Winging It

Beaver Creek – home of the Birds of Prey World Cup ski race and famed double-black runs with names like Golden Eagle, Peregrine and Osprey – gets literal with its raptor motif today, offering up a free interactive exhibit hosted by Nature's Educators starting at 3:30 p.m. in Beaver Creek Plaza, where actual birds of prey will be the main attraction.

"This is a unique opportunity to interact with rare birds and to learn about various species," says resort spokeswoman Julia Littman. Celebrities in the cast of Nature's Educators raptor programs include a Barbary falcon, a pair of gyrfalcons, a red-tailed hawk, a great horned owl, a Harris's hawk, an American kestrel, a Merlin and a screech owl, nearly all of which have namesake runs on the mountain.

Location Info


Beaver Creek Resort

I-70, Exit 167
Avon, CO 81620

Category: Hotels and Resorts

Region: Mountains

The event marks the end of the resort's annual holiday WinterFest and kicks off Saturday's Family FunFest, which includes a free Rail Jam Playground event, where kids can take flight with terrain-park instruction and supervision from the Beaver Creek Children's Ski & Snowboard School. Afterward, check out the village carnival, which will feature games, live music and activities for the whole family. All WinterFest and Family FunFest events are free; for more information, visit
Sat., Jan. 5, 2013

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