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Related Regions: Colorado, United States, North America, Vail Valley

Overview

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. Once at the resort, visitors will find 1,832 skiable acres, 3,340 feet of vertical and a summit elevation of 11,440 feet. Skiers and riders have access to 150 different trails serviced by 24 lifts.

Beaver Creek is home to three 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, 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 to choose from. 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.

 

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Elevation

  • 11440ft
    Summit
  • 3340ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 8100ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 11
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
  • 9
  • 24
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    38%

  • Intermediate Runs

    30%

  • Advanced Runs

    24%

  • Expert Runs

    8%

  • Runs

    150

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Longest Run

    2.8 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1832 ac

  • Snow Making

    650 ac

More Info

Beaver Creek Resort offers terrain for all ability levels. Arrowhead Village and Bachelor Gulch have great beginner and intermediate terrain. Centennial is a perfect cruiser, steep enough for advanced skiers to let it out at speed, but wide enough for intermediates to make lots of turns.

The trees between most runs at Beaver Creek are tight, so make sure your skills are advanced enough before steering off a run. Midseason when the snow is good, intermediates can try Yonder Trees, Coyote Glade or Vitro's. 

If chutes are your game, the Upper and Lower Stone Creek Chutes are steep, narrow and the snow is often deep. Cliff bands mixed with glades give skiers shots from 400 to 600 vertical feet, with pitches up to 45 degrees. 

Groomers & Family

Latigo and Gold Dust on Beaver Creek Mountain are long, easy intermediate trails, wide enough to make big turns. The entrances to Red Tail and Upper Harrier aren't obvious, so many skiers pass by, leaving these intermediate trails less tracked. The biggest spread of beginner and easy intermediate trails surround the Bachelor Express and Arrow Bahn Express lifts that are a cat-track away from the main mountain. If you're lodging in Bachelor Gulch or Arrowhead Village, just look uphill. Some beginner trails here curve through wooded areas, so skiers and riders get a sense of what it's like to ski through the trees. 

Beaver Creek is one of the rare mountains where novices and intermediates alike head straight to the mountaintop for 360-degree views while skiing on a network of green and blue trails. Halfway down some of the green runs off the Cinch Express lift, skiers exiting off lifts from more advanced trails spill onto the runs. From the top, go skier's right to Red Buffalo, Booth Gardens and the other trails off the Drink of Water lift for a more isolated beginner's playground.  

Beaver Creek is also very kid-friendly with kids adventure zones placed around the mountain. Youngsters can ski or snowboard on runs with names like Wild West Trail, Gold Mine, Tombstone Territory and Wolverine Ravine, all designed to hold kids' interest and improve skiing skills.

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: a good choice for warm-up runs and groups when some want powder and the rest prefer corduroy. If the Centennial Trail is un-groomed, catch one of the first chairlifts up 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 Oak Glade and Black Bear Glade, both double-black diamonds.

 

 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/17/201804/14/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    145
  • Projected Days Open
    138
  • Years Open
    38
  • Average Snowfall
    323"

Best Beaver Creek Hotels

4
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
126 Riverfront Lane Avon, 81620
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
5
Winter Exterior
728 West Lionshead Circle Vail, 81657
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
5
Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
0130 Daybreak Ridge Avon, 81620
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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seth brown
15th November 20185
last years lack of snow withstanding. This ski resort has it all. You can go super posh all the way to qute...Full review
Patty
23rd March 20185
This was our second year at Beaver Creek during the month of March and we were not disappointed. The conditions were fantastic....Full review
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