Arts, Entertainment & Adventure
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Beaver Creek’s Vilar Performing Arts Center presents exciting performances, shows and concerts throughout the year. The intimate 530-seat theatre offers classical music and dance performances, comedy shows, Broadway musicals, family entertainment and concerts by top acts in every genre, like Pat Benatar and Montgomery Gentry. For tickets, visit www.vialrpac.org.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Explore the world’s highest botanical gardens! This unique horticultural exhibit includes perennials, rock gardens and waterfalls, all indigenous to the high elevation of Beaver Creek. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens also offers classes for children and adults, nature tours and mountain hikes designed to showcase the beauty and diversity of our natural habitat.
Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain
Enjoy twilight entertainment and adventure at 10,000 feet at the day and night activity center atop Vail Mountain. Ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola, free after 2 p.m., to the top of Adventure Ridge and enjoy stunning views and kids’ activities, including ice skating, tubing, ski biking, snowshoe tours, thrill sledding, indoor laser tag and snowmobile tours with a snowmobile track designed for children. In the summer, families can go mountain biking, play bocce and take the kids on a Dino dig. Adventure Ridge offers wonderful dining spots from fine to casual.
Centennial Express Chairlift
Take an exhilarating ride to the top of Beaver Creek Mountain on the Centennial Express, a high-speed chairlift that offers panoramic views of Vail Valley. The lift takes you to Vail's Adventure Ridge or Beaver Creek's Spruce Saddle, with winter adventures, like snowmobiling and ice skating, and summer activities like disc golf and mountain biking. At the top of the Centennial Express, the Spruce Saddle Restaurant offers spectacular views and delicious fare for lunch. Enjoy daily scenic rides throughout the summer.