All About Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek, located in the Vail Valley, is always a favorite when talking to ski bums about their favorite resorts to ride. Though the area around Beaver Creek was settled in the 1860’s, the community didn’t open the ski resort until 115 years later. Colorado bid in mid-1970 to have the Winter Olympic Games feature the alpine downhill race at the ski resort in the making, but unfortunately the 1976 Games were reassigned to Austria.
Starting off, the resort had less than 500 acres of skiable terrain, 4 lifts and 28 runs in 1980. Today, the size of terrain has more than quadrupled, and there are 25 lifts servicing 150 different trails. Beaver Creek’s runs have a fantastic balance of skill levels, with a pretty even amount of beginner/intermediate and advanced trails. There are some hidden gems on this mountain though including some backcountry-style terrain that is even serviced by lifts.
With a great location just 12 miles west of Vail, Beaver Creek supplies a lot of outdoor activities, events, and dining options for it’s guests. In the winter, indulge in the World’s Best Cookie Competition in November or join the crowd to watch the Birds of Prey World Cup Ski Racing early December. Do a 180, and Beaver Creek features their Summer Adventure Center from June to September. Off-road tours, bike rentals, disc golfing, a bungee trampoline, mountain biking information, hiking, scenic lift rides and mini golf are all in store for you here!
Flying into the Eagle Airport for your vacation in Beaver Creek, Colorado? Peak 1 Express offers shared shuttles and charter services between the Eagle County Regional Airport and Beaver Creek. Learn more HERE.
Beaver Creek was featured by Forbes in 2015 as one of America’s Best Ski Resorts, and for good reason. Bring the whole family here to enjoy a week getaway in the mountains, we’re sure you’ll never want to leave.