Beaver Creek Ski Resort hosts a long vertical of 3,340 feet and stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. This neighbor resort to Vail also boasts an exciting variety of terrain and a charming alpine village. Beaver Creek’s 149 trails truly offer something for everyone, from family vacationers to Olympic hopefuls. Put BC on your list of epic resorts to hit this season.
Beaver Creek has plenty of variation in terrain, over several mountains: steeps, groomers, glades, bumps, bowl skiing, and hike-access. On the west-end of the resort, Bachelor Gulch Mountain has lots of easy-going greens and blues. Further east, Grouse Mountain is known for its steeps, while Beaver Creek Mountain has a little bit of everything.
Just like Vail, Beaver Creek takes its grooming seriously. There’s always fresh corduroy in the morning. Beaver Creek has expanded their terrain parks and now offer some of the best features in the state, for all levels and abilities. There are 3 terrain parks and a half pipe.
The Olympic downhill run, Birds of Prey, can be accessed from near the top of Beaver Creek Mountain. It’s a steep, expert run that is worth giving a try if you’re up for it. For direct access, take the Birds of Express Lift.
The resort is “not exactly roughing it” for a reason. The village has elegant lodging, dining, and shopping options all within walking distance of the slopes. There are even heated walkways and outdoor escalators in the village. One of the hotels has a chairlift that picks you up inside and takes you to the mountain.
Beaver Creek is a gated resort beside the town of Avon, which has additional amenities all within a short drive from Beaver Creek Village. Vail is also a short 10-minute drive east of Beaver Creek and offers a lively after-ski scene. The resort is usually less crowded than neighbor Vail, especially over the weekends.
And they give out free chocolate chip cookies at the base at 3 pm. Free parking is available within Avon, with shuttles. Other winter resort activities include outdoor ice skating.
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Address: 210 Beaver Creek Plaza, Beaver Creek, CO
Season: late November – mid April
Lift Hours: 9am – 4pm
- Elevation: 8,100 ft (2,469 m) – 11,440 ft (3,488 m)
- Vertical: 3,340 ft (1,231 m)
- Ski Area: 1,832 acres
- Annual Snowfall: 325 in (787 cm)
Trail Map: Beaver Creek Resort Trail Map (jpg)
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