Beaver Creek Opening Day!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 @8:30am

Opening day is just around the corner come celebrate the opening of the 2017 – 2018 ski season!


Opening Day – November 22, 2017
We open for the season at 9am this Wednesday, November 22! Enjoy music, giveaways, complimentary hot cocoa, and, of course, the first turns of the season.

37th Annual Tree Lighting – November 24, 2017
The 36th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony signifies the kickoff of another great ski season and the beginning of the holiday season at Beaver Creek. Featuring a holiday poetry contest, ice skating show, and performances by various groups from all over Colorado. The Tree Lighting Ceremony always is a Beaver Creek favorite. Santa himself will drop in for a visit, and the evening closes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Village.

Santa’s Workshop – November 24, 2017
Santa’s Workshop is an enchanted holiday experience for kids and families. Children of all ages will delight in making Christmas gifts for the whole family, decorating holiday cookies, and taking photos with Santa! Santa’s elves will be on hand to help with crafting and photos. Parents please bring your cameras. Santa’s Workshop is located in Gerald R. Ford Hall. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap. Sponsored by the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa.


  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Santa’s Workshop*
  • 5:00 p.m.: Ice Skating Show
  • 6:00 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 6:30 p.m.: Fireworks Show (Time is approximate)

*Please note: Santa will be available for photos from 3-5 p.m. & 7-8 p.m. (He needs to step away for his appearance in the Tree Lighting Ceremony.)
Schedule subject to change.

Beaver Creek Resort is Vail Valley’s family friendly ski destination know for luxury experiences – and, of course, fun. It offers 24 lifts, 150 runs, 1,832 acres and complimentary chocolate cookies offered daily to guests. It’s also home to a variety of signature clubs, children’s activities, restaurants, spa services and more.

The mountain was originally designed to accommodate skiers or all abilities; and it continues to welcome skiers and snowboarders of all skill sets. From gentle groomers like Strawberry Park to Grouse Mountain’s rugged glades and bump runs, it offers challenging terrain for everyone.

The Audi Birds of Prey World Cup has called Beaver Creek home for the last few years as well. XTERRA Mountain Cup has been hosted during summer months.