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New Belgium Brewing’s Scavenge Tour at A-Basin, Eldora and Loveland

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We love beer. It’s that simple. And our favorite beer? Well, it rotates between Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat, or Nectar of the Gods, as we call it. Anyway, what does that have to do with skiing? Everything, as far as we’re concerned, but there’s more…

New Belgium Brewing, the makers of the aforementioned Nectar, is hosting New Belgium Brewing’s Scavenge tour on the slopes of three of our finest local ski areas: Arapahoe Basin on Feb. 15, Eldora on March 8, and Loveland on March 29.

During this all-day adventure skiers and snowboarders sport eccentric costumes, chase chickens, search for Bigfoot and answer ridiculous riddles.

This is New Belgium’s eighth year to put on slope-side scavenger hunts, which benefit local nonprofits. The Colorado stops include Arapahoe Basin on Feb. 15, Eldora on March 8 and Loveland Ski Area on March 29 (click on the links to find out more about the events).

Throughout the day, search the mountain for moving and stationary clues that focus on New Belgium beer and culture, sustainability, and the benefiting non-profit. Questions vary from easy to difficult and the team with the most points at the end of the day wins.

Teams can have one to four people, consisting of longtime friends or first-time pals who meet in line. The event is $10 per person, in addition to the price of a lift ticket. Costumes get extra points, so don’t forget to add a little sparkle and flare to your winter gear.

The post-hunt celebration is where everyone gathers for the awards ceremony and to enjoy the release of New Belgium’s new Snapshot Wheat. Scavenge participants can enter into a raffle with chances to win a custom pair of Rocky Mountain Underground skis and other prizes including lift tickets and season passes.

The Scavenge Hunt Series will also stop at Taos on March 15, so if you’re looking for an excuse to head down to New Mexico and ski Taos, there you go...

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