Hike, Wine & Dine

Hike, Wine & Dine
12th Annual Hike, Wine & Dine
Centennial Chairlift at the base of Beaver Creek
9:00 AM Registration | 10:00 AM Hike 
$100 – Adults | $50 - Teens (13 – 18)  | Free - Children (12 and Under)   



Join us for a special Hike, Wine & Dine celebrating Dr. Jack Eck, one of Vail Health’s pioneers, who will retire from Vail Health Foundation in December. Now in its 12th year, Hike, Wine & Dine is a family-friendly, moderate five-mile hike in Beaver Creek at the peak of the aspen viewing season. Enjoy gourmet tastings along the way from several of the Vail Valley’s finest restaurants, and finish with dessert and drinks. Proceeds benefit Shaw Cancer Center and Jack’s Place, with a portion of the funds raised will go toward keeping Jack’s Place open on weekends in the winter.

Please note: All event details are subject to change or cancellation.

Hike, Wine & Dine 2019 | Hike, Wine & Dine 2018

About Jack Eck, MD

About Jack Eck, MD
Dr. Jack Eck has been a cornerstone in the Vail Valley. He started practicing medicine here in 1971, and was the first physician to serve on the Vail Ski Patrol. After successfully overcoming prostate cancer, he began working at Vail Health in 2007, and was integral in the creation of Shaw Cancer Center. Jack’s Place, a cancer caring house named in his honor, serves as a haven of tranquility and well-being for patients undergoing cancer treatment at Shaw Cancer Center.

The only thing more beautiful is the cause. All proceeds benefit Jack’s Place and Shaw Cancer Center –services of Vail Health, a nonprofit 501(c)(3).

Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Event Information

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Complimentary parking – 7 AM to 11 PM
  • Villa Montane - in the main village, off Avondale Lane. 
  • Ford Hall - in the Main Village, before the skier bridge. 
  • Elk and Bear Parking lots - located at the base of the east (Elk) and west (Bear) entrance to Beaver Creek. Complimentary shuttle service to the Main Village is provided.

Registration is located at the base of the Centennial Lift on Beaver Creek Mountain. 
Registration opens at 9:00 am  All participants must sign a waiver and check-in prior to the start of the hike.

Breakfast, coffee, orange juice, mimosas* and water will be available before the start of the hike.
*To consume alcoholic beverages, you must be 21 years and older and must be able to provide a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.  

The hike begins at 10:00 am at the base of Beaver Creek mountain near the Centennial lift. The hike is a moderate five-mile loop. The most difficult part of the hike is the first mile. 

Food tents will serve food along the trail.  Water and cups are available at all food stations. 

We suggest you bring your own water as well – either a hydration pack or a water bottle. If you are not able to complete the hike, please let a volunteer at one of the restaurant stations know and we can arrange for transportation down to the base area. 

Remember – this is not a race.  Please be respectful of others who hike at a different pace.  If you are hiking faster, please pass with care.  If you want to take a break to enjoy the beautiful fall color or catch your breath, please stand to the side of the trail so others may pass.  

The Colorado mountains experience rapidly changing weather, especially in the afternoons, so be sure to dress accordingly.  A rainproof/windproof outer layer is recommended, in case a shower rolls in during your hike.

Hats are also recommended to protect you from the sun’s UV rays.
Hiking boots or durable walking shoes are sufficient for this hike.  Flip flops not advised!

Dogs are not encouraged at this event.


Since its inception, Hike, Wine & Dine has raised over $1 million to support patient care at Shaw Cancer Center and Jack's Place, a cancer caring house.  Funds have been used to purchase new, state-of –the-art diagnostic equipment, cover operating costs at Jack’s Place, and support the Endowment for Jack’s Place so it may become self-sustaining. For the first time, beginning during the 2020-2021 winter season, Jack’s Place will be open on weekends taking the stress of navigating winter roads out of the equation for patients and their caregivers.