Beaver Creek opens more chairlifts Saturday
BEAVER CREEK — Saturday, Beaver Creek Resort skiers and snowboarders will gain 30 more minutes on the slopes when lift operating hours shift to an 8:30 a.m. opening for the remainder of the season.
The Elkhorn Lift (No. 14) and Arrow Bahn Express Lift (No. 17) will open, providing uploading options to access skiing in Bachelor Gulch and on the main mountain. Both lifts will open 8:30 a.m. and the last upload for each lift will be 3:30 p.m. The Arrow Bahn Express Lift will also offer a downloading option for Arrowhead homeowners and guests and the last load from the top of the lift will be at 4 p.m. Currently there are no open trails in Arrowhead or under the Elkhorn Lift. Skiers and snowboarders are reminded to obey all posted signs and warnings and stay out of closed ski terrain. Failure to do so will result in the loss of lift privileges. Elkhorn guests may return to their lodging via Dial-A-Ride.
Beano’s and Zach’s Cabins will begin their gourmet multi-course sleigh ride dinners Saturday.
Beaver Creek’s Park 101 beginner level park is now located at the top of the Cinch Express Lift (No. 8) on Upper Golden Eagle trail in the former Zoom Room location. The park contains 25 features consisting of boxes and rails, and a three-pack jump line.
Nordic and snowshoe adventurers will have 12-15 kilometers of dedicated Nordic and snowshoe trails to explore in McCoy Park starting Saturday.
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