School's out and summertime at Beaver Creek ramps up this week with incredible outdoor activities, events, and offerings designed to encourage memorable family gatherings all summer long. The Beaver Creek Tennis and Hiking Centers open for the season and summertime scenic chairlift rides will be offered on a daily basis. There's no better time to celebrate summer and enjoy time in the relaxing outdoors.
This week summer outdoor enthusiasts should break out the tennis racquets and hiking shoes and head to the mountain. On Friday, June 12 the Beaver Creek Tennis Center opens for the season featuring five clay courts and two hard courts as well as a complete pro shop with men's and ladies tennis attire, racquets and accessories. Located adjacent to the Highlands Lodge, the Beaver Creek Tennis Center welcomes all levels of players and their USPTA Professionals have extensive teaching experience for all ages and levels of play. Please call 970-754-5781 for court times or additional information.
The Beaver Creek Hiking Center opens Saturday, June 13 and will operate daily through September 7 and then weekends only from September 12- 27. From complimentary hikes to Spruce Saddle Restaurant on Beaver Creek to conquering a Colorado Fourteener, the Hiking Center features an outdoor adventure designed for first-time hikers including kids to experienced hikers looking for new trails. With a combined 50 years worth of hiking and outdoors experience, the pros at the Hiking Center make it simple for guests by providing transportation, a professional guide, and the use of Salomon packs and boots, Leki hiking poles, rain gear, bottled water, Gatorade and Nature Valley granola bars. Picnic lunches are available upon request. Additional hiking equipment, including child-carrying backpacks are available to rent. Private hikes are offered as well. Hikers should call 970-754-5330 to learn more.
The Centennial Express Chairlift begins daily operations offering scenic rides Saturday, June 13 through September 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kids 12 and under ride for free when accompanied by one paying adult (up to three kids per adult). Spruce Saddle Restaurant at the top of the lift serves up incredible barbecue fare, chili, burgers and fresh salads to refuel for a day of fun on the mountain.
For a truly unique summertime dining experience Beano's Cabin features award-winning Colorado cuisine including wild fish, natural, hormone-free meats, and organic dairy prepared by Executive Chef, Steven Topple. To top off a five-course dinner, getting there is half the fun. Beano's is accessed by a 10-minute shuttle ride or an hour-long horseback ride, with the last horseback ride departing Beaver Creek Stables by 5:30 p.m. Or, kids love the 25-minute wagon ride which is pulled by a John Deere diesel tractor. No matter which way guests arrive, Beano's offers a memorable dinner complete with impeccable service and live entertainment. It's the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day, a graduation, wedding anniversaries or even just a night out in the Rockies. For reservations call 970-754-5762.
Beaver Creek's "My Way" package offers hassle-free family vacation planning with its flexibility and great value. Guests who book the Beaver Creek My Way package receive a special pass upon check in at the resort, which grants savings starting at 20 percent off from participating merchants throughout the resort. Discounts are offered for meals, activities, shopping and spas and guests have flexibility when deciding where to eat and what kinds of activities they would like to do on any given day during their stay. Lodging discounts start at 30 percent off at participating properties and reservations must be made in advance. Visit www.beavercreek.com/myway or call (888) 605-7579 to view the variety of special offers.