Psst! Heres a little secret: Im not really a fan of New York City. I get that its a cultural mecca, chock-full of the latest in art, food, theater, yadda yadda -- I fully understand the pull of the city. Its an exciting, cutting-edge place to live. But Im a mountain girl at heart, so I feel suffocated and trapped in a place where you cant see the sky, and where the trees seem to have all migrated to a sanctuary near the middle of town. I prefer to live near Colorados version of a big city (Denver) and subscribe to the New Yorker, which leads all my friends to believe Im a fancy-free cosmopolitan news junkie. (Suckers.)
But Beaver Creek has a better option for people who struggle with the same big-city relationship as I do: the New Yorker on the Slopes event, which kicks off today and continues through Saturday, incorporating the annual New Yorker cartoon funfest Humor on the Slopes as well as film and music components.
Todays highlight is a movie premiere: Phoebe in Wonderland, which starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are free and handed out on a first-come, first-served basis; director Daniel Barnz and producer Ben Barnz will be on hand for a question-and-answer session following the screening. Tomorrows big event is a performance by musician Chuck Mangione, and on Saturday, comedian Martin Short stands up. And, of course, youll still find the New Yorker Lounge, ongoing caption contest and Kidtooning events daily. Visit beavercreek.snow.com for a schedule; call 1-970-845-9090 for information and 1-888-920-2787 for tickets.
Feb. 26-28, 2009