The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa: Beaver Creek Mountain – Avon, CO

Located in the heart of the Vail Valley at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa is the ideal launching point for an exquisite Colorado winter vacation.

Ranked the #2 U.S. Resort by Condé Nast Traveler in its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, this luxury Beaver Creek resort features 230 finely appointed guest residences ranging in size from studio suites to spacious three-bedroom condominiums, featuring custom kitchens, five-piece bathrooms, Westin Heavenly Beds, panoramic windows and gas fireplaces.

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The Westin Riverfront offers direct access to Beaver Creek’s incredible ski terrain via the Riverfront Express Gondola, which delivers guests to the slopes in less than 3 minutes. The resort also features a Ski Valet and on-site ski, snowboard and snowshoe rentals. Other popular Beaver Creek winter activities include Nordic Skiing, ice skating, tubing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, sleigh rides and snowshoeing. The nearby Beaver Creek Village and the Vail Village are both home to world-class shopping and dining.

After a long day out enjoying the Vail Valley, relax in one of The Westin Riverfront’s three riverside hot tubs or a dip in the saline-based outdoor pool and a visit to Spa Anjali.

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Ranked #2 U.S. Resort Spa for 2011 by Condé Nast Traveler, Spa Anjali was designed to share the numerous benefits of the energizing mountain lifestyle with guests. Spa Anjali offers a unique treatment menu focusing on healing mountain traditions, specifically from the Rockies, Alps and Himalayas, including Riverstone Massage, a Sun & Snow Facial, a Ponderosa Pine Therapy and a Red Clover & Mountain Honey Body Mask. Spa Anjali also offers cosmetic dermatology services with Dr. Steven Hacker, including Botox, Juvederm, TCA Peels, Latisse, Obagi, Vivite and Dermasweep.

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The state-of-the-art Athletic Club at The Westin – which recently completed a $1 million expansion – offers an extensive schedule of daily group exercise classes, including yoga, Pilates, Cycling, Zumba, Ballet Barre and Circuit Training. The Athletic Club also offers personal training with certified and master level personal trainers, private Pilates sessions, RUN Westin, weekly guided snowshoes and a Masters Swim Program.

The Westin Riverfront is also home to Cima, a new contemporary Latin kitchen by internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. Cima – which is Spanish for peak or summit – blends traditional Latino flavors with global ingredients and cooking techniques. Dishes will be prepared using fresh market produce, sustainable seafood, locally raised meats and specialty products from local purveyors. The resort also features a Lobby Wine Bar and The Market, which serves breakfast, coffees, teas and snacks.

The dog-friendly resort also features a Westin Kids Club, which offers unique supervised programming daily for kids ages 4-16, with carpool service to Beaver Creek Ski School available.

In the spring, summer and fall, The Westin Riverfront offers easy access to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golf and tennis. The resort offers on-side bike rentals and is also home to Gore Creek Fly Fisherman, which offers free daily casting clinics as well as guided half-day and full-day excursions.

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The Silver LEED certified Westin Riverfront has earned numerous awards since it opened in 2008, including being named to Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List 2009” as one of the 140 hottest new resorts worldwide, as well as ranked 2nd in the “10 Best Snow Resorts for Families 2010” by Parents magazine. The resort has also been honored by SKI, Smart Meetings, Mountain Living Magazine and Colorado Meetings + Events.

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