Beaver Creek rings in the new year |

Beaver Creek rings in the new year

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Beaver Creek will commemorate New Year’s Eve with a series of events hosted throughout the afternoon and evening, including a concert, Glow Worm and Torchlight ski-downs, fireworks display and Family Carnival to take families into 2012.Guests will have the opportunity to hit the slopes after-hours carrying glow sticks to light the way. Registration for the Glow Worm ski-down will start at 5:15 p.m. at the Beaver Creek Children’s Ski School. Starting at 6:15 p.m., watch skiers and boarders wind their way down the Haymeadow trail to the base area. The event concludes with a grand fireworks finale. The Glow Worm Ski-down is open to intermediate and advanced level skiers and riders. Then, shift your eyes to 1876 trail at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Torchlight Parade, where professional skiers and riders will make their way down carrying a fire-lit torch in hand. For more information and registration call the Children’s Ski and Snowboard School at 970-754-4636.Following the ski day, the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University, the oldest a cappella group in the United States, will perform two concerts on Dec. 31. The first performance will take place at 4 p.m. on Beaver Creek Plaza, and the second at 5:30 p.m. at McCoy’s.Beaver Creek’s traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks on the plaza will end the day’s outdoor celebrations with the display kicking off at 6:45 p.m.After fireworks, guests can head inside for the Beaver Creek New Year’s Eve Family Carnival taking place in McCoy’s from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Family Carnival are available exclusively through the Park Hyatt Resort & Spa and can be ordered by phone 970-827-6561 at the Hyatt Concierge Desk or at the door of the event.For more information about the Glow Worm Ski-down, New Year’s Eve Family Carnival and other winter events at Beaver Creek, visit or call 877-204-7883.

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