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The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa At Beaver Creek Mountain
126 Riverfront Lane, PO Box 9690 · AvonColorado81620 · United States  • Phone: (970) 790-6000 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8099
Local Time: 11:40 AM • Weather: A few clouds, 21 °F
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FEBRUARY 2015

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. 

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

February 18, 2015

Winter Wondergrass returns this weekend!

Winter Wondergrass, a fabulous three-day music festival returns to Avon's Nottingham Park this weekend with a stellar lineup, including Elephant Revival and the Infamous Stringdusters on Friday, Les Claypool and the Sam Bush Band on Saturday and  Jeff Austen and Leftover Salmon on Sunday. For the complete schedule and more info on Kids Events and the beer tents, please visit www.winterwondergrass.com.

February 2, 2015

2015 FIS World Ski Championships

The Vail Beaver Creek 2015 FIS World Ski Championships open tonight at 7 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony at the Championship Plaza in the Vail Village. From Apres Avon to the Audi Driving Experience on Nottingham Lake, there are tons of fabulous events happening over the next two weeks, check out the complete schedule here

Snow Sugar Apres Ski Party and Fashion Show 

On Wednesday, Feb. 4th, please join us in the lobby from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. for the Snow Sugar Pop Up Shop & Fashion Show featuring live music and complimentary cocktails poured by Korbel California Champagne and Iceberg Vodka. Hot cocoa and cookies will also be service. Snow Sugar - an all-women's snow apparel line designed to be bring fashion, femininity and function to the slopes - will be showcasing merchande from its 2015 Candy Collection. 

Valentine's Day Partner Yoga

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Studio Anjali with host a special Valentine's Day Partner Yoga class on Saturday, Feb. 14th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  

This unique class brings the familiar postures of Hatha yoga into a playful and inspired candlelight setting. This practice is designed in the expression of Namaste - the divine in me to the divine in you - as shared postures unfold in twists, forward folds and heart openers. Partner yoga can deepen your expression of each pose as well as your connection to yourself and your partner.

Led by Miller and Dave Garancosky, the class will feature candlelight ambiance, chocolates & wine. The cost is $55 per couple or $35 per person for the public or $45 per couple or $25 per person for Athletic Club members.

Pre-registration is highly recommended; please call 970-790-2051 to save your spot. No previous partner yoga experience necessary; bring a partner or be open to pairing up. 

Jan. 26, 2015

Maya Beaver Creek World Championship Tequila Launch   

On Monday, Feb. 9th from 5 p.m – 7p.m., Maya will officially launch its new signature tequila with a special 2015 World Championship Tequila Event. Our delicious new tequila was specially made for the restaurant last fall at Casa Herradura in Tequila, Mexico. Guests are invited to enjoy two complimentary shots of Maya Tequila's, plus chips, salsa and guacamole. All attendees will also be entered into a drawing to win a signature bottle of Maya Tequila, with personal bottle storage at Maya for 1 year AND receive an official Vail Daily 2015 Gondola pin.  

Maya Weekly Specials

Maya has also launched an awesome series of weekly specials, come on in an check them out!!

  • Sunday - Margarita Madness: $5 traditional margaritas
  • Monday - 2 Can Dine for $49
  • Taco Trio Tuesday - Mix and Match Any Three Tacos for $12
  • Wine Down Wednesday - 50% off Any Bottle of Wine $50 or More
  • Tequila Thursday - Featured Tequila Flight for $16
  • Friday: Local's Night - Locals Get 15% off Entire Bill (Happy Hour not included)
  • Sangria Saturday - $5 Sangrias All Day

 

Jan. 12, 2015

Snow Sugar Pop Up Shop & Fashion Show on Feb. 4

Mark your calendars: We are excited to be hosting a special Snow Sugar Pop Up Show & Fashion Show on Wednesday, Feb. 4th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.!

Snow Sugar - an all-women's snow apparel line designed to bring fashion, femininity and function to the slopes - will be showcasing merchandise from its 2015 Candy Collection, including pieces such as Cherry Red Pixie Pants, Bubblegum Pink Snow Coats, the Rocky Road Ski Suit and their signature Hoodie a La Mode.

The event will include a fashion show featuring the Snow Sugar 2015 Snow Clothing “Candy Collection”, music and complimentary cocktails poured by Korbel California Champagne and Iceberg Vodka. Hot cocoa and cookies will also be served. Guests may order gourmet pub fare and handcrafted cocktails from our Parlor 126.

Snow Sugar’s designer Sonya Powell will be on-hand to discuss the collection, which was inspired by her struggle to find feminine, fashionable skiwear. Snow Sugar’s high-end looks combine waterproof, breathable and functional vinyl with a custom anti-slick waterproof nylon back to keep you safe, warm and stylish on the slopes. Perfect for the individual with an active and chic lifestyle.  Snow Sugar also offers Flurry Boot Covers, scarves, hats, gloves and the popular and stylish “I Love Snow” t-shirts. Hope you can join us!

Jan. 5, 2015

Athletic Club Swim Stroke Clinic

Prepare for the upcoming triathlon season with the new First Out of the Water Swim Stroke Clinic offered Jan. 9-11 at our Athletic Club. Led by professional XTERRA competitor Craig Evans, this workshop will help you master techniques and skills that easily transfer to the open water, allowing you to swim with more confidence. The workshop schedule is as follows:

 

  • Friday, January 9 - Personal 1:1 Sessions with Craig Evans
    • One-on-one session stroke evaluation to identify stroke technique changes to improve swim times while exerting less effort. (One hour individual sessions scheduled between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

 

  • Saturday, January 10 - Classroom Training & Group Swim Session
    • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Classroom instruction and group discussions
    • 10 a.m. – Noon: Group swim session with personal videotaping
    • Noon – 1 p.m.: Classroom video analysis & instruction

 

  • Sunday, January 11 - Personal 1:1 Sessions with Craig Evans
    • One hour individual sessions scheduled between 9 a.m. and noon.

 

Two pricing options are available for the Swim Stroke Clinic:

 

  • $200 – Includes 1 hour of private instruction and full Saturday session
  • $125 – 4-hour Saturday classroom/group session only

For more information or to register, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com

Dec. 28, 2014
Ring in 2015 with a decadent six-course New Year’s Eve dinner at Maya! Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and the menu features a Grilled Pear & Chayote Salad, Chile Pequin Crusted Beef Carpaccio, Adobo Marinated Sea Scallops, Braised Veal Cheeks and a Chocolate Ganache Tart with Coffee Gelato. The price is $95 per person.  After dinner, join us at the lobby Parlor 126 lobby bar for cocktails, live entertainment, a balloon drop, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. Reservations are highly recommended: 970-790-5500.
Dec. 21, 2014

Please join us for the 4th 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. this Wednesday, Dec. 24th in our Lobby. Guests can enjoy Parlor 126’s handcrafted cocktails and gourmet pub fare during the show.

“This is the fourth year that we’ve hosted this special show and it has become a nice holiday tradition that our guests and locals both really seem to enjoy,” said Westin Riverfront General Manager Jeffery Burrell.  

Our award-winning Maya is also offering a special Christmas Eve Buffet from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Signature entrees including Lamb Mole Poblano with Plantains, Chicken Tinga Sopes, Prime Rib and Baked Ham.  A Kid’s Menu is available offering hot dogs, chicken fingers and vegetable crudité. The price is $75 per person or $25 for kids age 5-12.  Reservations are highly recommended: 970-790-5500. 

Dec. 15, 2014

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


CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER

 

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

 

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH

 

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

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

November 25, 2014

Beaver Creek opens tomorrow with 558 acres!

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

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

Thanksgiving at Maya

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

November 21, 2014

Vail Mountain Now Open!

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

Men’s Pilates Reformer Class

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

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

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

Nov. 3, 2014

Thanksgiving at Maya

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

Oct. 27, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Readers' Choice award! 

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

Oct. 13, 2014

Bring Yoga Back to Life with Desiree Rumbaugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 6, 2014

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

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

Sept. 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept. 21, 2014

Yamuna Body Rolling Workshop

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

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

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

Maya's You Dine, We Donate September partner

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

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