Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado

Vail/ Beaver Creek: www.vail.com/ www.beavercreek.com
PR Contacts: 

Kristin Yantis, Malen Yantis Public Relations for Vail, (970) 949-7919, kyantis@myprco.com
Jen Brown, Beaver Creek Resort Public Relations, (970) 754-5292, jbrown@vailresorts.com



Day 1 (Monday, June 18)

Morning:

Transportation to Vail.

11:30 p.m.

Board the Eagle Bahn Gondola for a scenic ride to the top of Vail Mountain. Enjoy lunch at Bistro Fourteen or Talons Deck at Eagle’s Nest. Talons Deck serves a casual selection of daily lunch menu items ranging from burgers and barbeque to chicken Caesar salads, complete with views of Mt. of the Holy Cross and the Gore Range. Bistro Fourteen, a celebration of Colorado’s highest peaks, is a full-service restaurant at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola adjacent to Talons Deck. It’s the perfect stop for lunch or dinner before and after experiencing hours of fun at Adventure Ridge, and kids always eat for just $10!

2:00 p.m.

Experience the Top-of-the-Mountain Tour, which provides incredible views and a sense of adventure, the new Motorized Mountain Tour starts its 11-mile loop at Eagle’s Nest, passing Two Elk and Patrol Headquarters with a final destination of the Orient Express Lift (#21) at the top of China Bowl. 

For those not interested in the motorized tour, we suggest hiking on one of the many trails at the top of the mountain:

  • Eagle’s Loop: Short, “green” ridge-top loop with great views of Mount of the Holy Cross. 1 mile, 15-20 minutes
  • Berrypicker: Starting at Lower Fireweed, this intermediate trail winds down from Eagle’s Nest to Vail Village or Lionshead. 4.6 miles, 2-3 hours
  • Ridge Route: Intermediate climb from Eagle’s Nest to Wildwood and back with spectacular views. 2.8 miles, 1.5-2 hours.
  • Simba: Steep, advanced side trail from Eagle’s Nest. .75 miles
7:00 p.m.

Experience Japanese cuisine at its finest at Matsuhisa at The Solaris. Enjoy picturesque views of Vail Mountain while enjoying a selection of Japanese-Peruvian fare by renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The Vail restaurant is one of six Matsuhisa’s in the world.


Day 2 (Tuesday, June 19)

Morning Options:
Option No. 1:  9:00 a.m.

Meet Ellen Miller in the lobby of the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa for a guided hike in Vail. Miller has the expertise to challenge you safely and guide you on a hike that will showcase the beauty of the Vail Valley and push you no matter what your level may be. She achieved her personal goal by becoming the first North American woman to summit Mt. Everest from both North and South sides. (She is currently attempting her third summit of the famed mountain.) She will apply that same level of focus and ambition to you personally on the hike.

Option No. 2:  10:30 a.m.

Complimentary Fly Casting Lesson. The group will meet instructors from Gore Range Fly Fisherman for a casting lesson. Gore Range Fly Fisherman provide complimentary fly-fishing casting lessons daily at 10:30 a.m. in Vail Village. The clinics are perfect for those who have never fly fished before and are considering trying the sport.  They are also perfect for those just wanting to brush up on their technique.  One of the Gore Creek Fly Fisherman staff will lead the demonstration, and will be able to answer any general fly fishing questions.

Lunch

Pick up a casual lunch to go at the Big Bear Bistro in Vail Village and walk along the Gore Creek path to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Enjoy a picnic at the highest botanical gardens in the world, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens offer a unique collection of alpine, sub-alpine and other mountain plants and flowers. Open from dawn to dusk daily through September with tours, children’s programs and many other daily activities.

Afternoon:

Choose from a relaxing or invigorating afternoon! Explore the numerous shops located throughout Vail Village and Lionshead or choose to float through the village on a raft or tub along the Gore Creek.

Evening

Enjoy a performance under the stars at the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater. Depending on the time of year media visit the community they can experience the Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert series, BRAVO! Vail Valley Music Festival or the Vail International Dance Festival.

8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a late dinner at Restaurant Kelly Liken where they serve a simple, yet exciting Seasonal American Cuisine that relies heavily on locally produced and cultivated products. The menu changes frequently to offer the highest quality ingredients of each season.  Chef Liken recently appeared on the Bravo Network’s Top Chef program.


Day 3 (Wednesday, June 20)

Morning:

Transportation to Beaver Creek.

Enjoy a group guided hike through the Beaver Creek Hiking Center. Knowledgeable area guides select a trail that caters to your ability level or whim. The center provides hiking boots, backpacks and poles for rent. Guides offer local intel on the history, flora and fauna of the area.

Lunch:

Enjoy a casual outdoor barbecue lunch at Spruce Saddle Lodge located at 10,000 feet at the top of Beaver Creek’s Centennial Express Lift and overlooking the Gore Range. Foxnut Sushi, located at the foot of the slopes offers great Bento boxes and fresh sushi, and their large, sunny outdoor deck makes for excellent people watching.

Afternoon:

Explore Beaver Creek Village on your own and visit the various art galleries including the Walt Horton Gallery. A number of boutiques also provide small to luxury gifts.

Dinner:

Situated up on Beaver Creek mountain, Beano’s Cabin is a unique mountain culinary experience featuring Chef Bill Greenwood’s Colorado-influenced courses accompanied by impeccable wines. Part of the adventure includes arrival via horseback (for early reservations only) or by tractor-pulled sleigh. In Beaver Creek Village, The Metropolitan offers tapas-style fare and has one of only three Enomatic wine dispensers in Colorado.

Overnight:

Stay at a fabulous property in Beaver Creek Village.