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Outdoor Activities

Given our location in beautiful Beaver Creek, CO; we hope you can join us to take advantage of some fun, relaxed outdoor activities! Adventure through the mountainside in a jeep tour, test your skills in a fly fishing lesson on Gore Creek, or play a round of golf with a view.

Who pays for what? Attendees (and their family members) will pay for their own activities. Cost associated activities will require upfront payment at time of reservation. Credit Cards are accepted.

Sign up: Participate in any of the organized group activities below by signing up during registration. If you are already registered, access your attendee portal link found in your confirmation email or contact Tonya McCabe at Tonya.McCabe@nrel.gov if you need your attendee portal link sent to you.

Fly Fishing Photo

Fly Fishing Casting Clinics

These clinics are being offered by Gore Creek, and are perfect for those who have never fly fished before and would like to try the sport. The casting clinics will be held on the river located right outside of the Westin Resort. There will be two different casting clinics to choose from, that differ in length of time, not content. All equipment is provided; all you need to do is show up. Payment is required at time of sign-up.

Pricing:
12:30 p.m. - 2-hour casting clinic ($40pp-with a minimum group of 5)
1:30 p.m. - 1-hour casting clinic ($25pp-with a minimum group of 5)
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Golf Outing

The golf outing will take place at Red Sky Rach Golf Course, which is located about 15 minutes from the Westin Resort. Pricing is for 18 holes; tee times are listed below. Foursomes not required.

Tee Times: 12:30 p.m. | 12:40 p.m. | 12:50 p.m.
Pricing: $201pp (12 or more pricing: $161pp)
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Group Led Hike

There will be an NREL-led group hike on the Beaver Creek Village Lunch Trail. This is a 5k loop from Beaver Creek Village with beautiful single track and views of the village. The route features gradual climbing out of the village for the first mile. Then about .4 miles of steeper climbing on the switchbacks through the Aspen Glade trail. The rest of the loop is mostly downhill back across the mountain and down to the village.

Jeep Photo

Jeep Tour

These tours are being offered by Beaver Creek Resorts and are a fantastic way to see all that the majestic Colorado scenery has to offer, especially during September when the Aspen leaves are in their prime of changing colors! This tour features the Beaver Creek mountain, and the nearby Blue Lake, one of Colorado’s most picturesque high mountain lakes. The tour also offers the opportunity to take the gondola up to the very top of the mountain.

The jeep tours will pick up all participants at the Westin Resort. The tour is 1.5 hours in length, however it will be longer if participants decide to take the gondola ride. Length will be determined by the amount of time on top of the mountain.

Each jeep can accommodate 6 people, maximum number of people for the Jeep tour is 12.

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Pricing: Tour only: $65pp | Tour with Gondola Ride: $75pp


Other Activity Options

In addition to the organized group activities, take a look at the other activity options that the Westin and Beaver Creek area have to offer.

Westin Spa Anjali

Visit the Westin’s own Spa Anjali, offering signature offerings inspired by the healing traditions from the Rocky Mountains.

Biking or Hiking

On-site bike rentals are available at the Westin Beaver Creek sports. The area boasts miles of scenic hiking and biking trails for both beginners and for those who are more adventurous. View trails here.

Westin Fitness Center

The Westin Fitness Center offer an outdoor heated 25-yard lap pool, a variety of cardio and weightlifting equipment, and more than 70 group fitness classes a week.

Contact Tonya.McCabe@nrel.gov with any questions on outdoor activities.

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Gym Photo
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