Candy Cabin open for sweet treats
BEAVER CREEK — Holiday guests can sweeten their ski day when they discover Beaver Creek’s new on-mountain Candy Cabin, which boasts barrels of candy, locally made chocolates and dispensers full of sweet treats inside the cozy, custom-built cabin. The alpine-decorated cabin was built using the area’s blue-hued pine beetle kill wood, and it is nestled at the top of Strawberry Park Express Lift (Chair 12) and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (Chair 18). An outdoor deck with mountaintop views is lined with picnic tables and greets guests who pop off their skis to walk inside.
“We sought to add something special that all ages would appreciate, from the kids who love sweet treats after skiing to adults who will appreciate the nostalgia of the old fashioned candy store,” said Beaver Creek’s food and beverage director, Eric Pottorff. “This unique cabin puts an instant smile on everyone’s face. You can sit back and relax on the deck or picnic table or take your candy with you in the candy to-go bags.”
Candy options vary from taffies to lollipops, gummy candies, sour candies, chocolate malt balls and more. Locally made Mootz Chocolates are on display and offer light and dark chocolate bars and chocolates molded into ski boots, snowflakes and snowmen. Old fashioned Pepsi products made with cane sugar are presented in a Pepsi cold-cooler to wash down the sweets. Candy bags are weighed by the quarter pound inside the cabin.
Candy Cabin hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Over the holidays, skiers and riders were discovering the little cabin tucked away on a quieter side of the mountain.
Visitors Niki Walker and her daughter Liza were having their first ski day together, but their first stop was the Candy Cabin to pick up some sweets in the morning before heading out on the hill. Liza had a bag full of golden chocolate coins and marbled chocolate eggs.
“We actually found it on the map and she wanted to come straight here,” Niki Walker said.
To learn more about Beaver Creek programs and events for the 2014-15 winter season, visit http://www.beavercreek.com.
The WinterFest celebration in Beaver Creek Village is currently running through Jan. 3 with parades, magic shows and family-focused activities daily.