Hello from Beaver Creek where we have snow and excellent skiing conditions as we head into the holiday season. We have just completed a very successful 3 day Birds of Prey World Cup Ski Racing event with plenty of snow, great fans in attendance and a village filled with excitement and activities for the entire family. As many of you know the ski mountain actually opened on November 17th, 3 days earlier than scheduled with a good snow base and anxious skier participation. What a wonderful improvement to last year and we are off to a great start to the season. For the record here is the snow report as of today.
Overall snow conditions= POWDER
24 hour snowfall 4 inches, 48 hour snowfall 5 inches, 7 day snowfall 21 inches, Base depth 31 inches, current season snowfall 87 inches. There are 48 open trails and 8 lifts in operation and it is currently 6 Degrees.
There is significant activity in the community and we would like to share some newsworthy topics with you….
McCoy Park, Beaver Creek’s beginner ski area just received final approval from the U.S. Forest Service. This past week approval was received and McCoy Park will add 250 acres of new terrain to the resort with 2 new chairlifts and snowmaking capabilities. The new addition is a win win for all skiers visiting Beaver Creek. Beginners might look at it as a beautiful area to call their own, while expert skiers will say the beginners have finally been banished to a place where they are safe and free to learn while not conflicting with experienced and more aggressive skiers.
McCoy Park will be a welcome home to beginners and low-intermediate skiers, cross country ski and snowshoe trails, and a ski patrol service building, a warming hut, and toilets. The project is projected to be operational for the 2019-2020 season.
Dial a Ride becomes “Village Connect” In the past 6 months Paul Gorbold, Sr. Manager of Village Transportation at the Beaver Creek Resort Company and his team have been working hard to significantly upgrade our village transportation system.
Paul states “We have been working on significant upgrades to the transportation services provided to the Beaver Creek Ski Resort communities. Not only are we rebuilding the on-demand transportation, formerly “Dial-A-Ride”, services under the new name “Village Connect”, there have also been efforts to elevate the guest experience by providing real-time information on the status of the requested ride via a new mobile app also named Village Connect. New this winter the Village Connect App not only provides an enhanced transportation booking platform for all property owners and guests when requesting in-resort transportation, it is also a comprehensive resource for information. In the Village Connect app you will be able to find your favorite restaurant or shop along with all of the Express transportation services providing direct transportation to key locations around the resort communities.
The Beaver Creek Village Connect app is now available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play today and it is easy to use!!”
Paul adds, “Tell us where you are and where you want to go to view when we can pick you up. Then just tap to confirm your request. Track your driver’s progress and we’ll let you know when they get close.”
For those property owners and guests returning soon, one major difference you need to know is that all fixed route buses have been renamed to include the word EXPRESS. For example the Creek Route bus is now named Creek Express and the Holden Route bus in now named Holden Express.
The comments form property owners who have used the new Village Connect App have been extremely positive as the new software has taken our transportation system into 21st century technology and it is very “user friendly”. Please join us at the upcoming BCPOA Annual Member’s Meeting on December 26th for a Village Connect App demonstration by Paul Gorbold.
Howard Head Sports Medicine Clinic is now open in Beaver Creek. Located at the base of Beaver Creek Resort in the Beaver Creek Medical Center on the 3rd floor of the Strawberry Park building, Howard Head Sports Medicine is open daily throughout the 2018-19 ski season. The clinic is staffed with highly experienced physical therapists that evaluate and treat patients with acute/chronic injuries along with post-operative patients with the goal of returning the patient to the activities they love. To schedule an appointment with a physical therapist, contact the Beaver Creek Howard Head Sports Medicine clinic at 970-949-5522 or 970-845-9600. Beaver Creek Medical Center hours are 8:30-4:30pm. Howard Head Sports Medicine physical therapy hours are 9:30-5:30pm
The Beaver Creek Resort Company is having a first ever Member Appreciation Party for all Beaver Creek property owners. The Beaver Creek Resort Company Member Appreciation Party will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Toscanini Restaurant in the village. Sign up for the party and RSVP here:
This is a great opportunity to join your friends and neighbors for tasty food and drinks at Toscanini and to interact with the Resort Company staff. Don’t miss it as we’ve been told by the Beaver Creek resort Company staff that it will become one one of your annual favorites. See you there.
The Beaver Creek Property Owners Association Annual Member Meeting will be held DECEMBER 26TH IN THE MAY GALLERY LOCATED AT THE VILAR PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN THE BEAVER CREEK VILLAGE
This is your annual opportunity to learn what is going on in your Beaver Creek community, to see what the BCPOA has accomplished during 2018, hear our goals defined for 2019, and hear presentations from Beth Howard, COO of Beaver Creek, Jen Brown, Managing Director of The Beaver Creek Resort Company who will discuss their future Vision for the Village, Jim Fraser of the Beaver Creek Metro District, Jim Clancy, Director of Public Safety discussing fire mitigation and evacuation protocol in fire situations within Beaver Creek and surrounding areas, and Paul Gorbold of Village transportation. It is also your opportunity to ask questions of these people or discuss important issues on your mind. The meeting is from 3:30 to 5:00 Pm with drinks and heavy appetizers served from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. It will be a very informative and interesting meeting and we highly encourage all members to attend.
Ballot Issue “A” for the funding of the Beaver Creek Metro District overwhelmingly passed in the November election.
We would like to thank all registered voters who voted on this issue in the recent November elections and we are pleased that the ballot passed with over 70% of the voters supporting the issue. The BCPOA was very instrumental in supporting this issue and communications the complex issue to the voters. I would like to thank Dave Eickholt, committee chair, and his committee members, Jeff Luker, Dave Scott, Wendy Nichamin, and Barry Parker for their efforts and accomplishments. This is a huge victory for all of us in Beaver Creek.
Upcoming performances at our very own Vilar Performing Arts Center.
Duncan Horner of the Vilar asked that I include the schedule for the upcoming winter performances.
He also stated that several of these events are booking up quickly so if you have an interest in attending please book your tickets soon to be sure of availability. 2018 was the ViIar’s 20th Anniversary and it was a very successful year for them. We congratulate the Vilar team for their successful year and 2019 is starting out to be even more successful.
The BCPOA is always looking for input from our members so please let me know if you have any suggestions for further news letters.
We look forward to seeing many of you who are returning to Beaver Creek in the coming weeks.
President of the BCPOA