Dear BCPOA Members:
It has been a beautiful and busy Summer in Beaver Creek. Fall was unseasonably warm and dry extending the season for golf. But now the weather has become wintery and the snow is accumulating on the slopes.
As always, there’s a lot going on in our community.
News on the Mountain
Both Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain opened for skiing on November 25, each with 45 ski-able acres. Since then cold weather has enabling substantial snow-making to complement the natural snow fall and thus allowing additional ski-able terrain to be opened. For up to the minute information on snow conditions, weather information, Eagle County Airport flight status, road conditions, etc visit www.bcpoa.com and follow the links.
New this season, Beaver Creek Resort has designated specific “Family Learning Zones” on the mountain. These two full-time slow zones will be located on Red Buffalo, far skiers right at the top of Cinch Express, and Gold Dust, from the top down, and are identified by large Corbels and signage at the entrance.
Beth Howard is now on the job as COO of Beaver Creek Resort. Beth replaces Doug Lovell who has accepted the position of COO of Vail Mountain.
Caroline Sheahan has been on the job as Director of the Beaver Creek Club since September. The Club is fully staffed and trained for the season with some familiar faces and many new employees waiting to greet us.
Annual Member Meeting — Wednesday, December 28
You are invited to attend BCPOA’s Annual Meeting in the Park Hyatt, Gore Range Room from 3:30 to 5:00 PM followed by a cocktail reception with plenty of tasty appetizers. This is a great opportunity to get caught up on issues in our community, interact with community leaders, re-connect with old friends and meet new ones.
Please put the date in your calendar. We would love to see you there.
BCPOA Social Activities
BCPOA’s annual Summer Picnic – 2016 was a great success with record attendance and excellent food provided by the Park Hyatt.
Due the success of last year’s Winter Social and overwhelming demand for a repeat, the Winter Social – 2017 has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 22. The fun begins at 6:00 PM in the Park Hyatt’s 8100 Private Dining Room. Please mark your calendars and plan to join in the fun. Additional details will be emailed early in 2017.
BCPOA Underwriting at the Vilar
The BCPOA has again partnered with Vilar and this year it comes with a special twist. BCPOA will sponsor a three-performance series that builds on our prior experience as underwriter of the Broadway Series and broadens the types of performances offered.
Known as the Beaver Creek Property Owners Association Series, we will sponsor:
ONCE THE MUSICAL – A National Broadway Tour — Monday, January 9, 2017
VOCALOSITY: The Aca-perfect Concert Experience — Sunday, February 19, 2017
RYTHMIC CIRCUS: Percussive Dance and Rock — Thursday, March 23, 2017
The BCPOA will host pre-performance cocktails and hors d’hourves in the May Gallery before each event.
More details on the Series to follow shortly.
After a nationwide search, Duncan Horner has been named as the new Executive Director of the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Previously, Duncan was the Vail Valley Foundation’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
Design Review Board Project
In the first comprehensive review since 2001, the BC Resort Company is updating the DRB processes, procedures, communications and guidelines which govern residential real estate construction and remodels within Beaver Creek. To assist in this effort, Shepherd Resources and a consortium of other local architectural, planning, and construction experts have been retained.
As you would expect, property owner engagement has been substantial with input provided via Town Hall Meetings and additional meetings with a BCPOA Special Committee tasked with representing the voice and point-of-view of property owners.
The first draft of the revised Design Guidelines has been reviewed by the BC Resort Company Board and will be considered by the BCPOA Special Committee on December 15. With comments from both groups, a second draft will be prepared. The new guidelines will expand the range of materials permitted in Beaver Creek construction and allow for contemporized “mountain modern” home designs.
As a result of property owner input, the Construction Activity Regulations are being revised on a parallel track.
The high level of owner engagement and the additional input sessions have pushed back the originally envisioned completion/activation date. In my view that is a positive result since a better product will be produced.
It is envisioned that this project will now be completed and revised guidelines implemented in early 2017.
BC Metro District News
The new firehouse is complete and operational as of August. The old firehouse has been demolished and removed.
To facilitate the sale of the site of the former firehouse and maximize the realized sale price, the BC Metro District has filed for a PUD Amendment with Eagle County to remove an access easement across the property. The proceeds from the sale of the former firehouse 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.
The BCPOA Board has voted to support the the proposed amendment and sent a letter to the Eagle County Planning Commission. Public Hearings will begin on December 21.
Village Rd. Landscaping Improvements
Upgraded landscaping at all street intersections along Village Road has been completed and was made possible through Project Legacy, a partnership of the BC Metro District and the BC Resort Company. The Metro District completed the guardrail upgrades along Holden Road, Scott Hill Road and Offerson Road.
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 $836K in cash and other short term investments. The Legal Reserve stands at $597K 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