Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Resort, located in an unincorporated community in the Eagle County, Colorado, witnesses a great influx of tourists, athletes and vacationers every year. Situated south of the Avon Township, this area was settled in 1951. Beaver Creek is blessed with the gentle slopes of Bachelor Gulch, the trails of Larkspur and Rose Bowl and the steep bumps of the Grouse Mountain. With approximately 1,815 acres of ski land, this area proves to be a haven for all skiers and snow riders.
Beaver Creek Ski Vacations and the Alpine Skiing World Cup
A Beaver Creek ski vacation though, without a visit to the venue of the FIS skiing World Cup Downhill Race on the infamous “Birds of Prey” run would be incomplete. A sister resort of Vail, the Beaver Creek Resort was opened in 1980. This resort is well-known for its high class, family-oriented accommodations and its Jr. Golf Course which nestles against the Beaver Creek mountain slopes. The majestic mountain ranges along with the intimate setting of the alpine village never fail to warm the hearts of tourists.
The base elevation of the resort is 8,100 feet which rises to the summit at 11,440 feet. The vertical rise of the slope is 4,040 feet. The ski area is spread over four mountains, including Beaver Creek, Arrowhead Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and the Larkspur Bowl. There are 148 trails in total (19% beginner, 43% intermediate and 38% advanced) along with four terrain parks, one half pipe and 17 lifts to get you up the slope and back. The average snowfall in this area is 311” annually.
Beaver Creek Ski Resorts: Other Accommodation Options
There are many choices of lodging and accommodation options available at Beaver Creek – ALL are extremely luxurious and guests will not be disappointed whatever their choice! Some of the favorite Lodges are
The St James Condos: Perfectly located for the slopes and the village The St James is…
Elkhorn Lodge Condos: Located right next to The St James Condos and near the Beaver Creek Golf Course Clubhouse, this resort proves convenient for those who are keen on golfing in the summer time as well as having an excellent ski in ski out location in the winter. At a price range starting at $235/night of $3795, with great amenities such as
* On-site ski storage
* Indoor pool
* Indoor/outdoor hot tub
* Fitness Room
* Bathrooms with Jacuzzis
* Free resort shuttle service
Bachelor Gulch Condos: There are several lodges in both lower and upper Bachelor Gulch surrounding the world famous Ritz Carlton Hotel, such as Bear Paw Lodge, Snow Cloud Lodge, Hunmmingbird, as well as some excellent private homes such as the Quarter Moon Residences