Beaver Creek To Open Additional Terrain and Chairlifts In Time For Thanksgiving


BEAVER CREEK, Colo,Nov. 26, 2002 (News Release) Thanks to exceptional early season snowfall, continued efforts by mountain operations crews and nine inches of new snow over the past three nights Beaver Creek will open two additional lifts and another 200 acres of terrain in time for Thanksgiving.

The resort will begin running the Strawberry Park Express lift (chair 12) and the Bachelor Gulch Express lift (chair 16) at 9 a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 28, providing access to terrain in the Strawberry Park and Bachelor Gulch areas. The additional acreage brings Beaver Creek's early season terrain total to 1,235 acres, assuring that 76% of the mountain will be open by Thanksgiving. Beaver Creek will be running nine of its 13 lifts, as well, beginning Thursday.

Beaver Creek's 2002-2003 season hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the exception of public first tracks on Centennial Express lift (chair 6) beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily. The resort has received over 100 inches of snow since Oct. 1, 2002.Additionally, Vail and Beaver Creek have lifted all pass restrictions for Friday and Saturday on their season passes. For more information, live web cam shots, snow totals and vacation information please visit the website at or call (800) 404-3535.
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