Beaver Creek resort guide - a general overview
Beaver Creek is 10 miles to the West of Vail and was purpose built in the 1980s, designed to cater for the very wealthy New York set. Most of the hotels are 4 or 5 star and are exceedingly comfortable - of course they are also exceedingly expensive. However, if you are looking for a quiet, exclusive ski resort with empty pistes and top quality hotels then ski holidays in Beaver Creek are for you. The centre of the resort is built as a pedestrian area with covered walkways, heated pavements and escalators accessing the various levels. It is well designed but being new does lack that 'real place' feeling especially compared to Breckenridge, Vail and Aspen.
Bottom line is ski holidays in Beaver Creek are not the cheapest option if you want to ski in Colorado. However, you pay for what you get and there are fewer better resorts that offer the type of service, standard of accommodation and ease of getting on the slopes than Beaver Creek.
- 1 hour
- 2hr 30mins
2,500m - 3,490m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- Exceptionally quiet slopes
- Skiing for all levels from superb groomed novice runs to daunting mogul fields
- Fast chairlift network
- Compact traffic free village
- Feeling exclusive
- Modern urban atmosphere in town
- Very expensive
- Disappointing mountain restaurants - the best ones are members only
Beaver Creek Resort Restaurants
A must is to take a sleigh ride to one of the log cabins that open for dinner- Toscanini, the Golden Eagle Inn and Dusty Boot to name a few. The Saddle Ridge is an interesting place with lots of old photos and Wild West artefacts
Beaver Creek Mountain Restaurants
Really not too much choice. Spruce Saddle at mid-mountain is the main place with plenty to offer, while Red Tail Camp and Arrowhead are also recommended.
Beaver Creek Apres Ski
A few bars worth a visit are the Coyote Cafe, McCoys and Whiskey Elk.
Beaver Creek Nightlife
Beaver Creek is not a resort recommended for thos who want lots of nightlife. Most people stay in smart hotels and and so tend to find entertainment, and smart bars close to home.