Beaver Creek Birthday Celebration

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Last week I took a road trip to Beaver Creek for my 33rd birthday weekend. From beginning to end the entire weekend was perfect. I spent the first two nights in Breckenridge. Then on Friday morning my boyfriend, Dan, and I drove from Breck to Vail and spent the day at Vail Resort. Vail was about 35-40 minutes down the canyon from Breck. After Apres Ski at Vendetta’s in Vail Village we headed from Vail to Beaver Creek, which was only 15 minutes down the canyon.

Relaxing living room at Highlands Lodge. You can see the slopes outside our window.

When we arrived at the Highlands Lodge I was thrilled. Right away I knew this would be a different condo experience. I liked that we had a check-in desk and concierge on site. We checked into Unit 106 and found all of the amenities that make for a perfect weekend. We had a full-kitchen, wood burning fire place, and easy access to a public pool and hot tub. However, the best part was that we were ski in/ski out and our condo was right at the base of the bunny hill. We woke up early Saturday morning and were able to walk 15 steps to the lift that took us over to the main runs.

It was a beautiful bluebird day. We had a fantastic time on the mountain. With a full kitchen we were able to make breakfast in our condo. Then we hit the slopes as quickly as we could. Dan spent the day at the Terrain Park. I spent the day following him with the Go-Pro camera. You will never get me on a rail. Check out our unit and us hitting the slopes!

Enjoying Colorado's famed bluebird days.

We ate lunch in the Beaver Creek Village at Coyote Café located at the base of the escalators. Ate nachos and fish tacos and shared a pitcher of Blue Moon on the patio with a view of the Centennial Lift. It was perfection!

We rode until the last lift of the day and then headed back to the condo. After spending about an hour and a half soaking in the hot tub of Highlands Lodge, Dan and I headed out to dinner at Fox Nut Sushi. We were able to take a free shuttle from the lodge right to the doors of Fox Nut located at the top of the Beaver Creek village. Sushi and the service were fantastic.

After dinner we headed to the Dusty Boot for some after dinner drinks. It was a quiet Saturday night for us and we were exhausted. Loved hanging out with the locals at Dusty Boot and drinking a vanilla Margarita.

At Mountain Reservations we ask “What’s Your Sign?” describing a Green, Blue, Black skier. I am only in my 2nd season and at Beaver Creek I made my very first run from top to bottom without a crash. I was officially a blue skier by the end of the trip and fell more in love with the sport and the destination.

Thank you Beaver Creek for taking such good care of us!

Safe Travels,

LD (49 Posts)

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