Up for a Challenge? Head to Beaver Creek Jan. 24 - Ski Mag

Up for a Challenge? Head to Beaver Creek Jan. 24

HEAD TO BEAVER CREEK JAN. 24  FOR TALONS CHALLENGE AND ATTEMPT TO SKI OR RIDE  23,722 VERTICAL FEET OF TERRAIN ACROSS 13 RUNS IN ONE DAY
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Beaver Creek, Colo., Jan. 16, 2009—Beaver Creek is issuing the ultimate challenge to skiers and snowboarders who think they have what it takes to tackle more than 23,000 vertical feet in one day at this year’s Beaver Creek Talons Challenge. On Saturday, Jan. 24, snowsports enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attempt to conquer 13 of the resort’s most challenging black and double-black diamond runs including the legendary World Cup Birds of Prey Downhill course, Larkspur Bowl and Grouse Mountain. The Challenge takes place on the bumps and steeps.

This annual event features the famous Talons Après Party at Red Tail Camp, aid stations offering snacks and drinks, and prize giveaways.  Every person who registers for the event will receive a beer or soda and a brat. Those who complete the Talons Challenge earn a spot on the Talon’s Wall-of-Fame at Red Tail Camp as well as a collector’s hat and pin. Howard Head Sports Medicine will be on site to provide complimentary sports massages during the event.

New this year, the Talons Challenge is limited to the first 1,500 people who register. Skiers and snowboarders can register early online until Wednesday, Jan. 21 at midnight for $10, or until the event fills up. If there are still spots available, there will be day of registration for $15. A portion of the proceeds from event registration will benefit SOS Outreach, a Vail Resorts partner in helping kids experience skiing and snowboarding.

Talons Challenge Deals
During the Talons Challenge weekend from Jan. 24 – Jan 26, 2009, skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes at Beaver Creek for $48.50 per day with the Talon’s 2-for-1 lift ticket. Tickets must be purchased before midnight on Jan. 17, 2009 and they will only be valid Jan. 24 – 26, 2009. For more information on this deal, go to beavercreek.com.

Guests can also stay at Beaver Creek for up to 50 percent off lodging at The Pines Lodge, The Osprey at Beaver Creek and more. For more information on this and all the lodging deals, go to beavercreek.com or call 970-845-9090.

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