New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, is coming to the Colorado slopes once again with its annual scavenger hunt series. The costume-wearing, chicken-chasing, riddle-reading series is coming to Eldora, Telluride and Loveland Ski Area this season.
The first of the three stops is this Saturday, Feb. 23 at Eldora. Each scavenger hunt provides a day of downhill like no other, all while raising money for local nonprofit organizations.
Participants are tasked with searching the mountain for moving and stationary clues that focus on New Belgium beer and culture, sustainability, the host ski resort and the benefiting nonprofit. The answers vary from easy to difficult.
Groups of one to four people can participate in the hunt and it costs $10 per person to enter the scavenger hunt plus the cost of your lift ticket.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the scavenger hunt running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prizes and top honors will be given out at the post-party to those with the highest number of points. The post-party, which will run from 3 p.m to 5 p.m., will also include the chance to win a pair of Rocky Mountain Underground custom-made Fat Tire skis.
Colorado Scavenger Hunts
Eldora Scavenger Hunt, Feb. 23, benefitting Leave No Trace
Telluride Scavenger Hunt, March 23, nonprofit partner TBD
Other U.S. Scavenger Hunts
Devil’s Head Scavenger Hunt, Feb. 9, benefitting The Dane County Humane Society
Taos Scavenger Hunt, March 16, benefitting The Field Institute of Taos
Snoqualmie Scavenger Hunt, March 16, benefitting Seattle Surfrider Foundation
Squaw Valley Scavenger Hunt, April 6, benefitting The Shane McConkey Foundation
For more information, check out www.newbelgium.com/events/scavenger-hunt.aspx.