Day Three: Beaver Creek

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Beaver Creek 1:00P.M.-2:20P.M. Vertical: 3,340 feet

As could be expected from their reputation, Beaver Creek was committed to topping all others in hospitality. Beaver Creek security escorted us up the access road at 50 mph. Then, US Ski Team Member, Chad Fleischer, strapped on his boards and lead us down the Birds of Prey World Cup Downhill course. Blowing through the 14 fresh inches that sugarcoated the trail, he stopped at various places, describing his thoughts and feelings during his downhill run last winter at the World Championships.

At the bottom, a tent with chefs, cookies, water, and hot chocolate greeted us. Another police escort led us down the access road on our way to Vail.