Beaver Creek to open Wednesday with five lifts |

Beaver Creek to open Wednesday with five lifts

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Beaver Creek is set to open this Wednesday at 9 a.m. with 231 acres of terrain, five lifts and a terrain park. Guests will be greeted in the morning with hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies, setting the stage for the afternoon’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition, which takes place in the village at 2 p.m.

Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy a variety of terrain on the main mountain and in Bachelor Gulch accessed by the following lifts:

• Centennial Express Lift (No. 6).

• Cinch Express Left (No. 8).

• Buckaroo Gondola.

• Bachelor Gulch Express (No. 16).

•Strawberry Park Express (No.12) for access to Bachelor Gulch only.

• Six surface lifts.

The resort will have 11 trails open including Red Buffalo at the top of the mountain, Latigo, Gold Dust, Fool’s Gold and Haymeadow on the lower mountain, and Sawbuck in Bachelor Gulch. Primrose trail will be open from the top of Strawberry Park Express (No. 12) to Bachelor Gulch. Intertwine trail will offer skiing back to the main mountain from Bachelor Gulch. A terrain park in the Haymeadow area will provide a jib park consisting of 10 features including rails, boxes, log slides and stall features.

Spruce Saddle Restaurant at the top of Centennial Express Lift will be serving food. The Ski and Snowboard School will be open providing group and private instruction for adults and kids.

The Small World Playschool Nursery also will be open providing daycare for kids from two months to six years. –

Resort parking is available for free in the Bear and Elk parking lots along Highway 6 in Avon and includes a short shuttle ride to the village. Beaver Creek Village paid parking will begin Wednesday.

For complete details on all of Beaver Creek’s events including the opening day Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition, Holiday Tree Lighting and Gingerbread Competition, World Cup and weekly family programming, visit or call 877-204-7883.

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