by: PaulS - Feb 11, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: nice staff

    Cons: poor grooming, not much for intermediate skiers, poor transportation from Vail

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2010

Full review

Skiied two days at Vail and then took the cattle car shuttle to Beaver Creek. Big mistake. The conditions of the runs are average to fair if you ski the groomed stuff. Neither resort had much coverage, but the grooming at Vail was far superior. Most of the blue runs were scrapped off at Beaver Creek, which we only found at Vail at the end of the day on the return runs and because coverage was sparce in the trees and the steeps, not much to do and not a lot a variety. The top on the main mountain is mostly green runs. I can't see how they justify charging the same price as Vail-no comparison. It has a 10th of the area to ski.
Didn't have a car, so took the shuttle over from Vail. It is a old, broken down, crowded green bus with limited room for skis, so many had to stand and hold there skis. Acceptable at some out of the way resort, but certainally not at a place pretending to be a top of the line resort.