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The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa At Beaver Creek Mountain
126 Riverfront Lane · PO Box 9690 • Avon, Colorado 81620 · United States • Phone: (970) 790-6000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8099
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APRIL 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. 


April 21, 2014

Earth Day at the Athletic Club at The Westin

In celebration of Earth Day, this Tuesday, April 22nd the Athletic Club at The Westin is hosting several special events:

  • YOGA - Earth Day Candlelight Flow and Restore Yoga Class 6:45p.m. with Jennifer Straw
  • FREE TREES - A complimentary tree will be given to members who ride their bike to The Westin Riverfront on Tuesday
  • BOOKS - Enjoy reading Earth Day books that are placed throughout the Athletic Club

Hope you can join us and don't forget to do your part daily to protect the earth!

April 14, 2014

Tamale Festival going on now at Maya Beaver Creek 

Please join us this spring at Maya for the Maya Tamale Festival going on now through May 31st. 

Dating back to 1200 BC, tamales are a traditional Latin American dish that have long been served at feasts. Chef Richard Sandoval designed Maya’s Tamale Festival to celebrate this culinary heritage with surprising new tamale flavors and textures created by combining authentic ingredients in unexpected ways. Special menu items available for Maya’s Tamale Festival include the Tamale Starter Sampler ($17), which is served with specially selected 3 oz. beer pairings from Crazy Mountain Brewery, the Chicken Tinga Tamale ($18) and the Pork Tamale ($21). 

Starting on April 20th, Maya will also be launching an All Night Happy Hour daily from 2:30 p.m. to close, with specials including $2 handcrafted tacos, $5 margaritas and $4 bites, including Mahi Mahi Ceviche, Smoked Brisket Nachos and Steak Flatbread. See you there!

April 7, 2014

Spring Renovation

This spring, The Westin Riverfront will launch three exciting renovation projects that will allow us to continue to offer you an amazing Vail Valley luxury experience:

The Pool Deck will undergo a fantastic experience enhancement starting on April 7th, with upgrades including new patio furniture and an extensive new paver heating system that is visually appealing and allows for better snow removal. During this time, resort guests are invited to use the pool facilities at the nearby Avon Recreation Center. For access, simply present your Athletic Club membership card.

Spa Anjali will also begin an exciting renewal of the Spa Reception and Spa Boutique along with an expansion and upgrade of the Hair Salon. We will be offering spa services during the renovation in a Spa Suite in the Hotel. We invite you to enjoy special member only pricing of $65 for a 50-minute Spa Anjali Classic Massage or a 50-minute Classic Facial. Other specials will also be available. To book your appointment, please call 970-790-3020. 

And to be able to offer even faster connectivity while you are here, we are also completing a major upgrade to our Internet systems, including an overhaul to the infrastructure and a significant increase in bandwidth. 

Both the Pool Deck and Spa Anjali are scheduled to reopen in time for Memorial Day holiday weekend. 

Thank you for your understanding during our "spring cleaning!"

March 20, 2014

Westin Well-Being Launch

In celebration of Westin's new global Well-Being Movement, we are thrilled to be hosting a weeklong series of FREE group exercise classes, lectures, guided meditations and more starting on today, March 20th – which has been declared “International Happiness & Well-Being Day” by the United Nations.

"We are dedicated to making sure that all of our guests feel better when they leave than they did when they arrive, which is why we offer more than 80 group exercise classes each week," said General Manager Jeff Burrell. "We are excited to bring this fitness and well-being celebration to the Vail Valley."

All classes are free and open to the public. The Westin Riverfront’s Well-Being Movement schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 20 – FEEL WELL

  • Free Chair Massage: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Athletic Club Foyer
  • Move & Groove Class: Noon – 1 p.m. – Movement Studio
  • Heart Opening Yoga: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Yoga Studio
  • Laughing Yoga: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Yoga Studio

Friday, March 21 – PLAY WELL

  • Fitness through the Ages – Special class celebrating fitness trends from the past 50 years: Noon – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Movement Studio
  • Spin Scan Demo and enjoy a free beer 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Cycling Studio

 Saturday, March 22 – SLEEP WELL

  • Restorative Yoga: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. – Yoga Studio
  • Complimentary Hot Tea: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Hotel Lobby 

Monday, March 24  - EAT WELL

  • Boost Your Energy with Seasonal Eating 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – The Lift

Tuesday, March 25 – WORK WELL

  • Guided Meditation Class: 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. – Yoga Studio
  • Virtual Guided Meditation – live pod cast: 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – From Your Desktop

Wednesday, March 26 – MOVE WELL

  • Pilates Reformer Class: Noon – 1 p.m. – Pilates Studio
  • Pilates Mat Class: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Movement Studio
  • Howard Head Movement Lecture: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Movement Studio

March 16, 2014

Studio Anjali & Howard Head Physical Therapy are once again inviting pregnant ladies to take some time to relax and focus on yourself and your baby this winter with  our second special Pamper Your Pregnancy workshops this Sunday, March 23rdPriced at $130 per day, the Pamper Your Pregnancy schedule includes:

Lecture: Your Body After Baby: Safe Post-Partum Exercises: 11 a.m..

Stephanie Drew will go over some early post-partum exercise tips and what you can do now to prepare for your post-baby return to fitness.

Pre-natal Yoga Class: 11 a.m. to noon

Designed to embrace the changes taking place in your body, this class will combine energizing movements, breathing, meditation and creative visualization, ending with a guided deep relaxation. Open to all stages and levels of yoga experience. Alex Duchscher, who has been teaching since 2002, incorporates Vinyasa Flow and Kripalu’s Hatha style of yoga into her pre-natal classes. She taught throughout her pregnancy last year, which gave her unique insights to share with her pregnant students.

Pre-natal Massage at Spa Anjali

Enjoy a relaxing 50-minute massage designed to nurture both mother and baby, with extra attention given to your comfort and stage of pregnancy.

The cost for the Pamper Your Pregnancy workshop is $130 per day. Space is limited! For more information or to reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com

March 9, 2014

Hot Stone Restorative Journey returns to Studio Anjali on March 16

The unique new Hot Stone Restorative Journey class returns to Studio Anjali this Sunday, March 16th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Created by Studio Anjali Yoga Director Suzanne Oliver, the Hot Stone Restorative Journey is a brand new offering that blends traditional restorative yoga with heated river stone massage. It utilizes heated river stones and restorative yoga postures to cultivate an intense state of calm and focus from which deep healing will occur. As you are guided from posture to posture, your energetic body will explore avenues of openness and the chakra system will become harmonious and balanced. You will be held and supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks and adorned by heated river stones for sustained periods of time in deeply rejuvenating postures.

The class will be taught by Suzanne Oliver, Tara Goike and Matthew Razo.

Registration is $95 for the public, $85 for Athletic Club at The Westin Members. Pre-registration required 5 days prior to the event. To reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051. 


2nd Daily Happy Hour at Maya! 

Maya Beaver Creek - our modern Mexican kitchen & tequila bar by Chef Richard Sandoval - is celebrating a fantastic first ski season with a new Reverse Happy Hour daily from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., with specials including $2 handcrafted tacos, $5 margaritas and $4 bites, including Mahi Mahi Ceviche, Smoked Brisket Nachos and Steak Flatbread. Maya’s popular Après Ski Happy Hour continues daily from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy!

Heart Health Q&A at Athletic Club at The Westin

Please join us this afternoon from 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. for a special Heart Health Q&A with Dr. Robert Orr, medical director of the Cardiology Institute at the Vail Valley Medical Center.  Held in the Athletic Club's Movement Studio, this is an amazing opportunity to ask Dr. Orr your heart health questions. He specializes in heart disease, ICD and pacemaker implantation, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease and lipid management. To RSVP: please email christine.albertson@vvmc.com or call (970) 569-7755.


February 24, 2014

Beaver Creek Talons Challenge

We've been training hard on all the powder this winter so we're ready for one of our favorite days of the year – Beaver Creek's 11th annual Talons Challenge!! The goal: ski more than 26,000 vertical feet of Black and Double Black Diamond runs and you too can earn a spot on the Talon's Wall-of-Fame. Are you ready??


Winter WonderGrass
We are thrilled to be one of the official host hotel for this weekend's Winter WonderGrass Festival at Avon's Nottingham Park. The amazing lineup includes Leftover Salmon, the Infamous Stringdusters, Elephant Revival, Greensky Bluegrass with Sam Bush and more! Tickets are still available here and limited rooms are available – see you at the shows!
Pamper Your Pregnancy at Studio Anjali

Studio Anjali at The Westin Riverfront and Howard Head Physical Therapy are inviting pregnant ladies to take some time to relax and focus on yourself and your baby this winter with two special Pamper Your Pregnancy workshops held on Sunday, Feb. 23rd and Sunday, March 23rd.

Priced at $130 per day, the Pamper Your Pregnancy schedule includes:

Pre-natal Yoga Class: 11 a.m. to noon

Designed to embrace the changes taking place in your body, this class will combine energizing movements, breathing, meditation and creative visualization, ending with a guided deep relaxation. Open to all stages and levels of yoga experience. Alex Duchscher, who has been teaching since 2002, incorporates Vinyasa Flow and Kripalu’s Hatha style of yoga into her pre-natal classes. She taught throughout her pregnancy last year, which gave her unique insights to share with her pregnant students.

Lecture: The Benefits to Exercising While Pregnant: 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m

Stephanie Drew of Howard Head Physical Therapy will lead a discussion on how to stay active and have a healthy pregnancy. Fit mothers have been shown to have less pain and fewer complications during pregnancy. With more than 10 years of experience, Drew has a doctorate in physical therapy and is a board certified Women’s Health therapist.

Pre-natal Massage at Spa Anjali

Enjoy a relaxing 50-minute massage designed to nurture both mother and baby, with extra attention given to your comfort and stage of pregnancy.

The cost for the Pamper Your Pregnancy workshop is $130 per day. Space is limited! For more information or to reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com

February 10, 2014
Dia de San Valentin at Maya
Love is in the air this February at Maya, Beaver Creek’s modern Mexican kitchen & tequila bar by Chef Richard Sandoval, which is celebrating the most romantic night of the year with a special Dia de San Valentin dinner on Friday, Feb. 14th.

Priced at $50 per person, this mouthwatering three-course menu was created using several known Latin aphrodisiac ingredients, including chiles, avocados, lobster and chocolate.

First course options include Sopa de Calabaza, a lobster-butternut squash-chile morita bisque with adobo shrimp, and Ceviche de Atun, made with tuna, watermelon, cucumber, red onion and mango. The savory main course features your choice of Langosta y Camarones, featuring Maine lobster and adobo prawns with corn puree and watercress-avocado pico de gallo salad, Carnitas de Puerco, a braised pork shoulder and grilled pork tenderloin with corn tortillas, black bean-queso requeson and avocado puree or Tampiquena, filet mignon with potato-rajas gratin, mole cheese enchiladas, cactus salad and guacamole.

For a decadent dessert, choose from an Empanada de Plantano, a banana and Mexican cream turnover with coconut ice cream, Pastel de Mousse, chocolate mousse with chocolate-chipotle sauce, raspberries and peanut butter feuillantine crust or Tres Leches Bread Pudding with cinnamon ice cream.

View Maya’s complete Dia de San Valentin menu here.  Reservations are highly recommended. To book your table, please visit www.richardsandoval.com/mayabc or call 970-790-5500.

Feb. 2, 2014

More than 3 feet of snow has fallen here in Beaver Creek in the past week - and there is more snow in the forecast! Hope you are out enjoying the powder!

Valentine's Day at Spa Anjali

Set your Valentine’s Day in motion this year with a special Valentine’s Day Partnering Yoga Class on Friday, Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Studio Anjali at The Athletic Club at The Westin.

Partner yoga is a unique practice that allows couples to unite in postures to deepen their understanding of yoga and awareness of each other. Yoga-ing with a partner – breathing together, guiding and supporting one another – is a creative and playful journey that connects us to each other. 

Taught by Suzanne Oliver and Tim Sullivan - who have practiced yoga together for more than a decade – the class will feature a special candlelight ambiance and chocolates for participants.

The cost for the Valentine’s Day Partnering Yoga Class is $45 per couple for Athletic Club members, $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 on Feb. 14th, as well as lovely bath salts to take home.

For more information or to buy your Valentine’s Day gift certificate, please call 970-790-3020 or visit www.spaanjali.com

Beaver Creek Food & Wine

Food & Wine Magazine once again returns to Beaver Creek this weekend, Jan. 23-26th, for four unforgettable days of food, wine & winter fun with the annual Beaver Creek Winter Food & Wine Weekend. This year's chef talent includes Gavin Kaysen, Tim Love, Alex Seidel and Fabio Viviani, plus master mixologist Alex Ott. Events include the Ski.Eat.Ski, Apres-Tiki and the Celebrity Chef Ski Race & Brunch. Click here for more information and the full schedule. Enjoy! 

January 13, 2013

Hot Stone Restorative Journey at Studio Anjali

Studio Anjali will be offering its 2nd installment of the amazing new Hot Stone Restorative Journey this Sunday, Jan. 19th, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Created by Studio Anjali Yoga Director Suzanne Oliver, the Hot Stone Restorative Journey is a brand new offering that blends traditional restorative yoga with heated river stone massage. It utilizes heated river stones and restorative yoga postures to cultivate an intense state of calm and focus from which deep healing will occur. As you are guided from posture to posture, your energetic body will explore avenues of openness and the chakra system will become harmonious and balanced. You will be held and supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks and adorned by heated river stones for sustained periods of time in deeply rejuvenating postures.

Registration is $95 and pre-registration required 5 days prior to the event. To reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051.

Paula Cole at Vilar Center

Beaver Creek's Vilar Center will host Grammy winner Paula Cole this Wednesday evening for a special 7:30 p.m. show. Colre has sold more than 3 million albums and has performed with top musicians like the Counting Crows, Melissa Etheridge, Peter Gabriel and Emmy Lou Harris. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased here or at 970-845-8497. 

Jan. 6, 2014

The Athletic Club at The Westin is launching two new training programs this month – a Masters Swim Clinic starting on Jan. 11th and an Indoor Triathlon Series starting on January 12th.

Whether training for an Ironman or XTERRA competition or simply to stay in shape, the Masters Swim program will provide expert instruction in the pool to help you improve your technique and gain confidence. Taught by Steve Croucher, this three-part program will cater to beginner swimmers at 8 a.m. and intermediate/advanced swimmers at 9 a.m. on the following dates:

  • January 11 - Correct body position and posture and proper turn form
  • February 22 - Focus on hand positioning, breaking down your kick and the sweep-to-catch transition
  • March 15 - Analyzing ways to generate more power, the best breathing and cadence patterns and finding your inner sprinting speed. Overview of open water sighting techniques and strategy.

The Masters Swim pricing is $30 per class, or $65 for all three sessions. Athletic Club members can participate for $20 per class, or $45 for all three sessions. Private video analysis is also available for $15 per half hour.

The Athletic Club at The Westin is also offering a three-part Indoor Triathlon Series starting in January. Open to all levels, this is a chance to give triathlons a try in a fun and supportive environment. Each hour-long session will be broken down into a 10 minute swim, a 20 minute ride on the CompuTrainer or stationary bike and a 15 minute run on the treadmill.

The Indoor Triathlon Series will be held at 4 p.m. on January 12th, February 23rd and March 16th.

The pricing is $30 per event or $80 for the series. Athletic Club at The Westin members can participate for $25 per event or $65 for the series.

For more information or to sign up for either program, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com

2013

December 30, 2013

New Year's Eve at Maya

Ring in 2014 with Maya's Unlimited Small Plate Dinner!! Both seatings are still available – 5:30 p.m. To 6:30 p.m. For $75 per guest or 7:30 p.m. To 9:30 p.m. For $155 per guest, plus entrance to the Countdown Party in our Riverfront Ballroom. The menu includes Lobster Tamal, Smoked Brisket Sopes, Pan Roasted Snapper and Short Ribs.

Join us after dinner for the Countdown Party in our Riverside Ballroom, featuring a DJ, party favors and champagne midnight toast. Make your reservation now at 970-790-5500. 

Beaver Creek New Year's Eve Family Bash

Spend New Year’s Eve with the whole family at Beaver Creek's 3rd annual New Year’s Eve Family Bash at McCoy's. All ages are welcome to enjoy games, a DJ, dancing, raffle prizes, two balloon drops and so much more! The event starts at 6:30 p.m. For a detailed event schedule and to purchase tickets, click here. Happy New Year! 

December 23, 2013
Merry Christmas from everyone here at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa!! In celebration of the holiday, Maya will be serving a special Christmas Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m. To 2:30 p.m. For $35, you can enjoy unlimited small plates of Maya's delicious Mexican food – including Mahi Mahi Ceviche, Posole, Huevos Rancheros and Smoked Brisket Tacos – plus free flowing brunch cocktails. Kids can dine for only $10! Call 970-790-5500 to reserve your spot today. 
Happy holidays - and enjoy the snow!

December 16, 2013

Beaver Creek Thursday Night Lights

One of Beaver Creek's most-loved winter traditions has returned for the season – Thursday Night Lights!! Intermediate skiers and boarded are invited to join Beaver Creek's Ski & Snowboard School in a glow stick ski down parade to music, followed by a spectacular fireworks show!! The parade starts at dusk, please register in advance at the Children's Ski & Snowboard School, call 970-754-5465 for details. 

December 9, 2013

New Year's Eve at Maya

Ring in the New Year with Maya's Unlimited Small Plate Dinner!! Two seatings are available – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for $75 per guest or 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for $155 per guest, plus entrance to the Countdown Party in our Riverfront Ballroom. The holiday dinner menu includes Lobster Tamal, Smoked Brisket Sopes, Pan Roasted Snapper and Short Ribs. Or join us just for our festive Countdown Party, which will feature a DJ, party favors and champagne midnight toast. Make your reservation now at 970-790-5500. Happy New Year!!

December 2, 2013

Dandapani Spiritual Meditation Workshop 

Studio Anjali is thrilled to be hosting a special Spiritual Meditation Workshop with the renowned Dandapani this Sunday, Dec. 8th from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Based on the fundamentals of Raja Yoga, this workshop is simple, highly practical and applicable in every day life, allowing you to create a sustainable meditation practice. This workshop will dive deep into the study of meditation and the role it plays in our daily life.

On top of a guided meditation, the Spiritual Meditation Workshop will cover:

  • How the mind works, including simple yet effective tools to develop concentration
  • An understanding of the nature of the subtle psychic nerves within the spine – the ida and the pingala – and the role they play in our daily lives
  • The 14 chakras – the nature of each and how energy stimulates them

A Hindu priest, speaker on self-development and an entrepreneur, Dandapani has a unique ability to simplify the understanding of the mind, make spiritual tools applicable in every day life, create systematic approaches to self development that allows for sustainable change and relate what he teaches to every day life. Dandapai spent 10 years as a Hindu monk under the guidance of one of Hinduism’s foremost spiritual leaders of our time, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Now based in New York City, Dandapani is now a much sought after speaker and coach on self-development. 

The workshop price is $75. To register, please call 970-790-2051.

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