Summer Season Gets Underway at Beaver Creek May 28

26 May 2011
For Immediate Release
Summer Season Gets Underway at Beaver Creek May 28
Beaver Creek, Colo. May 26, 2011 – Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the summer season at Beaver Creek with the seventh annual Blues, Brews and Barbeque Festival May 28-29. Come out and enjoy the first taste of summer with delicious barbeque, microbrews and live music throughout the village. Scenic chairlift rides begin on the Centennial Express Lift which will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends only May 28-30 (including Memorial Day) and June 4-5. Daily lift operations will take place June 11-Sept. 5. In addition to scenic chairlift rides, the outdoor grill at Spruce Saddle Lodge will serve up lunch each day that the lift is open.
2011 Summer Lift Rates
Adult One-Day Lift Ticket                                         $24
Child (5-12 years) Lift Ticket                                   *FREE
Adult One-Day Lift Ticket & Bike Haul                     $29
Adult One-Day Lift Ticket & Lunch                           $29 (Includes $15 voucher towards lunch)
Adult One-Day Lift, Lunch & Bike Haul                    $34 (Includes $15 voucher towards lunch)
*Children aged 12 and under ride the lift for free when accompanied by an adult. Up to three kids can ride free per adult. Spring season pass purchasers for the 2011-2012 season will receive complimentary scenic lift rides and may purchase a bike haul ticket.
For opening weekend Beaver Creek will offer hiking on three trails accessed from the Village including 5 Senses, Creekside, and Village Loop. Due to near-record snowfall this season, additional hiking trails on the mountain and all biking trails will open as quickly as possible and as conditions permit. Guests are reminded to stay on marked trails and obey all signage. For hiking and biking trail updates, contact the Beaver Creek Information Center at 970-754-4636 or stop by the Summer Adventure Center located next to Starbucks in the Village. Bikes and ski or snowboard gear will not be permitted on the chairlift this weekend.
Additional summer activity offerings include the rebound trampoline, climbing wall, mini golf and complimentary kids’ activities consisting of western arts and crafts and games during the Blues, Brews and Barbecue event. The Beaver Creek Golf Club is open for public play through June14. Rounds are $89 for 18 holes and $63 for nine holes. Juniors ages 7-18 can play for free with a paying adult Monday-Thursday (one free junior round offered per paid adult), and can play 18 holes Friday – Sunday for $65. A special twilight rate is available for all players after 2 p.m. for $65 now through June 14 and $95 during peak season, June 15-Sept. 15. Golfers who show proof of Eagle or Summit County residence can play 18 holes for $68 or nine holes for $55.  All fees are per person and include carts and range balls. For more information and to book tee times or lessons, call the Beaver Creek Golf Club at (970) 754-5775. 
For more information on all summer events and activities visit or call Beaver Creek Information at (970) 754-4636.

About Vail Resorts
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, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in 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 and consumer website is


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