Tackle our most advanced runs from the Birds of Prey across Grouse Mountain to Larkspur Bowl. The Talons Challenge is certain to test even the most experienced skiers and riders. For the 14th year, Talons Challenge will showcase the best steeps Beaver Creek has to offer. Over 26,000 vertical feet of Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond runs await on Beaver Creek’s legendary World Cup Birds of Prey downhill course, Grouse Mountain and in Larkspur Bowl. Conquer all 14 runs and earn your spot on the Talon’s Wall-of-Fame. The event is limited to the first 1,250 registrants. This event does sell out, so register

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The Vilar Performing Arts Center is gearing up for the beginning of its 2017 Winter Comedy Series, featuring headlining performances by Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon, The Second City and Paula Poundstone. Single tickets begin at $38 and are available now at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado). In addition to single tickets, the VPAC offers patrons the chance to purchase a Comedy 4-Pack ticket bundle, featuring all four Comedy Series performances for just $190 – a savings of $69. The first performance

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Second only to the coveted powder day, the combination of soft snow and warm sun on a Spring day makes for an extraordinary experience in the Colorado mountains. There’s also no better time to enjoy some of the fine outdoor deck and patio space that Beaver Creek has to offer.

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We are excited to announce the upgrade of Drink of Water Lift (#5) from a two-person fixed grip to a new high-speed quad to debut as Red Buffalo Express (#5) during the 2017-2018 winter season. The new Red Buffalo Express will be named after the signature, beginner Red Buffalo trail, which provides incredible views of the Gore Range and is named after two signature peaks of the Gore Range, the Red peak and Buffalo peak. The new lift will reduce ride time by 50 percent, from 8.6 minutes to 4.3 minutes, and will increase uphill capacity by 75 percent. With the

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We’ve received over 6 feet of snow so far this month! In between all of the snowfall have been some beautiful sunrises and classic bluebird Colorado days. Here are some of our favorite photos from the month thus far (photos by Jon Resnick):

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Beaver Creek is among the few resorts in the world that makes pulling off a family ski vacation effortless. And that’s saying a lot. Traveling with multiple generations to the mountains for a gear-intensive sport entails a lot of moving parts. There’s the sheer schleppage of boots and skis and poles and layers upon layers of warm clothes. There’s the high altitude to contend with (oxygen, anyone?). And there are so many choices to be made—ski-in/ski-out? Condo or hotel? Ski school or go it alone? How to make sense of the village and the mountain?—that the uninitiated might be tempted to

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