If you weren’t travelling to Beaver Creek this winter, you may want to add it to your list of must-visit 2018 vacation destinations. From a chocolate chip cookie competition to an annual tree lighting ceremony, winter in this Colorado town has plenty of things to do that aren’t all about skiing this year.
World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition
Beaver Creek opens the season with an exciting array of events beginning with the 14th annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition on November 22, 2017. Five finalists will serve up their delightful creations to an eager crowd of cookie fans, and one person will walk away with bragging rights as the Official Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe of Beaver Creek for the 2017-18 winter season. After a morning on the slopes, skiers and riders take to the village at 2 p.m. to gobble up the 5,000 cookies that are consumed in approximately 20 minutes. During the rest of the winter season, you can get free cookies (of the winner’s recipe!) at 3 p.m. at the base of Chair #6, or the Centennial Chairlift.
37th Annual Tree Lighting
The 37th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 25, 2017, signifies the kickoff of another great ski season and the beginning of the holiday season at Beaver Creek. Featuring a holiday poetry contest, ice skating show and performances by various groups from all over Colorado, the Tree Lighting Ceremony is always a Beaver Creek favorite. Santa himself will drop in for a visit and the evening closes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Village.
2017 America’s Winter Opening
The Birds of Prey race week is now surrounded by a soaring lineup of Colorado craft beer tastings, concerts, movies, fireworks and more for the third annual EverBank America’s Winter Opening, which takes place November 30 – December 3, 2017, alongside the world-famous men’s races in Beaver Creek. As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski events.
Make sure you attend your favorite winter events in Colorado! Check out a Beaver Creek vacation rental for a place to stay.