Time to hit the slopes

Business Jet Traveler » December 2006
Friday, December 1, 2006 - 4:00am

If you enjoy cooking, get out of the kitchen and head for Beaver Creek resort, 10 miles from Vail, Colo., where the annual Culinary Classic takes place from February 1 to 3.

The festival, held in conjunction with Bon Appetit magazine, will open with the Master Chef Challenge, in which chefs will have 20 minutes to concoct a culinary delight that includes one mystery ingredient. Also on the agenda: a cooking class, a wine workshop, a wine and spirits seminar and a celebrity-chef ski race.

Eagle County Regional Airport, which has an 8,000-foot runway, is the best bet for those flying in on business jets. It is about a 20-minute drive from Beaver Creek. Jet-A fuel is available; call the airport at (970) 524-9490  for information about services and fees.

For more about the event, visit www.beavercreek.snow.com.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy