Get intimate with Beaver Creek |

Get intimate with Beaver Creek

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
Vail Tour1 KH 1-30-07

BEAVER CREEK ” Beaver Creek Ski Resort has celebrated over 25 years of being one of the most distinguished resorts in the world. The resort was considered to host the Winter Olympics in 1976, hosted the World Ski Championships in 1989, and has hosted the famed Visa Birds of Prey World Cup Downhill Ski race for the last several years. SKI Magazine ranked the mountain 8th in its annual resort guide, and for two consecutive years Beaver Creek has received the best overall customer service award from the National Ski Area Association. So just how does Beaver Creek win these coveted designations?

Learn the answer to this and many other questions on Tuesday when the Vail Symposium and Gore Range Natural Science School will host a behind-the-scenes, interactive tour of Beaver Creek. Meet the operations managers and team members who help Beaver Creek continue to be a leader in guest service and terrain offerings. Learn how the resort is maintained ” from grooming trails, to offering fresh hot cookies, to managing snow conditions.

Program participants will meet at Centennial Express (Chair 6) at 9 a.m. The tour will stop at Patrol Headquarters to learn about skier safety, avalanche control and mountain rescue. Participants will head over to the terrain park, where the park’s design, construction and safety will be discussed.

After lunch at Allies Cabin, attendees will take a tour one of the mountain’s dining facilities. Staff members will talk about how food procurement and transportation are accomplished at 10,200 feet.

The afternoon will bring closer looks at vehicle maintenance and snow grooming equipment and plans, as well as a tour and discussion of snowmaking equipment, strategies and implementation.

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and requires intermediate ski ability. Cost for the tour is $40 plus lift ticket, and includes lunch at Allie’s Cabin. Reservations required, visit or call 476-0954 to reserve your spot.

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