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A Sample of our Winter Recreation Programs

A trip to the mountains is more than just a vacation; it’s an opportunity to fully embrace the Colorado lifestyle, to live in the present moment, to nourish your body and spirit, and to return home feeling fully alive. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Recreation Program provides this opportunity through an expansive menu of activities and classes, accessible to people of all ages and ability. At its core, the program aims to promote and facilitate outdoor learning.

Join us for an adventure and discover the magic of the mountains.

Après Ski Stretch

Relax and unwind after a day on the slopes in this calming stretch and meditation class. Using aromatherapy, sound therapy, and gentle stretches, this class will help loosen tight muscles and prepare your body and mind for your next adventure on the snow. Private classes are also available.

Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Fitness Studio and included in resort fee for hotel guests.

Family Grotto Night

Families and kids will love a soak in the Spa’s legendary rock lined hot tub after a day on the slopes.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Spa on third floor. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Spa Concierge at (970) 343-1138 or dialing 1138 from your room. Included as part of the resort fee for hotel guests and is available for non-hotel guests at $50 per person.

Daily Snowshoe Hike

Immerse yourself in this beautiful mountain landscape on a moderate snowshoe hike. This tour will invigorate your body, refresh your senses, soothe your soul and stimulate your mind while we explore and learn about our amazing ecosystem.

Daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Guests 12yrs and older welcome. Meet your guide at 10:15 a.m. in the fitness center located on the 4th floor of the resort. $50 per person includes snowshoe rental and tour

Painting & Pinot
Let the majestic Rockies be your inspiration as you spend the evening sipping wine and painting a rendition of the gorgeous alpine scenery. No painting experience is needed.

Saturdays from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. $50 per person, includes a glass of Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir plus all craft supplies. Available for guests 21+

Whiskey & Woodburning
Using a wood burning tool, etch a personalized design into your choice of a wooden cutting board or a set of four Colorado aspen wood coasters. With letter and number sets, symbols, and a tool to free hand, there are endless possibilities to create a unique souvenir to display back at home.

Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. $50 per person, includes a signature whiskey drink and all craft supplies. Available for guests 21+

Coloring, Cocoa & Cookies
Satisfy your sweet tooth by enjoying decadant cookies and a steaming mug of rich cocoa while coloring your own mandala at Espresso 16 Coffee Shop.

Thursdays from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Included in the resort fee for guests of all ages. No reservations required.

Lager & Leatherworking
Learn to stamp leather using a variety of lettering fonts and designs while enjoying a flight of Colorado microbrews.

Mondays from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. $50 per person, includes a flight of Colorado microbrews. Available for guests 12+

Gin & Jewelry
Our instructor will guide you in designing a bracelet, necklace, or keychain for yourself or as a gift, while tempting your taste buds with one of our signature cocktails.

Available for private booking only.

Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Daily Guided Snowshoe Hike
Immerse yourself in this beautiful mountain landscape on a moderate snowshoe hike. This tour will invigorate your body, refresh your sense, sooth your soul and stimulate your mind while we explore and learn about our ecosystem.

$50 per guest includes snowshoe rental and tour. Reservations are required for this activity. Please reserve in the spa and meet outside the fitness center.

Signature Private Snowshoe Hikes
Embark on the ultimate adventure with this private tour adapted to your fitness level, schedule, and interests. Along the way, learn about our fascinating ecosystem or simply enjoy the tranquility of the alpine forest. Upon returning to the hotel, enjoy a rejuvenating 20 minute session at the Spa’s oxygen bar.

Meet your guide at the fitness center on the fourth floor to get fitted for snowshoes. This experience lasts up to 2 hours and is priced at $250 for up to 4 guests and $50 for each additional guest.

Family Snowshoe Adventure

The whole family will fall in love with snowshoeing on this playful, interactive introduction to the sport! After learning how to get around on top of the snow, travel through the forest on the scavenger hunt for animal tracks and signs. Don’t forget to snap some amazing vacation photos, and end the adventure by playing in the snow.

Meet your guide at the fitness center on the fourth floor to get fitted for snowshoes. This experience lasts up to 2 hours and is priced at $250 for up to 4 guests and $50 for each additional guest.

Stargazing Snowshoe Tour

On crisp clear evenings as well as snowy nights, there is a world of nocturnal beauty waiting to reveal itself to you. After 60 minutes of exploration on snowshoes, end the evening by relaxing in the Great Room with a warm signature cocktail.

Dates vary dependent on the phases of the moon and the clarity of the skies.

Meet your guide at the fitness center on the fourth floor to get fitted for snowshoes. This experience lasts up to 2 hours and is priced at $250 for up to 4 guests and $50 for each additional guest, includes nightcap beverages.

Perfectly Paired Snowshoe Picnic

Venture out on snowshoes to explore the forest on your way to historic Anderson’s Cabin. Once at the cabin, get cozy inside and enjoy a warm meal tailored to your tastes and food preferences. Finish the experience with a piping hot dessert.

Meet your guide at the fitness center on the fourth floor to get fitted for snowshoes. This experience lasts up to 2½ hours and is priced at $350 for up to 2 guests and $35 for each additional guest.

Village-To-Village Hike
Enjoy a tranquil 4 mile hike from Bachelor Gulch to Beaver Creek Village where you can enjoy the village offerings and take a shuttle ride back to the resort.

$300 for up to 4 guests and $50 for each additional guest.

Recreation Policies

*Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as availability is limited.

*Programs cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee; failure to provide advanced notice of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program.

*Outdoor activities may be cancelled on short notice due to inclement or dangerous conditions. Cancellation is solely at the recreation department’s discretion.

*Please note that a 24% service charge will be added to all recreation activities.

*Please contact the Spa Concierge at (970) 343-1138 or dialing 1138 from your room for more information or to create a booking.

Winter Experience Guide (PDF)

Spring 2018 Recreation Programs

A trip to the mountains is more than just a vacation; it’s an opportunity to fully embrace the Colorado lifestyle, to live in the present moment, to nourish your body and spirit, and to return home feeling fully alive. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Recreation Program provides this opportunity through an expansive menu of activities and classes, accessible to people of all ages and abilities. At its core, the program aims to promote and facilitate outdoor exploration, fitness, wellness, creativity and lifelong learning.

Join us for an adventure and discover the magic of the mountains. Each Friday and Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. we will enliven a recreation activity. Please consider advanced reservations by calling (970) 343-1138.

Whiskey and Woodburning
Using a wood burning tool, etch a personalized design into your choice of a wooden cutting board or a set of four Colorado aspen wood coasters. With letter and number sets, symbols, and a tool to free hand, there are endless possibilities to create a unique souvenir to display back at home.

$40 per person includes a signature whiskey drink and all craft supplies. Available for guests 21+

Painting and Pinot
Let the majestic Rockies be your inspiration as you spend the evening sipping wine and painting a rendition of the gorgeous alpine scenery. No painting experience is needed as your teacher will guide you along using simple step-by-step instructions.

$40 per person includes a glass of Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir and all craft supplies. Available for guests 21+

Recreation Policies

*Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as availability is limited.

*Programs cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee; failure to provide advanced notice of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program.

*Outdoor activities may be cancelled on short notice due to inclement or dangerous conditions. Cancellation is solely at the recreation department’s discretion.

*Please note that a 20% service charge will be added to all recreation activities.

*More information and reservations may be acquired by contacting our Recreation Department at (970) 343-1138.

Art in Nature
Craft your own Colorado souvenir in one of our Art in Nature classes. Guests 21+ may sign up for one of our daily activities held daily from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or create a private experience for groups large and small at a time that fits your schedule. Reservations are required and space is limited. Pricing includes beverages and all art supplies. Additional ages welcome to participate in private sessions. Private art classes may be conducted in Anderson’s Cabin upon availability for an additional fee.

Colors & Cocktails
Enjoy soothing sounds and a cocktail while decorating a colorful mandala to take home. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pricing includes a signature mocktail or cocktail for those 21+ and all art supplies.

Painting & Pinot
Let the majestic Rockies be your inspiration as you spend the evening sipping wine and painting a rendition of the gorgeous alpine scenery. No painting experience needed.

Whiskey & Woodburning
Using a wood burning tool, etch a personalized design into a wooden cutting board or coaster set while sipping a custom whiskey cocktail.

Lager & Leatherworking
Learn to stamp leather using a variety of lettering fonts and designs while enjoying a flight of Colorado microbrews.

Gin & Jewelry
Our instructor will guide you in designing a bracelet, necklace, or keychain for yourself or as a gift while tickling your taste buds with one of our signature cocktails.

Guided Hikes
Join our naturalist on a hike through Bachelor Gulch while learning about native plants and animals. Hikes are typically 1.5-2 hours in length and are offered as a hotel activity to all guests or as a private experience. All hikes are weather permitting and meet on the Mountainside Terrace unless an alternate location is arranged. Prices may vary and reservations are required for all private guided hikes.

Daily Guided Hikes
Discover the magic of the mountains with one of our resident naturalists on the daily guided hike. This activity is included in the resort fee and reservations are not required.

Early Bird Hike
Join us on an early morning hike and watch the mountain awaken. This hike is included in the resort fee and reservations are not required.

Signature Private Hike
Explore Beaver Creek Mountain on your own schedule and pace. This hike is tailored to your interests and abilities to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

Treasure Hunt Expedition
On this family-friendly adventure, team members work together to solve puzzles, decipher clues, on a scavenger hunt that leads to a hidden treasure chest. Along the way, hikers will learn navigation and outdoor skills before panning for gemstones.

Village-to-Village Tour
Explore aspen groves and evergreens in this 4 mile hike to Beaver Creek Village where you can enjoy the village offerings or ride the complimentary shuttle back to the resort.

Sunset Stroll
Watch the sunset and the night sky fill with stars as you learn about the emerging celestial wonders through the constellations’ myths and scientific revelations.

Sunrise Hike
Start your day with an early morning hike up Bachelor Gulch to see the sun rise over the mountain tops and possibly catch sign of the local wildlife.

Perfectly Paired Picnic
Venture through aspen groves and wildflowers to the secluded Anderson’s Cabin and enjoy lunch with breathtaking views of Vail Valley. Includes appetizer, salad or sandwich, fresh fruit, dessert, sparkling water and your choice of white or red wine, champagne or Colorado microbrews. Dietary preferences and ability levels can be accommodated.

For reservations, pricing or more information, please call 970.343.1138 or dial Ext. 1138.

Programs cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Failure to provide advanced notice of cancellation will result in full charge of the program. Outdoor activities may be cancelled on short notice due to inclement or dangerous conditions. Cancellation is solely at the recreation department’s discretion. A 20% service charge will be added to all recreation activities. All activities are subject to change and have limited availability. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

A Sample of our Fall Recreation Programs

A trip to the mountains is more than just a vacation; it’s an opportunity to fully embrace the Colorado lifestyle, to live in the present moment, to nourish your body and spirit, and to return home feeling fully alive. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Recreation Program provides this opportunity through an expansive menu of activities and classes, accessible to people of all ages and abilities. At its core, the program aims to promote and facilitate outdoor exploration, fitness, wellness, creativity and lifelong learning.

Join us for an adventure and discover the magic of the mountains.

Naturalist Guided Hike

Autumn is the perfect time to experience the majestic views of Bachelor Gulch while learning facts about the plants and animals that thrive here. Learn what triggers the aspen trees to change from verdant green to golden yellow and how the animals are preparing for the harsh winter season. Along the way, pause to breathe in the fresh mountain air and to capture the beauty with stunning photographs.

Daily through the fall. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Plan to meet your guide outside on the Mountainside Terrace. Included in the resort fee for hotel guests and no reservations are required. Please note this activity is weather permitting.

Private Guided Hike: Explore Beaver Creek Mountain on your own schedule and at your own pace as you hike with an expert naturalist guide who will enliven the experience with fascinating facts about the mountain plants and animals. This tour can be customized so that hikers of all ages and abilities can enjoy a wonderful walk through the woods.

Treasure Hunt Expedition: On this family friendly adventure, team members work together to solve puzzles and decipher clues on a scavenger hunt that leads to a hidden treasure chest!  Along the way, hikers will learn navigation and outdoor skills before panning for real jewels and gemstones.

Village-to-Village Tour: Explore gorgeous aspen groves and thick evergreen stands on this trail that traverses the mountain to Beaver Creek Village. Once in the Village, stay for lunch and shopping or ride the complimentary shuttle back to the hotel with your guide. This route is approximately 4 miles.                     

Sunset Stroll: Set off on a twilight excursion to watch the sunset and the night sky fill with stars. Your guide will bring the emerging celestial wonders to life through Native American legends and fascinating scientific revelations.

*All private guided hikes are available at a cost of $160 for up to 4 guests and $20 for each additional guest. Pricing includes water, sunscreen, ponchos if needed and light trail snacks.
*Hikes are typically two hours in length but can be modified to fit your needs.
*Well-mannered pets are welcome at all nature programs. 
All guided hikes meet on the Mountainside Terrace unless an alternate location is arranged.

*Please contact the Recreation Department at (970) 343-1073 for more information or to create a booking. Full Recreation Department policies may be found at the bottom of this page.


Mountain Spa Morning:
This package combines three wellness experiences into the perfect retreat. A guided hike connects you to the natural world; a private yoga class awakens the body and quiets the mind, and a massage will leave you in a state of blissful relaxation. This series can be booked with ample time for lunch and a leisurely soak in the spa to create a day long retreat.

$600 for up to 2 guests and $250 for each additional guest

Package includes a 90 minute guided hike, a 50 minute private yoga class, a 60 minute signature massage for each guest, a 20 minute session at the spa’s oxygen bar for each guest, a healthy fruit juice for each guest, and use of the spa’s hydrotherapy pools.

Perfectly Paired Picnic
: Venture through aspens and wildflowers on a naturalist guided hike to the scenic and secluded Anderson’s Cabin. Once there, indulge in a nutritious and satisfying lunch while enjoying breathtaking views of the Eagle River Valley.

$250 for up to 2 guests and $40 for each additional guest; 2+ hours

*Includes an appetizer, salad or sandwich, fresh fruit, dessert, sparkling water, and your choice of white wine, red wine, bubbly, or Colorado microbrews. Dietary preferences and ability levels can be accommodated to create a truly personalized alpine adventure.

*Please contact the Recreation Department at (970) 343-1073 for more information or to create a booking. 
Full Recreation Department policies may be found at the bottom of this page.

Whiskey and Woodburning:

Using a wood burning tool, etch a personalized design into your choice of a wooden cutting board or a set of four Colorado aspen wood coasters. With letter and number sets, symbols, and a tool to free hand, there are endless possibilities to create a unique souvenir to display back at home.

Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the Mountainside Terrace or in Bachelor’s Lounge, weather dependent. $40 per person includes a signature whiskey drink and all craft supplies. Available for guests 21+

Painting and Pinot:

Let the majestic Rockies be your inspiration as you spend the evening sipping wine and painting a rendition of the gorgeous alpine scenery. No painting experience is needed as your teacher will guide you along using simple step-by-step instructions.

Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the Mountainside Terrace or in Bachelor’s Lounge, weather dependent. $40 per person includes a glass of Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir and all craft supplies. Available for guests 21+

Private Art in Nature Classes:
Groups small and large will love spending time together relaxing and getting crafty with one of our unique art classes. Classes can be held in a variety of outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate groups of different sizes and to create the perfect mountain ambiance for your event.

Private Painting, Leatherworking and Woodburning Classes are available at a cost of $200 for up to 4 guests and $50 for each additional guest.

Painting can be enjoyed by guests of all ages; leather working is available to guests ages 12+, and wood burning is available for guests ages 16+. Private classes include your choice of up to two alcoholic beverages for each adult and non-alcoholic beverages for those under drinking age as well as light snacks.

*Please contact the Recreation Department at (970) 343-1073 for more information or to create a booking. Full Recreation Department policies are printed on the back of this brochure.

Recreation Policies

*Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as availability is limited.

*Programs cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee; failure to provide advanced notice of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program.

*Outdoor activities may be cancelled on short notice due to inclement or dangerous conditions. Cancellation is solely at the recreation department’s discretion.

*Please note that a 20% service charge will be added to all recreation activities.

*More information and reservations may be acquired by contacting our Recreation Department at (970) 343-1073.

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