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beaver creek

beaver creek

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As you head along I-70 from Denver the last (major) resort you’ll reach is Beaver Creek. Beaver creek boasts 3,300’ of vertical spread across over 2,000 acres and is serviced by 24 lifts. It sits on traditional Ute lands and so it was fitting that tribal leader Red Ute performed the ribbon cutting at the opening of the Birds of Prey downhill course in 1997.

One of the few US stops on the FIS racing circuit, Birds of Prey was constructed in 1997 in anticipation of the world championships to be held at Beaver Creek in 1999. The world cup downhill brought out an estimated 20,000 fans to witness the spectacle. This blistering course accelerates skiers to 130km/h at the top end and boasts pitches of 32° in the downhill event. While it is an American mountain, Beaver Creek and its Birds of Prey course can’t be written about without mentioning Hermann Maier (this writer’s favorite skier of all time). The most winning man on the Birds of Prey is Austrian. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger came out at that first world championships to cheer on and congratulate his countryman. With 8 gold medal finishes skiing this course and an unheard of seven consecutive starts resulting in a gold, this man is the undisputed champion on snow at Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek still sits on the world cup downhill circuit with a stop usually in December. So if you’re itching to watch some racers hurtle themselves down a Colorado mountain take that drive down I-70 past Vail and check out Beaver Creek.

Dimensions: 155mm x 155mm (6.1" x 6.1") 

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