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Beaver Creek Resort Reviews

DonDenver

All Good

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

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

The best kept secret (aka why am I even writing a review?!)

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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...
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cburns30

Great conditions and cool terrain

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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.
therussianrpg

Good but highly over rated

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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...
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MEfree30

Beaver Creek

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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.

Beaver Creek

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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.
Becketite

Family friendly, adventure lacking

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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.
PowderOyabun

Beaver Creek beyond the luxury

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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.
powmow

Over-rated mountain

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Pros: It's a decent resort and mountain

Cons: Way over-rated

Beaver Creek has great great public relations and an average Mountain