Summer season kicks off Saturday at Beaver Creek

By Real Vail
May 26, 2011

Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the summer season at Beaver Creek with the seventh annual Blues, Brews and Barbeque Festival May 28-29. Come out and enjoy the first taste of summer with delicious barbeque, microbrews and live music throughout the village.

Scenic chairlift rides begin on the Centennial Express Lift which will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends only May 28-30 (including Memorial Day) and June 4-5. Daily lift operations will take place June 11-Sept. 5. In addition to scenic chairlift rides, the outdoor grill at Spruce Saddle Lodge will serve up lunch each day that the lift is open.

2011 Summer Lift Rates
Adult One-Day Lift Ticket $24
Child (5-12 years) Lift Ticket *FREE
Adult One-Day Lift Ticket & Bike Haul $29
Adult One-Day Lift Ticket & Lunch $29 (Includes $15 voucher towards lunch)
Adult One-Day Lift, Lunch & Bike Haul $34 (Includes $15 voucher towards lunch)

*Children aged 12 and under ride the lift for free when accompanied by an adult. Up to three kids can ride free per adult. Spring season pass purchasers for the 2011-2012 season will receive complimentary scenic lift rides and may purchase a bike haul ticket.

For opening weekend Beaver Creek will offer hiking on three trails accessed from the Village including 5 Senses, Creekside, and Village Loop. Due to near-record snowfall this season, additional hiking trails on the mountain and all biking trails will open as quickly as possible and as conditions permit.

Guests are reminded to stay on marked trails and obey all signage. For hiking and biking trail updates, contact the Beaver Creek Information Center at 970-754-4636 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            970-754-4636      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or stop by the Summer Adventure Center located next to Starbucks in the Village. Bikes and ski or snowboard gear will not be permitted on the chairlift this weekend.

Additional summer activity offerings include the rebound trampoline, climbing wall, mini golf and complimentary kids' activities consisting of western arts and crafts and games during the Blues, Brews and Barbecue event.

The Beaver Creek Golf Club is open for public play through June14. Rounds are $89 for 18 holes and $63 for nine holes. Juniors ages 7-18 can play for free with a paying adult Monday-Thursday (one free junior round offered per paid adult), and can play 18 holes Friday – Sunday for $65. A special twilight rate is available for all players after 3 p.m. for $60. Golfers who show proof of Eagle or Summit County residence can play 18 holes for $68 or nine holes for $55. All fees are per person and include carts and range balls. For more information and to book tee times or lessons, call the Beaver Creek Golf Club at (970) 754-5775 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (970) 754-5775      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

For more information on all summer events and activities visit or call Beaver Creek Information at (970) 754-4636 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (970) 754-4636      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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