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Beaver Creek to offer wine excursions

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BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek will begin a new event called the Beaver Creek Wine Excursions starting today and continuing every Thursday through Sept. 3. The Beaver Creek Wine Excursions will offer guests two ways to participate — via a 4×4 Mountain Adventure Tour or by hiking with a guide from Beaver Creek's Hiking Center. Both tours end with a wine, cheese and charcuterie pairing at Beano's Cabin.

ENJOY A DRIVE

Beaver Creek Wine Excursions via 4×4 Mountain Adventure Tour will allow guests to meet at the Summer Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village at 2:15 p.m. and then enjoy a drive across the top of Beaver Creek Mountain with an expert guide pointing out views, flora and fauna, and explaining the history of the area. The guide will ultimately bring the tour vehicle to rest for one hour at Beano's Cabin nestled at 9,200 feet at the base of Larkspur Bowl on the mountain.

Beano's Cabin's team will lead this wine and cheese pairing on the sun deck overlooking Grouse Mountain and Birds of Prey from 4 to 5 p.m. Wine selections from William Hill, Edna Valley and even La Marca Prosecco will be paired with cheeses, a charcuterie board and dessert. After the pairing, the tour will return to Beaver Creek Village.

WORK UP AN APPETITE

For guests looking to work up their appetite by hiking, the guided hike to wine tasting will meet at the Beaver Creek Hiking Center in Beaver Creek Village at 1:15 p.m. where guests can use equipment including trekking poles and hiking boots. The hike will commence at 1:30 p.m. with a drive up to Talons Restaurant around 8,850 feet and then begin the hike to Beaver Lake, at 9,746 feet. This is a favorite trail among hikers at Beaver Creek, with 3 miles roundtrip and an elevation gain of 900 feet. On the return, the guide will direct the group into Beano's Cabin for the tasting. Hikers will be shuttled back to Beaver Creek Village following the tasting.

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Reservations are required and spots can be reserved by visiting http://www.BeaverCreek.com, by calling the Summer Adventure Center at 970-754-5200 or by visiting the Summer Adventure Center in person in Beaver Creek Village. The price is $130 per person. Private excursions for groups can be booked by phone or in person at the Summer Adventure Center.

To find out more information about Beaver Creek's other summer events and activities, visit http://www.beavercreek.com.