Beaver Creek Ski Resort Guide
Beaver Creek offers visitors an unparalleled, posh skiing experience. This top notch luxury resort is not for the budget-minded traveller.
Well known for its spectacular views and minute attention to detail, Beaver Creek allows its affluent guests to experience the ultimate in a skiing holiday.
Beaver Creek is located just over two hours from the Denver International Airport and thirty minutes from Eagle Vail Airport.
Once you are in the resort there is little need for a car, even if you are visiting the nearby Vail, as it is easy to get to via bus.
With its heated sidewalks, and escalators connecting all of the splendid shopping plazas, this charming village is one place you don’t want to miss.
There is a luxurious feel to Beaver Creek Village as shoppers stroll down cobblestone streets, browse through art galleries, jewellery stores, sports stores and upscale clothing boutiques, all while relishing in the glorious alpine views surrounding them.
It is a paradise for both foodies and high end shoppers.
There are several choices for grand places to stay, too, including the Ritz-Carlton and Park-Hyatt.
If you are searching for (relative) bargains on accommodation, food or shopping, head to the nearby town of Avon.
On the slopes
Beaver Creek does not leave any detail to chance.
There are uniformed staff members waiting to carry your gear, there are free, freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies and piping hot chocolate being handed out at the base of the mountain every day, and every night – a fireworks display!
Although it is much smaller and less crowded than the close by Vail, Beaver Creek has ski runs for every level. Beginners have an entire peak for themselves and experts can bomb down Birds of Prey on which the World Cup Downhill is held.
There are several black and double black runs for those looking for an adrenaline rush, as well as extreme back-country-style terrain which is served by lifts.
Everyone, regardless of level will enjoy the meandering ski trails here which make for a beautiful scenic skiing experience.
There are 1620 acres of skiable terrain, which is tiny when compared to the 5289 acres you will find just down the road at Vail, but still a good amount to keep you busy for a short stay.
The lift tickets at Beaver Creek are pricey and there are no lifts above the treeline.
The après scene in Beaver Creek is somewhat muted and definitely sophisticated.
There are several choices for on-slope luxury dining though, or for just stopping for a moment to enjoy a beverage and the majestic views.
There are plenty of gourmet and expensive restaurants to choose from, but one of the most extraordinary things to do after a day of skiing is to dine at Beano’s Cabin.
The only way to get to Beano’s is by open-air sleigh. Once you get to the luxurious log cabin, you will be treated to a true gourmet, five course experience.
If riding in an open air sleigh is not your thing, the height of opulence, elegance and fine dining can be found at Splendido at the Chateau.
If you are interested in something a little more relaxed, the Dusty Boot offers up craft beer and casual fare.
The Vilar Performing Arts Center in the village hosts all kinds of entertainment, from Broadway shows to ski movies.
Another highly rated activity at Beaver Creek is the American Jukebox Skate Night where the whole family is invited to skate together and enjoy the fire-pits and plush couches on the rink.