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November 24, 2008 — Beaver Creek is set to open for the 2008-09 season Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. featuring The Ranch, a new modern children’s ski and snowboard school facility that will revolutionize the way kids learn to turn and the new Lumberyard Terrain Park.
The resort will offer skiing and snowboarding on the beginner Haymeadow run served by the Buckaroo Express Gondola and three surface lifts and the intermediate Latigo trail served by the Centennial Express Lift. Lift tickets on opening day are $65 for adults, $55 for seniors and $45 for children 12 and under.
“Mountain operations crews have been working around the clock preparing the slopes for our 28th season,” said John Garnsey, chief operating officer for Beaver Creek. “We’re excited to get the season underway and we’ll have a great manmade snow surface for our guests over the Thanksgiving holiday.”
Photo courtesy of BeaverCreek.com
The Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School will open for the winter season Wednesday with private and group instruction offered for kids and adults. The resort is proud to unveil the Ranch, the new 4,000- square-foot on-mountain center that is located at the top of the Buckaroo Express Gondola.
The center is surrounded by premier beginner learning terrain and was custom designed for kids’ ski school classes for ages 7-14. Instructors will use the latest in wireless touch screen technology to order healthy, organic lunches from new electronic tablets and they also will be able to view instructional video from the morning’s lesson. The Ranch’s kids ski school menu includes organic dairy, all natural meat and a yogurt bar which will be served as part of Vail Resorts’ Appetite for Life initiative.
Beaver Creek will have a complete terrain park available for skiers and snowboarders on opening day thanks to the dedicated park crew which has been manicuring the park for the past several days. Freeriders will be able to check out 14 new features in the Lumberyard Terrain Park near the top of the Centennial Express Lift on Wednesday.
This progressive park was completed over the summer and includes a variety of features including a tire, boxes, rails and a feature named the “hitching post”. New park signage makes it easy to spot just past Spruce Saddle Restaurant, which will be open for lunch.
Work continues and is nearing completion on the Birds of Prey racecourse, considered to be one of the most challenging men’s downhill’s in the world. The Audi Birds of Prey World Cup events take place Dec. 4-7, 2008 at Beaver Creek. Visit bcworldcup.com for more information.
Guests visiting Beaver Creek can park for free in the parking lots along Highway 6 in Avon and ride a shuttle to the village. Beaver Creek Village paid parking will begin on Wednesday. For complete details on all of the resort’s events including the opening day Cookie competition, Holiday Tree Lighting and Gingerbread House competition and weekly family events, visit www.beavercreek.com or call (970) 845-9090.
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