Beaver Creek ski
resort, a 10-minute drive from sister resort Vail, on an interchangeable
multi-day lift ticket, offers 1,625-acres of skiing. Every day you will witness
the groomers’ waltz as Beaver Creek’s legendary fleet of 10 comes out in perfect
procession creating white carpet for the fortunate few. Everything at 25+ year
old Beaver Creek is posh, planned and near perfection– it’s the Deer Valley of
Colorado. When you are vacationing in Vail, you are smart to spend at least a
day skiing the slopes of nearby sister Beaver Creek.
Creek even offers an escalator to whisk skiers from the heated pedestrian
village up to the slopes. You have to experience The Beav’ to appreciate their
slogan, “Not exactly roughing it.” It is one of my faves, most of their 149
trails are well-pitched and their mountain lodges are drool inducing impressive
– you can even ski to the Ritz Carlton for lunch. In the evening, treat your
taste buds to any of the fabulous restaurants in Beaver Creek’s classy Village.
Creek's beautiful pedestrian village is home to top ski hotels - Hyatt, Westin,
The Osprey, and a few lifts away is the exclusive Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch.
Beaver Creek is super pleasant with 300 days of sunshine shining amid 1,815
acres of ski terrain served by 10 high-speed quad chairlifts. While its
luxuriously groomed and leisurely, Beaver Creek is for serious skiers too with
3,340 vertical. A must ski at Beaver Creek is the World Cup Birds of Prey
downhill course from the 11,440' summit. Beaver Creek hosts the annual US Ski
Team kickoff event, the first World Cup Downhill of the ski season with all the
top names in ski racing plus TV stars and Celebes who come to watch.
The on mountains lodges at Beaver Creek are absolutely beautiful - big post and
beam chalets with antler chandeliers and stone fireplaces. Beaver Creek has some
of the best après ski traditions from fancy cocktails by the fire in the swank
hotels overlooking the slopes, ice skating on the centerpiece rink in the
village, and free fresh baked cookies that the mountain hosts hand out at day's
end as you descend from the slopes into the village.