Spring Newsletter – March 24, 2017
Dear BCPOA Members:
The 2016-17 ski season is drawing to a close and what a season it has been. At its best it was very, very good. At other times, not so much.
To date, area snowfall this season is above the 30-year median with Beaver Creek receiving 236”. However, with the unusually warm weather in March, the snowpack is disappearing quickly. Forecasted cooler weather and the typical March and April snow storms would be welcome.
With on-going spring conditions, BC Mountain Operations has closed the following ski-ways and trails until further notice:
Elkhorn Everkrisp Homefire Charter Second Chance
Legacy Anderson’s Alley Rhubarb Ridge Rider Tall Timber
Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts are committed to providing a safe mountain experience for guests. Safety violation statistics are updated and published every Saturday in the Vail Daily. As of March 18, 4,473 days of skiing/riding privileges have been revoked and 9 individuals have lost their skiing/riding privileges for the season.
Beaver Creek Resort Company has implemented some new regulations as well as updated several existing regulations that you should be aware of:
- Dogs should be within owner’s control and leashed in public areas
- For any dog-related incidents, property owners should first report the issue to the Eagle County Animal Control office (970-308-3647), and then call Beaver Creek Public Safety (970-949-4911) so that they can log the incident.
- As always, in case of an emergency call 911.
- The holiday lighting regulation updates include changes to display hours and dates.
- Please review prior to next winter.
- The new BCRC flag regulation permits display of US, official state, military branch, and official foreign nation flags.
- Flagpole and flag sizes are specified
- The drone regulation prohibits recreational use in the village core.
- For other uses, a drone permit is required.
- Vail Resorts and the US Forest Service do not permit drone use on the mountain.
You may download and review these new regulations at: http://www.beavercreekresortcompany.com/publications-documents/rules-regulations
BCPOA Social Activities
BCPOA’s annual Summer Picnic – 2017 will be held on Sunday, July 2 at Powder 8.
This year, as an extension of BCPOA’s ongoing underwriting support of the VPAC, we will be offering a combination package of Picnic and Bruce Hornsby concert (Monday, July 3) at an attractive (discounted) price.
Picnic invitations will be emailed in late May and contain all the details.
Kenny Thayer reports that the snow on the course is melting fast and he is now ready to put his skis away. Opening day is scheduled for Friday, May 5.
The greens have emerged from winter looking really good and if the weather continues to stay warm the course will be in fantastic shape for opening day. Chad and his team have been working diligently to get the course ready for play.
This summer 4 new yardage plates on each of the 18 holes plus 7 more on the new Pink tee boxes will be added along with new, custom tee markers for all 18 holes. The theme will be kept as a surprise until they are installed.
Work is planned on hole # 12 to make it more playable and extend the fairway on the right side. Hole # 5 will also be cleaned up to bring the creek more into view from the tee and get the course back closer to its original design by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
A new Head Golf Professional, Mark Matz, will be joining the Club staff as well as a new Assistant Professional, Daniel Costenbader. Kenny will be sending an email to everyone to introduce Mark and Daniel to the membership closer to opening day.
Ian Parham will be returning as Assistant Golf Professional and Jordan Prochaska will be back as Merchandise Manager. Bob Battle and Kirk Weems will be returning to the Rendezvous Club.
Design Regulations Project
In the first comprehensive revision since 2001, the BC Resort Company has updated the processes, procedures, communications and guidelines which govern single-family and duplex home construction and remodels within Beaver Creek.
The BCPOA Special Committee tasked with representing the voice and point-of-view of property owners has had substantial input throughout the revision process.
The new regulations will expand the range of materials permitted in Beaver Creek construction and allow for contemporary “mountain modern” home designs.
As a result of property owner input, the Construction Activity Regulations are also being revised.
The Regulations were approved by the Design Review Board, ratified by the BC Resort Company Board of Directors on March 23 and will be in effective for the 2017 construction season.
BC Metro District News
BCMD’s application with Eagle County to amend the PUD and remove an access easement across the former firehouse property was successful. The proceeds from the sale of the property will be used to pay for construction of the new firehouse and allow Metro to continue to invest in maintaining and enhancing Beaver Creek’s infrastructure.
Mountain lions continue to be active in our community and have been occasionally sighted. Be mindful when pets, children or grandchildren are outdoors. Officials remind people to be vigilant at all times and become educated about these potential predators. First and foremost in coexisting with wildlife, DO NOT LEAVE FOOD OUT TO FEED THEM. It will draw a crowd, some unwanted. If you do have a lion sighting, find evidence of their presence or have other concerns, notify Colorado Wildlife officials at (970) 947-2920 and inform BC Public Safety at (970) 949-4911. For more information about mountain lions, visit www.cpw.state.co.us/documents/education/livingwithwildlife/livingwithlions.pdf.
BCPOA Financial Health
BCPOA’s finances continue to remain very strong with total assets of $220K in cash and other short term investments. The Legal Reserve stands at $642K and it is projected that our goal of $750,000 will be attained by the end of 2018.
Very best regards,
Dave Eickholt Larry Graveel Jim Fraser
President VP/Treasurer VP/Secretary