Easy to get to - Luxury Lodging - Nothing Special About It

by: freshpow - Mar 8, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: East to get to, luxury lodging, impressive vertical

    Cons: Avgerage skiing and pupose built village is nothing special

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2010

Full review

The resort is easy to get to with Eagle Airport only 30 minutes away and Denver about 2 hrs (both easy drives). There is also an abundance of luxury lodging (hotels and condos) that will satisfy those looking for high end accomodations. It is also a big mountain with impressive vertical.

People looking for no hassle transportation and a nice place to stay will like Beaver Creek but those looking for a unique vacation spot will be disappointed. Beaver Creek is a modern purpose built village and lacks the charm of a real town like Aspen, Telluride, Sun Valley, etc.

I was surprised to find so many slow lifts (Rose Bowl Area) and very little good on-mountain dining at a resort that markets itself as a luxury destination.

With respect to the skiing - it is ok and steeper than I remember. The Grouse Mountain Area has a lot of good mogul runs. But comparable or better skiing can be found in places with much more charm.

In summary, it is a convenient ski resort (I don't minimize the importance of this to families) but there are many more interesting places to go.