Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Resort ~ http://www.beavercreek.com

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Beaver Creek Resort

With an impressive mix of thrilling adventure and timeless luxury within its confines, Beaver Creek is truly a unique place in the North American Continent. Boasting over 4,000 feet of inspiring vertical drop that gives way to almost 150 paths and trails, skiers and riders every level of skiers and riders will find what they came for. However, the real attraction to Beaver Creek is the challenge it offers to those interested in difficult skiing. This is the place.

This is no shabby locale either. Check into the areas of Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead or look into Beaver Creek Village. Here, you will find opulent five star luxuries everywhere.

These are some of the reasons why the Birds of Prey World Cup is held here. It brings with it loads of spectators and skiers looking for top attractions in the area. Grouse Mountain seems to be a magnet for professional skiers looking for a challenge.

Because of these things, Beaver Creek has earned a reputation as being one of the finest recreational areas in the country. The slopes of Beaver Creek are taken care of more than twenty hours per day, seven days per week. This means there are over 750 acres of beautifully combed land for your skiing pleasure.

Beaver Creek Stats

Base Elevation: 8,100 ft
Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft
Vertical Drop: 4,040 ft
Skiable Area: 1,815 acres
Annual Snowfall: 310 in
Snowmaking: 37 %
Number of Lifts: 17
Uphill Lift Capacity: 25,939 per hour
Types of Lifts:

  • 3 Double Chairs
  • 2 Triple Chairs
  • 10 Hi-Speed Quads
  • 2 Gondolas
Number of Trails: 149
Longest Run: 14,520 ft

Beaver Creek Reviews:

Cary H from Alabama                                                                                                        Feb 15, 2008

You get what you pay for here. Best service and friendliest staff I have experienced at any ski resort. You will have the black terrain to yourself since most stayed on groomers. Escalators make it nice so you don’t have to climb steps. Beginner area is all to itself. Good fall line. A must visit resort. (courtesy – SkiTown.com)

My Take: I’ve skied at Beaver Creek a lot; I’m usually not one for the big mega resorts but if there is one that has it all and I feel comfortable at, Beaver Creek is it. Big sprawling mountain with a lot better terrain that Vail; Grouse Mountain, Stone Creek, Royal Elk . . . lots of vertical, trees, rocks, cliffs . . . plenty to salt the habit. From Stone Creek to Birds of Prey to Strawberry Park to Bachelor Gulch to Arrowhead . . . Beaver Creek is a multi-mountain experience like skiing in Europe! Plus the hot chocolate they give you when first get off the Centennial Express in the morning and the platters of fresh baked chocolate chips cookies the chefs are passing out at the bottom of the hill at the end of the day seals the deal! Beaver Creek is the place to go for the whole ski experience enchilada.

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