypniewski | Tiffany Lydon Weinreich | Jim Green | Jeffrey Cloonan

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