As an introduction, I am Bruce Kiely and I am the newly elected President of the Beaver Creek Property Owners Association (“BCPOA.”) I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and you to help continue to make Beaver Creek a wonderful place to play, work and enjoy life. As we all come out of the winter season, whether you had the opportunity to visit Beaver Creek or stayed at your other home, I hope you had a safe and healthy winter. The Covid protocols enacted by the State of Colorado, Eagle County and implemented by Vail Resorts have placed constraints on certain dining and social activity. But, happily the protocols did not have too much of an impact on skiing except for the requirement of getting a Reservation and of wearing a mask in lift lines and getting on and off lifts which is inconvenient but doable.
The snow levels were modest until February. In February, BC got some 50 plus inches of snow. Eagle County currently is operating at code level Yellow which has allowed restaurants the potential of increasing capacity, allowing larger gatherings such as weddings and the prospect of more activity in BC this spring and summer. Masks are still required throughout the Village, in stores and restaurants and in lift lines. In short, everything seems to be loosening up a little in BC and neighboring towns which, hopefully bodes well for the summer and next ski season.
WINTER 2020-2021 SKIER DROP OFF AND ROAD CHANGES
This winter involved the temporary closure of the skier drop location at the Centennial Station and relocation of skier drop off to Avondale Road in the vicinity of the Vilar Performing Arts Center. It also involved the temporary conversion of Avondale Road into a one-way road. These changes have been met with mixed reviews. The Beaver Creek Resort Company in conjunction with the Beaver Creek Metro Board requested comments as to making the temporary changes permanent. We sent that request to all BCPOA members. Because of the potential impact on many BC home owners of the proposal, on February 23, the BCPOA Board filed comments on the issue. A copy is attached. We can report that the Metro District has decided that no immediate decision needs to be made regarding making permanent the skier drop off or Avondale one-way road issue. Instead, on or around the closing of BC on April4 ( the close of the the mountain), Avondale Road will revert to a two-way road and the Centennial drop off area will be reopened. We will keep you apprised of developments.
MCCOY PARK SKI AREA
Prior to the onset of Covid and the related lockdowns and restrictions, Vail Resorts had indicated plans to develop and operate their new McCoy Park Ski area located in the current snowshoe and cross country ski area for the 2020-2021 ski season. Those plans were deferred for a year. Vail Resorts now has indicated its plans to begin and complete construction of McCoy Park by the beginning of the 2021-2022 ski season. A copy of current plans for McCoy Park is attached.
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BEAVER CREEK COMMON CONSUMPTION AREA (CCA)
The CCA has been in operation and has provided all guests including homeowners an opportunity to socialize out doors in the Village or simply walk around with a drink in hand. The CCA is a welcome addition to the Village and helps make time in the Village more enjoyable. The opportunities afforded by the CCA should really be popular this summer if Covid constraints continue to be relaxed.
BEAVER CREEK SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Beaver Creek looks forward to welcoming homeowners back this summer to enjoy the resort with their families. Our top priority is the health and safety of our guests, employees, merchants and partners, and we will continue to follow all guidance from Eagle County.
Due to continued COVID-19 capacity limits, we have canceled these larger events for Summer 2021: Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Craft Beer Festival, Family Obstacle Challenge, Independence Day Celebration, and Wine & Spirits Festival and look forward to their return in the future.
Beaver Creek Resort Company will transform the ice rink into the hub of our summer programming, with a stage, seating and lounge areas, lighting, and games. Please join us for weekly family programming, which launches in June featuring Outdoor Yoga, Dinner and Movie Under the Stars, Silent Disco, Dance Lessons, Fireworks, Fossil Posse Dinosaur Adventures and more. Live music will take place in and around the Village seven days a week throughout the summer from 2:00PM-8:00PM each day with over 300 performances to complement the weekly programming.
The Zusammen Event Series returns for Summer 2021 with five dates: July 17, August 7, August 14, September 11, and September 18. Enjoy live music on the ice rink stage from Meadowlark in July and from Spinphony in August and September from 4:00-7:00PM while enjoying small plates and signature drinks from Village restaurants.
The month of March at the Vilar Performing Arts Center features a robust line-up of artists, genres and musical styles, including contemporary bluegrass luminary and MacArthur Genius Award winner Chris Thile, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge with his trio, West Coast R&B and soul sensations The California Honeydrops and more! Recently approved as Beaver Creek village’s first 5-Star Certified establishment, the theater may now host audiences of up to 130, comfortably dispersed throughout the orchestra level and balcony with 6 feet of distancing between household groups. Masked audience members, improved air filtration and extensive pre and post-show theater sanitization make the experience a low-risk opportunity to return to the theater for live performances.
Many upcoming performances include a complimentary livestreaming option, which can be viewed on the night of show or in the days following from the comfort of your home. Donations are requested in lieu of a ticket purchase when enjoying virtual programming. The Summer 2021 schedule will be announced in the weeks ahead, featuring major concert headliners, beloved performers and thrilling artistry. Visit vilarpac.org to learn more.
SPEEDING ON BEAVER CREEK STREETS
As Covid restrictions are lifted and as more and more people are discovering what Beaver Creek has to offer, speeding has become a serious and common issue within Beaver Creek. The Beaver Creek Metro District and Public Safety has been proactive by additional speed enforcement signs and monitoring the most troublesome areas.
The attention to speeding issues is increasingly important as it appears more and more people are walking, biking, pushing baby strollers and walking dogs throughout Beaver Creek.
BCPOA ANNUAL MEETING DATE
Historically and the current BCPOA By Laws provide that the BCPOA Annual Meeting be held in December. We have heard from some members that they would like consideration be given to moving the date away from the Holidays. Over the next few weeks, please be on the look out for a survey regarding the preferences for the date for the Annual Meeting. We would appreciate having your opinion as the Board reviews the date options for the Annual Meeting