Beaver Creek Opens for the 2009-2010 Winter Season Wednesday, Nov. 25

23 November 2009
 
“Our snowmaking and mountain operations crews have been taking advantage of the cold temperatures and natural snow to produce a good manmade surface for our guests during the Thanksgiving holiday,” said John Garnsey, chief operating officer for Beaver Creek.
 
The Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School will open for the winter season Wednesday with private and group instruction offered for kids and adults. Two new programs are available this season. The Ultimate 4, a semi-private lesson for kids featuring the “ultimate” student to instructor ratio of no more than four, provides more individualized feedback and more one-on-one time with pros. Rates start at $247 for the lesson only or $270 including a lift ticket. Ski School Adventure Sessions pairs similarly skilled intermediate or advanced skiers and riders with a top guide to get the most our of a ski day including lift cutting privileges and technical tips for just $129 per person.  
 
Spruce Saddle Restaurant will be open and skiers and snowboarders can refuel on the new Epic Mountain Burger which includes a fresh bun, two fresh, Angus quarter-pound patties with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, organic white cheddar cheese and a special signature sauce. “Lunch for Less” is a new value meal for $9.95 that includes an entree, side dish and a beverage and will be offered at fast casual on mountain dining locations.  
 
At 2 p.m. sharp on Wednesday afternoon, skiers and snowboarders can indulge and vote on their favorite recipe during the World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition which takes place in the Village near the ice rink. The top five finalists from last month’s Cookie Competition which included more than 80 entries will be serving 1,000 cookies each in a competition to determine the resort’s official Cookie Time recipe. Each day at 3 p.m. resort guests enjoy warm chocolate chip cookies all season long.
 
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 World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie competition, Holiday Tree Lighting and Gingerbread competition, World Cup and weekly family events, visit www.beavercreek.com or call (970) 754-4636.
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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and the consumer website is www.snow.com.

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