Monday, March 4, 2013

It's Not Free - It's Complimentary: The Good Life at Beaver Creek Resort

The grand finale of the Tuesday night snow shoe tour!
I just returned from my staycation up at Beaver Creek.   For those who aren't familiar with Colorado ski resorts, Beaver Creek is just past Vail along on I-70.   It's beautiful.   And by staying Monday-Thursday, we enjoyed beautiful ski days with no lift lines.
If you make it up to Beaver Creek sometime this ski season, here are a couple fun and free activities you can enjoy.    Beaver Creek's tag line is "Not Exactly Roughing It."   Definitely the way to play and stay!
Epic Mix Photos - Catch one of the photographers in green while on the mountain. They will scan your pass (even if it's just a day pass) and you can get free digital photos to share on Facebook.   For a fee you can also get them printed in the village or download higher quality digital copies.
Just a little powder day
9:30am at the top of Centennial Express it's Cocoa and Corduroy - get off the lift and get a cup of cocoa, complete with whipped cream.   Just what you need to start your day.
3:00pm at the base of mountain in Beaver Creek Village - fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.  Just catch one of the staff in the chef hats before they are all gone.
S'more O'Clock at the Park Hyatt -  This is one of my favorites.   S'mores by the firepit from 4-5pm each day during peak ski season.
Nature Valley Complimentary Family Snowshoe Tour - this is offered Tuesday nights at 4pm this winter.   So much fun!    The staff takes you on a guided snowshoe walk near the Nordic center - they tell the kids that we have to go turn on the hot chocolate machine.    The best part was sliding back to the Nordic Center after the tour....heels down and tips up.    If you wear your "slippery pants" you will fly down the mountain.   After that exercise it's time for more cocoa and cookies!

Thursday Night Lights - I need to go on a Thursday night for this.  There are fireworks and a glow-stick ski down.   What's not to like?

Do you have a favorite ski resort?  What do you love?

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