Things to do in Beaver Creek
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June 28, 2016
The Westin Riverfront's Got Talent on July 3rd!
June 26, 2016
FAC is Back!
Maya's popular Friday Afternoon Club on the patio is back! The Maya terrace opens at 5 p.m. on Fridays, with the live music starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy $3 tacos, $4 beers, $6 margaritas and $7 premium spirits all while watching another gorgeous Vail Valley sunset.
Maya has lined-up a fantastic mix of top bands for the summer, including:
- July 1st - Potcheen: Celtic-punk-bluegrass pirate rock
- July 8th - Platonics: Pop/ Rock/ Dance/ Country
- July 15th - Bill McKay & Ash Ganley: Blues/Classic Rock
- July 22nd - Turn Table Revue: Classic/Pop/Bluegrass
- July 29th - JV3: 90s Hits
- August 5th - Monte Selby: Classic Rock
- August 12th - Ash Ganley Trio: Modern Acoustic Folk
- August 19th - The Radio: Top 40 Hits
- August 26th - Jerry & Joy: Funk and R&B
- September 2nd - Margarita Brothers: Beach fun
- September 9th - Style: Top 40 Hits
June 20, 2016
SUP Yoga returning July 1st!
SUP Yoga returns to Studio Anjali this summer with four special classes designed to challenge your balance, core, endurance and focus - no experience in paddle boarding or yoga required!
Held in our gorgeous pool, this paddleboard yoga class will be taught by Julie Circo, who owns Paddle Yoga Colorado and has been teaching SUP yoga since 2012.
The class will be held from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on four Fridays:
- July 1
- July 15
- July 29
- August 12
The cost is $45 for each session or $140 for all four sessions; paddleboards are provided. The cost for Athletic Club at The Westin Members is $35 per session or $120 for a four-pack.
Pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051.
June 13, 2016
Laps Sunday Pool Parties Start this week
We are thrilled to be showcasing our permanent new Laps Pool Bar with Sunday evening Pool Parties, which start this week.
The parties will be held from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. weekly through Labor Day weekend and feature a DJ and great food and drink specials. Sunday evening pool passes are available to the general public at $20 per person.
Hope you can join us!
Global Wellness Day this Saturday!
We are celebrating Global Wellness Day this Saturday, June 11th with a special Love Our Locals Day featuring a variety of special wellness activities – including complimentary group exercise classes, no initiation fee to join The Athletic Club at The Westin and a special discount on the Chakra Blessing treatments at Spa Anjali.
Started in 2012, Global Wellness Day is now celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June by more than 40 countries. Created by Belgin Aksoy, the day is designed to increase awareness about living well, to recognize the value of our lives and to try to make the world a better place.
The Athletic Club at The Westin – which offers more than 70 group exercise classes weekly – is offering NO initiation fees for new members along with four FREE group exercise classes on Saturday, June 11th, including:
- QX Worx: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
- Yoga Stretch & Strengthen: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
- Barre Bata: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
- Intro to AIReal Yoga™: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (Reservations required)
The Athletic Club at The Westin will also offer demos on the latest interactive biking experience, Peloton, along with Pilates Reformer. Guests can also experience the resort’s new Pool Bar and the renovated Spa Anjali Relaxation Lounge. For more information or to sign up for AIReal Yoga™, please call 970-790-2051.
Early Summer Specials at Spa Anjali!
Kick off your summer with a day of relaxation at Spa Anjali, which is offering several fantastic specials now through June 17th.
The Longer You Stay The Better You Will Feel
- 50 minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial $99
- 75 minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial $125
- 100 minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial $179
Other details include a $65 Bikini Wax & Spray Tan or a Brazilian Bikini Wax & Spray Tan for $89.
Call 970-790-3020 to book your Spa Anjali visit today!
Run with a View 5K on June 1st
We are excited to be celebrating National Running Day with the 2nd annual Westin Riverfront Run with a View 5K on Wednesday, June 1st.
Free and open to the public, this 5K walk/run will leave from our Gondola Plaza at noon.
Join Run Concierge Tamara Donelson and Athletic Club Supervisor Heather Pugh on the course, which will go west on the Eagle River bike path, around Nottingham Lake, then back to end at The Westin Riverfront for refreshments.
Along the way, be sure to take in the gorgeous Vail Valley views and look for the “Insta-worthy” photo locations where you can snap a picture and post it on social media for a chance to win a variety of great prizes. Participants need to “tag” the Westin Riverfront at #ACWfit to be entered to win.
- One month free membership to the Athletic Club at The Westin
- A 10-punch Yoga Gift Card
- One 50-minute Massage or Facial at Spa Anjali
Hope you will join us!
2 Dine for $49 is Back!
We're thrilled that 2 Dine for $49 is back for the spring season here at Maya! This incredible deal for two people includes one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert. The offer is good for dinner night until June 18th.
Sunday Brunch Buffet Special - Buy One, Get One 50%
Enjoy a relaxing Sunday Buffet Branch here at Maya this spring with our special Buy One, Get One 50% Off. Available on Sundays from 7 a.m. - noon, our Buffet Brunch is priced at $28.50 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12. Kids under 5 are always free!
Maya Spring FAC this Friday!
Maya will celebrate the Spring Break season with a special Spring Friday Afternoon Club this Friday, March 25th from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. The unique apres party will feature live music by Denver's high-energy The Radio Band, which plays an eclectic mix of yesterday's classics and today's Top 40 hits, including Journey, Madonna, Katy Perry and Daft Punk. Enjoy $3 tacos, $4 beers, $6 margaritas and $7 premium spirits all while watching another gorgeous Vail Valley sunset. Join us!
Cocktails & Canvas Painting Class on March 23rd
Please join us on March 23rd from 6:30 – 9 p.m. for a special Cocktails & Canvas Painting Class led by an instructor from the Alpine Arts Center. Sponsored by the Town of Avon, the cost is $30 per person.
Reservations are required, please call 970-926-2732 or visit www.alpineartscenter.org to save your spot.
Maya Easter Brunch Celebration
Please join us at Maya for a special Easter Brunch Celebration on Sunday, March 27th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The resort will also be hosting an Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt starting at 11 a.m. for kids 5 and under, 11:30 a.m. for kids ages 6-9 years old and Noon for kids ages 10-12 years old. The Westin’s Kids Club will also be offering special family-friendly Easter craft activities in the lobby.
Maya’s holiday brunch will feature a Build Your Own Omelet Station and a Carving Station serving Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Honey Glazed Ham. Other menu items include Stuffed French Toast, Chilaquiles with Mezcal Mole and Huevos Rancheros. Maya will also be serving scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, parfaits, yogurt and granola, assorted pastries, cheese and charcuterie, smoked salmon and roasted beet salad.
Guests can also enjoy a Bunny Treats Dessert Table, stacked high with Chocolate Decadence, apple cake, goat cheese cheesecake, mini cupcakes, tartlets and Easter cookies.
Maya’s Easter Brunch is priced at $42 for adults and $15 for kid’s ages 5-12. Reservations are highly recommended; please call 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
U.S. News & World Report Names Us the #2 Westin in the World!
We are thrilled to share that it has been named the #2 Westin in the World by U.S. News & World Report.
Our Beaver Creek resort – which earlier this year completed a more than $3 million upgrade to its guest rooms – was honored for offering “a crisp, clean and classic ski resort experience.” To view the complete list of winners, please visit http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels/b-Westin_Hotels_Resorts/.
“I truly believe that this award comes from the passion and dedication that our staff has to deliver the best possible experience to every single guest,” said Westin Riverfront General Manager Kristen Pryor. “We are honored to be recognized so highly by U.S. News & World Report."
Studio Anjali offering 2 Restorative Yoga Classes on Sunday, March 20th
Give your body a chance to welcome spring and recover from another active winter with a special Restorative Yoga Class at our Studio Anjali on Sunday, March 20thfrom 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Unwind your body and mind into a blissful union of rest, rejuvenation and clarity with this centering practice. Using soft music, a warm room, bolster and yoga blankets, let us guide you through a series of comfortable yoga poses that will invite healing and calmness into your being.
Open to all levels of yogis, the practice will be led by Tara Goike, who has been teaching yoga in the Vail Valley since 2003 and has more than 500 hours of yoga teacher training.
The class is$25 for guests. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance, please call 970-790-2051 to reserve your spot.
Studio Anjali offers an extensive schedule of yoga class times and styles daily, including Vinyasa, Hot Flow, Hatha and AIReal Yoga™, the only aerial yoga program in the Vail Valley. For more information, please stop by the Athletic Club Front Desk.
Herradura Tequila Dinner on March 12th
Maya is thrilled to be welcoming Ruben Aceves of Casa Herradura - one of Mexico’s most historic and renowned tequila producers - on Saturday, March 12th for a special Tequila Tasting & Dinner featuring five of Herradura’s 100% blue agave tequilas, including two bottles of Maya’s signature blend.
This exclusive evening will feature a special Mexican menu created by Maya Executive Chef Kevin Delonay, including:
- Tlacoyo de Cordero – Braised lamb with jicama salad & chile morita
- Diver Scallop al Pastor – with wheat esquites, epazote and Serrano peppers
- A Trio de Chorizo – verde, blanco and rojo with tortillas and salsa arbol
- Carne Asada – a dry-aged New York Strip with coriander, frijoles puercos and nopales
- Trio de Nieves – Garrafa with mamey, limon and fresa
Each dish will be paired with Herradura tequila and introduced by Aceves, who serves as the Global Brand Ambassador for the 140-year-old Casa Herradura.
Herradura tequilas to be poured include:
- Herradura Silver
- Herradura Reposado
- Herradura Anejo
- Maya’s Signature Double Barrel Reposado by Herradura 2015 edition
- Maya’s Signature Double Barrel Reposado by Herradura 2016 edition
The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Maya Tequila Lounge and is $75 per person. Reservations are required; please call Maya at 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
Lead the Pack Swim Clinic with Josiah Middaugh
Join us on March 5th for the Lead the Pack Swim Stroke Clinic with our Resident Triathlete World Champion Josiah Middaugh on Saturday, March 5th. Open to the public, this clinic is designed to help swimmers reduce drag, streamline their stroke and have a more efficient kick. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. – noon with 1.5 hours of classroom instruction followed by a group lesson. Each participant will also enjoy 1 hour of private instruction with Middaugh over that weekend.
The price is $200 for the group session with private instruction, or $125 for just the group session. Registration is required; please call 970-790-2051 to reserve your spot.
PARENTS Magazine "10 Best Snow Resorts"
We're thrilled to share that we've once again been named one of the "10 Best Snow Resorts" by PARENTS Magazine! They highlight our amazing Westin Family Kids Club and Beaver Creek's amazing ski school. Click here to read the story!
Josiah Middaugh named Resident Triathlete World Champion at The Westin Riverfront
We are thrilled to announce that local professional triathleteJosiah Middaugh – the current XTERRA World Champion –is now serving as our Resident Triathlete World Champion.
Middaugh joins ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin, who serves as our Resident Gold Medalist.
An 11-time XTERRA USA National Champion and 6-time USSSA National Snowshoe Champion, Middaugh is well known throughout the Vail Valley as an elite level, multi-disciplined athlete. On top of leading the Athletic Club’s Master Swim program, he coaches more than 50 athletes nationwide through his Middaugh Coaching.
Middaugh will be holding a variety of special events here at The Westin Riverfront, including lectures and workshops for Athletic Club members and resort guests.
“We are thrilled to offer our resort guests and Athletic Club members an exclusive chance to interact with this top endurance athlete,” said Westin Riverfront General Manager Kristen Pryor. “Josiah is amazing to work with because he is so passionate and able to connect with athletes of all levels and aspirations.”
Middaugh holds a Masters Degree in Human Movement, a Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation and is a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He lives with his wife and three children in the Vail Valley.
“I pride myself on integrity, humbleness, sportsmanship and hard work,” said Middaugh. “I have a profound love for endurance sports and I try to always remain approachable, especially to amateur athletes in the sport in my role as a coach, trainer and fellow athlete on the course.”
Middaugh will compete in the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championship later this month, the XTERRA Costa Rica and Argentina races next month, the GOPRO Mountain Games here in Vail in June, the XTERRA Beaver Creek Championship Race in July and the XTERRA World Championships in October. For more information on Josiah, please visit www.josiahmiddaugh.com.
Beaver Creek's 13 annual Talons Challenge this weekend!
Do you have what it takes to conquer more than 26,000 vertical feet of Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond runs on Beaver Creek’s legendary World Cup Birds of Prey downhill course, Grouse Mountain, and Larkspur Bowl? If so, register now for the 13th annual Talons Challenge!
Held this Saturday, Feb. 20th, this annual event is always one of our favoite days of the ski season! Please visit www.beavercreek.com for more information or to register.
Seducation & Spice Valentine's Day Dinner at Maya
Join us at Maya for a special Seduction & Spice Valentine’s Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 14th from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Priced at just $69 for two, each couple can create their own Seduction & Spice dinner from a special menu featuring:
- Two Siren Cocktails
- One Enticing Antojitos or Enchanting Sopas y Ensaladas to share
- Options include Calamari Azteca, Queso Fundido, Crab Cake Salad and Tortilla Soup
- Two Irresistible Chef's Specials or Enchilada
- Options include Chipotle Rubbed Salmon, Slow-roasted Pork Carnitas and Carne Asada
- One Flirtatious Dessert
- Options include Dulce de Leche Flan and Warm Mexican Chocolate Bread Pudding
Reservations are highly recommended; please call Maya at 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
Love Is In the AIR event Feb. 10th
The Athletic Club at The Westin is launching its newly renovated Movement Studio and new programming – including AIReal Yoga™, TRX and KO - on Wednesday, Feb. 10thwith a special Love is in the AIR event.
Held from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Athletic Club members and the public are invited to demo our new Movement Studio class concepts, meet the Athletic Club team members and enjoy healthy snacks!
The Athletic Club is excited to be the Vail Valley’s first studio to offer a dedicated aerial yoga program. Several AIReal Yoga™ classes will be available weekly, with a $20 fee for drop-ins or 10-class punch cards available for $150. The classes are free for Athletic Club members.
AIReal Yoga™ is the first and only form of aerial yoga accredited by the Yoga Alliance. AIReal Yoga™ uses a hammock as a prop for yoga asanas and postures and can be used for all styles of yoga - from gentle therapeutic, to power or Vinyasa flow. AIReal Yoga™ is ideal for all levels and styles of yoga, for the beginner to the expert yogi. The hammock is there to help you, assist you, hold on to you, deepen stretches and to allow all to invert without compressing the spine.
For more information and a full schedule, please visit www.athleticclubwestin.com or call 970-790-2051.
Tequila Tasting & Dinner with Chef Sandoval on Feb. 5th
Maya is thrilled to once again be hosting a special Tequila Tasting & Dinner with Chef Richard Sandoval on Friday, Feb. 5th.
This exclusive evening will feature a special Mexican menu created by Chef Sandoval, with each course paired with tequila and introduced by the chef. The four-course menu features:
- Huitlachoce Risotto – with chicarron, green peas and fresh cheese
- Bone Marrow Tostada – with bean puree, cucumber pico de gallo and micro cilantro
- Duck Carnitas – with requeson enrijolada, shaved radishes, avocado and crema fresca
- Halibut Wrapped in Hoja Santa – with sweet plantain puree and veracruzana sauce
- Mexican Chocolate Bar – with “Abuelita” chocolate and peanut butter
The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Maya Tequila Lounge and is $75 per person, which includes a personally signed copy of Chef Sandoval’s new cookbook, New Latin Flavors.
Reservations are required; please call Maya at 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
Foundations of Nutrition Seminar on Jan. 27th
Please join us at our Athletic Club for a complimentary Foundations of Nutrition Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 27th from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Certified Master Nutrition Therapist Christine Pierangeli with discuss the nutrition principles on how to eat whole, nutrient-dense, real foods, plus how to limit sugar and refined carbohydrates, eat healthy fats & more!
Pierangeli earned her credentials as a Master Nutrition Therapist from Denver's acclaimed Nutrition Therapy Institute. She believes the road to optimal wellness and peak performance is paved with knowledge, support and empowerment that will last a lifetime. Pierangeli is also offering private nutritional consulting sessions, with a 60-minute session available for $115, 3 sessions for $280 or 6 sessions for $510.
For more information or to book your nutritional consulting, please visit www.athleticclubwestin.com or call 970-790-2051.
Maya You Dine, We Donate Partner for January
Please join us at Maya this month for You Dine, We Donate, we are supporting the Eagle Valley Humane Society! All funds from Table #101 will be donated to this shelter, which has been helping animals in the Vail Valley for 40 years!
Fastest WiFi in the Vail Valley!
We are pleased to announce that we recently completed a major upgrade to our infrastructure and that we now offer the fastest WiFi in the Vail Valley, at 1GB bandwidth. Thanks for your patience - and happy web surfing!
Nature at Night Guest Lecture Series
We are very excited to be continuing our partnership with Vail Valley’s Walking Mountains Science Center to bring Nature at Night programs to the resort this ski season.
Nature at Night will be held on Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in The Westin Riverfront Lobby. Topics for the weekly interactive lectures range from astronomy to the different types of birds and animals found here in the Vail Valley to the science of snow.
Free and open to the public, the schedule includes:
- Jan. 7th: Colorado’s Winter Wildlife
- Jan. 14th: Snow Science Snapshots
- Jan. 21st: What’s Up?
- Jan. 28th: Beaks, Feets and Feathers
- Feb. 4th: Epic Story Before the Pass
- Feb. 11th: Colorado’s Winter Wildlife
- Feb. 18th: Snow Science Snapshots
- Feb. 25th: What’s Up?
- March 3rd: Colorado’s Winter Wildlife
- March 10th: Epic Story Before the Pass
- March 17th: Signs of Spring
- March 24th: Beats, Feets and Feathers
- March 31st: Signs of Spring
For more information on Walking Mountains Science Center, please visit www.walkingmountains.org.