Grouse Mountain to open Tuesday at Beaver Creek
BEAVER CREEK — After a weekend winter storm brought 17 inches of new snow to Beaver Creek Resort, the mountain is set to open the majority of Grouse Mountain on Tuesday and Larkspur Bowl on Wednesday, bringing the resort acreage to 1,181 acres by Wednesday, accessed by 20 lifts.
On Tuesday, Grouse Mountain and the Grouse Mountain Express lift (No. 10) will open for the season as will trails Red Tail, Goshawk, lower Peregrine and lower Kestrel. Talons Restaurant will open for the season Tuesday featuring its European-inspired menu serving breakfast, lunch and apres.
On Wednesday, Larkspur Bowl and the Larkspur Express Lift (No. 11) will open for the season and Beaver Creek Expressway trail will be open, offering access from the top of the Strawberry Park Express Lift (No. 12).
Among Vail’s volunteers, we tracked down Bob “Buckwheat” Buckley, Tony White and Brooke Franke Gagnon. They all said it was tough, that they loved it and suggested that if you try it you’ll love it too.