The Visitors' Choice Award for Best Overall Ski Resort of 2015 Goes To...

27th April 2015 | Heather B. Fried

News Regions: Colorado, Rocky Mountains

Resorts in this article: Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek goods - ©Zach Mahone

Chris Anthony and Palmer Hoyt getting after the Beaver Creek goods.

Copyright: Zach Mahone

Skiers and snowboarders have spoken! Your top choice for 2015's most coveted Visitors' Choice Awards title: Best Overall Ski Resort goes to one that garnered a lot of attention last season—locally, nationally and on a global scale. Beaver Creek is a private slice of luxury is tucked just far enough away from Colorado's bustling Summit County to make it feel as though the slopes, shopping and world-class dining are exclusively yours while you're "not exactly roughing it" for the day or an extended stay. 

Upscale to a fault, this mountain also boasts terrain that steep-seekers crave with no shortage of family-friendly skiing and amenities, sating every skier style and traveler taste in between (and, who are we kidding, piping hot cookies every day). 

But don’t take our word for it, here’s what your fellow skiers are gushing about via the OnTheSnow App’s firsthand comments feature about why they can’t get enough Beaver Creek:

“I ski Beaver Creek several times a year and typically stay for between two to five nights. The skiing is magnificent. The lodging is top notch and the dining options are terrific.”

“We have skied all over the country and choose to return to Beaver Creek yearly. It’s family-friendly approach and customer service take us back every year! There is really something for everyone. The mountain is easy to use and the expert trails are an easy chairlift ride from the beginner and intermediate trails, allowing my husband and I to ski the trails we like within a close distance of the ski school trails. Other resorts require a lot of traversing to get to advanced terrain. The ski school is the best I have seen. Summed up by one of the instructors, ‘We work for the guest.’ They have ski ambassadors who spot guests and offer to take their skis to the slopeside—what a help when one is walking with young children! The dining is out of this world, and the après ski is not to be missed. The Ritz Carlton is a great place for midday cocoa breaks and the Chop House has a great champagne hour at 3:30. We have truly been spoiled by Beaver Creek!”

“Beautiful terrain and views, nearly no crowd, epic!”

“Can't say enough great things about BC! Love heading up here from Denver since very few are able to drive past Vail. Free parking and transportation is a plus. If you know where to go, you can always find hidden powder. They also have great glades! There's definitely terrain for all ability levels.”

“Posh but hardly prissy. Steeps, shoots, glades, terrain park and endless coudoroy no more than a lift maybe two away from the base. Lines, rarely if ever! True European village, skating, martinis fireside, fine arts and fine dining or pub crawling all just steps away. Only downside, club goers... go to Vail (just 10 mins away). No crowds but great vibe. Not for those on a tight budget but worth every penny. Simply awesome! Not exactly roughing it says it all. (Best resort overall of Vail and family)”

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