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.
Love Is In the AIR event on Feb. 10
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. 10th with 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.
Yoga Beat Class on Jan. 2nd
Back by popular demand, Studio Anjali at The Westin is kicking off 2016 with a special Yoga Beat class on Saturday, Jan. 2nd from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Taught by Tara Goike, this Level 2 Vinyasa yoga practice will concentrate on your core and waistline flowing to a groovy yoga beat. DJ Kirby K will mix a down-tempo blend of electronic beats to guide your breath and movements through the twisting sequence. This fiery and challenging class will rinse your body clean of toxins before ending in a rested, meditative state of bliss.
The cost for Yoga Beat is $20 in advance or $30 for drop-in. For more information, please visit the Athletic Club or call 970-790-2051.
Dec. 27, 2015
New Year's Eve Dinner at Maya
Maya will be ringing in 2016 with a decadent six-course New Year’s Eve dinner served on Thursday, Dec. 31st from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The price is $95 per person and the menu includes:
- Roasted Parsnip and Apple Soup – with ancho chile, house pancetta & crispy kale
- Arugula and Amaranth Salad – with duck carnitas, hazelnut masa croutons, queso fresco, pomegranate & brown butter vinaigrette
- Grilled Adobo Shrimp – with truffle corn flan, poblano, hominy & fresno chile
- Intermezzo – grapefruit, avocado, mint & jicama
- Coffee Porter Braised Colorado Short Rib – with Oaxaca cheese grits, tempura green onion, grilled oyster mushroom & mole poblano demi
- Sticky Toffee Cake – with ancho poached pear, buttermilk gelato, mescal toffee sauce & almond tuille
To view the complete menus, please visit www.richardsandoval.com/mayabc. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 970-790-5500 or visit Open Table to reserve your spot today!
Parlor 126 NYE Party!
Join us at Parlor 126 from 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. this New Year’s Eve for cocktails and dancing to ring in 2016! The party will feature live music and entertainment, a New Year’s Eve Champagne Toast at midnight in both East Coast and Mountain Time zones, plus a balloon drop at midnight. No reservations necessary!
Dec. 20, 2015
Please join us on Christmas Eve for the 5th annual holiday screening of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” featuring the classic Charles M. Schulz movie accompanied by live music from Vail Valley jazz duo BLT featuring Tony Gulizia and Brian Loftus.
Free and open to the public, the performance will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday in our lobby. Enjoy Parlor 126’s handcrafted cocktails and gourmet pub fare during the show. Hope to see you there!
Dec. 14, 2015
Maya Christmas Day Brunch
Celebrate the holiday season special a Christmas Day Brunch at Maya. Maya’s Christmas Day Brunch will be held on Friday, Dec. 25 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Priced at $38 for adults or $14 for kids 5-12 years. The menu includes:
- Croissants, Mini Muffins, Bagels, Parfaits, Yogurt and Fresh Fruits
- Assorted Cheeses, Charcuterie, Cold Cereals, Granola & Deviled Eggs
- House-made chips, salsa and guacamole
- Scrambled Eggs, Egg Albanil & an Omelet Station
- Maya Benedict
- Stuffed French Toast with cajeta and bananas
- Huevos Rancheros
- Honey Ginger Glazed Ham
- Roasted Leg of Lamb
- Seafood Display with shrimp, crab claws, oysters, ceviche
- Smoked Salmon
For the Kids (available after 11:00 AM)
- Hot Dogs, Mac’ & Cheese, Chicken Fingers and Vegetable Crudite
- Dessert Buffet including Christmas cookies, assorted mini desserts & hot cocoa
Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 970-790-5500 or visit Open Table to reserve your spot today!
Dec. 7, 2015
Winter Solstice Candlelight Restorative Practice on Dec. 20th
Studio Anjali invites you to welcome the winter season with two special Winter Solstice Candlelight Restorative Practices on Sunday, Dec. 20th - one from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and one from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Each 90-minute restorative practice is designed to release the body into a peaceful state during this stressful season, helping you to unwind your body and mind into a blissful union of rest, rejuvenation and clarity. Using candlelight, soft music, a warm room and yoga blankets, participants will be gently massaged in comfortable yoga poses that will invite healing and calmness into your being.
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 free for Athletic Club members or $25 for guests. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance. To reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051.
Dec. 2, 2015
Audi Birds of Prey World Cup Races!
We always love the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup races - and this weekend's weather is going to be gorgeous! Click here for the official event schedule. And the Vail Daily ran a great round-up today of all of the fun activities & music going on this weekend in the Vail Valley, please click here for that story.
And we're also excited that our Riverfront Express Gondola will be opening this Saturday for the season. It's just a 3 minute ride up to Beaver Creek Landing, where you can access the Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express chairlift and direct access to the slopes of Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek. After another great day on the mountain, please join us at Parlor 126 for live music from local favorites BLT and Turntable Review!
Nov. 29, 2015
Pilates Demo Days
Have you been wanting to learn how to use the Pilates Reformer machine? Join our Athletic Club for a special Pilates Demo Days this Tuesday from 8-10am, Wednesday from 9:30am-noon and Thursday from 4-5:30pm. Our certified instructors will be leading free demonstrations on how Pilates can improve your core stability and athletic performance!
Nov. 23, 2015
Thanksgiving at Maya!
Maya, our modern Mexican kitchen & tequila bar by Chef Richard Sandoval, will be serving a Colorado Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 26th. The menu includes your choice of one of each of the following:
- Roasted Cauliflower - Sesame cracker, yogurt, charred green onion
- Pumpkin - Crab, spices, pumpkinseed oil
- Baby Spinach - Pickled cranberry, jicama, pepitas, honey shallot vinaigrette
- Mixed Greens - Asian pear, rosemary blue cheese, candied pecans, apple cider vinaigrette
- Porchetta - Honey mustard glaze, Brussels sprouts, roasted root vegetables
- Roasted Turkey - Sausage stuffing with apples and cherries, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cider gravy with sage, cranberry
- Colorado Bass - Sweet potato puree, kale, apples, mushrooms, bacon, crispy shallots
- Maya’s Signature Dessert Table
The cost is $38 per adult or $15 for kids. Reservations are highly recommended: 970-790-5500 or www.richardsandoval.com/mayabc.
I AM THANKFUL at Spa Anjali
Relieve the holiday stress with Spa Anjali’s “I Am Thankful” promotion, which runs from through Dec. 15th and features a 50-minute massage or facial for $100 or a 75-minute massage or facial for $140.
To book your Spa Anjali Thanksgiving visit, please call 970-790-3020 or visit www.spaanjali.com.
Nov. 4, 2015
Celebration for XTERRA World Champion Josiah Middaugh
This Sunday, The Athletic Club at The Westinand Dogma Athletica will co-host a special celebration for local professional triathlete Josiah Middaugh, who won the XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii on Nov. 1st.
The community celebration will be held at Maya starting at 6 p.m.
The event will include an autograph session and remarks from Middaugh about his championship race and season. Middaugh is well known throughout the Vail Valley as an elite level, multi-disciplined athlete. He also coaches the Athletic Club’s Master Swim program, is a marquee trainer at Dogma Athletica and coaches athletes of all levels and aspirations through Middaugh Coaching.
“The entire Vail Valley is excited about Josiah’s win and we wanted to come together as a community to celebrate this major accomplishment,” said Athletic Club Director Jen Razee. “We have followed his successes closely over the years and are keenly aware of how hard he worked to achieve the top step on Sunday.”
It was Middaugh’s 15th year competing in the off-road triathlon event; he previously finished twice as first runner-up. East West Resorts Executive Vice President Peter Dann also was crowned an age-group champion last Sunday, placing first in the amateur 60-64 division.
“It is wonderful to have such a humble personality training and sharing his expertise at Dogma Athletica,” said Dogma Athletica Owner Rod Connolly. “Josiah’s biggest fans are probably his clients, they are excited to celebrate this achievement with him.”
A complimentary keg of Crazy Mountain beer will be available to all attendees who are 21 and over. Maya will also be serving its 2 Dine for $49 dinner special, where patrons can enjoy one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert for $49. Maya will also be offering Happy Hour pricing on drinks all night for dinner guests, including $6 margaritas and sangria.
November 2, 2015
Beaver Creek Opening Day: November 25!
Ski season is right around the corner and we are so excited for another fantastic season! Beaver Creek Mountain will open for the 2015-2016 ski season on Wednesday, Nov. 25th and Vail Resort is scheduled to open on Nov. 20th. Two resorts in Colorado are already open: Loveland and Arapahoe Basin.
Need to start working on your form?? Check out our training videos here featuring with our Resident Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin to help you shape up for the season.
Oct. 24, 2015
GO PINK Fundraiser at Spa Anjali this Wednesday!
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the Salon at Spa Anjali is offering special discounted services – including a haircut for $40, a manicure for $20 and a pedicure for $30 –.with 100% of proceeds going directly to Shaw.
The Athletic Club is will offer of its group exercise classes at a discounted rate of $10 each to anyone who shows up in pink gear on Wednesday; they will also donate the entire class fee for each person in pink to Shaw. Available classes include Winter Sports Conditioning at 6:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Pilates Barre at 8:30 a.m. and noon Flow & Restore Yoga at 4 p.m. Computrainer and Reformer classes are not included.
Salon appointments are required, please call 970-790-3020 to book your spot. For more information and a full class schedule, please visit www.spaanjali.com.
Oct. 19, 2015
AIReal Yoga Teacher Training Workshop
Studio Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek is excited to be hosting a special AIReal Yoga™ Teacher Training Immersion Workshop on Dec. 3-8, 2015.
AIReal Yoga™ is the first and only form of aerial yoga accredited by the Yoga Alliance. Led by AIReal Yoga™ founder Carmen Curtis, the 50-hour workshop, hosted by Studio Anjali, is an opportunity to explore the asana with an aerial dynamic by using the hammock as a yoga prop. AIReal Yoga’s™ philosophy will have you inspired in the art of teaching and truly finding your voice as a teacher.
The cost is $1,400 before Nov. 3rd or $1,600 after. Attendees will become a Certified AIReal Yoga™ Instructor, which will allow you to teach official AIReal™ Yoga classes.
Each day will begin with an AIReal Yoga™ class taught by Curtis. All attendees will also receive a comprehensive detailed aerial yoga manual with 108 postures plus variations on each posture with lesson plans for all levels of classes, including Introductory, Restorative/Gentle, Level 2/Advanced, Power/Fitness, Vinyasa Flow, Kids/Teens, Elders & Therapeutic Massage.
The schedule for the workshop is as follows:
- Dec 3 & 4 - Intro to AIReal Yoga™, Care of Fabric, Method & Namaskar A
- Dec 5 & 6 - Progressions, Core, Rigging & Asanas
- Dec 7 & 8 - Flow, Power, Restorative & Sequencing
To register, please visit: http://www.airealyoga.com/athletic-club--spa-anjali-at-the-westin-riverfront---vail-co.html
Oct. 11, 2015
Maya Mad Hat & Tea Cup Brunch on Oct. 25
Held from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, Maya’s Mad Hat & Tea Cup Brunch will feature a full Brunch Buffet with a build-your-own Omelet Station, tea party pastries and sandwiches and more. Tea service will be available upon request. Maya will also be serving its full breakfast menu, with lunch items available after 11 a.m. Come in your Halloween costume for a 10% discount – costumed kids under age 12 get half-off their breakfast.
Enhance your Mad Hat & Tea Cup Brunch with a creative cocktail, including:
- Cheshire Cat’s Bottomless Mimosa: $12
- Mad Hatter Madhatten: $9
- Alice’s Gingerly Fiz: $9
- Queen Mary: $9
- Rabbit’s Favorite Ale: $7
Maya’s Mad Hat & Tea Cup Brunch is priced at $25 for adults and $12 for kids ages 5-12. Reservations are highly recommended; please call 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
Oct. 5, 2015
Athletic Club Ski Conditioning
Gear up for another fantastic ski season with the 8-week Ski Conditioning Class at our Athletic Club! Starting on Oct. 12th, classes will incorporate some of Mikaela Shiffrin's tried-and-true exercises for optimal performance, utilizing the BOSU, TRX, kettlebells, agility ladder and hurdles, medicine balls, and sand bags to get you ready for that smooth transition into winter sports.
Choose your commitment:
--Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 6:15 a.m.
--Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
--Tuesdays at Noon
--Saturdays at 8 a.m.
Held in the Movement Studio, the classes are free for members or $15 per class for guests. Please call 970-790-2051 for more information.
Sept. 27, 2015
Fall Specials at Maya!
Enjoy the off season at Maya with our daily schedule of specials, including:
Happy Hour: Daily from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Live Jazz Mondays: Live Jazz starting at 5 p.m.
Taco Tuesday: $3 Tacos all night in the bar only
Wine Down Wednesdays; 50% off any bottle of wine $50 or more
Margarita Madness Thursdays: $6 Margaritas in the bar only
Fridays Local's Night: Locals get 15% off entire bill (Happy Hour not included)
Sangria Saturdays: $6 Sangrias all day
Buy One, Get One Free Sunday Brunch - $23 for adults, $12 for kids ages 5-12. Through Nov. 22, 2015
Sept. 13, 2015
Autograph Signing Session with Resident Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin!
Please join us for special autograph session with our Resident Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin this Friday, Sept. 18th starting at 5:30 p.m. Vail Valley native Shiffrin - who won Olympic gold in Sochi and is the reigning World Cup slalom champion – will sign ski helmets and race photos for 45 minutes. This free event is open to the public; all attendees are encouraged to bring a canned goods donation for the Vail Valley Salvation Army Food Pantry.
Local jazz favorites BLT will also be playing in The Westin Riverfront’s Lobby from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Maya will be serving Happy Hour all night long. Maya’s Happy Hour menu includes $6 margaritas, sangria and wine, $3 tacos and $5 Mexican tapas including Smoked Brisket Nachos, Vegetable Quesadillas and Salmon Ceviche.
As The Westin Riverfront’s Resident Gold Medalist, Shiffrin works out at the Athletic Club, which features Mikaela’s Corner - a special section of the gym offering a Half-Rack with Olympic Platform, a Fitness Duo Slackline, sand bags, kettlebells, obstacles, ropes and more. For more details, please call 970-790-2051.
Sept. 8, 2015
Handstand & Mala Making Workshops this September
Studio Anjali is hosting two unique new workshops this September – a Mala Making Workshop on Sept. 19th and a two-part Handstand Workshop on Sept. 12th & Oct. 3rd.
MALA MAKING WORKSHOP
Malas are strings of prayer beads used to chant mantras or pray. They can be used for yoga practices or to help with your own personal meditation or religious prayers. A traditional Mala is made out of 108 beads and a tassel, plus one bead to serve as the guru bead marker. Mala beads are made out of natural materials to provide the Mala with a special kind of energy.
Led by guest instructor Mindy Arbuckle, Studio Anjali’s Mala Making Workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The price is $35 in advance or $40 day-of. Beads can be purchased starting at $25.
Studio Anjali’s two-part Handstand Workshop will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12th and Saturday, Oct. 3rd, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Led by Claire Evans, this is a step-by-step workshop on how to build your handstand practice. Part 1 will include an introduction to handstand anatomy and prep poses. Part 2 will expand your handstand into the next posture, integrating what you learned from Part 1 and from your weekly practice routine.
All ability levels are welcome. The price is $30 per session or $55 for both sessions for the public. For more information or to reserve a spot in either workshop, please call 970-790-2051.
August 23, 2015
Final 2 week of FAC at Maya
Only two weeks left to enjoy FAC on Maya's patio! This Friday, experience Jerry Hermosillo and Joy Jaeger - the big voices of the big Denver funk band Thumpin'. When they are not playing to crowds of dancing fans, they also enjoy exploring their vast musical inspirations as a smaller ensemble. Maya's terrace opens at 5 p.m., live music starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy $3 tacos, $4 beers, $6 margaritas and $7 premium spirits. Next week, we'll wrap things up with Denver's Coles Whalen Trio.
And Maya is also raising funds this month at Table #101 to help raise money for the Education Foundation of Eagle County through You Dine, We Donate - please join us!
August 9, 2015
Live Jazz at Maya on Mondays
Summer is flying by - join us this month each Monday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. for live jazz on the Maya patio featuring local favorites Tony Gulizia & Brian Loftus. Don't miss Maya's awesome happy hour specials, including Salmon Ceviche, Smoked Brisket Nachos and Carnitas Torta for just $5 each, plus $4 cervezas, $6 sangria, wine & margaritas!
August 3, 2015
Beaver Creek Rodeo - Only Two Weeks Left!!
Only two weeks left to experience the Beaver Creek Rodeo, the ultimate in family-friendly Vail Valley entertainment! The rodeo is held on Thursday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. and features a full line-up of classic rodeo events, including Bareback & Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Mutton Bustin' and more. Kids love the pony rides, face painting and snacks. We offer free shuttle service to the Avon Rodeo Grounds - check with our concierge for more details!
July 27, 2015
Complimentary Casting Clinics by Gore Creek Fly Fisherman
Did you know that our friends at Gore Creek Fly Fisherman offer free casting clinics on our Wedding Lawn daily at 10:30 a.m? Gore Creek Fly Fisherman - the #1 fly fishing shop in Eagle County - offers a variety of fishing experiences, including half-day and full-day wade trips. Visit www.gorecreekflyfisherman.com for more details!
July 21, 2015
Maya is thrilled to once again be hosting a special Tequila Tasting & Dinner with our Chef Richard Sandoval this Saturday, July 25th!
This special evening will feature a four-course Mexican menu created by Chef Sandoval and Maya Executive Chef Kevin Delonay, with each course paired with tequila. Chefs Delonay and Sandoval will introduce and discuss each course.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in Maya's Tequila Lounge. Cost is $75 per person and includes a copy of Chef Sandoval's new cookbook, New Latin Flavors. Reservations are required, please call Maya at 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
July 12, 2015
Maya Instagram Contest
New this summer, Maya is launching a Maya Instagram contest. Simply post your favorite Maya photo on Instagram tagged with #mayabeavercreek between now and Friday, July 24 for a chance to win a bottle of delicious tequila, which was specially made for the restaurant last fall at Mexico’s Casa Herradura, plus bottle storage for a year in a Maya Tequila Locker. The contest winner will be announced by Maya Chef Richard Sandoval on July 24th in celebration of National Tequila Day.
July 5, 2015
SUP Yoga Returns
Challenge your balance, core, endurance and focus this summer with four special SUP Yoga classes offered by Studio Anjali. Held in our pool, this paddleboard yoga class will be taught by Julie Circo, who owns Paddle Yoga Colorado and has been teaching SUP yoga since 2012. Open to all levels, the class will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on four Fridays:
- July 10
- July 17
- July 24
- July 31
The cost is $45 for each session or $140 for all four sessions; paddleboards are provided. Pre-registration is required. To reserve your spot, please call 970-790-2051.
June 28, 2015
Salute to the USA on July 3rd!!
We're excited for the 29th annual Salute to the USA, which will take place this Friday, July 3rd starting at 5 p.m. just down the street in Avon's Nottingham Park! This family-friendly festival features live music, local food, family activities like face painters, fire jugglers and magicians and the largest fireworks display in the state of Colorado! Click here for more information.
Join us on the Maya patio this Friday for a fantastic performance by Selby & Son, a Colorado-based father & son soul folk band.
June 21, 2015
FAC Returns to Maya Beaver Creek this Friday
Our Maya Beaver Creek will kick off the summer season with the return of its popular Friday Afternoon Club this Friday, June 26! The Maya terrace opens at 5 p.m., 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:
- June 26th: The Radio Band – Denver band playing classic rock to current hits
- July 3rd: Selby & Son – Colorado-based father & son soul folk band
- July 10th: The Town Pants – Vancouver-based Celtic roots band
- July 17th: Premium Diesel – Denver country band
- July 24th: Bill MacKay – Chicago folk, rock & jazz singer
- July 31st: Bees Trees – Four-man Ohio jazzy jam band
- Aug. 7: Honeycomb – Boulder-based R&B band
- Aug. 14th: Platonics – Eagle-based six-piece pop/rock band
- Aug. 21st: Ash Ganley Trio – Lyons, Colorado modern folk acoustic trio
- Aug. 28th: Thumpin – Denver-based funk, soul, and R&B
- Sept. 4th: Coles Whalen Trio – Denver native bluesy folk singer/songwriter
Maya pours more than 100 agave-based spirits and house-infused tequilas and features an expansive terrace with stunning Beaver Creek views and outdoor fire pits. For more information, please visit www.richardsandoval.com/mayabc.
June 15, 2015
Red, Whites & Brews Festival this weekend!
The spirit of Colorado and summertime come together at this annual festival featuring amazing craft brews, local high-country food, boutique wines and incredible live music. Taking place in Avon's Nottingham Park, the event runs from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. this Saturday. Click here for more information.
June 7, 2015
Maya June You Dine, We Donate Partner
Each month, Maya donates all proceeds from Table #101 to a local non-profit as part of "You Dine, We Donate." Please join us this month at Maya to help raise funs for the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, Inc. Last month, we donated more than $1,000 to SOS Outreach!
June 1, 2015
Studio Anjali wants to encourage yogis to get outside this summer and experience the amazing Vail Valley with the new Yoga in Motion series.
Offered on Fridays from 7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. from June 5th to Aug. 28th, this unique and invigorating new program will be led by Studio Anjali Yoga Lead Tanya Miller, who combines her 20+ years of backcountry guide experience with the yoga studio to promote outdoor recreation, a mindfulness practice and asana postures.
Yoga in Motion begins with a 55 minute outdoor, guided mindfulness walk for all ability levels followed by 20 minutes of revitalizing Hatha Yoga postures. This practice is designed to awaken your senses and energize your soul.
The cost is $20 per person, with no advanced registration require. Athletic Club at The Westin members can enjoy the program free of charge.
May 27, 2015
Westin Riverfront Run with a View 5K
We are excited to share that we will be celebrating National Running Day with a special Westin Run with a View 5K on Wednesday, June 3rd. Free and open to the public, this 5K walk/run will leave from The Westin Riverfront’s Gondola Plaza at noon.
Join The Westin’s Run Concierge Tamara Donelson and Athletic Club Director Jen Razee on the course, which will go west on the Eagle River bike path, around Nottingham Lake, then back along the bike path to end at The Westin Riverfront.
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, including a getaway to The Westin Riverfront. Participants need to “tag” the Westin Riverfront at #westinriverfront to be entered to win. Prizes include:
- 1st Prize: One night stay at The Westin Riverfront
- 2nd Prize: $150 to Gift Certificate to Spa Anjali
- 3rd Prize: $100 Gift Card to Maya
- 4th Prize: $50 Gift Card to the Lift Café
- 5th Prize: $25 Gift Card to Starbucks
The Westin Riverfront Executive Committee will select their top five favorite posts and then the entire resort staff will vote for the winners. Hope you will join us!
May 18, 2015
Definitive Barre Certification Workshop
Our Athletic Club is excited to be hosting a special Definitive Barre Certification and Advanced Barre Workshop on May 30-31st with sisters Elizabeth Vino and Dara Vino, founders of Definitive Barre Fitness. Definitive Barre is an enduring fitness program that features creative choreography and safe, effective body mechanics that strengthen, shape and exhilarate. Both courses are AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) approved.
The weekend schedule is as follows:
Barre Certification, 6 AFAA CEUs - Saturday, May 30th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. - $599
- Framework and timeline to conduct an effective Barre fitness class
- Music playlists set to Barre choreography in Barre class flow
- Over 200 color pictures of choreography
- Background & History of Barre, Musicality & Counting, Glossary of Terms, Equipment Guidelines and Use, Modifications and Adjustments
- Written Barre Class Templates and Barre Class Build-tos
- Practicum, written final exam and final proof of certification
- All participants will receive a professional DVD of a 1-hr Barre Class led by Elizabeth Vino
Barre Master Class - Saturday, May 30th from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
- FREE to Barre Certification participants, $15 drop-in fee for Athletic Club at The Westin members and the public.
Advanced Barre Workshop*, 4 AFAA CEUs - Sunday, May 31st from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; $299
- Barre industry trends & tools
- Choreography - Focus on “New Moves”
- THE BARRE EXCHANGE™ - One of the most unique elements of DBF's advanced level workshop is the opportunity to obtain knowledge from other experienced Barre instructors by sharing Barre choreography and playlists.
- New ways to integrate equipment
*This Workshop is for advanced, certified Barre Instructors only. Pre-requisites apply.
Sisters Elizabeth Vino and Dara Vino are owners of the Barre Certification. Elizabeth’s unique combination of corporate training expertise and dance and fitness acumen led to the creation of the trademarked Definitive Barre Instructor Certification Training Manual and the “Absolut Barre” DVD Series. Dara – who has performed internationally with the Sarasota Ballet and the Charleston Ballet - holds graduate degree in Medicine from Nova Southeastern and now works as a board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Orthopedics and Movement Disorders.
For more information or to register for the upcoming Barre workshops, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com.
May 11, 2015
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May 4, 2015
Mother's Day at Maya and Spa Anjali
Let us help you spoil Mom this Mother’s Day weekend with a day of pampering at Spa Anjali and a special Mother’s Day Brunch at Maya. Maya will host a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. featuring a Build Your Own Omelet Station and a Carving Station serving Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Honey Glazed Ham. Maya will also be serving scrambled eggs, a spinach & mushroom frittata, malted waffles, Huevos Rancheros, shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon and roasted asparagus salad. Guests can also enjoy a Dessert Table stacked high with chocolate decadence, apple cake, goat cheese cheesecake and more.
Maya’s Mother’s Day Brunch is priced at $35 for adults and $15 for kid’s ages 5-12. All moms will be treated to a complimentary mimosa; bottomless mimosas and sangria will be available for $15. Reservations are highly recommended; please call 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
You can also give Mom the gift of relaxation with a day of pampering at Spa Anjali, which is offering a special I Love You Mom package this Saturday, May 9th & Sunday, May 10th.
For just $199, the I Love You Mom offer includes:
- Express Mani & Pedi
- A 75-minute Spa Anjali Facial OR Massage
- One group exercise class at the Athletic Club at The Westin
- A special Spa Gift
To book Mom’s Spa Anjali visit, please call 970-790-3020 or visit www.spaanjali.com.
April 27, 2015
Obstacle Course Training Program
Out Athletic Club is offering a 6-week Obstacle Course Training Program starting on May 5th with the goal of getting ready for the June Spartan Races in Breckenridge.
Offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m., this progressive training course is designed to prepare you for the summer obstacle course and mud run race season. Participants will work on short and mid-distance running (¼ to ½ mile intervals), as well as crawling, lifting, dragging and jumping. The course will also focus on upper and lower body agility exercises. A team from the Athletic Club will run the 3-mile Spartan Sprint race in Breckenridge on Saturday, June 13.
Westin Athletic Club personal trainer and ski conditioning coach Jeff Draper will lead the course. Draper is an NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who is also a Certified Rolfer and Cold Laser Therapist.
The cost of the 6-week program is $150 for Athletic Club members or $225 for the public. Drop-in classes are available for $20 each. For more information or to register, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com.
April 20, 2015
In celebration of Mother Earth, we will be hosting a special 108 Sun Salutations Yoga Event with Suyra Trobaugh this Saturday, April 25th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A Sun Salutation – or "Surya Namaskar" - is the ancient technique of paying respect and expressing gratitude to the Sun as the source of all life on our planet. Surya will guide the first several salutations, then as a community, the group will flow from one salutation to the next. This free event will be held in Studio Anjali is open to the public, with no advanced registration required.
As the first resort in Colorado to achieve LEED Silver Certification, we currently have more than 150 active sustainability guidelines in place. In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, the resort will also be offering tips on how to reduce your water consumption and is also placing eco-friendly tales like The Lorax and Where the Bees Come From in public spaces throughout the resort.
A major environmental focus this year for The Westin Riverfront is continuing to reduce its water consumption. In 2014, our overall occupancy increased by 2 percent, but our water usage decreased by 5 percent.
The Westin Riverfront is also a proud participant of the Clean the World program, which sends partially used amenity bottles and soap products to people in need in the developing world. Last year, we donated more than 1,078 pounds of waste, including 1,976 bars of soap and 1,415 plastic water bottles. This year, we also plan to implement a composting program and will complete an LED light bulb retrofit in all public hallways. We are also installing a repurposed pool bar that was originally created for Vail Beaver Creek 2015 by a local artist and made from reclaimed Pine Beetle Kill wood.
April 13, 2015
Thanks to everyone who joined us on the slopes at Beaver Creek this winter - it was another fantastic ski season!! Now we're busy getting ready for a busy summer full of hiking, kayaking, rafting, golfing and more!!
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April 5, 2015
Our Athletic Club wants to help you feel great this spring with two new workout programs: a Spring Shape-Up Boot Camp beginning on April 21 and an 8-week Run Club starting on April 28.
8-Week Run Club
Led by Athletic Club trainer and XTERRA Pro Triathlete Tamara Donelson, the 8-week Run Club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. from April 28 – June 20.
This training group is specifically designed for participants interested in working toward a running goal and to boost their fitness levels. Gain skills to guide you through the VRD Summer Solstice 5K or 10K races on June 20 or apply them to the full VRD Running Series this summer. The cost is $80 for Athletic Club members, $120 for the public. Drop-in sessions are $10 for members or $15 for the public.
Spring Shape-Up Boot Camp
Led by Certified Fitness Instructor and 6-time Ironman finisher Carrie Larson, the Spring Shape-Up Boot Camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 21 – May 28.
This six-week program is designed for participants interested in weight management and fitness level transformation, using interval, core and strength training to improve muscle tone and cardiovascular endurance. Participants will take before & after biometric measurements and fitness tests to help them set realistic and attainable goals.
The package price for the Spring Shape-Up Boot Camp is $225 for Athletic Club members and $305 for the public and includes biometric testing, a $100 Spa Anjali gift card, the Fitness Pal app, weekly challenges and nutrition tips. The drop-in price per class is $40 for the public and $20 for Athletic Club members.
For more information or to register for either program, please call us 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com.
March 18, 2015
Maya is celebrating Easter with a special Holiday Brunch on Sunday, April 2nd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We 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 a spinach & mushroom frittata, malted waffles and Huevos Rancheros.
Maya will also be serving scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, parfaits, yogurt and granola, assorted pastries, cheese and charcuterie, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon and roasted asparagus salad with prosciutto and truffle vinaigrette.
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.
Easter Brunch is $35 for adults and $15 for kid’s ages 5-12. Reservations are highly recommended; please call Maya at 970-790-5500 to save your spot.
March 16, 2015
We are very excited to share that Organic Spa Magazine has honored Spa Anjali as a 2015 "Top 10 Green Spa!" Please click here to read the whole story. Did you know that Spa Anjali uses only organic and natural treatment products and that we source locally whenever possible? We also recently installed carpeting made from recycled fishing nets from the Philippines and all of the products in the spa boutique were selected to align with our sustainable goals, such as Eminence Skincare, which has planted 1,631 trees on our behalf.
March 8, 2015
This spring, Spa Anjali wants to encourage you to extend your relaxation with the “Stay Longer, Feel Better” promotion, which features discounts for booking a longer treatment:
- A 50-minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial: $140
- A 75-minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial: $157
- A 100-minute Spa Anjali Massage or Facial: $191
The Stay Longer, Feel Better promotion is available Monday – Thursday. To book your appointment, please call 970-790-3020 or visit www.spaanjali.com.
February 25, 2015
We are busy gearing up for the awesome Spring Break season!! We are excited to share our new family-friendly programs for the month of March, including:
WALKING MOUNTAINS SCIENCE CENTER SNOWSHOE TOURS
The Westin Riverfront is pleased to have partnered with Vail Valley’s Walking Mountains Science Center to offer 2-5 hour guided snowshoe excursions on Mondays and Wednesdays in the White River National Forest. The Beginner Snowshoe Experiences are recommended for ages 14+. The resort is also offering Thursday Nature at Night walks that are open to all ages. Transportation and all equipment are provided; please visit a Westin Riverfront Concierge to sign up.
MAYA KIDS TABLE
Maya - a modern Mexican kitchen bar by Chef Richard Sandoval - will be serving a special Kids Buffet nightly from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The cost is $15 per child and it will include an assortment of family favorites, including chicken tenders, pasta, pizza, grilled cheese bites and dessert.
FAMILY YOGA AT STUDIO ANJALI
Studio Anjali is offering a complimentary Family Yoga Class on Saturday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. that is open to all ages.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT PAJAMA PARTIES
The Westin Riverfront ‘s Kids Club is hosting a Kids Pajama Party on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to come down in their pajamas to enjoy dinner, movie, popcorn, ice cream and sundaes. The cost is $75 per child.
TWEEN SPA SERVICES
Spa Anjali offers several spa services for kids starting at age 8, including a Mother & Daughter Manicure price at $35 (available for kids under age 12) and a Tween Delight Manicure ($20) & Pedicure ($30). To book, please call 970-790-3020.
The Westin Riverfront’s Kids Club is open daily to children ages 5-12 years old and offers fun and discovery both indoors and outdoors. Weekly special events include ice-skating in the Beaver Creek Village on Tuesdays and a Beaver Creek Scavenger Hunt on Thursdays. For full details, please visit www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com/westin-kids-club