Check out Beaver Creek resort for an upmarket choice. Offering excellent snow for skiing and snowboarding in the USA, this is a charming village ski resort with sophisticated tastes only one hour from Eagle County airport. Perfect for families too! Read our independent review for all you need to know.
If you ski Beaver Creak, you are once again in one of the Colorado ski resorts famous the world over. Just a stones throw from Vail, this is a relatively new ski resort that is not as exclusive and a little less pricey. Highly accessible to Eagle County airport (90 mins) and Denver (2.5 hours), Beaver Creek ski holidays offer excellent skiing and snowboarding.
On the Slopes
Ski holidays in Beaver Creek benefit from the 'Summit Ticket' covering Breckenridge, Vail and Keystone slopes. Ski Beaver Creek mountain and what you get is great pistes for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, although there are more intermediate slopes than beginner or expert. Experts do benefit from moguls and some challenging 'blacks' however. Offering great snow conditions and extensive snowmaking just in case, there's also 4 snowparks, 14 lifts and over 140 runs. Ski schools and lessons are excellent as you would expect.
If you ski Beaver Creek you are in the US State of Colorado.
Off the Slopes
The Beaver Creek ski resort is most definitely an upmarket family village with a distinct air of exclusivity. There's high class restaurants as well as luxury shops as would befit the ski resort that was home to the 1999 World Downhill and Slalom Championships. There is good après-ski, if not massively lively, and lots of off-pistes activities including hot air ballooning. For families - great. The only real negative is the price you will pay for everything.
Who's it Best For?
Quiet trails, good for all levels of skier and boarder. Good therefore for mixed groups.
Beaver Creek offers great snow and best of all it's so quiet here! So if you are tired of lift queues and busy pistes in Europe maybe you should head here for a refreshing change.
If you are looking for a ski holiday here then search for one using our holiday search facility. If you are looking for accommodation only then read our accommodation guides and book a hotel or apartment easily online.
Why Choose Beaver Creek in USA
1. Lovely quiet slopes.
2. Runs to suit all abilities.
3. Families will love it here.
4. Few lift queues.
Is it Right for You?
If you think that Beaver Creek is where you want to head then check out the holidays we have available. If you want to know more about accommodation then check out our pages on hotels, apartments and chalets here.
Accommodation here is really all about hotels and condominiums, apartment style buildings. If you are looking for a wide choice of European style chocolate box chalets you may be disappointed.
Before you start selecting accommodation here do decide where you want to be based. You really have a number of choices. There is Beaver Creek Village itself, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead Village.There is also a link now to the town of Avon, opening up more choices for you.
Where to Look for Accommodation
Bachelor Gulch has the Ritz Carlton which is a really nice hotel. But Beaver Creek is where the ski school is and also where the bars and restaurants are. Head to Beaver Creek then if you want more facilities and nightlife.
Avon has a Westin Resort and Spa but there isn't much more there so our view is to head to Beaver Creek Village or if you can afford it Bachelor Gulch where some of the more exclusive residences are.
Before you start choosing your accommodation in Beaver Creek try and decide where you want to be based. Beaver Creek Village for example is where the ski school is and also where most of the bars and restaurants are. Bachelor Gulch is where you will find most of the expensive accommodation and the town of Avon has the Westin Resort and Spa.
Most of the accommodation here is hotel or apartment based so you will find a good choice. There is also a good range of prices from the luxury to more budget accommodation.
The Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch is worth checking out as the rooms are good and if you need to use nursery slopes then remember that this hotel has the easiest slopes right on its doorstep.
For those on tighter budgets do check out Beaver Creek Lodge. Elkhorn Lodge also has some really good apartments although you will need to get a shuttle bus to ski school if you need it.
There are a number of choices regarding where you should stay in Beaver Creek so do choose carefully. Beaver Creek Village is good if you plan to use the ski school and want lively night life. Luxury accommodation tends to be in an area called Bachelor Gulch and finally there is the town of Avon.
Most of the accommodation here is hotel and apartment based so good news if you are looking for a hotel. There is a also a good range of luxury and basic accommodation to suit most budgets. You can of course also consider staying in Vail which is only 16 km away.
What Type of Hotels are Here?
The Park Hyatt is one of the best hotels here, in fact Powder magazine recently voted it the best hotel in a ski resort. Another luxury choice is the Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch, which has a high speed quad lift just a few steps from the front door.
For those on a smaller budget check out the Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek Village which is only a few minutes from the slopes. There is also some very good apartments like those at Elkhorn Lodge.
Beaver Creek is located 169 km west of Denver. The nearest airport is Eagle County Airport which is only a 25 minute drive from the resort. This airport receives internal flights from Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Denver.
Denver Airport is the nearest International airport, it is 123km from the resort and about a 2 hour drive away from Beaver Creek.
Driving to Beaver Creek
You can hire a car at either Denver or Eagle Creek airport. Driving here is relatively easy. You can then either park at the entrance to Beaver Creek and then get a shuttle up to the main village or use one of the paid car parks in the village itself.
You can get a private taxi from both airports into Beaver Creek or opt for a shared shuttle service. Shared shuttles run hourly from Denver International Airport whilst at Eagle County they are based around specific flight times.
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Ski Schools in Beaver Creek
Whether you want to have ski lessons or snowboard lessons, most Beaver Creek ski schools offer a wide range of options including half day lessons, private or group lessons. Use GoSki.co.uk to find out more.