Beaver Creek, Colorado
Whether you are keeping warm during winter or are enjoying a glass of cold lemonade after a summer hike, nothing refreshes your being like gazing at the spectacular views that surround you in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Known as a mecca for sports enthusiasts, the Vail Valley and its elegant towns and villages have been captivating people for decades. Located in Eagle County, Colorado, of the Centennial State Beaver Creek is strategically located mid-valley providing easy access to many ski resorts, golf clubs, rivers and mountain trails. Beaver Creek is a unique mountain resort full of excitement and luxury influenced by the renowned resorts of Switzerland’s St. Mortiz, Italy’s Cortina, and Spain’s Val d’ Aran, combining western hospitality and European charm.
Although often referred to as Vail's little sister, Beaver Creek doesn't stand in Vail's shadow. Instead, it has made a name for itself as a picturesque
village where one can enjoy the many gifts of nature. Celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, Beaver Creek opened on December 15, 1980 with six lifts and a 45-minute ride time to the top. Today, Beaver Creek is a fully developed destination resort complete with 25 lifts and a three mountain village-to-village experience, connecting to Bachelor Gulch Village and Arrowhead Resort (through its chairlifts, skiing and hiking trails). It’s a place people visit to leave the world behind, offering privacy, an intimate mountain setting and is recognized for providing arguably the best guest service in the world.
The local’s say, “I came for the winter but stayed for the summer.” Recreational and cultural opportunities abound in Beaver Creek. Golfing, fly fishing, hiking, biking and tennis are just the beginning of the many activities one can chose from here in our mountain community.
From the acclaimed artistic performances at the 530-seat Vilar Performing Arts Center, to the Black Family Ice Rink, to the Birds of Prey World Cup ski races, Beaver Creek offers something for everyone. The International Ski Federation (FIS) selected Beaver Creek and Vail Resorts to host the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. This will be the 3rd FIS World Championships for the resorts of the Vail Valley, which previously hosted the 1989 and 1999 events
Dates of Season: November 21, 2012 to April 14, 2013*
*weather dependent Hours of operation – 8:30/9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Trails & Terrain:
- Terrain: 1,832 total skiable acres
- Total Uphill Capacity / hour: 34,220 skiers / hour
- 149 Trails
- 2 Bowl, Rose Bowl and Larkspur Bowl
- 25 Lifts - 2 Gondolas, 11 high-speed quad chairlifts, 2 triple chairlifts, 2 double chairlifts
- Terrain Difficulty: o19% Beginner (348 acres)
o 43% Intermediate (788 acres)
o 21% Advanced (385 acres)
o 12% Expert (220 acres)
o 5% Extreme (92 acres)
- Longest Run: 2.75 miles (Centennial)
- Terrain Parks: 3 Parks & 1 Half Pipes
Snowfall & Temperatures:
- Average Snowfall: 325 inches / 787 cm annually
- Snowmaking: 680 acres
- Average High Temperature: 55.6 degrees
- Average Low Temperature: 24.9 degrees
- 300 Days of Sunshine
- Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft/3,488 meters
- Base Elevation: 8,100 ft/2,469 meters
- Vertical Rise: 3,340 ft/1,231 meters
HOW TO GET THERE:
Eagle County Airport (EGE) - Located just 30 minutes from Beaver Creek
- Served by American, Delta and United - Car rentals, taxi, and shuttle services available
Denver International Airport (DEN) - Located 100 miles east of Beaver Creek
- Non-stop destination for major domestic and international carriers
- Car rentals, taxi, and shuttle services available
The nearest Amtrak train arrives in Glenwood Springs, which is an hour
west of Beaver Creek.
Rental Cars Hertz is the official car rental company of Beaver Creek Resort. For more information on special Beaver Creek guest rates, call (800) 355-3452, or Search for a Rental Car Online.
Rental Cars are also located at both Eagle County Airport (EGE) and Denver International Airport (DEN)
Dial-A-Ride - Offering complimentary shuttle service for all guests staying in Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead village to anywhere within the resort.
For more information or to schedule a pick-up, call Village Transportation at (970) 949-1938 or ask your concierge to book a shuttle, allowing 10-20 minutes for pickup.
Colorado Mountain Express has been setting the standard for excellence in mountain travel for over 26 years. Numerous daily door-to-door shuttles to and from the Denver International and Eagle/Vail airports and your favorite Colorado Resorts. Kids ride half off on Colorado Mountain Express every day. Search for Scheduled Shuttle Service Online. Search for Scheduled Shuttle Service Online.
CME Premier: Enjoy the luxury, convenience and personalized service of private chauffeured travel from Colorado's most respected ground transportation company. CME Premier provides service to Colorado's most popular resorts from Denver International and Eagle County Airports. Great for couples and families at reasonable rates. For reservations and more information please call (800) 525-6363, or Search for Private Car Service Online. Search for Private Shuttle Online.