Beaver Creek Ski Resort visitors will find 1,815 skiable acres, 3,340 feet of vertical and a summit elevation of 11,440 feet. The base elevation is 8,100 feet. Skiers and riders have access to 149 different trails serviced by 26 lifts. Average snowfall is 310 inches.
Beaver Creek is home to four village areas, each offering a unique experience, world-class restaurants, luxury lodging, endless shopping, exciting events and family-friendly atmosphere. Guests will find convenient on-site access to ski and snowboard schools, a Nordic center, equipment rentals, ice rink and more. Beaver Creek resort is a premier Colorado destination during the summer season as well, offering high altitude golf, mountain biking, hiking and the Summer Adventure Center.
Beaver Creek’s signature ski-in/ski-out properties offer a mix of luxury hotels, condos and vacation homes. A fan favorite, Beaver Creek’s fresh baked cookies scent the air every afternoon, tempting tired skiers and riders toward the resort’s base area and Beaver Creek’s welcoming village.
Beaver Creek Resort is a luxury ski destination located just west of Vail, near the town of Avon, Colorado, off of Interstate 70. This convenient Colorado ski area is within a two-hour drive of Colorado’s biggest travel hub, Denver International Airport.
Beaver Creek has far fewer skiers than its neighbors to the east, so it's easier to find powder even late in the day. Grab a grooming report before taking the first chairlift ride so you'll know where the powder isn’t.
Many days only half of Larkspur Bowl is groomed, and the rest is pure powder. If the Centennial Trail is un-groomed, catch one of the first chairlifts up and then turn around and head right back down for an extended powder skiing romp.
When it snows all day, you'll even find advanced skiers floating through powder on the green runs off the Cinch Express at the very top of Beaver Creek. The high-speed quad in Rose Bowl promises powder much of the day, too.
On big dump days, the runs under the Birds of Prey chairlift are tempting, but be aware that the fluffy-looking surface usually hides big moguls. Experts race to Grouse Mountain early for freshies on Royal Elk Glade and Black Bear, both double-black diamonds.
Denver International Airport and Eagle County Airport
Eagle County Airport is 30 miles from Beaver Creek. American, United, Delta and Continental all fly into Eagle. Wintertime direct flights are available from major cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
Denver International Airport is 120 miles from Beaver Creek. You can book nonstop or direct flights from most major U.S. airlines to fly into Denver including United, Frontier, Southwest, Delta, American, Continental and Jet Blue.
Several companies offer shuttle services in shared vans, limousines, and private cars. The major rental car companies have airport booths, but the car lots are several miles away. It's best to book in advance and ask for an SUV or a winterized car. If there's a snowstorm, you'll want snow tires on the car.
Colorado Mountain Express offers both shared rides in vans and private car service to and from both Eagle County Airport and Denver International Airport. Check the "Specials & Packages" section under "Rates" online for deals. 800-525-6363; http://www.coloradomountainexpress.com/beaver-creek.aspx
VailCoach offers limousine and private car service to and from Eagle County Airport and Denver International Airport. 877-554-7433; www.vailcoach.com
The heart of Beaver Creek is a pedestrian village and outdoor escalators move guests between the different levels. If you're staying up in Beaver Creek Village or in Bachelor Gulch, parking is expensive and you don't need a car unless you're planning to explore the region and head to Vail or Edwards for dinner.
Beaver Creek's buses shuttle skiers between the covered bridge at the base of the lifts, and the free parking lots at the base of the resort, and between the resort's villages (Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead). ECO Transit runs buses from the Elk and Bear Lots at the base of Beaver Creek to Vail with stops along the way.