We don’t believe in all work and no play and we want to make sure you have some fun while you are here. There are three parties for you as well as the daily après gathering at the Birdhouse tent.

2019 BOP Volunteer Party and Birdhouse Tent locations and times to be confirmed.

The Birdhouse is our home after our shift on course. The Birdhouse is located behind the Powder 8 Kitchen and Tap in the (?????) room. Enter through the door to the right of the Powder 8 patio or it is up the stairs from VHQ. This is also the location you need to stop by and check out.  After you check out, please stick around and enjoy the camaraderie of our crew, share your experiences of the day, and enjoy some refreshments. The Birdhouse is free and is open at all volunteers and Beaver Creek Race Dept. A few guests are welcome and you do not need to have worked that day, but we hope you did.

Tablets will be set up for self check-out starting at 2:00pm daily. It’s important that you check out each day so that we know you made it off the hill safely and so that you get credit for the day.  If you don’t check out, you won’t receive credit for the day.

Kegs will be tapped from around 3:00pm to 7:00pm daily. On the days where there is a social event (Tue for the Talon Crew Party and Sun for the Volunteer Party), the Birdhouse will close early.  Your arrival time at the Birdhouse will be highly weather and course condition dependent, but please be assured we will keep the doors open as long as possible to accommodate late egress.

This is also home to the Talon Crew Shop. This is where you can purchase official Talon Crew merchandise to commemorate your trip or for “I have to take something home” shopping. In addition to snagging some way cool stuff, you will also be supporting the efforts of Talon Crew. All items on the website will be available at this time if you prefer to try it on first. Thank you for your support.

We don’t believe in all work and no play and we want to make sure you have some fun while you are here. There are three parties for you as well as the daily gathering at the Birdhouse tent.

Early Work Week BBQ  |  Sunday, Dec. 1
As a special thanks for those who work the Fri., Sat., and Sun. after Thanksgiving, each year we host a free “BBQ” at Talons Restaurant near Red Tail Stadium on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 1, 2019). This event is free and is for those who worked on mountain that Sunday. The timing for this event is weather dependent, and you will be released from the mountain as conditions permit. Also weather dependent is whether nor not we need to return to the course after the BBQ. The Birdhouse Tent will be open afterwards but you will be able to check out at Talons on this day only.

Talon Crew Party  |  Tuesday, Dec. 3
As many volunteers need to travel on the final Sunday of BOP and are unable to attend the Volunteer Party, we host this fantastic event specifically for Talon Crew. Guests are welcome, and encouraged, as an opportunity to share the Talon Crew experience with your family, friends, or host. The party is held at Northside Kitchen in Avon, on the frontage road just north of the main Avon exit. These are the same people who provide us with those killer breakfast burritos and donuts. This is a fine dinning setting where you get to choose from pre-selected gourmet entrees, salad, dessert, and your first two beers or glasses of wine. Bottles of wine, cocktails, and gourmet upgrade menu items are available. The cost is $25/pp, plus tax, tip and upgrade items. You just pay your server. We do need you to RSVP so that the restaurant knows how many to expect. We will send out an eVite or set up an RSVP list at Spruce Saddle. There is plenty of free parking surrounding the building with an overflow lot across the street. Doors open at 5:30pm.

BOP Volunteer Party  |  Sunday, Dec. 8
The all volunteer party will be held in the Powder 8 room at the Hyatt in Beaver Creek Village. The event is free but is for volunteers only, sorry but no guests. You will need to show your credential at the door. Park in the Elk Lot and take the shuttle up. The Elk Lot is free if entered after 1:00pm. Light dinner, bar, raffle. Doors open at 6:00 pm.