Beaver Creek

Heather Burke
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Heather Burke
  • Ultimate pampering experience
  • Fewer crowds than Vail
  • Top-notch grooming
  • Expect to pay top dollar for everything here

Beaver Creek Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Mein Haus Bed & Breakfast
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
22% off $1,062
The Christie Lodge - All Suite Property, Vail Valley/Beaver Creek
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
15% off $932
Comfort Inn Near Vail Beaver Creek
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
15% off $927

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Welcome to Colorado’s newest ski resort, the one and only Beaver Creek, where luxury comes as standard. Everything at Beaver Creek is posh, planned and near perfection – it’s the Deer Valley of Colorado. Owned by Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek opened in 1980 modeled after Europe's best ski resorts St Moritz in Switzerland and Italy's Cortina, it's like Vail's classier sister - not quite as popular, less approached, but that's what makes it so precious.

Best month to go

January and March


December and February

December is ideally not the month to go Beaver Creek as the weather is far too cold to be enjoyable. Although it is still rather cold, January is a better month to visit Beaver Creek as it sees fewer crowds than Christmas and February. Crowds tend to scatter throughout March and April with the exception of Spring Break. For the best chance of a bluebird day, visit during March, just before hotel and flight prices become expensive in May.


Denver International Airport


Beaver Creek (2.5-3 hours)

Beaver Creak Village (Walk)

  • Main village with the most amenities, restaurants and activities
  • All lodging offer ski-in access
  • Variety of hotels, condos and B&B lodging

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Bachelor Gulch Village (Walk)

  • Offers access to Bachelor Gulch Express lift for green and blue trails
  • Lodging includes The Ritz-Carlton and vacation rental homes
  • The only other location for ski and snowboard school besides Beaver Creek Village

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Arrowhead Village (Walk)

  • Lodging is limited to ski condos only
  • Offers access to Arrowbahn Express lift for green and blue trails
  • Located furthest from Beaver Creek Village

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Avon (Walk)

  • Small town with free shuttle to Beaver Creek Village
  • Variety of hotels including Westin Resort and Spa
  • Riverfront Express Gondola provides access to the base of the mountain

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For beginners

Beginners can ski with ease here as they can meander down one of many groomed trails at Beaver Creek. Be sure to check out Stirrup, a long windy green that's also our favorite run! The runs off the Elkhorn lift also offer fantastic progression trails for those looking to take it to the next level.

For intermediates

Intermediate skiers and riders will also have endless choices at Beaver Creek with the terrain off Elkhorn lift being our top pick! For our favorite run, start off on Lamplighter from the top of Elkhorn lift, followed by Board's Skiway and then Boarder's Loop back to base.

For experts

Beaver Creek doesn't have the most challenging terrain around, but Grouse Mountain is packed with black diamond and double black diamonds making it the best spot for more advanced skiers and snowboarders and includes our favorite the Black Bear double diamond! For the experts, the Stone Creek Chutes is where the fun is at!

Find freshies

The Stone Creek Chutes and anything on the Grouse Mountain are the best spots to find freshies. These areas feature the most challenging terrain at Beaver Creek and therefore sees fewer skiers and snowboarders tracking the fresh powder.

Ditch the crowds

The Centennial Express lift is the most family-friendly lift in Beaver Creek, which also makes it the busiest one of all here. For advanced skiers and snowboarders, the runs off Grouse Mountain are the best for avoiding crowds as this area only offers black or double black diamond trails.

Non skiers

The Beaver Creek Village might be small but there's still plenty on offer for non-skiers. Beaver Creek is known for its pampering so why not check one of the many spas? If that's not high up on the non-skiing activities list then the Vilar Performing Arts Center offers everything from Broadway shows to epic ski movies from the late Warren Miller.


As a purpose-built resort, the small and easy to navigate village along with the abundance of beginner and intermediate terrain make Beaver Creek an ideal ski destination for families. For families with different skiing abilities, the Centennial Express lift gives access to a variety of greens, blues, and blacks trails that all lead back to down to the village, making it easy to ride up together and then meet at the bottom.

Beaver Creek

Beaver CreekArapahoe Basin
beginner19 %10 %
intermediate42 %30 %
advanced22 %37 %
expert17 %23 %
total runs150 109
ski area1,832ac 960ac
summit elevation11,439ft 13,050ft
total lifts25 8
child lift ticket$117 Free
adult lift ticket$169 $100
back country
value for money
average total snowfall168″ 181″

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Beaver Creek Reviews

Superb 4.5 / 5
based on 99 reviews

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Average!3.5 / 5Apr 20, 2020
Beaver Creek ReviewsDanielle D.
advanced skier
I’m Not a fan! A bit too much glitz and glam for me. I think there are more fur coats than skis and prices are outrageous. However you do get a warm cookie and a Sherpa when you get off the bus from the parking lot.... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Feb 20, 2020
Beaver Creek ReviewsEddie L.
advanced skier
Beaver Creek lives up to the hype. As a skier who grew up skiing ice on the East Coast, the groomers I found all over this mountain were like a dream come true. Probably not the best place for those who are hunting for an abundance of tree skiing, but cranking turns on beautifully groomed terrain is just too easy here. Generally speaking I have... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Feb 20, 2020
TJTyler J.
intermediate skier
Best resort! The people the shops the bars oh the mountain! The grooming the amount of runs! Just WOW! I’ve spoiled myself coming here nothing compares to this wallet didn’t like it at all this place is $$$$$$$ but worth spoiling yourself or family because you’ll make memories of a lifetime!... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Jan 22, 2020
Beaver Creek ReviewsEric D.
advanced skier
Great place to go if you want to chill on the Rocky Mountains! Amazing skiing and lots of rentals if you need a place to stay and have the money to get a nice place!... More
Superb!5 / 5Dec 02, 2019
Beaver Creek ReviewsJulie Ann C.
advanced skier
Great ski resort! Staff is always extremely helpful and make everyone feel pampered. Loved taking my kids when they were little as there is a ton of terrain just for them to enjoy. Super easy to get to from Denver, and always plenty of parking, accommodations and good restaurants to try.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 19, 2019
Beaver Creek ReviewsSteven R.
intermediate skier
The mountain was well groomed, had a large variety of ski runs, and was not overly crowded due to the size of the mountain. I would recommend this resort to all of my friends and family to ski and board at.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 04, 2019
Beaver Creek ReviewsD.
advanced snowboarder
Vail's equally posh but downsized neighbor. The hotels are the best and you'll pay for that if the snow is good at the time. The chophouse at base of slopes is my all time favorite ski in dining spot. The place is surrounded by beautiful scenery and houses and the interstate is a bit further from slopes than Vail or copper so u get a more naturey... More
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 09, 2019
Beaver Creek ReviewsJacob L.
intermediate skier
Some of the best skiing vibes and conditions I’ve ever experienced. Wide range of terrain and it super cool being able to ski from Evergreens to Aspens all in the same resort. Definitely one of my top 5 ski resorts out west!... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Sep 04, 2019
Beaver Creek ReviewsJared T.
intermediate snowboarder
Great family friendly resort. Tons of terrain, dining and lodging options. Lifts are fast, snow is good. Not for the extreme skier or rider but great for intermediate. Free cookies is a plus!... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Sep 04, 2019
Beaver Creek ReviewsMatt B.
advanced snowboarder
I've only been to Beaver Creek a couple times, but it is a ton of fun, and fresh warm cookies at the end of the day!! I loved the way Beaver was set up. It was very user friendly and easy to navigate from the first time I went there.... More

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