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Beaver Creek Resort, a major U.S. ski resort, lies in the center of the Vail valley in Colorado. It lies due south of the town of Avon, East of Edwards and West of Vail Mountain. Beaver Creek is a regular host of Alpine skiing World Cup events. ... A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... Part of the ski area at Vail. ... State nickname: The Centennial State Other U.S. States Capital Denver Largest city Denver Governor Bill Owens (R) Senators Wayne Allard (R) Ken Salazar (D) Official language(s) English Area 269,837 km² (8th)  - Land 268,879 km²  - Water 962 km² (0. ... The alpine skiing World Cup is a circuit of alpine skiing competitions regulated by the FIS. Held at ski resorts across Europe, the continental US, and Canada, competitors compete to achieve the best time in four disciplines: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill. ...

The resort is known for its upscale family-oriented accomodations and great terrain. The town hires extensively from the East Coast, Australia, South America and Argentina to fill its large seasonal employee rosters. Vail Resorts (formerly Vail Associates) is the mammoth corporation that owns Beaver Creek mountain, as well as Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, and Vail Mountain. The issue of ownership is particularly intersting with regards to the mountains, for as the locals all attest, the mountains are public land. Indeed, much of Vail Resorts' 'property' is on National Forests, which no one but the American public owns. However, Vail Resorts does 'lease' these properties from the National Forest Bureau. Accordingly, and to many visitors surprise, anyone is free to use the mountain. While run-ins with ski patrol do not always confirm this fact, or the ease of exploiting it, most higher-ups will more-or-less admit (however begrudgingly) that the entire mountain complex except for the lifts is free for the entire public so long as they do not interfere with company operations.

External links

  • Beaver Creek official website – Winter version, Summer version

The Vail Resorts Homepage

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