or Connect

Beaver Creek Resort

arrow_down.png TRAIL MAP arrow_down.png CONDITIONS arrow_down.png TRANSPORTATION arrow_down.png LODGING arrow_down.png DINING arrow_down.png MORE

Trail Map
Trail Map
beaver Creek Trail map.jpg

Average Annual Snowfall: 333"  Expect the most snowfall in March.


Eagle County is the closest airport.

Colorado Mountain Express provides airport transportation to the resort.


Beaver Creek Village Transportation


You'll pay top dollar to stay at the resort's on-mountain hotels, which offer more amenities than you can possibly dream of. Those on a budget should seek lodging options in Avon or Edwards.
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch


A hotel and world-class spa, which offers the services of a ski concierge, who cleans and warms your equipment when you come in from the snow. depends on room size $299 to $999

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort


A suite-style spa hotel offering ski-in/ski-out access. depends on room size $254 to $409
Christie Lodge Located in Avon, this lodge offers affordable one and three bedroom suites. depends on room size $95 to $235

Beaver Creek has endless options for on-mountain and village dining.
Coyote Cafe, located in Ford Hall. next to the ticket office, specializes in Mexican food.
The Flying Pig Sandwich Shop is a deli in the heart of Beaver Creek Plaza.
Foxnut Slopeside Sushi is right next to the Centennial Lift.

Mamie's the eatery at the top of Bachelor Gulch, is expanding its seating in 2011.

Ski and Ride School

The Good: Outdoor escalators so that you don't have to walk on ice.
The Better: Helpful staff
The Best: Some trails are half-groomed and half ungroomed, allowing people at different levels to stay in the same area.


Beaver Creek Resort

Built in 1980, Beaver Creek is the "youngest" of the world's great ski areas. Owned by neighboring Vail (ten miles down the road), Beaver Creek offers village-to-village skiing in a "European manner" but unlike the Stowe-Smugglers interconnect in Vermont, Vail resorts had to build the villages to which Beaver Creek is linked.The resort offers a well designed lift system and skiing for all abilities, with 146 named trails largely consisting of excellent cruising terrain. A plus for guests is that the Beaver Creek lift ticket is also valid at the other resorts owned by Vail - Vail itself, Breckenridge and Keystone, as well as independent Arapahoe Basin. Beginners have their own special learning areas at Beaver Creek and the resort's 400 instructors are available for every level and nationality, with an incredible 30 different languages represented. The steepest terrain at the resort is on Grouse Mountain where the double black diamond runs are steep and demanding while other notable expert terrain includes the long thresher, Gladed, and the short chutes in Larkspur Bowl.

Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad10
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Total number of lifts17
Lifts-Total lift capacity25939/hr.
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park4
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run2 3/4 miles
General-Base elevation8100'
General-Vertical drop4040'
General-OwnerVail Resorts
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds1815 acres
General-Snow making coverage605 acres
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: Talons Challenge terrain, Stone Creek Chutes, Royal Elk glade and Stick line

Expert skiing joy; Downhill pitch, Bumps, Chutes & Glade. 


Pros: Caters to the high end guests, unbelievably challenging terrain if you know where to go, the BEST place to learn to ski

Cons: This is for the high end folks. If you want something earthy, go to A-Basin

Perhaps I shouldn't write a review because then the word would be out.  Beaver Creek is hands down skiing's best kept secret.  If you've got the cash, a vacation at Beaver Creek will surpass any vacation you've ever taken anywhere.  If you love bumps, "The Beav'" has the MOST AMAZING bump runs (better than Mary Jane).  If you love ski racing, check the schedule for the World Cup circuit.  Beaver Creek is hosting the 2015 World Championships.  For good reason, the racing terrain is outta this world.


And OF COURSE.  This is the best place to learn to ski.  Tons of novice terrain.  And the best part? All the green runs are at the TOP of the mountain!  So beginner skiers get the thrill of skiing a big mountain.  And then can comfortably download to the bottom at the end of the day.


Pros: Terrain much better than displayed on the map. Very friendly staff. Lots of options.

Cons: Very expensive, slushy at the bottom

First time at Beaver Creek.  The experience was a lot better than expected based on looking at the trail map.  We were 3 strong intermediate skiers and snowboarders and hit almost all of the blue runs, a few greens and a few blacks.


Highest cost in Colorado, but the resort was top notch.  Would definitely come back again.  Longer wait in the lift lines than we expected, but still not bad.


Pros: Nice tree skiing, some pretty nice runs, decent terrain park

Cons: Not a lot of variety with harder runs. Lots of little kids. Overated.

Overall my experience here was a fun one but it wasn't the best. To start off they have amazing tree skiing.If you are a tree skier then this is the place for you. Other than that there aren't a whole lot of challenging runs. The black diamonds and double black diamonds were really fun, but you can get about 90% of them done in a full day of skiing. There are lots of blue and green runs, so if you are taking the family here it's the place for you. Not to mention there is a ton of ski school all over the resort. 


That brings me to another thing, there are a ton of kids here especially from what it looks like ages 6-13. Now i'm not a kids guy, so it was kinda trying to get back down to the bottom at the end of the day and having kids fall around all over the place, so keep a close eye out. 


Next is the terrain park. Their terrain park is halfway decent, but not all that great compared to other resorts' in the area. However if you want to just try a few jumps or rails, or if you are a beginner when it comes to tricks this is a good place for you. For people out there who aren't beginners and/or are just going for the terrain park i'd try some different better resorts. 


Off the mountain is really nice, but almost everywhere to eat is a fancy sit down and eat person. I don't really like fancy places to eat but if you do this is the place for you.


Overall this place is really fun but if you are going to spend more than two days here and you are used to more advanced runs, it'll get kinda boring. For the three days I spent here though it was fun and i wasn't disappointed, but i wasn't amazed.


Pros: Family Friendly, Good Glades & Steep Bumps, Less Crowded than Summit areas

Cons: Certain things are pricy, Go down the road (Vail) for open bowls

Not exactly roughing it is their slogan, which is appropriate.  However, if you think this means all groomed intermediate terrain, you are only looking at part of the picture.  BC has better steeps and tree skiing than its neighbor resort, Vail, which has much more in the way of open bowls.


Pros: Great service, Excellent village, great greens and blues! Well groomed.

Cons: Expensive, can be very busy at the bottom, private locker needed for on mountain storage during the day.

Great place to advance your skills.  My wife took an all day lesson.  The instructor was great!  Nice wide and groomed greens and blue runs.  Could get almost everywhere without using cat trails (wife hates them). Easier runs were at the top of the mountain, which was very nice.  The village was very nice, but expensive.  All in all we were very happy and will return.  We skied there 4 days in a row. We were going to ski at Vail once but did not because we were having to much fun.


Pros: service, lifts

Cons: bowls, exploration, size

As an individual skier looking for some unspoiled terrain, I found Beaver Creek underwhelming. That said, I don't think I was the audience they were catering to. Their emphasis on service was more than I needed (employees are contractually obligated to make sure that every question a customer asks is answered), and more than I wanted to pay for. The terrain park was geared towards intermediate riders. While I would not go back on my own accord, I could see myself at Beaver Creek in the future if I had a family in the picture.


Pros: Great; snow, terrain (Stone Creek Chutes, Royal Elk Glades, Birds of Prey

Cons: Expensive everything, Free parking is way down valley

When you hear "Beaver Creek" you think of pampered rich folk skiing groomers, but the true secret to skiing Beaver Creek is seeking the skiing "beyond the Pale".  The Royal Elk Glades and the Stone Creek Chutes have some of the best skiing and the least skiers.


Pros: It's a decent resort and mountain

Cons: Way over-rated

Beaver Creek has great great public relations and an average Mountain