Vail Today: The sweetest place on Beaver Creek mountain (video)
By Tricia Swenson | Vail Today
Families flock to Beaver Creek for many reasons. They have a wonderful Children’s Ski & Snowboard School for the littlest riders all the way up to teen-specific programs. They also offer free family activities like Thursday Night Lights and SpringFest. Another amenity you won’t want to miss is the Candy Cabin, located between the Strawberry Park Express and Upper Beaver Creek Landing lifts. This location is a perfect place to take a break and get something sweet. If you’re traveling from Arrowhead or other parts of the western mountain on your way to Rose Bowl or vice versa, stop in and take a tour of sweets from the past and present. Nina Hinnendael has been running the candy cabin since it opened during the 2014-2015 season and says that it’s a little trip into the past. “We have a lot of the classic candy that parents and grandparents will remember from their childhood like Mary Janes and Cow Tales,” said Hinnendael. If you are looking for souvenirs, try the artisan chocolates found only at the Beaver Creek Candy Cabin. Created locally by fifth-generation chocolatier, Michael Mootz, the dark or milk chocolate is crafted into the shape of a snowflake, snowman or ski boot. Each piece is presented in a custom Beaver Creek gold box, making it a perfect gift to take to someone back home, if you can resist trying it before you leave. The cabin’s vintage candy store design of yesteryear invites kids and kids-at-heart to explore a myriad of palate-pleasing sweets. Other popular selections include bulk candy sold by the pound and classic Pepsi products made with real cane sugar. The Candy Cabin welcomes guests daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. while the Strawberry Park Express lift if operating. It’s the sweetest place on the mountain at 9,840 feet.