Beaver Creek Resort
We have put together a list of everything you need to know about Beaver Creek Resort.
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Beaver Creek Overview
Beaver Creek is best known for its luxury amenities and excellent groomers. It is owned and operated by Vail Resorts and is within a 1-hr drive from Vail Ski Resort and Copper Mountain.
- Beginner runs: 43%
- Intermediate runs: 30%
- Advanced runs: 22%
- Expert runs: 6%
- Total ski runs: 167
- Terrain Parks: 1
- Summit elevation: 11,440 feet
- Skiable area: 2,082 acres
- Average Snowfall: 325 inch
Beaver Creek Trail Map
Beaver Creek Lift Tickets
Beaver Creek has several lift pass options including day lift tickets and EPIC Passes. Below is a breakdown of the lift passes and the key differences between the passes.
Day Lift Ticket
The day lift ticket can be purchased at the ticket office and online. If purchased online, you will need to pick up the lift ticket at Beaver Creek ticket offices. This is almost always the most expensive option as you are purchasing at the last minute.
- Mountain Access: This ticket will give you lift access to Beaver Creek, as well as Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Crested Butte.
- Cost: Price varies from day to day. Ranges from $192 - $259 for a 1-day adult ticket (prices subject to change).
- Days Valid at Beaver Creek: Valid for the set days you’ve purchased the ticket.
- Available for Purchase: After early December when EPIC passes go off sale.
- Ideal for: Unplanned ski vacation or last minute day trip to Beaver Creek.
EPIC Day Pass
The EPIC day passes range from 1 to 7 days with the option of restricted and unrestricted. Restricted passes cannot be used on blackout dates, while unrestricted passes can.
- Mountain Access: This pass gives you access to all 38 resorts owned by Vail Resorts plus partnered resorts (only for 4-day passes and above). This includes major Colorado resorts such as Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Crested Butte.
- Cost: The cost of the pass depends on whether it is restricted or unrestricted, with restricted passes being cheaper. The cost also depends on when you purchase the pass. Prices increase around September and November. Ranges from around $80 - $100 per day.
- Days Valid at Beaver Creek: The number of ski days on the passes are valid throughout the entire season, except on blackout dates if a restricted pass is purchased.
- Available for Purchase: Usually available for purchase around April until late November to early December.
- Ideal for: When you are certain that you will be going skiing before the ski season.
Epic Local Pass
The Epic Local Pass gives you unlimited and unrestricted access to 29 resorts, including Breckenridge and Keystone, plus restricted access to 8 other resorts with some access limitations.
- Days Valid at Beaver Creek: This pass gives you access to Beaver Creek, Vail, and Whistler Blackcomb for a total of 10 days excluding blackout dates.
- Available for Purchase: This goes off sale around late November to early December.
- Ideal for: If you are planning to ski more than 7 days at Beaver Creek, or a lot at other Vail-owned ski resorts, with flexible ski dates depending on the resort access restrictions.
Epic Season Pass
This is the flagship product of Vail Resorts which owns and operates Beaver Creek Resort. It has the same access as the EPIC Day passes but is valid for the entire ski season with unlimited days of skiing. It is the most flexible and cheapest option if you are planning on skiing for more than 7 days at Beaver Creek (or any other Vail-owned ski resorts and partners).
- Available for Purchase: This goes off sale around late November to early December after which you will need to purchase a lift ticket.
- Additional Benefits: You can purchase discounted over-the-counter lift tickets.
- Ideal for: If you are planning to ski a lot at Beaver Creek (or other Vail-owned ski resorts).
Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School offer group and private lessons as well as longer learning programs for all ability levels.
- Group Lesson: This lesson is catered for a specific ability level for ages 3+ with the option of a full day or half day (AM or PM). The location of check-in is Beaver Creek Village: Ski and Snowboard School Group Lesson Center.
- Private Lesson: This is a customized full or half-day lesson for up to 6 people. The lesson can be located at Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch-The Ritz Carlton, or Haymeadow Express.
- Beavo Development Program: This is a multi-session youth program for intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders aged 5 to 16. All lessons are full day from 9 am to 3 pm. Children aged 13-16 with advanced (Level 7+) skills can join the Beavo Instructor Development Team to develop and learn the skills needed to be ski instructors.
Some important things to note:
- Lessons do not include lift tickets or rentals, however, you can add them at a discount when booking group lessons only.
- Lesson spots are limited so it is recommended that you book early. Bookings open in the fall.
- The prices of the lessons also vary depending on the dates, the most expensive being holiday dates.
Nearest Town to Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek Resort is located in the ski village of Beaver Creek, which is approximately 131 miles drive from Denver International Airport. The ski village is well equipped with amenities including shopping, fine dining, spas, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Beaver Creek is also just 12.6 miles drive away from Vail Ski Resort, which is also one of the top ski destinations in Colorado. The ski village is also very close to the town of Avon, with the Riverfront Express Gondola providing connecting access to the mountain.
Beaver Creek Lodging
Beaver Creek has lodging in three village areas (Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead) and in the ski town of Avon.
- Beaver Creek Village: This is the main area where all of Beaver Creek’s terrain can be accessed from. It also is where most of the shopping, dining and other amenities can be found.
- Bachelor Gulch Village: This small area has a selection of luxurious lodgings with access to mostly intermediate terrain. Most of the amenities, such as a rental shop and ticket office, can be found in the Ritz Carlton hotel.
- Arrowhead Village: This is the smallest area with a handful of amenities including one chairlift, rental shop and ticket office. It gives you access to beginner and intermediate terrain. You can also easily ski to Bachelor Gulch or take the complimentary shuttle to Beaver Creek Village.
- Avon: There are several lodging options close to the Riverfront Express Gondola, which takes you up to Bachelor Gulch Village. In town there are plenty of amenities including restaurants, shopping, rental shops, and spas.
Regardless of which area you choose to stay at, the most convenient lodgings are ski-in-ski-out or a short walk to the lifts. See Beaver Creek ski-in-ski-out lodgings for more information.
On Mountain Dining
Beaver Creek has a number of on-mountain dining locations. We have selected the top 3 casual dining locations below.
Broken Arrow is located at the base of Arrow Bahn Express Lift. It serves a variety of American food and pizza and wings daily after 3 pm.
Opening hours (subject to change): 11 am - 5 pm (Mon-Sun)
Ice Cream Parlour
Ice Cream Parlour is located at the top of Haymeadow Express Gondola and serves beverages, candy, sandwiches, salads, and more.
Opening hours (subject to change): 9 am - 3:30 pm (Mon-Sun)
Spruce Saddle is a cafeteria-style dining area located at the top of Centennial Express Lift.
Opening hours (subject to change): 8:30 am-4 pm (Mon-Sun)
Beaver Creek Contact Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there ski packages to Beaver Creek?
When is the best time to go skiing in Beaver Creek?
Generally, the snow conditions are the best between January to February at Beaver Creek. March is ideal for a higher chance of a bluebird day with lower crowd levels.
What amenities are available at Beaver Creek?
Beaver Creek offers plenty of amenities in its small ski village including spas, ice skating, fine dining, shopping, parking, free shuttles within the ski village and a performing arts center.
How much does it cost to rent ski equipment at Beaver Creek?
There are several rental shops in Beaver Creek with varying prices. In general, ski or snowboard packages start from $65 per day for adults (online price). Helmet rentals are $14 per day. Please note the prices are subject to change.
How far is Beaver Creek from the airport?
Beaver Creek is conveniently located just 28 miles away from Eagle County Regional Airport. An alternative airport is Denver International Airport (130 miles from the resort), which services more flights.