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Beaver Creek will open on Wednesday!

Vail Mountain Delays Opening to Thanksgiving; Beaver Creek Will Open on Wednesday

The 2017-18 Vail Valley ski season is upon us, folks. Vail Mountain was supposed to open this Friday, November 17. At the time of this writing, it was announced that Opening Day was delayed until Thursday, November 23 (otherwise known as Thanksgiving Day) due to lack of snow. Beaver Creek Resort’s Opening Day is still set for Wednesday, November 22. By delaying Opening Day, it should allow for Vail Mountain to continue to make snow (it’s been a lot colder lately, which… Read Mo

Birds of Prey calendar was announced today!

It’s back: Birds of Prey, America’s Winter Opening events announced for Beaver Creek

After the annual Birds of Prey races at Beaver Creek were canceled in 2016 due to snow conditions — or lack thereof — the America’s Winter Opening festivities went on anyways throughout the village.

This year, the world’s best ski racers are set to return at the end of November, and the off-piste festivities kick off with an ’80s-themed Ski Welcome Party with Ted Ligety, and possibly Steven Nyman making an appearance.

As the races get going each morning, Birds of Prey Way will open up in the village featuring a sponsor expo, kettle curling, kids activities and more.

There’s a Friday Afternoon Club event with a special guest, U.S. Ski Team athlete signings, film showings and much more going on outside of the racing.

After the racers tear up the courses on Birds of Prey, Beers of Prey takes place Saturday, Dec. 2, with winter seasonal tastings including exclusive special releases.

For more information about Birds of Prey and America’s Winter Opening events, visit http://www.BCWorldCup.com, a new and improved website. The ticketed events are available on the website.

AMERICA’S WINTER OPENING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOV. 30

’80s Ski Welcome Party with Ted Ligety

4 to 7 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring live music (80s cover band), kettle curling, giveaways, fireworks finale extravaganza.

FRIDAY, DEC. 1

Super-G Race

10:45 a.m. | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way

Noon to 6 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring sponsor expo, kettle curling, kids activities, ice skating, race streaming, giveaways.

FAC with Special Guest (TBD)

3 to 6 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring live music, drink specials and more.

U.S. Ski Team Athlete Signing

4 to 5 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village — indoor location TBD

Warren Miller’s ‘Line of Descent’

5 and 8 p.m. | Vilar Performing Arts Center

Tickets available at http://www.vilarpac.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 2

Downhill Race

11 a.m. | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way

12 to 6 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring sponsor expo, kettle curling, kids activities, ice skating, race streaming, giveaways.

Beers of Prey

3 to 6 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Winter seasonal tasting including exclusive special releases. Tickets available at http://www.bcworldcup.com.

Warren Miller’s ‘Line of Descent’

8 p.m. | Vilar Performing Arts Center

Tickets available at vilarpac.org.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Giant Slalom Race

Run 1: 9:30 a.m. | Red Tail Stadium

Run 2: 12:45 p.m. | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring sponsor expo, kids activities, ice skating, race streaming.

Halloween in Minturn!

Minturn Halloween

Date/Time: October 30 – 5 to 9pm

Location: Town of Minturn

www.downtownminturn.com for more information

Trick-or-Treaters from across the county come to Minturn on this special night to take part in a safe and festive Halloween. All residents and visitors are welcome to join the Town of Minturn in this annual tradition.

Welcome to the Minturn Inn blog!


The Minturn Inn blog will feature news and information about the Minturn Inn and about Minturn, the Vail Valley and local events. We will also share news and information about our other hotels, Hotel Minturn and the Valbruna Inn in Italy, about the Italian Food Market MANGIARE and our Valbruna Vail clothing store. We hope to give you useful tips on what to do in the Vail Valley, share our favorites spots, some little known secrets and our passions, and hopefully also make you smile!

Amy and Marco