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Birds of Prey, America’s Winter Opening events announced for Beaver Creek

Ross Leonhart
Vail Daily

The party must go on, and last year at Beaver Creek it did.

After the annual Birds of Prey races at Beaver Creek were canceled in 2016 due to snow conditions — or lack thereof — the America’s Winter Opening festivities went on anyways throughout the village.

This year, the world’s best ski racers are set to return at the end of November, and the off-piste festivities kick off with an ’80s-themed Ski Welcome Party with Ted Ligety, and possibly Steven Nyman making an appearance.

As the races get going each morning, Birds of Prey Way will open up in the village featuring a sponsor expo, kettle curling, kids activities and more.

There’s a Friday Afternoon Club event with a special guest, U.S. Ski Team athlete signings, film showings and much more going on outside of the racing.

After the racers tear up the courses on Birds of Prey, Beers of Prey takes place Saturday, Dec. 2, with winter seasonal tastings including exclusive special releases.

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For more information about Birds of Prey and America’s Winter Opening events, visit http://www.BCWorldCup.com, a new and improved website. The ticketed events are available on the website.

AMERICA’S WINTER OPENING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOV. 30

’80s Ski Welcome Party with Ted Ligety

4 to 7 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring live music (80s cover band), kettle curling, giveaways, fireworks finale extravaganza.

FRIDAY, DEC. 1

Super-G Race

10:45 a.m. | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way

Noon to 6 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring sponsor expo, kettle curling, kids activities, ice skating, race streaming, giveaways.

FAC with Special Guest (TBD)

3 to 6 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring live music, drink specials and more.

U.S. Ski Team Athlete Signing

4 to 5 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village — indoor location TBD

Warren Miller’s ‘Line of Descent’

5 and 8 p.m. | Vilar Performing Arts Center

Tickets available at http://www.vilarpac.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 2

Downhill Race

11 a.m. | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way

12 to 6 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring sponsor expo, kettle curling, kids activities, ice skating, race streaming, giveaways.

Beers of Prey

3 to 6 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Winter seasonal tasting including exclusive special releases. Tickets available at http://www.bcworldcup.com.

Warren Miller’s ‘Line of Descent’

8 p.m. | Vilar Performing Arts Center

Tickets available at vilarpac.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 3

Giant Slalom Race

Run 1: 9:30 a.m. | Red Tail Stadium

Run 2: 12:45 p.m. | Red Tail Stadium

Birds of Prey Way

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Beaver Creek Village

Featuring sponsor expo, kids activities, ice skating, race streaming.