That incomparable elegance, world-class events, and gorgeous Rocky Mountain setting that you’ve come to know at Beaver Creek in winter take on a whole new meaning in summer.
With scenic chairlift rides, 50 miles of mountain bike and 62 miles of hiking trails, High Mountain Adventure Jeep 4×4 tours, wine excursions, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, golfing, tennis, famous rodeos, live music, fine dining, culinary and wine festivals, your days can be as active or relaxed as you want them to be.
Here’s a rundown of our summer offerings to get those summer trip plans percolating:
Located in the heart of the Beaver Creek Village, the Beaver Creek Adventure Center invites guests to enjoy a Colorado mountain vacation of family outdoor fun. Head here at the start of your trip for activity recommendations, hike, bike, and fly fishing guided tours, food and wine excursions, family activities, equipment rentals, tickets, packages, and more.
The Kids’ Action Pass offers a variety of close-by recreation on Beaver Creek’s expansive lawn – such as the Bungee Trampoline, Gem Panning, Climbing Wall, and Miniature Golf.
Hiking Beaver Creek is an adventure of the senses, and professional guides offer guests an insider’s tour of unrivaled scenery – from Lift & Lunch packages and serene nature tours to decadent wine and cheese excursions.
From lift-served beginner rides and cruises through enchanting neighborhoods to thrilling cross country adventures and expert descents, guests of all ability levels are invited to access to 50 miles of mountain biking at Beaver Creek. The ease and convenience of the Summer Adventure Center offers bike and helmet rental equipment, guides, lift ticket sales and more.
No visit to Beaver Creek is complete without a mountaintop glimpse of the surrounding peaks. Beaver Creek’s Chairlift Ride & Lunch package invites guests to ascend the state-of-the-art Centennial Express Gondola to Spruce Saddle Lodge, which presides over Beaver Creek to offer guests its perennial view of the Gore Mountain Range. Chairlift Ride & Lunch packages are $40 for adults and $23 for children.
Beaver Creek Kids’ Day Camp offers kids ages 5 to 13 a full day of fun in the mountains with outdoor adventures designed specifically to explore, educate and entertain campers all summer long. Children ages five through seven participate in face painting, pony rides, panning for gold, sports and martial arts. Kids ages 8 to 13 experience a schedule of challenging activities led by counselors and guides with activities such as canoeing, archery, kayaking, swimming and hiking. The Five Star program features rafting, jeep tours, alpine slide, rock climbing, horseback riding and swimming for ages five through 13. For reservations, call 970.754.5464.
Explore Beaver Creek via horseback with Beaver Creek Stables, which offers one- and two-hour trail rides, as well as three-hour picnic rides and scenic rides to Beaver Lake. Guests ages seven and older are invited to participate. Reservations are recommended and can be made by dialing 970.845.7770.
Fly fishing enthusiasts often wait a lifetime to find waters as fine as those surrounding Beaver Creek. Distant high country streams feed into to Gore Creek, the Eagle River, the Colorado River, and the Roaring Fork for some of the best fly fishing in the world – all of which are situated within an 80-mile radius. Experts at Beaver Creek and Gore Creek Fly Fisherman partner to present guided trips and local expertise which reveal the best of Colorado’s waters. For additional information and reservations, please visit the Beaver Creek Adventure Center or call 970.754.5200.
Summer begins at The Osprey at Beaver Creek, a Rock Resort. New this summer, the luxury boutique hotel presents the Wellness & Wilderness Vacation, through which guests enjoy serene Rocky Mountain vistas, relax, and unwind. Packages include Trek to Table, beginning with a hiking adventure along Beaver Creek’s beautiful hiking trails, followed by a mountaintop picnic at Spruce Saddle Lodge, where Gore Range panoramas await. Following a day of mountain exploration, guests enjoy an après hike Chef’s selection of gourmet pairings and a variety of refreshing cocktails at The Osprey Fireside Grill. End the day with an in-suite massage and soak in the mountain views from the outdoor hot tub for the ultimate Wellness & Wilderness relaxation getaway. Each guest will be outfitted with a keepsake Helly Hansen hiking pack, Grass Sticks trekking pole, water bottle, and stemless wine glass.
Nestled at 9,000 feet on the flanks of Larkspur Bowl, Beano’s Cabin features a truly unique dining experience Wednesday through Saturday evenings during summer. Guests choose to arrive by horseback, wagon or shuttle and are greeted by the unmistakable natural beauty of the cabin’s surrounding peaks, wildflower-specked meadows and refined mountain grandeur. Beano’s Cabin is known for its eco-friendly production techniques, creative flavors, fresh herbs and vegetables (many of which are grown on-site), and vast selection of rare wines. For Beano’s Cabin reservations, please visit the website or dial 970.754.3463.
On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout summer, Beaver Creek’s one-of-a-kind Wine Excursions invite guests to enjoy a scenic hike or 4×4 Adventure Tour which lead to a gourmet wine and cheese pairing at Beano’s Cabin. Guests depart the Summer Adventure Center in the Beaver Creek Village to embark upon a leisurely scenic hike or afternoon jeep tour of the mountain. Both options offer stunning scenic views, as well as guided narration of the region’s indigenous flora, native fauna and surrounding Rocky Mountain peaks. The Summer Adventure Center offers guests use of high-performance hiking boots and trekking poles, while 4×4 adventurers enjoy state-of-the-art escorted navigation throughout the tour.
Following a hike or 4×4 adventure, Wine Excursion guests are treated to a flight of select wines to be savored with gourmet charcuterie boards of assorted Colorado cheeses, cured meats, honeycomb, artisan breads, and flavored oils. Guests are guided through the tasting by Beano’s Cabin staff, and each delectable pairing is enjoyed amidst the rustic elegance and mountainous surroundings found only at Beano’s Cabin. Reservations are available by dialing the Summer Adventure Center at 970.754.5200 or by visiting the Summer Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village.
Beaver Creek is home to a wide array of epicurean experiences. Stop by the Plaza Pavilion on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer to mix and mingle with the behind the scenes people who give Beaver Creek its world-renowned culinary reputation – chefs, sommeliers and beyond. Each session is unique – from cooking demonstrations and wine pairings to discussions on the history of a storied Beaver Creek gourmet outlet – and each session offers the chance to try a free sampling of the restaurants’ tasty creations. Restaurant Connection take place at the all-new Plaza Pavilion, Beaver Creek’s lush outdoor oasis, located at the west end of the ice rink, every Saturday, June 25 – August 27.
Beaver Creek offers member and guest play on three championship golf courses at Beaver Creek Golf Club and Red Sky Ranch. Each course is Audubon Sanctuary Certified.
Beaver Creek Golf Club
Beaver Creek Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is one of the longest established golf experiences in the Vail Valley and is famously known for its narrow and challenging fairways, as well as unrivaled scenic beauty and direct views of Beaver Creek Resort. The course is exclusively available to Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead lodging guests.
The majestic Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club is home to two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Both Red Sky courses are featured annually in America’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play and harness the sweeping grandeur of the dramatic Colorado Rockies. Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club is slated to open Friday, May 13.
Red Sky Golf Club is an exclusive golf facility designed as a private membership club with limited access offered to guests staying at Vail Resorts’ family of destination lodges and other select hotels. Tom Fazio and Greg Norman have each sculpted a championship, 18-hole course that weaves through 800 acres of historic ranchlands filled with sage, aspen groves and spectacular mountain vistas. Part of the Red Sky Ranch luxury community, Red Sky Golf Club features two Clubhouses, Silver Sage Restaurant, two driving ranges and the Red Sky Golf Academy. Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club is located 25 minutes west of Vail, 20 minutes from the Vail/Eagle County airport, and 15 minutes from the base of Beaver Creek Resort. For more information on the Red Sky Golf Club, please visit RedSkyGolfClub.com or dial 970.754.8400.
Beaver Creek Golf Club’s and Red Sky Golf Club’s Stay and Play golf and lodging packages are featured through a variety of Beaver Creek properties, with packages at Beaver Creek Golf Club starting at just $126 per person May 6 through June 14, $199 June 16 through Sept. 15, and $131 Sept. 16 through Oct. 2. Red Sky Golf Club’s Stay & Play packages start at $201 per person May 13 through June 2, $238 from June 3 through Sept. 11 and $220 from Sept. 12 through Oct. 9. Stay & Play rates are based on double occupancy and include one round of golf per person. Packages are not available for groups or rounds already booked and some minimum night stay requirements may apply Friday and Saturday nights; additional restrictions may apply. For reservations call 877.204.7883.
Equally-renowned for both his creative dishes and timeless signature recipes, Executive Chef Kirk Weems will join Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club. With a penchant for flavor and fresh ingredients, Chef Weems draws a following; during winter, his menus at Beaver Creek’s Zach’s Cabin have been lauded as some of the country’s finest. Hosting guests for lunch at Summer Thyme and dinner at Silver Sage Restaurant, Red Sky offers the essence of fresh summer produce, meats and ingredients. Fulfilling upon its namesake, Red Sky invites guests to marvel at its famed red sunsets while overlooking the greens of the Audubon Sanctuary-certified Tom Fazio and Greg Norman championship courses.
A 15 minute drive west of Beaver Creek, Vail Mountain is taking on a whole new feel this summer with the debut of Epic Discovery. Immerse yourself in nature, challenge yourself with thrilling activities like the Forest Flyer, Game Creek Aerial Adventure, ziplines and adventure courses. But that is only half the fun. Explore our natural playground, stand where founders Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton did, and learn about local flora and fauna with Epic Discovery’s learn through play elements.
Do you want to soar like an eagle? Travel through the forest canopy like a squirrel? Find out if you’re as strong as a bear? See the world through the eyes of a trout? This summer, Vail will embark on a new adventure with the debut of Epic Discovery.
So what makes Epic Discovery different than our on-mountain summer activities from years past? Epic Discovery will provide our guests a unique, connected, on-mountain summer experience. Guests will be immersed in activities that provide big-time thrills, allow them to challenge themselves physically, enable them to explore and better understand their natural surroundings, and create lifelong memories. Epic Discovery is yet one more reason why Vail Mountain is ‘Like Nothing on Earth.’
Purchase your Epic Discovery Activity Pass online.
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Golfers rejoice! Golf season has arrived in the mountains. Beaver Creek Golf Club open this Friday, May 6th, and Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club opens Friday, May 13th.