BEAVER CREEK, Colo. – February 13, 2018 – Pristine powder days matched with starry nights set the stage for individuals to pleasure in a majestic winter vacation at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Tucked away in an exclusive enclave on Beaver Creek Mountain and boasting unparalleled ski-in, ski-out access to endless acres of impeccable terrain, the luxury mountain resort poses a fresh approach to the classic après model with a distinct collection of culinary and entertainment offerings. From al fresco dining, to daily live music in the cozy Great Room, to the haute Après After Dark in Bachelors Lounge, and much more, skiers and non-skiers alike can enjoy a multitude of unique ways to après.
Après Al Fresco Considered the heartbeat of the hotel in the winter months and setting the stage with magnificent views, Mountainside Terrace is located outside the resort and a few steps away from the Bachelor Gulch Express chairlift. Daniel’s Bar & Grill is the quintessential stop in between runs to indulge in authentic Colorado barbeque, handcrafted beverages and local brews. Beer is served “Bottom’s Up,” a method where it flows through the bottom of the cup, making for the perfect pour, which is then sealed by a magnet. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., a Champagne and Bloody Mary bar adds extra mountainside revelry. Daily, Executive Chef Joe Tiano serves his own barbecue specials fresh from the smoker and guests may choose to have a seat at a picnic table or Adirondack chair to watch others whiz down the slopes. Live music around the fire pit caps off the Rocky Mountain experience, with special artist Rob Ingraham performing Mondays through Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Mountain Melodies in the Great Room For those who prefer indoor après, the homely Great Room presents the ideal retreat for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. In grand parkitecture fashion, the stately room boasts a three-story stone, wood-burning fireplace surrounded by rustic and comfortable furniture. With an evening cocktail or fine glass of wine in hand, travelers can take in the warmth of the fire and delight in nightly live musical performances from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Featured musicians include David Estes, David Harding, and Brian McKinney.
Après After Dark in Bachelors Lounge Friends and couples alike may rendezvous with the finest of company at Bachelors Lounge – the hidden, adults-only venue is open in the evenings for its new Après After Dark experience. A late-night menu of delectable bites inspired by Buffalos and WYLD is perfectly paired with seasonal libations such as a Foggy Pine Old Fashioned made with Rocky Mountain bourbon, orange peel, pine syrup, bitters, and foggy alpine cloud. Complete with a stone-lined outdoor terrace with glass-framed fire pits and plush seating inside, this chic space also features live DJ entertainment offered nightly over Presidents’ Day weekend (February 16-19, 2018), for the ultimate nightlife in the mountains. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a selection of premium cigars in the heated patio area, which also serves as Vail Valley’s only cigar lounge. Those looking to splurge can enjoy one of the world’s most expensive cigars, His Majesty’s Reserve Gurkha for $2,000 each.