Colorado Resort Adventure Guide



Beaver Creek was built in 1980, influenced by renowned european resorts, and offers a unique combination of mountain splendor and village luxury.

The mountain has a well designed lift system and provides exciting skiing for all abilities. The resort, a year-round destination, successfully combines western hospitality, friendliness, and European charm in its pedestrian village.

Beaver Creek is located 110 miles west of Denver via Interstate 70 (Avon exit) and 25 miles east of the Eagle County Airport. The Vail valley has an excellent free shuttle bus system making it easy to get around.

An added bonus for skiers is that Beaver Creek lift tickets are also valid at Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone.

Beaver Creek is known for its unique diversity, great snow quality and an award-winning ski and snowboard school.

Details: Beaver Creek - Arrowhead - Bachelor Gulch

Base elevation - 7,400 ft.
Summit elevation - 11,440 ft.
Vertical Rise - 4,040 ft.
Snowmaking - 34%
Number of trails - 146
Longest run - 18,480 feet long (3.5 miles)

Trail Classification:
Expert: 27%
Intermediate: 39%
Beginner: 34%

Number of lifts - 13
Total uphill capacity - 24,739

What's Recently New: A real village center with the construction of One Beaver Creek, a new pedestrian plaza, and skier escalators to eliminate the successive flights of stairs.

Golden Glinders is a three-day program for intermediate skiers ages 55 and older.

General Information: Vail Valley Tourism: 970-476-1000, Vail Mountain Information: 970-476-9090, or 800-243-8053. Beaver Creek: 970-949-5750, 800-622-5131 for lodging.