A Recap of Beaver Creek’s Winter Events
Winter Culinary Weekend
Set at the base of a World Cup mountain, the Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend offered interactive cooking demonstrations, innovative wine and spirits events, gourmet wine-pairing dinners, and endless hours of phenomenal skiing.
The event featured renowned guest chefs Richard Blais, Jon Bonnell, Stephanie Izard, George Mendes, Paul Reilly and Brandon Foster. Guests worked up an appetite exploring McCoy Park, and then ate heartily during the Snowshoe & Gourmet Lunch or enjoyed the afternoon’s Burgers & Beers, presented by Budweiser around the Beaver Creek Ice Rink.
Photo: Austin Day
Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race Series
The Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition attracted first-time snowshoers, world-class snowshoe athletes, kids of all ages, and everyone in between. Guests participated in 10K and 5K courses, and there was even a Kids K for the kids!
The snowshoe series featured slopeside sponsor expos and a post-event plaza party for all participants to enjoy a variety of giveaways and a post-race meal.
The 13th Annual Talons Challenge
Beaver Creek's most advanced runs from the Birds of Prey across Grouse Mountain to Larkspur Bowl make up the Talons terrain, which is certain to test even the most experienced skiers and riders. Beaver Creek has established "The Talons Challenge" as the standard for taming the terrain. This program is exclusively offered to students of the Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard Schools or during the one-day public Talons Challenge event on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.
For the 13th year, the Talons Challenge showcased the best steeps Beaver Creek has to offer. Over 26,000 vertical feet of Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond runs were challenged on Beaver Creek’s legendary World Cup Birds of Prey downhill course, Grouse Mountain, and in Larkspur Bowl. Those who conquered all 14 runs earned their spot on the Talon's Wall-of-Fame.