Beaver Creek Resort adds to warm holiday traditions by passing out cookies hot from the oven for their opening day celebration (typically on or near Thanksgiving). The World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition features the top five finalists baking up 1,000 cookies each; you can vote on the tastiest and work off the calories skiing Beaver Creek's 1,832 skiable acres and 3,340 feet of vertical.  

To add to the excitement, guests are invited to witness the annual Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony to launch the Christmas season. Carolers, the winner of the children’s poetry contest, the lighting of the village, fireworks and a visit from Santa round out the family entertainment.