Additional Winter Activities
Enjoy the winter wonderland of the Colorado Rockies from the seat of a snowmobile as you cruise through frozen meadows and up top of 12,500 foot peaks for 360-degree panoramic views.
- Nova Guides | Tel. 1 (719) 486-2656 – Nova Guides’ most popular tours, the Top of the Rockies tours include endless miles of open meadows and spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of four surrounding mountain ranges including the Continental Divide. Operating tours in the White River National Forest at Historic Camp Hale, they reach elevations of 12,500 feet on the largest commercial snowmobile trail system in the Beaver Creek area. Nova Guides also offers Tigiwon tours outside of Minturn, conveniently located just 20 minutes from Beaver Creek.
- Sage Outdoor Adventures | Tel. 1 (970) 476-3700 – You’ll find deep powder, magnificent views of the Rocky Mountains, and personal service from Sage Outdoor Adventure’s expert snowmobile tour guides. Choose from any of their three tour options for some of the best snowmobiling in Colorado on 6,000 acres of pristine, untouched snow.
Mountain Musher offers the best dog sledding in the Vail Valley. With, private, beautiful trails that are free from snowmobiles, Mountain Musher offers a picture perfect dog sled ride. They have been doing this since 1989. You can make online reservations here.
One of the many unique things to do in Beaver Creek is ice skating at the Black Family Ice Rink. Located in the center of Beaver Creek Village, the ice rink offers a fun backdrop for a fantastic photo opportunity and a perfect place to make cherished vacation memories. For more information, call 1 (970) 845-0438.
Nordic Sports & Snowshoeing
Beaver Creek Ski Resort is home to the world-class Nordic sports center, McCoy Park. The park is accessed via The Strawberry Park Lift (Chair 12) and is considered to be one of Beaver Creeks best kept secrets. It features 20-plus miles (32-km) of groomed and rustic trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Nestled between Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch villages, McCoy Park offers spectacular views of 3 different beautiful mountain ranges. Visit the Nordic Center’s website for more information on on Nordic sports, various lessons, tours, and equipment rentals.
Sleigh Ride Dinners
There’s nothing like crisp mountain air, starlit skies, a horse-drawn sleigh, and a fantastic meal. Find more information about sleigh ride dinners here.
Thursday Night Lights
Every Thursday evening throughout the winter, Beaver Creek Ski Resort hosts a glow stick ski-down set to music followed by a fireworks finale. You can find more information about Thursday Night Lights here.
Fly fishing is actually a year-round activity in the Vail Valley! Being in a high alpine desert elevation means that trips have the ability to move down valley or up valley depending on temperatures – Colorado is known for its microclimates. Click here for more information.