Goblins descend on Beaver Creek
BEAVER CREEK – Batman, Spiderman and Harry Potter look-alikes can experience a trick or treat extravaganza at Beaver Creek’s second annual Halloweenfest on Saturday, Oct. 29. A haunted village will spook and delight revelers with a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, free ice skating, free family movies and a Trick or Treat Street featuring more than a dozen “scare stations” with treats and costumed actors provided by Beaver Creek merchants.”Haunting has never been so much fun. Trick-or-treaters will find an entire village masked in mystery and bubbling with eerie excitement,” said Tony O’Rourke, executive director of the Beaver Creek Resort Company.Halloweenfest admission is free. For more information and lodging deals, visit beavercreek.com or call (800) 404-3535 or 845-9090. ‘Haunted Chophouse’
Trick or treaters can also fuel up at “The Haunted Chophouse: Where Nightmares Become Realities” at the Beaver Creek Chophouse in Beaver Creek Village. The restaurant will host a haunted house and children’s carnival presented by and benefiting the students of Eagle County Charter Academy. The haunted house will be open from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students. The children’s carnival will be open from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Admission is free for kids aged 5 and under. For more information, call 845-1113.Halloweenfest Activities– Free outdoor ice skating from Noon to 9 p.m. — Free Family Halloween Films in The Park Hyatt’s Village Hall in the Pumpkin Carving Room from Noon to 8 p.m.
— Pumpkin Carving Contest for adults and kids. Register from noon-5 p.m. at the Pumpkin Patch next to the ice rink. Judging will be held from 5-5:30 p.m. with awards to follow. Cost is $5 per pumpkin or free for those who bring their own pumpkin.– Trick or Treat Street from 5-8 p.m. featuring more than a dozen “scare stations” with treats and costumed actors provided by Beaver Creek merchants. Roaming judges will search for the most creative costumes from 5-7 p.m. Costume Contest prizes will be awarded at 7 p.m. in each category: age 6 and under, age 7-12, age 13-16, adults and groups. No registration needed.Spook-tacular Overnight PackagesOne and two night packages are offered by The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa and are as follows:
– $119 per room includes overnight accommodation on Oct. 29 and one free pumpkin to be used in the Pumpkin Carving Contest.- $209 per room includes a two-night stay on Oct. 28 and 29 and one free pumpkin to be used in the Pumpkin Carving Contest.- For room package reservations, call 949-1234 or visit http://www.beavercreek.hyatt.com. Packages are subject to availability. Taxes not included.Vail, Colorado
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VAIL — The lift operator in the maze at Vail Village’s Gondola One tilts his head back and hollers: “Masks up please!”