5 Activities to Incorporate into your Ski Vacation
The Vail Valley may be known for world-class skiing, but it’s equally as known for events off the slopes. Want excitement and thrill? Try snowmobiling at Camp Hale. Seeking peace and quiet? Take the Strawberry Park Express to McCoy Park for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Whatever you want to try this winter, the Westin concierge can help you make your trip the best yet!
South of Beaver Creek sits Camp Hale, the 10th Mountain Division training area from World War II. From there, you can take snowmobiles to scenic viewing areas. Not up for an adventure? Don’t worry; you can ride with a buddy or take a mellower trip. While the snowmobile does most of the work, your neck, arms, and shoulders will most likely feel sore the following day so be sure to book a massage in advance.
2. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing
Located at the top of the Strawberry Park Express (lift 12), McCoy Park offers approximately 20 miles of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails. Bring your own gear or rent from the Nordic Center located at the base of the lift. Lift ticket cost are $42 for adults and $29 for children or use your ski pass. Once you get to the top, enjoy the views and stop in the yurt with your packed lunch. From there you’ll be only a few minutes from the Overlook with spectacular views of New York Mountain.
3. Vilar Performing Arts Center
A variety of artists perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. Choose from music performances, comedy shows, ballet and theatrical art like shadow dance company bringing “Catapult” to the VPAC. A Season 8 of America’s Got Talent finalist; Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. March 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm. View full schedule.
4. Ice Skating
Located directly above the VPAC is The Black Family Ice Rink. Situated in the center of Beaver Creek Village, this ice rink is open year round for your skating pleasure. For those who want to spectate only, comfortable seating and fire pits surround the ice rink. Winter hours – Noon-9pm. Skate and helmet rentals are available on site.
At Spa Anjali, hotel guests, 16 years of age or older, may enjoy daily access to the Athletic Club fitness facilities and outdoor lap pool. The use of spa facilities (steam, sauna, outdoor infinity hot tubs and saline lap pool) is complimentary on the day of your spa treatment. Hotel guests not purchasing a spa treatment may use the Spa Anjali facilities for $20 per day. If you are not staying at the resort, you may buy a day pass to our Athletic Club for $40 per day or the Athletic Club plus spa facilities for $50 per day. This day pass includes a complimentary fitness class on the day of purchase. Choose from over 50+ fitness classes each week.