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Arrowhead Scheduled to Open Saturday, Dec. 15
Resort to begin operating Arrow Bahn Express (#17), Highlands Lift (#2), and Elkhorn Lift (#14)

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – Dec. 14, 2018 – Beaver Creek Resort is scheduled to begin operating Arrow Bahn Express (#17), Highlands Lift (#2), and Elkhorn Lift (#14) tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 15. Starting tomorrow, all lifts will now open at 8:30 a.m. and the resort will offer more than 1,300 acres of top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain. Beaver Creek Resort has received 98 inches of natural snowfall this season, and following the opening of Arrow Bahn Express (#17), Highlands Lift (#2), and Elkhorn Lift (#14), all lifts at Beaver Creek Resort will be operational for the season.
On Saturday, Broken Arrow will open for the season and SaddleRidge will open for lunch seven days a week, with dinner service beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Tomorrow also marks the grand opening of Haymeadow Park, Beaver Creek’s newest dedicated learning area, and the Ice Cream Parlour. Celebrations will take place both in Haymeadow Park and in Beaver Creek Village with music, giveaways, Cookie Time milkshake samples, and fun for the entire family. The Ice Cream Parlour ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m., and the full event schedule is available online at
Arrow Bahn Express (#17) will provide access to Bachelor Gulch via Stirrup and Cabin Fever. Guests returning to Arrowhead can access the area via Upper Cabin Fever to Primrose to Little Brave. There will be no beginner ski access back to Arrowhead; beginners may download Arrow Bahn Express (#17) back to Arrowhead Village, or utilize Village Connect.
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 Now Open with Mountaintop Snowshoe Trails
The Nordic Center at Beaver Creek Resort is open for the 2018-19 season, with approximately 60 percent of its trails groomed and open for cross country and snowshoeing, with more than 11 miles (19 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.
Village Connect:
Village Connect displays real-time arrival information for the on-demand transportation services within the Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead communities.  The Beaver Creek Village Connect app is now available for download on the Apple App Store or Google Play. The new Village Connect app provides door-to-door, on-demand rides and information to property owners and guests in Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead.
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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