BEAVER CREEK, Colorado - Vail Valley residents and resort guests are invited to celebrate Halloween with a weekend-full of fun for the whole family-including the four-legged-at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch this October.
• Fido Fridays Costume Contest, Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. Join resident canines Bachelor and Miner at "Fido Fridays" for the resort's costume contest for dogs. Imaginatively outfit your four-legged family member for the chance to win a 60-minute Signature Spa Treatment and "Pampered Pup" doggie massage at The Bachelor Gulch Spa.
• A Haunted Hallows Eve, Friday, 7 to 11 p.m.The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch will throw its second-annual Haunted Hallows Eve party to benefit Eagle Valley Humane Society and Vail Pet Partners. Guests 21 years of age and older are invited to wind through the haunted Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, where revelers will enjoy a cash bar complete with specialty cocktails, cool brews, hors d'oeuvres, and a live DJ and dancing. Plus, all attendees may enter the resort's costume contest for the chance to win prizes, including a one-night stay at the resort. Tickets are available now for $20 per person and $35 per costume-coordinated duo, and space permitting, will be offered for $25 per person and $40 per costume-coordinated duo at the door. Free shuttle service will be available from Beaver Creek's Bear Lot, via Village Transportation, and valet parking will be available at the resort for $15. In addition, Colorado residents wishing to stay the night can get rooms for $159, Friday night only.
• Scavenger Hunt, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Don your costume another day and embark upon a family-friendly scavenger hunt before gathering around for the Fire Pit lighting ceremony. Families will enjoy treats and a kid-friendly search for clues. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.bachelorgulchhalloween.eventbrite.com. For additional details on the event, call the resort directly at 970-748-6200 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/bachelorgulch. To book overnight reservations, call 800-241-3333 or visit ritzcarlton.com.