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Grouse Mountain Now Open; Beaver Creek Resort Now Boasts More Than 1,000 Skiable Acres
•Resort expands terrain, begins operating Grouse Mountain Express Lift (#10) and Larkspur Express Lift (#11)
•Riverfront Gondola (#7), Lower and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lifts (#15 and #18) scheduled to begin operating Saturday, Dec. 8

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – Dec. 7, 2018 – Grouse Mountain and Larkspur both open today at Beaver Creek Resort. Following 21 inches of new snow in the last week and 93 inches this season, Beaver Creek Resort is now offering 1,076 acres of top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain.
On Saturday, Dec. 8 the resort is scheduled to begin operating the Riverfront Gondola (#7), Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#15), and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#18).
Talons will open for the season today at 11 a.m. Beano’s Cabin and Zach’s Cabin will both open for the season for dinner service tonight.
Beaver Creek Resort is operating the following lifts with access to 75 trails:

  • Haymeadow Express Gondola (#1)
  • Rose Bowl Express Lift (#4)
  • Red Buffalo Express Lift (#5)
  • Centennial Express Lift (#6)
  • Cinch Express Lift (#8)
  • Birds of Prey Express Lift (#9)
  • Grouse Mountain Express Lift (#10)
  • Larkspur Express Lift (#11)
  • Strawberry Park Express Lift (#12)
  • Bachelor Gulch Express Lift (#16)

 Lifts scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 8:

  • Riverfront Gondola (#7)
  • Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#15)
  • Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#18)

All guests are reminded that they must observe all posted signs, closures and slow zones, especially during the early-season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. Accessing closed terrain is a violation of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and will result in the loss of skiing privileges and could involve prosecution and a fine.
McCoy Park Opens Saturday with Mountaintop Snowshoe Trails
The Nordic Center at Beaver Creek Resort is scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 8, with approximately 40 percent of its trails groomed and open for cross country and snowshoeing, with more than 7.5 miles (12 km) of cross country trails. McCoy Park is accessible from the Strawberry Park Express Lift (#12). Cross country and snowshoe rentals, as well as foot passenger tickets, are available at the Nordic Sports Center. For more information, please contact the Nordic Sports Center at 970.754.5313.
Beaver Creek Early Season:
Experience Winter’s Extraordinary Start at Beaver Creek:
From world-class events to special offers, four extraordinary weeks of celebration await. Early season celebrations to come include Winter’s Welcome, Dec. 7-9; and the Haymeadow Park Grand Opening on Dec. 15. During Winter’s Welcome, Epic Pass holders can kick off the winter season with incredible deals and activities throughout Beaver Creek's village, simply by flashing their pass.
Last Chance: Beaver Creek Ski School Flash Your Epic Pass
Epic Pass holders can flash their Epic Pass at Beaver Creek’s Ski School for 50 percent off full-day or half-day private lessons between Nov. 26 and Dec. 9. Lessons can be booked online at or by calling 970-754-5300.
About Beaver Creek Resort: Renowned for legendary attention to detail, World-Cup mountain pedigree, intimate alpine village, and reputation as the world’s best luxury family resort, Beaver Creek Resort represents incomparable elegance and Rocky Mountain leisure which spoils guests for anywhere else with an unparalleled level of world-class service. Just 30 minutes east of Eagle Airport (EGE) and 2.5 hours west of Denver International Airport (DIA), Beaver Creek offers luxury accommodations throughout three villages and ski-in, ski-out luxury lodges and hotels. More than 40 in-resort and slope-side restaurants, elegant village boutiques, cherished daily traditions and activities such as world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding spanning 1,832 acres with 3,340 vertical feet of descent, snow shoeing, Nordic skiing, and ice skating in the Beaver Creek village. Visit for additional information and vacation planning. 

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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 and consumer website is


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