Beaver Creek is one of the more luxurious ski resorts that you’ll find in Colorado. Tucked back in the hills away from the highway, Beaver Creek has a certain magical charm felt all the way from the base up to the high-alpine Birds of Prey bump runs. Not only is Beaver Creek known for its five star restaurants and lodging, endless shopping, and family-friendly atmosphere, but it is also host to the World Cup downhill ski race every year on the famous Birds of Prey terrain. This mountain is perfect for everyone from spring break beginners and families to fast-pace shredders and those who like to crush steep bumps. Rivaling the terrain, aspen glades, and groomers is cookie time at the Bachelor’s Gulch resort at the end of every day. At 3 p.m. sharp, cooks in white hats bring out hot plates of free chocolate chip cookies. It’s no wonder that Beaver Creek’s motto is “Not Exactly Roughing It.”
- If you’re up for a tough challenge, do the Talons Challenge. The Talons is Beaver Creek’s most advanced terrain, encompassing the Birds of Prey, Grouse Mountain, and sections of Larkspur Bowl.
- Come to see the World Cup which happens once a year, and which is now surrounded by a fantastic lineup of beer and wine tastings, concerts, fireworks, movies, and more family fun.
Recommended Season(s): If you’re vacationing, come out early or mid-spring. If you aren’t looking for the full resort experience and your main focus is to get on the slopes, come out in late winter or early spring. Beaver Creek is a fun place to be year-round, and you can find nearly as much excitement and as many activities during the summer as during the winter.