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The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa At Beaver Creek Mountain
126 Riverfront Lane, PO Box 9690 · AvonColorado81620 · United States  • Phone: (970) 790-6000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8099
Local Time: 4:45 PM • Weather: Partly cloudy, 36 °F
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DECEMBER 2014

Discover the Mountain Insider, a site dedicated to providing you with information about local activities and events at Beaver Creek and Vail Valley. Check back often for acitivities to explore during your upcoming visit to Colorado's amazing Vail Valley. 

Dec. 15, 2015

Celebrate in the Christmas season with a festive meal at Maya, our modern Mexican kitchen & tequila bar by Chef Richard Sandoval! 


CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER

 

  • Indulge in Maya’s special Christmas Eve Buffet on Dec. 24th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Signature entrees including Lamb Mole Poblano with Plantains, Chicken Tinga Sopes, Prime Rib and Baked Ham.  A Kid’s Menu is available offering hot dogs, chicken fingers, vegetable crudité and mac ‘n cheese. The price is $75 per person or $25 for kids 5-12.  

 

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH

 

  • Join us on Christmas Day from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a Holiday Buffet featuring classics like Eggs Benedict, Stuffed French Toast and Waffles, Huevos Rancheros, Honey Ginger Glazed Ham and Roasted Leg of Lamb. The Brunch will also feature a Seafood Display, Kids Items and Dessert Buffet. The price is $55 for adults and $20 for kids 5-12 years.
Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 970-790-5500 or visit Open Table to reserve your spot today!

Dec. 8, 2014
Eli & Mort Kids Book Reading
We are very excited to be hosting a special reading with the authors & illustrators of the children's story Eli & Mort’s Epic Adventures, Beaver Creek this Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby. We'll be serving complimentary hot chocolate - please join us!
Dec. 3, 2014
Congratulations to Gaye Steinke!
Congratulations to our very own Gaye Steinke, who is the General Manager of both Spa Anjali and the Athletic Club at The Westin. She was recently honored as "Spa Manager of the Year" at the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association's annual "Stars of the Industry" awards ceremony. Thanks for being such an important member of our team!
Dec. 1, 2014
 
 
Maya's You Dine, We Donate partner: the Vail Valley Salvation Army
 
Please join us this month at Maya this month to help raise funds for the Vail Valley Salvation Army through our ongoing You Dine, We Donate program! All food & beverage purchases made at Table #101 this month will be donated to the Vail Valley Salvation Army. Make your reservation now: 970-790-5500.

November 25, 2014

Beaver Creek opens tomorrow with 558 acres!

Beaver Creek Mountain is kicking off the 2014-2015 season in a big way tomorrow with 558 acres of terrain, including Rose Bowl and Bachelor Gulch. More than 15 inches of fresh snow have fallen in the past two days and more is expected today. New this year: the Centennial Express Lift is now a combination lift, alternating between 10-person gondola cabins and six-person chairs, which will increase uphill capacity by 35 percent.

And at 2 p.m., don't miss the 11th annual Beaver Creek Cookie Competition in the Village, where you can sample five different cookies and vote for the Official Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for this season. We're looking forward to another fantastic season!!

Thanksgiving at Maya

Don't miss our huge Thanksgiving feast at Maya, with an amazing menu featuring your choice of Colorado Lamb Sirloin, Roasted Turkey or Colorado Bass. Priced at just $38 per adult, reservations are highly recommended: 970-790-5500.

November 21, 2014

Vail Mountain Now Open!

Ski season is officially here - Vail opened for the ski season today with 540 acres of terrain and more than a foot of snow of snow is expected this weekend. Beaver Creek should be in fantastic shape when it opens next Wednesday, Nov. 26th. See you out there!

Men’s Pilates Reformer Class

Our Athletic Club is offering a new Men’s Pilates Reformer Class designed specifically for male athletes.

Taught by Rife Hilgartner, the 50-minute class is offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. It is designed to challenge even the toughest athlete while strengthening core muscles and improving flexibility. Pilates can help you feel better and perform better in your other sports!

Hilgartner is a Certified Pilates Instructor, a Certified Snowboard Instructor and a TRX Certified Suspension Trainer. The price is $20 for Athletic Club members and $40 for the public. A class 10-pack can also be purchased for $225 for non-members or $180 for members. For more information or to register, please call 970-790-2051 

Nov. 3, 2014

Thanksgiving at Maya

Make your reservations now to enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving feast at Maya! Priced at just $38 per adult, our four-course holiday meal includes your choice of Colorado Lamb Sirloin, Roasted Turkey or Colorado Bass. Maya will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, reservations are highly recommended: 970-790-5500.

Oct. 27, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Readers' Choice award! 

We are very excited to once again be honored by Conde Nast Traveler as one of Best Resorts in Colorado in their 2014 Readers' Choice Awards! A huge thank you to everyone who voted for us - we're excited for another fantastic ski season!!

Oct. 13, 2014

Bring Yoga Back to Life with Desiree Rumbaugh

We are excited to welcome back internationally renowned yogi Desiree Rumbaugh on Nov. 7-9 for a special workshop  Bring Yoga Back to Life. The workshop will offer 10 hours of classes designed to help students embrace their own power, courage and beauty. 

Open to all levels, the Bring Yoga Back to Life workshop includes:   

  • Friday, Nov. 7 - 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Soul Food - Hip Openers 
  • Saturday, Nov. 8 - 9:30 a.m. – noon: Enthusiasm – Backbends
  • 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Deep Listening - Forward Bends, Pranayama & Meditation
  • Sunday, Nov. 9 - 9:30 a.m. – noon: Imagination Playful Variations on Twists

Attendees can add to their experience with two extra Friday sessions;

  • 9:30 a.m. – noon: Inspiration:Advanced Practice
    • Participants should be able to push up to full wheel pose with straight arms and do handstand at the wall unassisted
    • 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Motivation - Wisdom Warriors - for yogis age 50 and older

The price for the Desiree Rumbaugh 10-hour workshop is $200. Participants can also enjoy each individual class for $45 per session. To register, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com

Rumbaugh is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with more than 25 years of practice, including teaching certificates in both Iyengar and Anusara yoga. She is a contributor to Yoga Journal Magazine and has a series of DVDs entitled Yoga to the Rescue. 

For yoga  workshop attendees, we are offering special room rates starting at $109 per night. To book, please call 1-866-949-1616 and request the Desiree Rumbaugh workshop rate or visit www.startwoodmeeting.com/Book/desireeworkshop

Oct. 6, 2014

Maya's You Dine, We Donate September partner: Shaw Cancer Center

Maya's October partner for "You Dine, We Donate" is the Vail Valley's important Shaw Cancer Center! Please join us this month at Table 101 to help raise funds for this great facility and its programs! All food & beverage purchases made at Table #101 this month will be donated to Walking Mountains. Make your reservation now: 970-790-5500.

Sept. 28, 2014

Resident Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin wants to help you get ready for the upcoming ski season with the new 8-week Winter Sports Conditioning Class.

Shiffrin – who was named our “Resident Gold Medalist” this past summer – has recorded a series of video tips on how to incorporate many of her tried-and-true exercises to achieve optimal on-mountain performance, including using the BOSU, Kettlebells, agility ladder hurdles and medicine balls. Trainers Christy Madison, Jeff Draper and Mike Dorr will then help you work Shiffrin’s exercises into your fitness routine. You can view Mikaela's first fitness tip here: http://youtu.be/StrKDP92qxQ 

The 8-week class will be held from Oct. 6 – Nov. 26. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:15 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. The Winter Sports Conditioning sessions will all be held in The Athletic Club’s Movement Studio.

Enjoy the Winter Sports Conditioning classes for free by becoming an Athletic Club member! Join before Sept. 30th to take advantage of our Fall Membership Special of NO initiation fee - a more than $100 value. Membership plans start at $120 per month for individuals or $180 per month for families. 

The sessions are open to the general public at $15 per class, based on availability. Registration is available 48 hours in advance of each class, either online at www.athleticclubwestin.com or by phone at 970-790-2051. 

Resort guests are also encouraged to check out the new Miki’s Corner functional strength cage in the Club’s CompuTrainer Studio. Designed with input from Shiffrin, this new space features TRX, bumper plate weights, sand bags and more. 

Sept. 21, 2014

Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop

Learn how to stretch, tone and realign your entire body with the new Introduction to Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop this Sunday, Sept. 28th at The Athletic Club at The Westin.

Yamuna can improve posture, relieve back, neck and shoulder pain and release tightness and tension that can restrict movement. The workshop will be taught by Jen Tracy Hooker, a certified yoga instructor and massage therapist who received a certification in Yamuna Body Rolling in 2004.

The price is $50 for the general public. To register, please call 970-790-2051. 

Maya's You Dine, We Donate September partner

Maya's September partner for "You Dine, We Donate" is the amazing Walking Mountains Science Center here in the Vail Valley! Please join us this month at Table 101 to help raise funds for this great group! All food & beverage purchases made at Table #101 this month will be donated to Walking Mountains. Make your reservation now: 970-790-5500.

Sept. 15, 2014

Uplift,  Elevate & Excel with Onkar!

Studio Anjali at The Westin is thrilled to be hosting Uplift, Elevate & Excel, a special Kundalini Yoga & Meditation workshop with Onkar Kaur on Sept. 18-20. Onkar – a renowned yoga teacher and meditative healer – will help participants explore how to use the ancient art of Kundalini yoga and meditation to uplift your mind, body & soul. Open to all levels, the classes will focus on a deep healing of the self through meditation, breath, yoga, mantra and relaxation. 

The schedule for the 3-day workshop is as follows: 

  • Thursday, Sept. 18th – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.:  Awaken Your Potential
  • Friday, Sept. 19th -  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Becoming the Real YOU
  • Saturday, Sept. 20th – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Heal, Serve, Love, Excel 

The cost is $35 per class in advance or $40 per class for drop-ins. To reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051.

Sept. 2, 2014

Fall Into Fitness at the Athletic Club

Shape up this fall with the new Fall Into Fitness class at our Athletic Club. Starting on Sept. 8th, this class features eight Boot Camp sessions with the incredible Carrie Larson, plus 2 Wellness Talks with Angie Gaffney, our staff nutritionist and Certified Health Coach, plus a $100 gift card to Spa Anjali! 

The class is held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. From Sept. 8 – Oct. 1. The cost is $175. To reserve your spot: 970-790-2051. 

August 17, 2014

Starbucks Now Open!

We are thrilled to announce that the resort is now home to a full-service Starbucks. Located just off of the Gondola Plaza, The Westin Riverfront Starbucks will pour a full menu of handcrafted coffees, lattes, Frappuccinos, espresso, smoothies and tea. Starbucks will also serve grab-and-go breakfast and lunch items, including pastries, sandwiches and salads. It will be open daily from 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We will celebrate its new Starbucks with a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, Aug. 30th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the Gondola Plaza. This free event will feature live music, food and drink specials, chair massages from Spa Anjali and kids activities including face painting and a bounce house.  Beaver Creek Sports will be offering a 20 percent discount on all bike rentals that day as well as a major retail sale on summer and winter sportswear and outerwear from brands such as Spyder, Marmot, Prana and Helly Hansen. Gore Creek Fly Fisherman will be offering complimentary fly fishing casting clinics as well as a 10 percent discount on any fly fishing trips booked that day. We hope you will join us!

 

Maya Tequila Tasting & Dinner with Chef Sandoval

Please join us at Maya this Friday, August 22 for a special Tequila Tasting & Dinner with Chef Richard Sandoval.

This exclusive evening will feature a special four-course Mexican menu created by Chef Sandoval and Maya Executive Chef Radames Febles, with each course paired with a Suavecito Tequila – including the Añejo, Reposado and Blanco. Chefs Febles and Sandoval will introduce and discuss each course and a Suavecito Tequila maker will discuss the tequila pairings.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Maya Tequila Lounge and is $75 per person, which includes a bottle of Suavecito Tequila per couple that can be stored in one of Maya’s tequila lockers. Reservations are required; please call Maya at 970-790-5500 to save your spot. 

August 10, 2014

Last Beaver Creek Rodeo!

Only one week left to experience the amazing Beaver Creek Rodeo Series! Check it out this Thursday night at 5 p.m. and enjoy the full line up of classic rodeo events, including Bareback & Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.  Join us on the Maya Terrace for a pre-rodeo party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $2 tacos, $5 cocktails and live music by Eddie Joe Walsh. We also offer complimentary transportation to and from the rodeo. 

Kundalini Rising

Find peace, balance and self-healing in today's non-stop world with our special Kundalini Yoga & Guided Meditation series taught by Jodi Link. We have one Kundalini class left – Open Your Heart, held this Wednesday from 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. in Studio Anjali. Cost is $25 for the public or $14 for Athletic Club members. Pre-registration is required, to reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051.

August 4, 2014

Maya August non-proft partner for "You Dine, We Donate"

Join us as Maya this month to help support the Education Foundation of Eagle County with our new “You Dine, We Donate” program! All  food & beverage purchases made at Table #101 this month will be donated to EFEC.  Make your reservation now to dine at Maya’s Table #101 by calling 970-790-5500.

2 SUP Yoga classes left! 

Challenge your balance core & endurance with our new SUP yoga class taught by Julie Circo in our pool. Paddleboards will be provided and all skill levels are welcome! We have two classes left this summer: this Friday, Aug. 8 and then again on Friday, Aug. 22.  

The cost per class is $45 for the public and resort guests; $35 for Athletic Club at The Westin Members. Pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051.

July 28, 2014

Vail International Dance Festival 

Don't miss the Vail International Festival, an amazing celebration of dance that visits the Vail Valley each summer! This week's line-up includes the Pennsylvania Ballet on Monday and Wednesday evenings and the International Evenings of Dance on Friday and Saturday. The festival runs through Aug. 9 - click here to get your tickets. 

July 23, 2014

Mikaela Shiffrin named “Resident Gold Medalist” at The Westin Riverfront  

We are very excited to share that Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin is now serving as The Westin Riverfront’s “Resident Gold Medalist.” 

Nineteen-year-old Shiffrin - who was born and raised here in the Vail Valley - won her first Olympic slalom gold medal earlier this year in Sochi and has nine career World Cup slalom wins. She will now train at the Athletic Club at The Westin, hold a series of exclusive events for Athletic Club members and share her racing experiences with guests of the award-winning resort.

“We are very excited to have Mikaela prepare for the upcoming race season in our state-of-the-art facility and to have her share training tips with our Athletic Club members and guests,” said General Manager Jeffery Burrell. “The timing of this new relationship is fantastic with the international spotlight shining even brighter on the Vail Valley this February with the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.”

To prepare to have Shiffrin training on-site, the Athletic Club has created a new “Mikaela’s Corner” of the gym featuring new equipment, including a new Half-Rack with Olympic Platform and a Fitness Duo Slackline, plus has expanded its XFit Personal Training room, with new sand bags, kettlebells, obstacles and ropes.

Check back soon for more information on exclusive events for our guests and Athletic Club members featuring Mikaela!

 

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