Destination: Vail/ Beaver Creek Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By David Vranicar
March 26, 2013
In Colorado, it is much harder to avoid nature than to enjoy it. With venues that are either in the mountains or staring right at them, not to mention a food and beer culture shaped by a love of the outdoors, Colorado is bursting with reminders to enjoy yourself. While skiing and hiking excursions are always on the table, there is an abundance of outdoor-event opportunities as well.
By Jessie Fetterling
March 29, 2012
Colorado has long been known for its natural riches. Miners from across the States came to the area in the 1800s to find gold and other precious metals and stones. Ever since, visitors have come to soak in its raw glory—natural hot springs, hundreds of lakes and rivers, national parks and monuments, and, of course, the mountains.
By Jessie Fetterling
October 01, 2010
Colorado has certainly taken over the green-initiative reigns, as Gov. Bill Rutter continues to promote his New Energy Economy program, proving that clean-energy could be any state’s ticket out of the current recession. By adding thousands of clean-energy jobs and companies—an 18% increase to 1,500 clean-energy companies since 2004—the state has not only boosted its economy, but reinforced its reputation as an eco-friendly destination.
By Talia Salem
March 19, 2010
If Colorado had an official drink, it would be beer. This beverage can be seen in the hands of locals and visitors all over, and breweries whipping up these carbonated concoctions can be found in almost any town. Popularly known for its dramatic Rocky Mountain range, the state is fast becoming known for its host of local breweries.
Learn about Vail/ Beaver Creek for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
At 8,150 feet above sea level, Vail offers some of the state’s best ski terrain. It is 100 miles west of Denver; its sister resort area Beaver Creek is 15 miles further. Vail was the first of the two to gain international fame. Compared with Colorado’s other mountain towns, it’s a baby, created in 1962 as a destination ski resort in the narrow Vail Valley. It resembles an Alpine village with a green swath alongside Gore Creek that’s used for golfing in the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
A decade after Vail was founded; its developers turned their attention to a peak slightly southwest and built Beaver Creek, an even more exclusive community with a dozen small lodges. Development has since spilled west into areas claimed by miners. Less expensive dining, lodging and entertainment options are available down the valley in Avon, Minturn and Edwards. Lift tickets purchased in Vail can also be used in Beaver Creek, as well as the nearby Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead resort areas. During summer months, the mountains come alive with championship golfing, fishing, whitewater rafting, dude ranching and trekking to ghost towns.