Couple to Tie the Knot Following Romantic Snowman Proposal at Beaver Creek Resort

11 February 2013
A snow cat ride, snowman and a romantic dinner makes this proposal tops for 2013 
BEAVER CREEK, Colo.—Feb. 11, 2013— A milestone event happened on Friday Feb. 8, at Beaver Creek Resort for Ashley Owens and Philip Butler. Thanks to Philip’s creativity and Beaver Creek Resort they were able to pull off an amazing marriage proposal and an experience of a lifetime for Philip and Ashley including a private snow cat ride, a romantic dinner and a snowman asking an important question. 

How’d it Happen?: When Ashley Owens took a snow cat ride to Beano’s Cabin at Beaver Creek Resort with her boyfriend Philip Butler, she thought they were headed for a quiet romantic meal for two. As they approached the cabin, Ashley was greeted by a giant snowman surrounded by candles, roses and even complete with a carrot nose. Next to the snowman was a sign that said, “Will you marry me?” The surprise wasn’t over however. Inside Beano’s Cabin both Ashley and Philip’s parents joined to celebrate with the newly engaged couple.

Philip worked with a team from Beaver Creek Resort and The Pines, A RockResort, to plan the event and pull out all the stops to give the couple an over-the-top, romantic proposal complete with the specially arranged snow cat transportation, snowman, sign and lights.

Where: Beano’s Cabin, Beaver Creek Resort

When: Friday Feb. 8, 2013.

Visuals:  Watch a video of the proposal and the day’s journey of building the snowman until the big moment. 
Contact Vail Resorts to download b-roll and download images by Jesse Starr Photography.

Interview Opportunity: If you’d like to interview the couple please contact Laura Kirby, Vail Resorts Corporate Communications, , phone: (303) 404-6472.

About Beaver Creek Resort
Beaver Creek is a World Cup mountain featuring North America’s only European-style Village-to-Village ski experience with 1,832 acres of terrain, 25 lifts and 150 trails. Renowned for its legendary attention to detail, only at Beaver Creek will guests find Ski School Ambassadors, part of the “Ivy League of Ski Schools” prepared to lend a hand at every turn and Cookie Time where 500,000 warm chocolate chip cookies are served annually at the end of the ski day. The intimate village offers award-winning accommodations and dining, boutique shopping, an ice skating rink and a performing arts center. Beaver Creek, Not Exactly Roughing It.
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Media Contact:
Laura Kirby, Vail Resorts Corporate Communications, , (303) 404-6472.

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is
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