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Beaver Creek is an elegant and secluded resort located in Colorado's Vail Valley - just a 10-15 minute (approx.) drive from world-famous Vail. Developed in the 1980s, the village exudes European charm, rather than the wild west feel of other North American resorts. With its traffic-free village centre and blissfully quiet slopes, smart boutiques, log cabin restaurants and heated walkways to the ski lifts, Beaver Creek is a haven of peace and luxury.
Ski holidays in Beaver Creek are the last word in elegant and sophisticated skiing. Beaver Creek was developed in the 1980’s to combine the chic of the classic European ski resorts with all the modern amenities and services of North American ski resorts. The result is that Beaver Creek offers truly exciting and luxurious ski holidays to remember. Beaver Creek is proud of its reputation as a ski resort of excellence and works hard to uphold this. Ski holidays in Beaver Creek offer not only fantastic skiing and snowboarding, but also the opportunity to try your hand at snowshoeing, ice skating, telemarking or cross-country skiing. Beaver Creek also features many other luxury distractions to tempt you away from the snow. When warm cookies are handed out at the end of each run, what more could you possibly ask for?
Ski holidays in Beaver Creek offer a truly alpine, village to village skiing experience. Beaver Creek mountain is home to three intriguing ski resort villages, each with their own character and ambience. Arrowhead is a haven of peace, offering solitude and great side-slope access. Bachelor Gulch is situated in the middle of Beaver Creek mountain and offers quiet and seclusion, with easy access to the core of the resort.
The heart of Beaver Creek ski resort is Beaver Creek Village, the last word in luxury and comfort. Heated walkways and escalators link plazas to the pedestrianised village centre where you will find the jewel in Beaver Creek’s crown – the beautiful open-air ice-skating rink. In the heart of Beaver Creek Village you will also find plenty to do if you want to take a break from skiing.
There are an array of charming shops and boutiques selling hand-made jewellery and other unique treasures, and art galleries where you can buy imaginative original artwork. If you feel like spending part of your ski holiday treating yourself, Beaver Creek is home to several spas, each offering luxurious treatments to pamper and revitalise.
As you would expect from such a celebrated resort, ski holidays in Beaver Creek have plenty to tempt you après ski, with warm and friendly bars. Beaver Creek has a wide range of restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine. From a fine dining experience of stylish food and sophisticated wines to more casual, hearty dining in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, Beaver Creek has it all. Beaver Creek has several cafes and bars, some featuring live music.
Ski holidays in Beaver Creek also offer the perfect opportunity for those who wish to indulge in a little romance. Take a moonlight sleigh ride to the award-winning restaurant Beano’s Cabin, up on Beaver Creek mountain. Soar high above Beaver Creek and enjoy the dramatic views of snow-capped peaks and a crystal clear sky with a hot air balloon ride. Or enjoy the sharp silence, pristine snow and beautiful scenery of a dogsled tour of Beaver Creek. Ski holidays in Beaver Creek are in a class of their own – why not try one?
Beaver Creek offers a complete mountain experience to skiers and boarders. Whether your preference is pristine, groomed trails or jaw-dropping bump runs, the terrain here has it all. With efficient, fast chair lifts everywhere you look, the slopes are delightfully quiet and queues to get up the mountain are virtually a thing of the past. There are superb novice runs and nursery slopes, and a family zone at the top of the Cinch chair. Intermediates can enjoy long cruising blues and perfect terrain off the Larkspur, Strawberry Park, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead chairs. There are fantastic tree-lined and carving slopes ideal for snowboarders; and for experts, the World Cup Birds of Prey Downhill course and Grouse Mountain area are long, steep and often mogulled from top to bottom.
Life off the slopes in Beaver Creek is just as varied and exciting as the mountain. As well offering a variety of boutiques, galleries, cafes and bars, at the village centre lies an incredible open-air ice rink surrounded by heated walkways. And its best kept secret: a 500-seat amphitheatre below the ice which hosts symphonies, ballet, film, broadway musicals and comedy. As if that wasn’t enough, non-skiers can also enjoy a hot-air balloon ride over the mountains; and there is a regular bus service that runs between Beaver Creek and Vail for those who wish to venture out of resort.
We offer a great range of accommodation in Beaver Creek. So, whether you prefer to stay in a Hotel, Condo or even Chalet, require ski-in ski-out or easy access to the town, or both, we will find the right accommodation to suit you. For tailor–made options and advice, please give our Ski Gurus a call today on 0330 102 8004.”