Beaver Creek Winter Events | Winter’s Not Just for Skiing

If you weren’t travelling to Beaver Creek this winter, you may want to add it to your list of must-visit destinations. From a chocolate chip cookie competition to annual tree lighting ceremony, winter in this Colorado town isn’t all about skiing.

Beaver Creek Winter Events

World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition

Beaver Creek opens the season with an exciting array of events beginning with the 13th annual World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition on November 23, 2016. Five finalists will serve up their delightful creations to an eager crowd of cookie fans and one person will walk away with the title of official “World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe” of Beaver Creek for the 2016-2017 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 at 3 p.m. at the base of Chair #6, or the Centennial Chairlift.

36th Annual Tree Lighting

The 36th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 25, 2016, 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.

2016 Audi Birds of Prey World Cup Races

The Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race week is now surrounded by a soaring lineup of beer tastings, concerts, movies, fireworks and more for the second annual EverBank America’s Winter Opening, which takes place December 1 – 4, 2016, 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.

Beaver Creek Kids Fest

Beaver Creek Kid’s Winterfest

Beaver Creek Loves Kids 6th Annual WinterFest is back on December 17 – 31, 2016! Celebrate the season with performances, activities, WinterFest characters, parades, contests, holiday lights and more!  Activities occur each day on the Village Plaza during après ski hours – join us for excitement in the Village after a day of excitement on the slopes. All WinterFest activities are free and fun for “kids” of all ages!

2017 Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend

Set at the base of a World Cup mountain, Beaver Creek Winter Culinary Weekend offers a wide range of epicurean experiences – from intimate, luxurious culinary explorations to dynamic, high-alpine outdoor adventures! From January 19 - 22, 2017, mix and mingle with celebrity guest chefs, get to know our world-renowned Beaver Creek host chefs, sip on exquisite cocktails and wines, and revel in endless hours of phenomenal skiing.

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