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.
June 17, 2013
Maya Patio Party launches this Friday
Maya is welcoming summer this Friday with the first weekly Maya Patio Party – your favorite FAC made even better! The patio opens at 4 p.m. with live music by Kyle James Hauser and Holly Lovell starting at 6 p.m. Next Friday, The Yampers and the West Water Outlaws will be playing. Enjoy awesome deals on Maya’s tacos and margaritas. For further details, please visit www.richardsandoval.com/mayabc. See you on the patio!
June 13, 2013
Maya is hosting a special Banfi Wine & Casamigos Tequila Event this Saturday, June 15th starting at 7:30 p.m.
Priced at just $40 per person, the event will feature a tasting of six savory and robust wines and the chance to interact with Banfi Wine Maker Sebastián Rodríguez and Chef Sandoval. Guests will also have a chance to enjoy Casamigos Tequila, an ultra-premium tequila, launched in January 2013, by actor George Clooney, bar and restaurant mogul, Rande Gerber and Discovery Land Company founder Mike Meldman.
Featured wines will include Banfi’s Marqués de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon and the Marqués de Concha Carmenere. Casamigos will be pouring its Blanco and Reposado tequilas.
Guests can also enjoy a sampling of Maya’s menu items, including Ceviche Nikkei, Smoked Swordfish Won Ton Tacos, Smoked Pork Belly with plantain puree and truffle achiote sauce and New York Strip with crab mash and truffle chimichurri.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Vail Valley Foundation’s 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call Maya at 970-790-5500. Hope you can join us!
June 10, 2013
Beaver Creek Tough Mudder
We are looking forward to cheering on all of the athletes participating in this weekend’s Beaver Creek Tough Mudder, an 11-mile obstacle course that features 20 grueling military-style obstacles, including barbed-wire crawls and freezing ice plunges. Click here for more details – and best of luck to all of our guests who are giving it a go!
June 5, 2013
Maya by Chef Richard Sandoval now open!
We are thrilled to announce that Maya, a Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar by Chef Richard Sandoval, is now open.
Offering an upbeat, casual dining experience, Maya’s approachable menu features Chef Sandoval’s authentic Mexican flavors, blending traditional recipes with contemporary techniques to create dishes and cocktails that are familiar, fantastic and affordable. Fresh ingredients will be sourced seasonally from Maya’s on-site garden.
Maya’s menu features four types of Guacamole made table side, including Tuna Tartare and Bacon, as well as Mahi Mahi Ceviche, Queso Fundido and Chicken Flautas. Chef’s Specials include Lobster & Shrimp Yucatan, Colorado Bass, Carne Asada and Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas. Maya also offers three types of Mole Dinner – Poblano, a classic mole of Puebla, Mexico; Pipian with toasted pumpkin seeds, tomatillos and cilantro and Amarillo, a vibrant blend of spices, hoja santa and chilhuacles amarillos.
“We are so excited to share Maya’s fresh and delicious flavor combinations with Vail Valley locals and guests,” said Chef Sandoval, who also runs Maya New York and Maya Dubai. “We definitely wanted to get open in plenty of time for everyone to enjoy cold margaritas and delicious tacos on Maya’s gorgeous deck this summer.”
Special summer offerings at Maya Beaver Creek include:
- Friday Maya Patio Parties: Every Friday from June 21st to Aug. 30th – Deck opens at 4 p.m., live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., drink specials
- Maya Happy Hour – daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. serving $2 Tacos, $5 Margaritas and $4 Bites
- Margarita Mondays – $ 5 Margaritas all night every Monday!
- Weekend Sangria on the Patio - $5 Sangria or $20 Sangria Pitchers available on the patio every Saturday & Sunday from 4 p.m. to close, with new flavors every weekend!
- Bottomless Margarita Brunch – Every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Maya also features a handmade Comal Tortilla Station and a bar and lounge offering more than 100 agave-based spirits and house-infused tequilas. Led by Beverage Director Rob Calfee, the Maya Bar offers handcrafted margaritas and cocktails, as well as personal bottle storage.
The warn, inviting décor at Maya is replete with antique Mexican tile-work, dark stained wood floors, communal tables, hand blown glass lanterns and stylish banquettes upholstered in sleek leathers. The expansive deck offers stunning Beaver Creek views and several outdoor fire pits.
Don't forget - The Westin Riverfront always offers free on-site valet parking for Maya diners and bar patrons!
For more information, please visit www.richardsandoval.com/mayabc.
May 26, 2013
The Athletic Club at The Westin is pleased to announce that it will be welcoming seasonal members this summer with a new three-month Sunsational Summer Membership Plan available starting June 1.
Priced for $400 for individuals or $600 for a family for three months, members can enjoy access to the Athletic Club’s state-of-the-art fitness center, Pilates Studio with four Reformers, Cycling Studio with a 10 person multi-rider Computrainer program, Movement Studio and Yoga Studio. Members can also enjoy our spectacular 25-meter outdoor saline pool and three riverside hot tubs.
Our Athletic Club offers dozens of group exercise classes daily, including Pilates Mat, Zumba, Pilates Barre, Hot Flow Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Computrainer, Spinning, Master Swim, Group Reformer and Kickboxing. New classes available this summer include Hot Power Flow Yoga and Guided Meditation.
For more information or to sign up for a three-month Sunsational Summer membership, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com. A limited number of summer memberships are available and guests must be age 16 or older.
May 20, 2013
Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ
Join us this weekend in Beaver Creek for the annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains! Celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend, this year’s event will feature a kickoff concert on Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Vilar Performing Arts Center featuring high-energy Chicago soul blues band Big James and the Chicago Playboys.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Beer & BBQ Garden will run from noon to 6 p.m., with other special events including live music by John Németh, Too Slim and the Taildraggers and Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown, plus BBQ demonstrations and competitions and a Kids Zone. Click here for more information – hope to see you there!
May 13, 2013
Ross Rayburn Yoga Workshop this weekend!
We are very excited to welcome internationally renowned yoga instructor Ross Rayburn for a three day yoga workshop titled “A New Beginning” at our Studio Anjali this weekend, May 17-19. The Ross Rayburn: A New Beginning schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 17
- 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Advance Practice(additional fee)
- 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Hip Openers
Saturday, May 18
- 9:30 a.m. to noon: Backbends and Hand Balancing
- 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Forward Bends
Sunday, May 19
- 9:30 a.m. to noon: Full Spectrum
Pprices are $190 for the general public and $175 for Athletic Club members. Individual sessions are available for $55 per session for the public, $45 for Club members. To register, please call 970-790-2051.
Vail Valley Shopping Packages
We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with two top Vail Valley boutiques – Valley Girl and Gorsuch – to create a Shopping Getaway designed for discerning ladies who love to combine retail and spa therapy with a fabulous mountain escape.
Starting at $245 per night, The Westin Riverfront Valley Girl Getaway includes:
- Accommodations in a spacious studio suite
- $100 Valley Girl gift card
- Manicure & pedicure at Spa Anjali
- A bottle of wine
- Two group fitness classes daily, including yoga, Cycling and Pilates
- Valet parking
Starting at $1,095 per night, The Westin Riverfront Gorsuch Girl Getaway includes:
- A luxurious stay in a one bedroom mountain view suite
- $1,000 Gorsuch gift card
- Personal driver to and from Gorsuch Beaver Creek
- Full-day Rocky Mountain High package at Spa Anjali, including a Ponderosa Pine Therapy treatment, a Spa Anjali Facial, a Riverstone Pedicure and Spa Lunch
- Personal training session of your choice – yoga, Pilates Reformer or fitness
- Wine amenity
- A plush Westin Heavenly robe to keep
- Valet parking
Both offers require a 2-night minimum stay and are available through Nov. 24, 2013. To book your shopping getaway, please call 1-866-949-1616 or visit our Special Offers page!
May 6, 2013
Mother’s Day at Spa Anjali
Mother's Day is right around the corner! Pamper mom this year with a relaxing afternoon at Spa Anjali with the “I Love You, Mom!” offer. For just $199, mom can enjoy:
- An anti-aging facial
- Spa manicure & pedicure
- A Skin Authority skin care travel kit
- Access to the Athletic Club, including unlimited yoga class and The Westin Riverfront spectacular pool and hot tubs
To book your Mother’s Day spa treatments, please call Spa Anjali at 970-790-3020 or visit www.spaanjali.com.
April 28, 2013
Spa Anjali Spring Specials
Spa Anjali is offering several great “Just for Locals” specials this spring – but of course they are open to our guests as well!
For just $99, you can enjoy:
- Your choice of a 50-minute Massage or a 50-minute Facial plus an all-day pass to the Athletic Club, including pool, hot tubs and unlimited fitness Classes
- Take 25% off spa services
The offer is good thru May 31st. To book your appointment, please call 970-790-3020.
Studio Anjali Holistic Lifestyle Transformation
This May, Studio Anjali at The Westin wants to help guide you in a celebration of your best self with a 31 day Holistic Lifestyle Transformation.
Starting this Wednesday, May 1, this unique transformation will include a commitment to “Do it Daily” by practicing yoga for 31 days in May, a weekly guided meditation and journaling, weekly Wednesday night gatherings and daily support through email offering guidance on meditation, healthy recipes and stress management, as well as special gifts. Studio Anjali offers up to seven yoga classes daily to support participants on their journey.
Studio Anjali’s May Holistic Life Transformation Celebration includes:
- Gift bag with environmentally friendly tote bag, dry brush, Ayurvedic tongue cleaner, a bottle of organic massage oil, a Studio Anjali Gratitude Journal and an Athletic Club water bottle
- Weekly gatherings on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. with Studio Anjali Yoga Coordinator Suzanne Oliver
- Daily email support and guidance
The weekly Wednesday Evening Gatherings will feature:
- Guided meditation
- Group discussion
- Nutritional and Ayurvedic introduction and lectures given by Amy Young and Jennifer Straw
- Healthy recipes
- Stress management techniques
The price is $125 for Athletic Club members or $175 for non-members.
For more information or to register for Studio Anjali’s May Holistic Life Transformation, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com.
April 22, 2013
Mother’s Day Spa Getaway
Give Mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day: a relaxing afternoon at the spa! That’s why Spa Anjali has created the special “I Love You, Mom!” spa day offer. For just $199, mom can enjoy:
- An anti-aging facial
- Spa manicure & pedicure
- A Skin Authority skin care travel kit
- Access to the Athletic Club, including unlimited yoga class and The Westin Riverfront spectacular pool and hot tubs
Enchance Mom’s getaway with an overnight stay! Guest who book the I Love You, Mom Spa Offer can enjoy a special $100 per night rate for the weekend, including resort fee and parking. To book your Mother’s Day spa treatments, please call Spa Anjali at 970-790-3020 or visit www.spaanjali.com. The Mother’s Day spa special is available only on Sunday, May 12. The discounted $100 overnight rate is available from Friday, May 10 to Monday, May 13, 2013. Hope to see you here!
April 16, 2013
Exciting news - due to the more than 2 feet of snow that have fallen in the Vail Valley over the past few days, Vail Mountain announced today that they are re-opening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for three amazing bonus powder days! In celebration, we're offering a special $119 rate this weekend, with parking included. Come on up - it's going to be epic!
April 15, 2013
A huge thank you to everyone who stayed with us over the 2012-2013 ski season - Beaver Creek ended strong with a powder weekend full of fun spring events! We're looking forward to another glorious spring & summer in the Vail Valley - we'll see you out golfing, hiking, fly fishing and biking soon!
Exciting Restaurant News: Maya debuting at The Westin Riverfront in June
We are pleased to share that Chef Richard Sandoval is transforming Cima into a Vail Valley outpost of his flagship concept - Maya, a Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequileria.
Maya will debut at the resort this June. During the transition, The Lift will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
“We are very excited to transform Cima into Maya at The Westin Riverfront because it encompasses everything that our guests and locals want – a hip, inviting space with amazing food and cocktails,” said Westin Riverfront General Manager John Evans. “And it definitely helps that Maya and Chef Sandoval already have such a strong international following.”
Driven by demand from both resort guests and locals for a more upbeat, casual dining experience, Maya’s approachable menu will feature Chef Sandoval’s authentic Mexican flavors, blending traditional recipes with contemporary techniques to create dishes and cocktails that are familiar, fantastic and affordable.
Maya’s menu will showcase Chef Sandoval’s vibrant take on traditional Mexican recipes using high quality ingredients. There will be an extensive menu of guacamoles, with selections like Tuna Tartare and Chicharrones with Heirloom Tomatoes. Signature dishes will include Lobster & Shrimp Yucatan, traditional Mexican chicken and pork braises and Carne Asada. Fresh ingredients will continue to be sourced seasonally from Maya’s on-site garden.
The renovated space will also feature a handmade Tortilla Station and a bar and lounge offering more than 100 agave-based spirits and house-infused tequilas. Led by Beverage Director Rob Calfee, the Maya Bar will offer handcrafted margaritas and cocktails, as well as personal bottle storage.
Maya will feature antique Mexican tile-work, dark stained wood floors, communal tables, hand blown glass lanterns and stylish banquettes upholstered in sleek leathers.
Maya New York - Chef Sandoval’s flagship restaurant – recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary with a complete redesign and expansion to include a Tequileria Maya. Maya Dubai, which opened at Le Royal Meridien Dubai in 2006, and Tamayo in downtown Denver, which opened in 2001, also recently underwent major renovations.
“While diners have loved Maya New York for more than 15 years, it was time to refresh and put the “modern” back in our Modern Mexican approach,” said Chef Sandoval. “The new Maya at The Westin Riverfront will allow us to share this flagship concept and its delicious flavor combinations with another vibrant community.”
Thanks for your patience during the renovation and we look forward to sharing more details on Maya at The Westin Riverfront with you soon!
April 8, 2013
Spring Back to Vail!
Vail is celebrating the end of 2012-2013 season with a week of fun in the sun and the biggest end-of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains, Spring Back to Vail! The jam-packed schedule includes free live concerts – O.A.R on Friday, Sublime with Rome on Saturday and Jimmy Cliff on Sunday, plus the hilarious World Pond Skimming Championships, après after-dark parties, giveaways and much more! Check out the full schedule here – and enjoy your last week on the mountain! Tons of fresh powder in the forecast!
April 1, 2013
Hope you're enjoying the gorgeous spring skiing conditions! Please remember that as of next Monday, April 7th, our Riverfront Express Gondola will cease operations for the season.
Studio Anjali hosting Ross Rayburn Yoga Workshop
Internationally renowned yoga instructor Ross Rayburn will lead a three day yoga workshop titled “A New Beginning” at our Studio Anjali this May 17-19. Rayburn is a certified Anusara Yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga workshops around the world since 2007. At Studio Anjali’s “Ross Rayburn: A New Beginning” workshop, participants will be encouraged to explore new yoga and life experiences while also honoring and learning from the past.
The Ross Rayburn: A New Beginning schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 17
- 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Advance Practice (additional fee)
- 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Hip Openers
Saturday, May 18
- 9:30 a.m. to noon: Backbends and Hand Balancing
- 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Forward Bends
Sunday, May 19
- 9:30 a.m. to noon: Full Spectrum
Register by April 15th to enjoy early bird pricing of $171 for the general public or $161 for Athletic Club members. After April 15th, prices go up to $190 for the general public and $175 for Athletic Club members. Individual sessions are available for $55 per session for the public, $45 for Club members, including the Advance Practice. For more information or to register, please call 970-790-2051.
March 24, 2013
Beaver Creek Easter Egg Hunt
The whole family will love Beaver Creek’s annual Easter Egg Hunt at Creekside Park at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 30th. More than 3,000 Easter Eggs are hidden for the kiddos to find and the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance – don’t forget your camera! For more details, please call the Beaver Creek Information Desk at 970-845-9090.
Cima Easter Brunch
After the Beaver Creek Easter Egg Hunt, head in to Cima for a special Easter Sunday Brunch! This special Latin flavored holiday brunch buffet will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a carving station, Chicken Adobado, seafood ceviche, malted waffles, scrambled eggs, a huge dessert spread and more! The cost is $42 per person for adults or $19 for kids. Please call 970-790-5500 to make your reservation.
March 18, 2013
New Athletic Club Director
The Athletic Club at The Westin is pleased to announce that it has promoted Missy Lacy to the position of Club Director. Missy has served as the Club’s Director of Membership since October 2011. In her new role, she will continue to oversee membership sales and retention, as well as taking on fitness programming, facility maintenance and improvements and the planning of special events.
“Missy has done an excellent job of working closely with our members and we’re thrilled to see her take on more responsibility in this new role,” said Spa Anjali General Manager Gaye Steinke.
Please stop by and say hello to Missy if you haven’t met her already!
Master Illusionist Jason Bishop
“America's Hottest Illusionist” Jason Bishop is bringing his spectacular show to Beaver Creek this week with two exciting shows. He will perform a free preview on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Plaza Stage in Beaver Creek Village – including his famous $100 bill illusion! He will perform his full magic show on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $42 for adult or $32 kids and are available online at Vilar Performing Arts Center, by phone at 970.845.TIXS(8497), or in person at the VPAC Box Office in Beaver Creek. Don’t miss this amazing show!
March 11, 2013
Spa Anjali Girls Day Out
Spa Anjali will once again be hosting a Girls Day Out this Wednesday, March 16th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring La Bella Donna make-up. Guests can enjoy a complimentary Naked Face Make Over Party, a glass of wine and refreshments and VIP access to our spa, pool and Athletic Club. Reservations are required, please call 970-790-3020 to reserve your spot.
March 4, 2013
We're happy to report that the spring snow is falling steadily here in the Vail Valley, with more than 6 inches of fresh powder on the slopes this morning and more snow forecast for later this week.
And congrats to everyone who completed Saturday's Talons Challenge - what a gorgeous day!
Smokey Robinson at Vilar Center
Musical icon Smokey Robinson will bring his legendary Motown sound to Beaver Creek’s Vilar Center this Saturday night for a special concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Robinson’s hits include “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “Tears of a Clown,” “I Second That Emotion,” "Cruisin’” and many others. Tickets are $145 for kids and $175 for adults and are available online, by phone at 970-845-8497 or in person at the Vilar Box Office in Beaver Creek. See you there!
February 24, 2013
Final Beaver Creek Snowshoe Series Race
Next Sunday, March 3rd, enjoy the final race in this year’s Beaver Creek Snowshoe Series, which is open to everyone from first-time snowshoers to trained athletes, plus kids of all ages! Events include a competitive 10K, the Fun 5K and a Kids 1K run. Stick around after the race for a post-event party on the plaza. The race starts at 11 a.m. and is $30 in advance or $35 on Sunday. Kids under age 12 are free! Click here for more info and see you on the slopes!
February 19, 2013
Talons Challenge Registration
Registration is going on now for the 10th annual Talons Challenge – where only the best will ski more than 24,000 vertical feet of Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond runs on Beaver Creek’s legendary World Cup Birds of Prey, Grouse Mountain and Larkspur Bowl on Saturday, March 2nd.
Registration is only $35 in advance and space is limited to 1,500 registrants – so register early and secure your spot.
Get ready for the big day at the Athletic Club at The Westin with our Winter Sports Conditioning class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. – we’ll help you develop leg strength and endurance!! And on Saturday, the Club staff will have complimentary breakfast burritos at the start line for our members Click here to register and for more info.
Barre Fitness Certification Workshop
The Athletic Club at The Westin is offering a Barre Fitness Certification Workshop for instructors this Saturday, Feb. 23.
The workshop, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will offer Definitive Barre Fitness Certification, a nationally recognized program that is approved by the American Fitness & Aerobics Association (AFAA). This workshop will train employees as elite Barre Instructors. The Athletic Club is also hosting a Barre Master Class on Friday at 5 p.m. that is open to public at a cost of $20 per person.
Instructors must meet several pre-requisites to participate in the certification course, including:
- Must currently hold, or be enrolled to receive a certification from a Nationally recognized Fitness Association (AFAA, ACE etc.) within six months after DBF Certification
- Must take one Barre Class from either Elizabeth Sullivan, Marisa Malzone, Elizabeth Vino or Randi Coy prior to attending the certification
- Must have rhythm and be able to count to the beat of music
- Background in dance, Pilates, yoga, Zumba, group exercise preferred
The class will be taught by Denver-based Definitive Barre Fitness, LLC co-founders Elizabeth Vino and Randi Coy. A former ballerina, Vino has been teaching dance since age 15 and has taught adults, children in Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Creative Movement and Barre. Coy, a nationally certified group fitness instructor, teaches a variety of fitness classes, including spin, boxing, kickboxing, mat Pilates, yoga, circuit training and sculpting
The cost of the Barre Fitness Certification Workshop is $425 per person. To register, please call 970-790-2051.
February 10, 2013
Westin Riverfront Fire & Ice Fireworks Extravaganza
For the first time ever, the Town of Avon – which is famous for its Independence Day celebration and accompanying fireworks display - will blast off more than 10,000 shells of fireworks this President’s Day weekend with“The Westin Riverfront Fire & Ice in Nottingham Park” this Sunday starting at 3 p.m.
Attendees of The Westin Riverfront Fire & Ice can enjoy an ice carving competition, a huge ice bonfire, balloon sculptors, fire and light hula-hoop artists and live music from Turntable Review. Stay cozy by the fire pits and in the warming huts while enjoying a hearty bowl of chili and a hot drink. The grand finale fireworks extravaganza will start 6:30 p.m. Should be a fantastic event!
Valentine’s Day at Spa Anjali
Pamper your special sweetheart at Spa Anjali, which is hosting two special Valentine’s Day events next week. On Wednesday, Feb. 13th, Spa Anjali is hosting a Girl’s Day Out from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For only $20, ladies can enjoy a mini face lift with Skin Authority products, a complimentary glass of wine and refreshments, plus full VIP access to the spa, pool and Athletic Club for the day and a $25 per person credit toward a Skin Authority product purchase. Reservations are required; please call 970-790-3020 to book your spot.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, the Athletic Club at The Westin is offering a special Valentine’s Day Partnering Yoga Class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with candle light ambiance and chocolates for participants. The cost is $45 per couple for members in advance, $55 per couple for non-members. The day of price is $60 per couple. To reserve your space, please call 970-790-2051.
And in honor of the most romantic day of the year, for every Valentine’s Day spa gift certificate purchased, Spa Anjali will provide guests with complimentary champagne and chocolates on Feb. 14th, as well as a pair of Hanky Panky panties (while supplies last). Hope you can join us!
February 2, 2103
Super Sunday at The Westin Riverfront!
What better way to enjoy the big game then after a day of powder skiing?? For the 2nd year in a row, we will be hosting a football viewing party in our lobby. We will set up three 50” TVs around the lobby and in front of the main portrait window will have a large 7’ x 7’ HD projection screen - it’s the one day of the year that we block our fabulous Beaver Creek Mountain views! Cima will be serving up tons of great apps, Colorado microbrews and hand-crafted cocktails - hope to see you there!
Beaver Creek Snowshoe Series
This Sunday, February 3rd join Beaver Creek for the 2nd race in the Snowshoe Series – which draws everyone from first-time snowshoers to world class snowshoe athletes, plus kids of all ages! Events include a competitive 10K, the Fun 5K and a Kids 1K run and is followed by a post-event party on the plaza. The race starts at 11am and is $30 in advance or $35 on race day. Kids under age 12 are free! Click here for more info and see you on the slopes!
January 21, 2013
Dinner at The Lift
We are thrilled to announce that The Lift is now serving dinner, offering another option for families and those looking for easy, casual dining.
Dinner is served daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Lift’s menu features a wide variety of starters, soups and salads, including Potato skins, Chicken Wings, All-Natural Beef Chili and Cobb Salad. Families love the selections of pizzas and sandwiches, including an Angus Beef Burger for $15, Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich for $14 and Fish Tacos for $16. Entrees include Roasted Chicken Penné with cherry tomatoes and roasted garlic for $18, Braised Shortrib with potato puree and caramelized winter vegetables for $24 and Steak Frites, a grilled flat iron steak with truffle fries, onion marmalade and red wine sauce for $24.
The Lift also served a delicious hot breakfast daily from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Lift’s breakfast menu includes Golden Malted Waffles with Berries and Almond Granola for $13.50, Irish Oat Porridge with almonds, flax seed, Colorado honey and solar dried fruit for $10.50 and Steak & Eggs with Adobo Marinated Skirt Steak, blacks beans, mole negro, breakfast potatoes and toast for $18.50. Enjoy!
Beaver Creek Food & Wine
Foodies will be flocking to the Vail Valley this weekend for the amazing Beaver Creek Food & Wine Festival, four days of cooking demonstrations, innovative wine and spirits events, gourmet wine pairing dinners and of course fabulous skiing! The weekend kicks off on Thursday with the Meet the Chefs Reception and wraps on Sunday with the Celebrity Chef Ski Race & Brunch. Attending chefs include Gail Simmons of Food & Wine Magazine, John Besh, Sam Talbot, Alex Seidel and Spike Mendelsohn. Click here for the full schedule of events.
January 14, 2013
It’s a busy week of hot stars at Beaver Creek’s Vilar Center! On Wednesday night, Marc Cohn – the legend behind “Walking In Memphis” – will play tracks from his latest album, “Listening Booth: 1970” as well as many of his past Grammy Award-winning hits. Then on Thursday, funny man and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams will perform along with comic David Steinberg. Tickets are $45 for Marc Cohn and $225 for Robin Williams and can be purchased at 888.920.ARTS, www.vilarpac.org or in person at the VPAC Box Office.
Disco Skate Night
Every Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this winter Beaver Creek is hosting Disco Skate Night at the Black Family Ice Rink in the heart of the Beaver Creek Village. Enjoy 70s music, a light show and free ice time, all while strutting your moves on the ices. Skate rentals are available. See you there!
January 7, 2013
Live Music in the Lobby
Did you know that we offer live music every evening in the lobby, including rock and jazz music by Vail Valley’s popular BLT every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by Turntable Review on Friday and Saturdays from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Join us and enjoy one of Cima’s hand-muddled cocktails, a glass of wine or a small plate while relaxing by the fire.
Beaver Creek Family Snowshoe Tours
This Thursday, Beaver Creek will host one of its complimentary Family Snowshoe Tours from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center, located in the Strawberry Park building next to the Strawberry Park Express Chairlift #12. Open to families and explorers age 6 and up, enjoy a guided stroll through starlit snowfields, followed by hot cocoa and cookies.
December 31, 2012
Beaver Creek New Year’s Eve Family Carnival
Spend New Year’s Eve with the whole family at Beaver Creek’s New Year’s Eve Family Carnival. Held at McCoy’s in Beaver Creek Village, the Family Carnival features games, DJ, dancing, raffle prizes, 2 balloon drops and much more! Open to all ages, the costs is $30 per person for ages 6 to adult, kids 5 and under a free. And don’t forget – Beaver Creek’s Village Fireworks will go off at approximately 6:45 p.m.
Cima New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party
Please join us tonight at Cima's New Year’s Eve Countdown Dinner and Party! Make reservations now to enjoy our Countdown Dinner, which features a delicious Latin dinner served at two seatings - the First Seating from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with four courses at $95 for adults or $55 for kids under age 12. The Second Seating is from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features a five-course tasting menu and admission to the Countdown Party for $195 for adults.
Then continue the celebration with Cima’s Countdown Party in the bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. featuring a DJ and a light show. Cost is $40 per person. Reservations: 970-790- 5500.
December 24, 2012
Happy holidays & Merry Christmas from all of us here at The Westin Riverfront!
Christmas Brunch at Cima
Ho ho ho! Wake up to Cima’s Christmas Brunch Buffet this Tuesday, just $29 for adults and $17 for children under 12 years old. Holiday brunch dishes include Eggs Benedict with chipotle hollandaise, requeson crepes with mole negro, and agave nectar yogurt parfaits, plus several other delicious favorites. And raise your glass to the holidays with one of Cima’s handcrafted brunch cocktails, like a Cima Bloody Mary or an Orange Passionfruit Screwdriver. Reservation can be made at 970-790- 5500. Cheers!
December 17, 2012
Cima New Year’s Eve
Make reservations now to ring in 2013 at Cima with a special New Year’s Eve Countdown Dinner and Party on Monday, Dec. 31st. The Countdown Dinner with feature a delicious Latin dinner served at two seatings: the First Seating will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with four courses at $95 for adults or $55 for kids under age 12. The Second Seating will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature a five-course tasting menu and admission to the Countdown Party for $195 for adults. The Countdown Party will be held in Cima’s bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and will feature a DJ and a light show. Cost is $40 per person. Reservation can be made at 970-790- 5500. Hope you will join the celebration!
Winter Solstice Celebration at Studio Anjali
Please join Studio Anjali at our Athletic Club for a special Winter Solstice Celebration this Friday, Dec. 21st from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This Winter Solstice celebration – free and open to the community - is a chance to gather with friends, renew your spirit and honor the sacredness of life. Studio Anjali will transform itself into a cathedral of light for this special candlelit ceremony designed to usher us along our individual and communal paths. Led by Studio Anjali instructor Suzanne Oliver, we will share poetry and stories of Solstice tidings and celebrate the people in our lives and the breath that we breathe, while releasing the things that no longer serve us. Please join us to laugh, play and gather in peace as the Earth moves back towards the light. Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to gather at Cima to share hot chocolate or cider as we warm ourselves by the fire.
Beaver Creek Thursday Night Lights
This week one of Beaver Creek’s most-loved traditions returns for the season: Thursday Night Lights. Skiers and snowboarders (Level 5 and up) are invited to participate in the glow ski parade down to Beaver Creek Village, followed by a spectacular fireworks finale. Interested skiers & boarders must register at the Children’s Ski & Snowboard School in advance. Please call 970-754-5464 for further details.
December 10, 2012
It’s snowing! We’re very pleased to report that more than 13 inches of fresh white powder have fallen in the past two days here in Beaver Creek and that our Riverfront Express Gondola is now running daily for the season, giving you easy, direct access from The Westin Riverfront to Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead and more. See you out on the slopes!
Beaver Creek Family FunFest
Beaver Creek’s Family FunFest is back for another season of music, magic, food and fun! Grad the kids and head to the Beaver Creek Village on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday now through April to experience this complimentary village-style carnival complete with games, prizes, a bouncy house, caricature art, music and more
Cima Après Ski
There is nothing better than kicking back after a long powder day with a refreshing cocktail and some delicious snacks around Cima’s cozy firetable or long, inviting bar. Cima offers après daily starting at 3 p.m.; on Friday and Saturday they’ve got a DJ spinning until 10 p.m.! Enjoy $5 handcrafted cocktails and $7 small plates – check out the full menu here.
December 3, 2012
Congrats to all the athletes who particpated in the Birds of Prey World Cup races last weekend - thanks for all the amazing runs! We're already excited for the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships here in Vail & Beaver Creek on February 3-15, 2015!!
Ice Skating in Beaver Creek Village
Enjoy ice skating under the lights on the Black Family Ice Rink in Beaver Creek Village! The rink is open daily from noon to 9 p.m., a perfect outing for families and couples of all ages! After taking a few turns, cozy up at one of the fire pits surrounding the rink with a mug of piping hot cocoa. Admission is just $5 if you have your own skates, $8 with a rentals for kids 12 and under or $14 for skating and rentals for ages 13+. More info: 970-845-0438.
November 26, 2012
Birds of Prey World Cup
Beaver Creek is gearing up to host the men’s World Alpine Ski Championships in 2015, and what better way to experience these amazing athletes first-hand than at this weekend’s Birds of Prey World Cup races. The 2012 lineup includes Downhill, Super G and Giant Slalom – the only domestic stop for the U.S. men on one of the world’s toughest courses. All World Cup races and festivities are free and open to the public.
Every race counts leading up to the 2015 World Alpine Championships – let's cheer on the U.S. men’s alpine team as they go for gold!
Kids Club Open for Winter Season
The Westin Kids Club is open again for the season! Opens to kids age 5 – 12, the Kids Club Winter hours are Sunday-Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. We also offer a Ski School Carpool Program, which meets at the Kids Club daily at 8 a.m. The cost is $30 and reservations are required a 24 hours before your child’s lesson. We will then pick your child up, give them a snack and drop them off at 4:30 p.m. New this year: We’re offering the Ski School Carpool PLUS! Extend your pick-up time to 7 p.m. for just $55 total!
For teens, The Westin Riverfront offers the 7430 Teen Program. We’ve teamed up with Beaver Creek Loves Teens to offer the following fun, supervised outings:
Twilight Snowshoe & Pizza Party - Dec. 26, Jan 2, Feb 18, March 25 & April 1
- A guided snowshoe trek after sundown lets teens experience the mountain in a whole different light. Teens can meet and mingle as they explore the mountain, followed by pizza in the Nordic Center. Snowshoe equipment and headlamps provided. Dinner included with registration. Cost: $35.00
Teen Trick Class @ the Edwards Anti-Gravity Center - Dec. 27, Jan 3, Feb 21, March 28, April 4
- Teens can test their limits in the all-new anti-gravity center in the Edwards field house. This state-of-the-art trampoline center is a fun new training facility where teens can test out new ski and snowboard tricks, flips and stunts. Certified instructors will teach a 45 minute trick class followed by free time to bounce around. After the lesson, we’ll head over to Marble Slab for ice cream. Registration includes transportation and ice cream. Cost: $50.00
Teen Tubing @ Vail’s Adventure Ridge - Dec. 28, Jan 4, Feb 19, March 19, March 26 and April 2
- Let’s head over to Vail for some good old fashioned tubing hill fun! Registration includes transportation and tubing hill ticket. Food is not provided but can be purchased at Eagle’s Nest. Cost: $50.00
The 7430 Teen Lounge will be open during Cima’s Après Ski on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. when we are not going on an off-site excursion.
For more information, please call the Kids Club at 970-790-3010.
November 19, 2012
Beaver Creek Opening Day
It’s time to ski! Beaver Creek Resort opens for the 2012-2013 ski season this Wednesday, with the Centennial Express Lift firing up a 9 a.m. See you on the mountain!
And after a great first day, be sure to grab a cookie as part of Beaver Creek’s 9th annual Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition. The top five recipes will compete for bragging rights as the official cookie recipe for the season. Judging begins at 2 p.m. on the Beaver Creek Plaza.
Thanksgiving at Cima
Make your reservations now for Cima’s decadent Thanksgiving Feast, which will be served this Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. The menu includes four delicious courses, including Butternut Squash-Lobster Soup and Free Range Turkey with Cornbread-Bacon-Pecan Stuffing, plus a lavish dessert buffet. Cost is $52 per adult, $26 for kids under 12. Complimentary valet parking for all guests! Call to reserve your spot: 970-790-5500.
November 10, 2012
Athletic Club Round Robin Open House
Please join us at the Athletic Club at The Westin for a Round Robin Open House this Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a great opportunity for members and guests to try out our new classes and socialize with other members. Each studio will offer 20 minute trial classes, including Circuit Train/TRX, Pilates Barre, Cardio Kickboxing, 6 varieties of yoga and Pilates Reformer. We’ll be serving cocktails and healthy snacks – bring a friend!
Gratitude Series at Studio Anjali
Studio Anjali is hosting a Gratitude Series on each Sunday this month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This week’s class is “You said Thank You, but what did you mean?” with Surya Trobaugh, Tara Goike, Emily Moyer & Tanya Miller. This session will explore a series of playful poses that will align with the body’s intelligence to feel grateful and a guided meditation to experience it’s true meaning.
The Nov. 11 class is “Restorative Bliss” with Tara Goike. On Sunday, Nov. 18th, try “Embody Gratitude: Flow & Yin” with Emily Moyer. And the Nov. 25th session is “Weaving the Web of Gratitude” with Tanya Miller.
Each class is $30 for members, $40 for non-members – or $100 for all four classes, plus a Studio Anjali Gratitude Journal. To register, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com
November 5, 2012
Spa Anjali & the Education Foundation of Eagle County
Pamper yourself for a good cause this week at Spa Anjali! Now through Thursday, Spa Anjali will donate $25 to the Education Foundation of Eagle County for every Classic Massage or Facial. In addition, the treatments are being offered at a discounted rate of only $75 each. The Athletic Club at The Westin is also offering free yoga classes to all Eagle County teachers through Saturday.
Book your spa appointment today at 970-790-3020 and be sure to mention the donation to receive the discounted rate.
October 29, 2012
Halloween at Cima
|Celebrate Halloween this year with Cima’s special spooky cocktail – a Spicy Blood Orange Habanero Margarita. And don’t forget, Cima is currently offering 30% off your entire check now through Dec. 14th.|
Beaver Creek Ski Season Preview
There are just 22 days until the start of the 2012-2013 ski season and last week’s snow storm definitely got everyone here in the Vail Valley fired up! Check out this great Ski Season Preview from Beaver Creek Mountain and get excited to hit the mountain with us on Nov. 21.
And don’t miss the great Ski/Snowboard Sale from American Airlines – they’re offering great prices on round-trip tickets into Eagle Vail from Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, New York, LA and more! Deadline to book is Oct. 31st.
October 22, 2012
#1 Western Resort on Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice
We are very proud to announce that we have been ranked #1 in the “Top 40 Resorts in the West” category in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards.
The 2012 Readers’ Choice poll also features a list of the “Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World,” ranking The Westin Riverfront #42 for its “excellent location by the lifts that allows guests to take the Riverfront Express Gondola to the base of Beaver Creek Mountain” and "amazing hot tubs and pool."
A record 46,476 readers participated in the 25th annual Readers' Choice survey, which ranks the world’s best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts and is featured in the November issue of the magazine. This year, for the first time, the list is broken up by region.
“We are thrilled to remain at the top of this prestigious list thanks to the continued support of our loyal guests,” said our General Manager Timothy Wolfe. “We are especially pleased that the Condé Nast Traveler readers highlighted our ‘fantastic and friendly’ staff, because offering each guest a superior luxury experience is something that we pride ourselves on.”
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us - we truly appreciate your support!
October 15, 2012
New Athletic Club Fitness Director
Please join us in welcoming Brian Dalrymple as the new Fitness Director at The Athletic Club at The Westin.
Dalrymple most recently served as a Spa & Fitness Director for Vail Resorts at the Keystone Lodge and Spa and the RockResorts Spa at The Lodge at Vail. A passionate rugby player, Dalrymple graduated from The American University in Washington, DC and is currently pursuing an MBA from Colorado State University.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brian and his extensive fitness experience and strong Vail Valley connections to the Athletic Club at The Westin,” said Spa Anjali General Manager Gaye Steinke.
The Athletic Club is currently accepting new members, with monthly fees starting at $115 for individuals and $170 for families, plus a one-time initiation fee. Join in October or November and receive a free 50 minute Swedish Massage at Spa Anjali! For more information, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com
October 8, 2012
Spa Anjali October Specials
Plan your visit to Spa Anjali now to take advantage of their spectacular October specials:
- $89 for any Classic Massage or Facial on Monday-Friday
- $175 for a massage & facial combo – available daily
- 25% off all other services daily
The Salon at Spa Anjali is also hosting Fabulous Fridays every Friday between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in October & November, offering complimentary holiday makeovers. Based on availability, so call now to reserve your spot: 970-790-3020.
Beaver Creek Luxury Lifestyle Festival
This weekend Beaver Creek is hosting the 2nd annual Luxury Lifestyle Festival with Mountain Living Magazine, showcasing the very best in cars, fashion, luxury home design, wine and fine food. The festival kicks off Friday special Wine & Tapas Social hosted by The Metropolitan in Beaver Creek Village; Saturday events include a Luxury Car Show in Centennial Park, a Luxury Home Tour, a Fashion Show and a Wine Tasting Gallery Stroll visiting many of Beaver Creek’s top art galleries. Check out the full schedule here.
October 1, 2012
Pretty in Pink at Spa Anjali
Spa Anjali is pleased to be hosting the first of the Pretty in Pink events to benefit Shaw Cancer Center this Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 3-6pm. We will be offering $20 polish changes and $25 haircuts, along with refreshments (pink lemonade and pink cupcakes!), with all proceeds being donated to help this wonderful cause. Please join us in making a difference!
Do It Daily at Studio Anjali
Studio Anjali is kicking off “Do It Daily” – a program to encourage members and guests to do 31 days of yoga in October, starting today! We offer a variety of interesting and challenging yoga classes daily, including Hot Yoga Flow, Vinyasa and Kundalini. Click here for a full schedule or stop by the Athletic Club on P1 for more details.
30% off at Cima
Cima – which recently launched a delicious new menu - is celebrating the off season with an awesome deal on amazing food: 30% off your entire check now through Dec. 14th!
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