In the Shadow of Vail

by: timzheng - Mar 26, 2010

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

    Pros: above-average amenities; like a piece of vail

    Cons: smaller than vail, little technical terrain

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010

Full review

Good for big groups or families, Beaver Creek is a perfectly good option if you're in the area (and if Vail is too pricey/crowded for your liking). With decent parks and enough terrain to keep you busy for a day, I would definitely include this resort on the list, although I'd hesitate to spend more than a couple of days here. Also, Avon is essentially the ski town, with plenty of low-key things to do, especially if you're staying in the Beaver Creek West condos.