"Not exactly roughing it"

  • Grooming is their passion
  • Home of the rich & famous
  • Hosts famous world cup race Birds of Prey
  • Complimentary hot chocolate & cookies
  • 2 1/4 hours to Denver International Airport

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Beaver Creek ski resort summary

Famous for hosting the only annual world cup race in the USA on it's steep Birds of Prey course, Beaver Creek also boasts some of the sweetest softest terrain in North America.

Home to the rich & famous, Beaver Creek is an exclusive resort with special extras: escalators to take you to the slopes, quiet slopes & complimentary hot chocolate & freshly baked cookies at 3pm each day.

Beaver Creek ski resort what's new?

  • 2020 / 2021 covid 19 reduced capacity on the slopes, reservations needed, social distancing, face coverings required. For full details see: What's happening in Beaver Creek this year for 2020 / 2021 ski season?
  • New for 2020 / 2021 "Beaver Creek Wonder"! Explore the selfie-worthy giant sculptures in Beaver Creek village including a giant snow globe, ice bike & frost flowers.
  • Complete renovation of ski & ride school for 2019 / 2020 ski season from registration to ski rental equipment & sales areas.
  • New ice cream parlour offering nostalgic ice cream novelties, soup & sandwich lunches, located in the Haymeadow Park learning area, with beginner friendly chairlift, gondola, magic carpets & gentle terrain.
  • The Drink of Water chairlift #5 will be upgraded to a high speed 4 passsenger lift for the 17/18 ski season and re-named "Red Buffalo Express" after "Red" and "Buffalo" peaks in the Gore Range.
  • "The White Carpet Club" is an exclusive, private retreat in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, just steps from the escalator to the Centennial Express Lift. Relax in the elegant lounge with coffee & pastries, before leaving your street shoes in the private lockers & getting help with your ski gear from the ski valet & lift tickets if you need them. At the end of the day, leave your boots to get toasty warm on the boot dryers & devour the cookies at 3pm from the private cookie chef.  Daily, weekly & longer memberships are available offering the ultimate luxurious guest experience for 2016 / 2017.
  • "White Glove First Tracks" - pristine groomed corduroy greets you as you are whisked away on a private tour by top ski school professionals for an hour of first tracks before the mountain opens to the public.


Beaver Creek ski resort piste classification

  • 150 runs
  • Beginner Terrain 19%
  • Intermediate Terrain 43%
  • Advanced 21%
  • Expert & Extreme Terrain 17%
  • Longest run: Centennial 2.75 miles
  • Terrain parks: 4

Beaver Creek ski resort terrain

  • Beginners. A significant portion of Beaver Creeks terrain is dedicated to beginners. In fact, Beaver Creek Mountain is virtually laid out upside down with most of the prime beginner runs located at the top. This layout gives beginner skiers a true "ski-down-the-mountain" experience, not to mention spectacular views of the nearby Gore Range.
  • Intermediates. Lots of grooming means Beaver Creek is a paradise for intermediate skiers. Check out Bachelor Gulch & Arrowhead for excellent cruising.
  • Advanced / Experts. Powder hounds set their sites on The Talons & the Stone Creek Chutes extreme terrain. The Talons advanced to expert area is served by three high-speed quad lifts & offers enough steeps, bumps & glades to challenge the most seasoned skier or rider. Ride the high-speed quad in Larkspur Bowl to ski the Stone Creek Chutes.  Stone Creek offers 180 acres short, steep glades runs for experts.
  • Terrain Parks Park 101 is an entry level park featuring rollers, dots & rails that let lower level riders &skiers to learn weighting & unweighting of boards or skis.  Zoom Room is a progressive park, beginning with small introductory features such as rollers, tables & rails & graduating to larger features towards the end of the park.  Moonshine is Beaver Creek's most difficult terrain park featuring large tables, rails, jumps and logslides. The Beaver Creek Half Pipe is approx. 350 - 400 ft long.

Piste Map

Beaver Creek ski resort piste map

Beaver Creek ski resort trail map

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Lifts / Snowfall / Elevation

Beaver Creek ski resort lifts

  • There are 23 lifts: 3 gondolas, 11 high-Speed quads, 1 triple  & 1 double chairlifts, plus 7 surface lifts.

Beaver Creek ski resort snowfall

Beaver Creek ski resort elevation

  • Base Elevation 8,100 ft. / 2,469 m
  • Summit Elevation 11,440 ft. / 3,488 m
  • Vertical Rise 3,040 ft. / 1,231 m

Apres Ski

Beaver Creek ski resort apres ski

  • Beaver Creek hosts an array of superb dining options on & off the mountain from Wyld at the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch to Hooked in Beaver Creek Village & wonderful crepes at Rimini's.
  • Beano's Cabin is one of our favourite's - take a starlit sleigh ride to this mid mountain restaurant.
  • Taverns & bars including martini bars at the Park Hyatt's 8100 for cocktails & s'mores, Colorado Tasting room for Colorado beer, wine & whisky tastings or DJ & dancing at The Coyote local's favourite.
  • Casual family dining at Blue Moose Pizza, Black Diamond Bistro & the Dusty Boot.
  • Beaver Creek village is home to a number of art galleries, stores & boutiques offering everything from one of a kind artwork & elegant jewellery to the latest trends in sporting goods.

Beaver Creek ski resort activities

  • World class concerts, live jazz & broadway performances at the Vilar Performing Arts Centre.
  • Winter wine snowshoe excursions.
  • "Thursday night lights" glow stick ski down to music followed by fireworks.
  • Beaver Creek funfest games with prizes, every Saturday for all the family.
  • Outdoor ice skating rink open daily.

Recommended Beaver Creek restaurant's which Chalets USA have been to:

  • Golden Eagle Inn restaurant 
  • 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill in the Park Hyatt for wonderful steaks
  • Toscanini Italian restaurant
  • Beano's cabin on mountain restaurant
  • Rimini for breakfast, crepes, gelato & espresso drinks

Restaurants in Beaver Creek recommended by Chalets USA clients:

  • "Hooked (fish & seafood restaurant) was fantastic" Hazlewood, 2016

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