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Beaver Creek begins summer lift rides

BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek’s scenic summer lift rides on Strawberry Park Express Lift (No. 12) began operation Tuesday. As a result of the installation of the new combination lift replacing Centennial Express Lift (No. 6), Strawberry Park Express Lift will run daily through Sept. 1 and then weekends only Sept. 6-28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Scenic lift rides bring guests to the top of Strawberry Park where they can choose to hike the one mile across the ridge to Mamie’s Mountain Grill for lunch on the sunny, scenic deck overlooking McCoy Park, play disc golf on the relocated course or soak in the views from the top of the lift. Transportation will also be available to carry guests to and from Mamie’s. Lunch options will include burgers, reserve steaks, portabella mushroom, asparagus and more.

Due to the modified summer lift activity this year, there will be no lift-served mountain biking offered. Disc golf will be available starting Friday.

• Adult (ages 13-64) scenic lift ride: $26

• Adult scenic lift ride plus lunch: $32 (includes $15 summer lunch voucher for Mamie’s Mountain Grill)

• Senior (age 65 and older)/active military scenic lift ride: $21

• Senior (age 65 and older)/active military scenic lift ride plus lunch: $27

• Additional child: $19. (Up to three kids 12 and younger ride for free with a paying adult)

• Summer scenic ride pass: $90

Already in operation, the Beaver Creek Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village offers summer mountain activities, including guided interpretive nature hikes for all ability levels through the specialized Beaver Creek Hiking Center, along with High Mountain Adventure 4-by-4 Tours and Gem Panning.

Kids’ Day Camp at Beaver Creek is open weekdays through Aug. 29 offering kids 5 to 13 an array of suitable outdoor adventures designed specifically to explore, educate and entertain campers all summer long. Children ages 5 to 7 participate in face painting, pony rides, panning for gold, sports and martial arts. Kids ages 8 to 13 experience a changing schedule of activities led by counselors and guides with activities including canoeing, archery, kayaking, swimming and hiking. The program features rafting, Jeep tours, alpine slide, rock climbing, horseback riding and swimming for 5 to 13 year olds. For more information, go to www.beavercreek.com or call 970-754-5464 to make a reservation.

Those with 2014–15 season passes receive unlimited, free summer scenic lift rides on the Strawberry Park Express Lift. The 2014-15 Epic Pass is now on sale at www.epicpass.com.

For more information, call 970-754-5200 or visit www.beavercreek.com.


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