Originally Posted by Finndog
there is one escalator at the Beav meant for skiers and it takes you from the lower level of the village to another flight of stairs in front of the Centennial lift by the ski school entrance; If you don't like the stairs, You can walk up the 75 or so steps if you are too weirded-out. Interestingly,locals and tourists alike choose the escalator. Not sure what bathroom you are going to from Centennial, there are much closer toilets than going down into the village??? Have you been there?
The Beav offers a lot if you know where to find it. It's limited due to it's size but go mid-week and you will find it near empty. There is a ton of snow up there.
This was intended as humor, not as a slam on anyone's favorite resort. Humor. People seem to be finding this a little challenging on the boards of late. I am all for a good laugh. Ha ha ha ha.
I just find escalators at a resort a little stange (and funny), reared as I was on rope tows and ice in the Midwest. 11 years in the west skiing with people in Bogner suits hasn't made an escalator-fed entrance to a ski hill any more *normal* for me. I just find the image of people in Bogner and ski boots riding an escalator giggle-inducing. And yes, some people ride multiple escalators
all the way up from the drop-off circle down by the Vilar Center, or ride down to use the public restroom near the ice rink.
Come on, everybody. Laugh a little. And I didn't say I hated The Beav, either. I said it can be empty (which is awesome) and there are some good steeps, although they tend to get bumpy. It's a great hill. I just personally would pick Vail if there's only one day to play with, as Vail is so extraordinary in its breadth and variety.
Skiing is good and should make people happy!