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Luxury Vail Valley Resort Gears Up for Summer With Outdoor Activities and Dining Experiences for the Whole Family

BEAVER CREEK, CO -- (Marketwired) -- Jun 02, 2015 -- At The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, there really is something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Whether traveling with family, friends or colleagues, these unforgettable experiences and treasured mountain traditions will create Ritz-Carlton memories for life. Guests are invited to escape to our Rocky Mountain paradise to enjoy all that the resort and destination has to offer. From soaking up rays at our outdoor pool to roasting marshmallows by the fire pit, we invite guests of all ages to explore our Colorado family resort.

Highlights for summertime include:

Naturalist Program: This unique feature at the Vail Valley resort is included in the daily resort fee and provides guests the opportunity to explore the wild and fascinating ecosystem guided by Resident Naturalist, Ranger Jackie. She brings vast knowledge of the area, enthusiasm for nature and adventures to every program to give guests an exciting and memorable outdoor escape. Group and private activities are available and include daily hikes -- some with Belle, the property's resident Bernese Mountain Dog, evening stargazing, art-in-nature, geocaching and more. Daily activities.

Market on the Mountain: The 3rd Annual Market on the Mountain features local farmers, vendors, and produce with live entertainment and the beautiful backdrop of the Vail Valley. At this Bachelor Gulch "farmers market", guests will each receive one complimentary draft beer, and custom Bachelor Gulch reusable bags will be available for purchase. Fridays, July 3rd - August 28th. 3-6pm on Mountainside Terrace

Bachelors Lounge Sip & Smoke Series and Garden Cocktail Classes: The 2nd Annual Sip & Smoke series are interactive classes which feature different Vaportinis, alcohol varieties, Hookahs and cigars so patrons can enjoy multiple ways to sip and smoke the night away at this Beaver Creek cigar bar. Every other Wednesday starting July 8th, 5-6pm.

A new offering this season is a Garden Cocktail Class where guests can learn how to craft molecular drinks with an interactive mixology lesson. The Bachelors Lounge team has crated "mini gardens" where ingredients can be freshly picked and used for the cocktail including making bitters and simply syrup. Fridays starting July 3rd, 4-5pm.

Spago Wine Dinner Series & Pizza Making Classes: Bachelor Gulch Sommelier, Jason Hunter, is back at it with Chef Jared Montarbo as they create unforgettable wine and food pairings. Resort guests will also experience the wine making process firsthand, from perfecting the right grape to the fun of grape smashing. July 2nd, Rhone Varietals; August 6th, Bordeaux Around the World; September 3rd, Wines of Oregon.

Spago Chef Jared Monarbo, along with his world class culinary team, will share the artistic craft of pizza making in a hands-on culinary experience using seasonal and local ingredients to create the perfect pizza-from the kitchen to the oven. These afternoon classes are offered for adults and children. For the true epicurean, Ritz-Carlton chef hats and aprons are available for purchase. Saturdays and Sundays starting July 4th.

From the River to the Table: New to Summer 2015, guests have the opportunity to experience a true "Daily Catch." Partnering with Fly-Fishing Outfitters, they can spend the day learning to tie their own flies, mastering how to properly cast, and fishing at the local hot spots. When guests return to the Beaver Creek resort, the Buffalos Culinary Team will create a delectable fish dinner from the day's fresh catch. Contact concierge for exact dates.

Celebrity Farmer Dinners: Each week at Buffalos and Spago, a different local "celebrity farmer" will be featured creating a three-course Market-to-Table Tasting Menu. Using the farmer's produce from the day's Market on the Mountain, you will savor the summer flavors of Colorado with this unique culinary journey. Friday evenings, July 3rd - August 28th.

For more information on summer activities, rates and availability and package offerings at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, please visit or the hotel's special events page, or dial the resort at 970-748-6200.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
The grand lodge architectural style of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch exudes authentic Rocky Mountain luxury and captures the essence of the surrounding national forest. Consistently recognized as one of North America's top hotels, the year-round destination resort in Colorado offers limitless outdoor adventure, Ritz Kids experiences, an array of dining options, and a "Rocky Mountain speakeasy" at Bachelors Lounge. The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-Carlton is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. The soothing Forbes Four-Star, 21,000 square-foot spa and fitness center features 19 treatment rooms, a co-ed rock-lined grotto, an integrated wellness program, and both Pilates and yoga studios. Designed by world-renowned hospitality designer Tony Chi, Spago by Wolfgang Puck opened at the resort in late 2007 as the only Colorado outpost of his legendary Beverly Hills restaurant. All four-legged guests are welcomed to 'Bachelor's Pack'-helmed by the hotel's resident canine ambassadors, Bachelor and Belle -with a host of premium services and amenities.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 87 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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Allyson Fredeen 
Communications Manager 
Phone: (303) 312-3826
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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
0130 Daybreak Ridge
P.O. Box 9190
Avon, Colorado 81620
Phone: (970) 748-6200 

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