10 reasons to spend your spring break in Beaver Creek
posted by: Amber Johnson
Did you know Beaver Creek Resort is the number one luxury family resort in the world? From a new mountaintop family adventure area to the long-standing tradition of warm chocolate chip cookies served at 3 p.m., Beaver Creek is built around a European-style village with an outdoor ice-skating rink, the pedestrian village is bustling with boutique shops, gourmet restaurants and fine galleries. And because Beaver Creek is all about luxury, the village is linked by heated walkways and escalators to keep your little ones warm.
Here are 10 reasons to spend your Spring Break in Beaver Creek.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, The Westin Riverfront is the perfect family Spring Break destination. The Westin Riverfront offers spacious guestrooms ranging from Studio Suites to 3-bedroom condos, each with a kitchen, fireplace and luxurious 5-piece bath. Families love the easy access to Beaver Creek’s ski terrain via the Riverfront Express Gondola, along with on-site rentals and Ski Valet service. Guests can check out a variety of items to use for free, including GoPro Video Cameras, Thule Backpacks and kids snowshoes. Mom can indulge in relaxation with the amazing menu of healing mountain-inspired treatments at Spa Anjali. Their Athletic Club offers more than 60 group exercise classes each week, including aerial yoga and Pilates Reformer. Unwind after a day on the slopes in The Westin’s outdoor pool and three infinity hot tubs and enjoy live music nightly in the lobby. Dining options include Maya, a modern Mexican kitchen, Starbucks and the casual Lift Café. Colorado residents can take 15% off now through the end of the season. To book, please visit www.westinriverfront.com or call 970-790-6000 and ask for rate plan L9Z.
Beaver Creek Funfest
As the ski day winds down, the Village lights up with family fun! Every Saturday, Dec. 8 – Apr. 13, Beaver Creek Village buzzes with the Beaver Creek FunFest. Kids delight in running from one game tent to the next, collecting tokens to earn toward Beaver Creek themed prizes. Learn about the dinosaur’s that roamed the Vail Valley through our kid friendly paleontology show, jump around in the bounce house, or get your caricature drawn. All activities are complimentary, so make sure to stop by!
Beaver Creek Skate & Social
On Monday evenings January 28 – April 8, Complimentary Skate & Social returns with complimentary ice skating with glow sticks and music every Monday evening from 6-9 p.m.
Performances at the Villary Performing Arts Center
The Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) in Beaver Creek is an intimate 530-seat theater inspired by the Littman’s Kunstler Theater in Munich, is a facility of unparalleled grandeur, breathtaking architectural design with the highest quality finish work and acoustics available. A year-round schedule of theater, music, comedy, dance and family performances grace Beaver Creek and its guests with renowned performers on par with programming at sophisticated venues in the largest, most cosmopolitan cities around the world. On March 17, see the Underwater Bubble Show. Inspired by childhood standards like Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan, B-The Underwater Bubble Show is a modern fairy tale with one major twist. On March 24, the star of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller Fool Us performs in PIFF the Magic Dragon; think Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track.
Beaver Creek Candy Cabin
The Beaver Creek Candy Cabin gained fast fame among guests when it opened its doors during winter 2014-2015. Located at the top of Strawberry Park Express and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express lifts, the Cabin’s vintage candy store design of yesteryear invites kids and kids-at-heart to explore myriad palate-pleasing sweets – and to discover artisan craft chocolates found exclusively at the Candy Cabin. Other popular selections include bulk candy sold by the pound and classic Pepsi products made with real cane sugar. It’s the sweetest place at 9840’.
Beaver Creek Opens New Haymeadow Park Learning Area
With the reimagined Haymeadow Park, Beaver Creek has some of the most dedicated learning terrain in the state of Colorado. At the heart of Haymeadow Park are a beginner gondola and lift, Haymeadow Express Gondola and Highlands Lift, plus adjacent magic carpets designed for beginner skiers and riders of all ages. Beaver Creek’s innovative learning terrain is designed around creating the most enjoyable beginner experience with snow terrain features perfectly sculpted to ensure a guests’ first skiing and riding experience is positive. Terrain improvements include a learning area with a beginner race course, Buffalo Bumps and Berms, and Ske-Cology environmental learning.
A kid-designed Restaurant
Haymeadow Park amenities include culinary delights such as the new Ice Cream Parlour located at The Ranch offering nostalgic ice cream novelties or a quick soup and sandwich lunch. An exclusive specialty kid-designed restaurant lunch area is also provided at The Ranch for kids enrolled in Ski School. For more discerning palates, guests can enjoy gourmet, ski-in lunch service at SaddleRidge Restaurant, renowned for its gourmet Colorado regional cuisine.
Willy the Mountain Safety Dog
Beaver Creek’s newest ambassador can’t give you directions or carry your skis. But if you stop by and shake his paw, he’ll share some safety tips on the mountain! Willy, Beaver Creek’s first-ever Mountain Safety dog, will be accompanying Beaver Creek’s Mountain Safety team to spread the word about safety on the hill. While Willy is not a certified avalanche rescue dog, he and his handler, Mark Carll, have an equally important mission of educating Beaver Creek guests about safely skiing and riding in the mountains. Willy, a golden retriever, joined the Beaver Creek team in the summer of 2018, and is most definitely the cutest new member of the team. Be sure to follow Willy’s travels around Beaver Creek this winter using the hashtag #WillyBeSafe.’
Allie’s Cabin Family Dinners via Open Sleigh
Allie’s Cabin Family Dinners welcome guests to savor gourmet fare catered exclusively to children and families. Guests are whisked from the Beaver Creek Village to the cabin via an open-air sleigh, welcomed with warm, cozy lodge slippers and treated to a three-course buffet dinner – complete with kids’ favorites. Families dine aside the glowing floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace; enjoy sweeping views of the Beaver Creek Village below, as well as time together in the intimate space of one of Beaver Creek’s three private on-mountain restaurants. Traditionally renowned for an atmosphere of rustic, intimate elegance, reputed five-course wine dinners, and White Glove First Tracks gourmet breakfasts, Allie’s Cabin pours forth a refined, yet family-centric, theme for its new Family Dinners – to be cherished by kids and kids at heart. Twice per week during the winter.