Summer Time in Beaver Creek, Colorado
Summertime in Beaver Creek means endless activities, festivals and family programs taking place beneath sunny blue skies. Guests can enjoy refreshing mountain air and spectacular views as they embark on outdoor adventures from guided mountain hikes to Gold Medal fly fishing to Class V white water rafting and much more.
Activities and Programs
Beaver Creek offers outdoor adventure for every member of the family. An intimate, pedestrian-only village is perfect for the little ones. Numerous complimentary activities--a children's museum, guided exploration hikes, caricature drawings, an archaelogical dig site, Frisbee golf, horseshoes, children's movie nights and more--keep kids and parents smiling. Other activities sure to please include:
Beaver Creek Hiking Center-The Hiking Center offers a wide range of hikes led by experienced guides who discuss the flora, fauna and history of Beaver Creek and the surrounding areas. Complimentary one-hour family hikes are offered at 11 a.m. daily.
Hike-ology-The resort's hiking program offers interactive fun with the Discovery Loop, Spruce Saddle Loop, 5 Senses Trail and the "Big Dig"-an archaelogical dig site.
Beaver Creek Rodeo-The rodeo brings a taste of the wild west to Beaver Creek on select nights throughout the summer.
Mountain Biking-Guests of all ages can rent-or bring their own-mountain bikes for miles and miles of biking bliss. Trails range from beginner to expert, with on- and off-road paved, dirt and singletrack riding.
Children's Theatre Workshops-Aspiring actors and actresses love this interactive and educational program.
Kids' Day Camp-Active 5-14 year olds spend fun-filled days enjoying rock climbing, rafting, horseback riding, arts and crafts, face painting, archery, kickball and more.
The Vilar Center for the Arts-The Vilar Center offers an extensive performing arts schedule, with ballets, classical and contemporary music, dance, Broadway shows and much more. Free movie nights are offered for children.
Other activities include mini golf, horseback riding, an outdoor climbing wall, bungee trampoline, outdoor ice skating, hot air ballooning, fly fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, an 18-hole championship golf course, spa treatments and more.
Kids and adults can enjoy a scenic horseback ride to Beano's Cabin on the mountain for a gourmet five-course dinner. Kids enjoy a special menu and early seating times, as well as near-nightly visits from the cabin's resident porcupine, Penelope, and her friends. Deer, marmots, fox, red-tailed hawks and other wildlife are commonly spotted in the fields and forests surrounding the cabin.
Spruce Saddle Lodge is a popular spot for a picnic lunch with breathtaking views of Vail Mountain, and the Gore and Sawatch mountain ranges. The outdoor grill serves Portobello mushroom sandwiches, burgers, chicken sandwiches, a variety of salads, homemade cookies and much more.
Weddings in Beaver Creek
No matter the season, brides and grooms from Manhattan to Honolulu are choosing this idyllic setting for weddings and honeymoons. The resort's European-style charm, spectacular setting and endless options have helped create what has become a truly perfect wedding destination.
This past summer alone, Beaver Creek hosted nearly 100 weddings - a number that has increased by more than 50 percent over the past five years.
Popular locations for the ceremony include the Beaver Creek Chapel (which must be booked a year in advance) or the base of Larkspur Bowl™ on the mountain. Other unique locations include Spruce Saddle™ Lodge (accommodates up to 700 people), Beano's Cabin™ on the mountain (accommodates up to 150 people) or the Western-style SaddleRidge Lodge™ (accommodates up to 120 people). All venues have lawns or decks on which to exchange vows.
Couples interested in hosting a wedding in Beaver Creek can contact the Beaver Creek Group Sales & Services Department at 970/845.5762 or check their website at www.beavercreek.com.
Numerous festivals and concerts make Beaver Creek alive and bustling with happy faces in the summertime. Highlights include the Beaver Creek Pastry and Culinary Festival (June), Antique Fair (July), Arts Festival (August), Ultra 100 Mountain Bike Race (August), Oktoberfest (September).
Calendar of Events: Summer 2003
Please contact Emily Jacob at 970/845.5292 or Christina Schleicher at 970/845/5136 for more information on Summer 2003 events and activities.