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Get your spandex ready and your bike tuned for this Saturday July 25th!  The Ride begins and ends at Beaver Creek with three course route options.  Jeffrey Cash will be spinning the tunes to get you across the finish line Saturday afternoon.  First Chair – a GREAT local band will get your toes tapping.

Your support will help SOS continue to serve the 5,000 + youths annually.  SOS uses both summer and winter sports – including rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, and hiking to engage youth in a positive curriculum.

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The SOS Outreach Colorado-Eagle River Ride is a premier event in the Vail Valley benefiting the youth development non-profit SOS Outreach. The ride loops from Beaver Creek Ski Resort out along the scenic banks of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers, including the famous hard-packed dirt portion of the Colorado River Road. There are multiple routes to suit each rider’s ability including a 100 mile, 68 mile and 42 mile. This unique ride gives you an opportunity to ride a course that can be difficult without full SAG support, and all proceeds benefit a great cause. – See more at: SOS Outreach
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By Regan Dickinson, Examiner.com

Maya, a Modern Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar by Chef Richard Sandoval, is now open at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain. It offers a fun and casual dining experience with a very approachable menu. Fresh ingredients are sourced seasonally from Maya’s on-site garden.

Maya’s menu features may varieties of guacamole, each made table side. Additional tasty starters include tuna tartare, as well as mahi mahi ceviche, queso fundido and chicken flautas. Chef’s specials range from decadent lobster and shrimp yucatan, Colorado bass to traditional favorites like carne asada and slow roasted pork carnitas.

Special summer offerings at Maya Beaver Creek include:

·         June 15 Banfi Wine Event: $40 per person, featuring six wines, a sampling menu and the chance to interact with Wine Maker Sebastián Rodríguez and Chef Sandoval

·         Friday Maya Patio Parties: Every Friday from June 21 to Aug. 30 – Deck opens at 4 p.m., live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., drink specials

·         Maya Happy Hour – Daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. serving $2 Tacos, $5 Margaritas and $4 Bites

·         Bottomless Margarita Brunch – Every Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Additional Chef Sandoval restaurants can be found in New York, Dubai and Denver. “We are excited to bring Maya to the Vail Valley as the concept has proven to be so popular in New York and Dubai,” said Chef Sandoval. “Summer is the perfect time to launch Maya Beaver Creek with the restaurant’s amazing patio overlooking the Eagle River and the menu’s refreshing flavor combinations.”

The Westin Riverfront offers free on-site valet parking for Maya diners and bar patrons. For more information on Maya at The Westin Riverfront or to book a reservation, call 866-949-1616 or visit www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com.

By Claudia Carbone, Examiner.com

Lots of restaurants in Colorado boast inspired cuisine, international wine lists and impeccable service. But when you get it all above 10,000 feet in the midst of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, dining out just doesn’t get any better than this.

Whether you ski in for a sit-down lunch or ride a snowcat, gondola or horse-drawn sleigh up for a romantic dinner, you’ll find dining at these mountaintop eateries to be an unforgettable and unique experience and, yes, even an adventure. On-mountain restaurants feed you the most spectacular eye candy in the state. They are the ultimate treat for a holiday vacation or special occasion. Night time is the best time, when fires glow in the fireplace, candles flicker on the table and lights of the resort twinkle far below against a black sky. Plan to spend some bucks and be sure to make reservations well in advance.

Game Creek Club at Vail
www.gamecreekclub.com

Mountain clubs are ski resorts’ answer to golf clubs. At Vail, Game Creek Club is such a place. But non-members can taste the good life – or shall we say the good food – at the club’s Game Creek Restaurant, for dinner at least. In the richly appointed main dining room with upholstered chairs, savor wild game and fresh seafood dishes served with award-winning wines. The restaurant is hidden in Game Creek Bowl. From Lionshead, ride the gondola to Eagle’s Nest from where you’ll be shuttled by snowcat to the glowing lights of the lodge.

The Outpost atop North Peak, Keystone
www.keystoneresort.com

This gastronomic escapade begins with two gondola rides over the slopes of Keystone to The Outpost atop North Peak, the massive timber home of Alpenglow Stube at 11,444 feet. Inside North America’s highest fine dining restaurant, trade your boots for comfy slippers before entering the Swiss-style dining room. Under the eye of Executive Chef Skip McCarthy, award-winning chefs prepare exquisite (and expensive) seven-course prix fixe dinners. Or choose from the a la carte menu of the chefs’ favorite creations. Finish it off with cognac or port in front of a roaring fireplace.

Allred’s at Telluride
www.tellurideskiresort.com/allreds

The timber and stone building housing Allred’s perches on a cliff 1,800 feet above Telluride. To reach it, board the gondola, the historic town’s umbilical cord to chi-chi Mountain Village. As you rise upward on your ride to the midway station, the twinkling lights of the tiny town become distant as the snowy 13,000-foot San Juan Mountains engulf you. Inside, cozy up for the night with small plates and cocktails or enjoy fine dining from the à la carte menu. More than 250 wines from around the world complement the gourmet food.

Zach’s Cabin at Beaver Creek
www.beavercreek.com/zachs-cabin

Zach’s joins Beano’s and Allie’s Cabins at Beaver Creek as elegant yet rustic romantic sleigh-ride dinner destinations. This one is named for Zach Allen, father of Beaver Creek’s first female resident Allie Townsend, for whom Allie’s is named. With vaulted ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and huge windows for dazzling views of the Gore Range, 13,000-square-foot Zach’s is hardly a cabin. But its secluded location in an Aspen grove between Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch give it a cozy cabin feel. Sleighs leave from the Ritz-Carlton for dinner Thursday-Saturday.

Hazie’s at Steamboat
www.steamboat-dining.com/Hazies

The Werner family brought fame to Steamboat with three Werner kids sharing Olympic glory. It is fitting, then, that their mother Hazie is immortalized with a restaurant named in her honor. The alpine bistro sits halfway up Mount Werner in the Thunderhead Lodge. Ride the gondola, watching the twinkling lights of the Yampa Valley grow smaller as you reach the top. The dreamy ambiance temporarily fades walking through the terminal building—until you sit down for dinner. The set-priced Continental meal is as romantic as the ride.


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