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Beaver Creek Skiing & Snowboarding
Resort Guide

Beaver Creek strives to create the best possible experience for skiers and snowboarders, luxury is the top priority. Just down the road from Vail, Beaver Creek pampers visitors with escalators and free cookies. The ski and snowboard area sits right above the town of Avon, a town with great restaurants, shopping and food. This does not mean, however, that Beaver Creek doesn’t have some fun skiing and snowboarding for powder hounds. Some of the powder stashes here can stay untouched for longer than nearby resorts, because many of the high-end visitors don’t venture off piste into the trees and chutes.

Mountain Overview

Beaver Creek has a good selection of terrain for every ability level of skier or snowboarders. Most people will start their day at the Centennial Lift. From here, skiers and snowboarders can reach the Birds of Prey lift. This is where Beaver Creek holds one of the only World Cup downhill courses in the United States. The Golden Eagle run, where the races are held, is rated a double black, be ready for steep skiing, and try to do your best Bode Miller impersonation. Beaver Creek has an impressive grooming fleet that continuously keeps the mountain fresh, which makes the mountain awesome for intermediates.

Advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders will have a great time ducking in and out of the trees finding powder stashes. Over on Grouse Mountain the Royal Elk and Black Bear Glades are a fun place to head on a powder day. Off of the summit of Beaver Creek Mountain , the Stone Creek Chutes can be accessed. This area is super fun, with tighter chutes, cliffs and natural features to jib on and jump off. This area receives fairly little traffic compared to the rest of the mountain, meaning that powder can be found long after a snowstorm.

Mountain Stats & Beaver Creek Trail Map

Beaver Crek Trail Map

 Total Skiable Acres 1,832 Beginner Terrain 19%
 Base Elevation 8,100' Intermeidate Terrain 43%
 Summit Elevation  11,439' Advanced Terrain 21%
 Vertical Drop3,330' Expert Terrain17%
Total Lifts25Average Annual Snowfall323"

Travel Information & Directions

Beaver Creek is a two hour and twenty minute drive from Denver, just 20 minutes west of Vail. For skiers and snowboarders coming from farther away, there are direct flights from 12 major cities to the Eagle Airport (EGE), which is a 20 minute drive from the ski area. Colorado Mountain Express, CME, operates shuttles from both the Denver International Airport and Eagle.
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Lodging Information

Beaver Creek’s lodging options are wide ranging, although mostly upscale. Skiers and snowboarders visiting Beaver Creek can stay in the town of Avon, or at the base area. From Avon, the city’s free bus system brings riders to the slopes. The Osprey at Beaver Creek is the closest hotel to a ski lift in North America, 26’ from the chairlift. Vail Resorts owns many of the properties in town, many of which offer lodging and lift ticket packages.
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The Osprey
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Local Food Picks

At 3 PM every day at the base of the Centennial lift, Beaver Creek offers free cookies to skiers and snowboarders coming off of the mountain. After a long day skiing or snowboarding, the warm cookies are a tasty treat. Beaver Creek, and Avon down the hill, have a great selection of both fine dining and casual restaurants. Ticino is a great spot for dinner, specializing in housemade pastas and pizza. Taqueria No Se Hagan Bolas is another great spot to grab some post-shredding grub.
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Where to Find Lift Tickets to Beaver Creek?

Beaver Creek has some of the most expensive lift tickets in the United States. Depending on the length of a ski and snowboard vacation, buying Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass may also help to save some money. Children and seniors receive discounted Beaver Creek lift tickets, too. There are also lift ticket packages at many area hotels and lodges.
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Beaver Creek Weather Information

A hefty 323” of snowfall annually at Beaver Creek, which is usually open from mid November into April. The ski and snowboard area sees plenty of powder days throughout the winter, with January through March being the stormiest months, although big snowstorms can come through at any time of the year. Large snowmaking capabilities and a huge grooming fleet that works around the clock mean that Beaver Creek has top notch pistes The grooming here is some of the best in the United States.
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For a luxury experience, from the parking lot to the peak, Beaver Creek has skiers and snowboarders covered. The fine dining and shopping in town is enough to wow any visitor, while the mountain still has some surprisingly good powder stashes for those willing to explore off the perfectly groomed runs (not many skiers and snowboarders who visit are, so you may have the powder to yourself!). Beaver Creek is a fun day trip in a longer Colorado ski or snowboard vacation, or a great destination in its own right.

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