About Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Beaver Creek is located just a few miles down the highway from
Vail Resort. For guests who want the total package, Beaver Creek covers it all: great food, great hotels, great slopes, and a great town. When Vail Resort gets too crowded over the weekends, the locals head to Beaver Creek.
The terrain at Beaver Creek is varied over several mountains. You can find plenty of groomers, steeps, woods, hike access, some bowl runs (not the vast bowls you'd find at Vail). The mountain truly caters to every kind of skier/snowboarder from beginner to extremist.
Beaver Creek dishes up an additional 600 feet of vert over sister-resort Vail (4,040' vs. 3,450'), so you can be sure your legs will be burning.
Beaver Creek is known for its Olympic Downhill Run: Birds of Prey. It's a double-black that is steep and fast, which you can access off the Birds of Prey Express Lift.
Beaver Creek is an upcale mountain village where not much is overlooked. The private resort town of Beaver Creeks sits directly behind the town of Avon, CO. Once you pass through the gates into the town of Beaver Creek, you will feel a sense of relaxation.
You can find plenty of five-star options at Beaver Creek Resort. There is one hotel that has a chairlift picking guests up inside the hotel. And for more affordable lodging accommodations, Eagle, CO is about a 20 minute drive west down I-70.
Reasons to Go:
Vail is too crowded. Big-time vertical. During the ski season, make it down to the central base at Beaver Creek just before 3pm for freshly baked cookies.
MTgnar Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Looking over at Arrowhead Mountain at Beaver Creek.
The base of Beaver Creek mountain village (free cookies at 3pm!)
"Birds of Prey" Olympic run at Beaver Creek.
Beaver Creek Resort Location
Grouse Mountain at Beaver Creek.
Rose Bowl at Beaver Creek.
Coming from Arrowhead Mountain you see the Beaver Creek Entrance (all part of same resort and lift system).
Lift system that takes you from a small parking lot at Arrowhead Mountain into the Beaver Creek Ski Resort.
Crowded slope at Beaver Creek Mountain.
View of Beaver Creek Ski Mountain from Arrowhead Mountain.
"Scare Crow" Yellow-jacket looking to slow speeders at Beaver Creek.
Hike-To terrain available at Beaver Creek.
Beaver Creek Mountain Info
Base Elevation: 8,100 ft. / 2,469 m
Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft. / 3,488 m
Vertical Rise: 4,040 ft. / 1,231 m
Skiable Acres: 1,815
Hours of Operation (MST): 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Season: mid November - mid April
# of Trails: 149
# of Lifts: 17 (10 high-spped quads; 2 Gondolas)
Total Uphill Capacity/hour: 25,939 skiers/hour
Beginner: 19% (345 acres) Intermediate: 43% (776 acres) Advanced/Expert: 38% (694 acres) Bowls: 2, Rose Bowl and Larkspur Bowl
40 Village Road
Avon, CO 81620
Main Phone Number: 800-842-8062
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