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Bachelors Lounge debuts new apres classes at Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

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BEAVER CREEK — What’s the best way to wrap up a day of skiing Beaver Creek Mountain? Ski into the ski-in, ski-out Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch for apres ski atone of the new winter events taking place in Bachelors Lounge.

“We’ve created innovative apres ski events for guests and locals throughout the winter season,” said Stephanie Leavitt, director of sales and marketing for the resort. “There is something for everyone almost every day of the week.”

The event series features afternoon and early evening events like single-barrel bourbon tastings, sommelier-led wine teachings, a beer and cheese pairing and a craft cocktail class. The events give guests a way to enjoy themselves, but also have the opportunity to learn.

“When I introduce guests to a wine, I want them to feel comfortable, enjoy themselves and learn something they can take with them for the future,” said Jason Hunter, resort sommelier and teacher of the Secrets from the Cellar class.

Class schedule:

Fireside Single Barrel private reserve tasting, Mondays at 6 p.m., complimentary (limit one per person).

Guests can sip the perfect single-barrel bourbon in the Rocky Mountain region, Bachelor Bourbon, crafted exclusively for the resort by Breckenridge Distillery, the highest elevated distillery in the world. Guests are invited to enjoy the warmth of the tasting paired with the coziness of the floor-to-ceiling fireplace in the Great Room.

Secrets from the Cellar, Saturdays and Sundays, 3 to 4 p.m., $35.

Enjoy time with the resort sommeliers for a private wine experience showcasing some of the secret selections from the cellar and share them in a relaxed setting on the Bachelors Lounge terrace. Enjoy appetizers with the featured wine in Bachelors Lounge.

Apres Beer and Cheese class, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m., $35.

Enjoy a Colorado beer and Colorado cheese tasting with one of the resorts beer experts on the heated outdoor terrace at Bachelors Lounge.

Craft cocktail class, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4 to 5 p.m., $35.

Learn how to balance ingredients and flavor profiles to make the perfect craft cocktail. Different classic drinks will be featured every day the class is offered.

For more information or to book a reservation, call 970-343-1087.