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Beaver Creek opens more lifts, increases skiable terrain

December 6, 2014, 12:13 pm
red tail finish stadium

Beaver Creek’s Red Tail Finish Stadium.

Beaver Creek Resort on Saturday opened four more chairlifts, bringing its total skiable terrain to more than 760 acres.

Beaver Creek is now providing access to terrain in Bachelor Gulch and Strawberry Park from the Beaver Creek Landing Ticket Office.

The resort on Saturday opened the Drink of Water Lift (#5), Riverfront Express Gondola (#7), Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#15) and Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#18)

Skiers and snowboarders can ride these lifts and ski to the main mountain via Strawberry Park or ride in Bachelor Gulch. Return access to Beaver Creek Landing and The Westin will be available via shuttle.

Birds of Prey race access spectators on Saturday and Sunday should plan to ride the designated race shuttles to Red Tail Finish Stadium from the Covered Bridge in Beaver Creek Village or intermediate skiers can ski Latigo trail to upper Dally and ski to Red Tail Stadium.

The men’s giant slalom concludes Birds of Prey World Cup action beginning at 9:45 a.m., Sunday. The second and often decision run is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Go to the Birds of Prey website for more information.

Early season and natural snow conditions exist in certain areas and skiers are reminded to obey all posted signs, warnings and closures.

For more information on terrain conditions visit www.beavercreek.com.

Forecasters are calling for above-average temperatures and no new snow Sunday through Friday next week. A possible storm with up to 6 inches of new snow may hit the Vail Valley on Saturday, Dec. 13, according to Opensnow.com.

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