Ski areas are opening by the dozen these days, but nothing is quite as sweet (seriously) as the planned opening for Beaver Creek. This Wednesday, November 25, the ritzy Colorado ski area will open with 720 acres of terrain— the most opening day terrain since 2002. And while we love all that snow, what we're most excited about is the 12th annual World's Best Chocolate Chip Competition. Beaver Creek is known for handing out warm, freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies daily at 3 pm, serving more than 500,000 cookies each year. Twelve years running, the resort also hosts a competition on opening day, when 5,000 gourmet chocolate chip cookies will be served. Yum.