Top Five Finalists Selected for the Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition Opening Day

27 October 2011
Beaver Creek, Colo., Oct. 27, 2011 – After receiving 106 entries for the eighth annual Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition the top five finalists have been selected and will compete for bragging rights as the Official Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe of Beaver Creek on opening day Wednesday, Nov. 23. Each finalist will bake 1,000 cookies to be served to skiers and snowboarders beginning promptly at 2 p.m.

The top five finalists include:

Katie Warren – Edwards, Colo.
The Dirvonas Family – Edwards, Colo.
Anne Laho – New Castle, Colo.
Shannon Bostrom – Georgetown, Colo.
Clementine, Megan, Teaghan, Emily and Sydney – Eagle, Colo.

Resort guests and locals alike can vote for their favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie and the winners will be announced at 3 p.m. from the Village Grand Staircase.  The winning cookie will become the Official Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe of Beaver Creek and the winner also will receive $1,000; second will be awarded $500; and third place receives $250. Fourth and fifth place winners will receive two tickets to any performance at the
Vilar Performing Arts Center, based on availability.

Beaver Creek serves warm chocolate chip cookies to guests daily at 3 p.m. for the resort’s signature program, Cookie Time. Approximately 400,000 cookies are baked and served annually by Cookie Time Chefs. 

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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