Beaver Creek Resort Village was hopping during the Birds of Prey World Cup weekend thanks to a healthy contingent of ski race fans and a full line up of apres activities. Vueve Clicquot was in the house pouring bubbly and Red Bull DJ's rocked the intimate village spinning tunes. Last Friday, there was an apres and ski wear fashion show with Snow magazine featuring brands like Skea, Neve, Gorsuch, Parajumpers and Marmot.
Spotted on the runway were Chad Fleischer, Patrick Jaerbyn, Tamara McKinney and up and coming ski racing kids. Children had free reign with complimentary skating on the ice rink and a Discover Beaver Creek scavenger hunt. Snow magazine Publisher, Barbara Sanders, was on hand, running around orchestrating the fashion show and doing a fabulous job multi tasking. Sanders' magazine has beautiful, bold imagery capturing the mountain lifestyle across the globe.
And, not to be missed by race fans, a Birds of Prey Public Pick was presented at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Well, we now know the outcome of the races with Ted Ligety winning the Giant Slalom by a landslide and Italian Matteo Marsaglia getting his first ever World Cup victory.
Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local who covers social events, soirees and fundraisers for non-profits. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.