Winter Activities

Beaver Creek Ski Resort Winter Activities

Winter Activities

Skiing & Snowboarding

Lift Tickets

Make sure to purchase your lift tickets in advance to get the lowest price guarantee and if you’re planning multiple ski vacations, consider buying a seasons pass which are only available for a limited time.

Purchase your lift tickets here!

Equipment rentals

Why lug ski and snowboard equipment through airports, in/out of cars and shuttles, or risk the airlines temporarily misplacing your gear bag? Rent top-of-the-line ski equipment once you’re in Beaver Creek and not only deal with less hassles, but let the experts fit you with the perfect equipment that’s right for you so your days on the slopes are that much better!

Venture Sports – Venture Sports was the first ski delivery service in the valley and there’s a reason that they’re still the best – Service, service, service! Book ahead-of-time and they will meet you right at Creekside with brand new equipment fitted exactly to your ability and tuned to perfection. (Venture Sports website)

Christy Sports – Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, Christy Sports offers high-quality equipment in a convenient location steps from the chairlifts. (Christy Sports website)

Ski Butlers – Ski rentals delivered to you – safe, easy, and convenient. (Ski Butlers website)

Ski School, Lessons, & Guides

Beaver Creek Ski School is an “Ivy League” Ski and Snowboard School, where you’ll learn from the best on a World Cup mountain. Whether you are brand new to snow sports or simply looking for a refresher lesson, Beaver Creek instructors provide individualized feedback, more one-on-one instruction, and an attention to detail that will stay with you a lifetime. The areas for kids are creative, plentiful and large. There is even a sizeable area right at the base (no riding three lifts to get there!) that includes a short gondola, installed specifically for children. Book your lessons here.

Snowmobiling

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 – 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. (Website)

Sage Outdoor Adventures – 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. (Website)

Dogsledding

Mountain Musher offers the best dog sledding in the Vail Valley. With, private, beautiful trails that are free from snowmobiles, Mountain Musher has offered picture perfect dog sled rides since 1989. Online reservations can be made here.

Ice Skating

One of the many unique things to do in Beaver Creek is ice skating at the Beaver Creek 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.

Snow-shoeing & Cross Country Skiing

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

Make sure to reserve your dinner early! These are very popular events so you want to book in advance, especially if you have a large group.

4 Eagle Ranch – Crisp mountain air, starlit skies and a horse-drawn sleigh all await you at 4 Eagle Ranch.  Experience Colorado the way it used to be! (Website)

Bearcat Stables – Nestled in the Squaw Creek Valley in Cordillera, 15 minutes west of Beaver Creek, Colorado, Bearcat’s Cabin is the original cabin the Bearden family homesteaded during the early 20th century. (Website)

Beano’s Cabin – Amazing cuisine, well-chosen wines, impeccable service, and unique transportation to the restaurant have made Beano’s Cabin a favorite destination for years. In the winter, the only way to get up to the mountain-top cabin is by a scenic 20-minute open air sleigh ride pulled by a snow CAT. (Website)

Adventure Ridge

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead at the top of Vail Mountain, Adventure Ridge offers family fun for all ages. Activities include snow tubing, ski biking, an alpine coaster, the Nature Discovery Center and “Skeology,” where guests learn about snow science.

Snow Coach

Nova Guide’s heated snow coach is perfect for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Rockies in the winter! Travel in warmth and comfort in Nova Guide’s 13-passenger, fully enclosed, heated, four-track vehicle that maneuvers over the snow. You’ll enjoy breath-taking views of the White River National Forest at historic Camp Hale. Climb to elevations as high as 12,500 feet with panoramic 360-degree vistas and enjoy the pristine beauty of the Colorado Rockies and the Continental Divide. (Website)

Ice Climbing

Apex Mountain School – In winter, cascading waterfalls and trickling alpine flows freeze and form fantastically beautiful and surreal ice climbs. These short lived sculptures offer phenomenal climbing opportunities hence a chance to experience a truly unique and unforgettable adventure. These climbs range in height between 30 to 100+ feet. Given the nature of the ice, each climb forms slightly differently each year and is subject to change throughout the season which as a result offers climbers a new experience every climb. With expansive views of Colorado’s Rockies and a chance to challenge yourself in a winter wonderland, ice climbing is a great way to spend the day in the mountains. (Website)

Year-Round Activities

Hiking

There are thousands of miles of Colorado hiking trails waiting to be explored! The Beaver Creek hiking trails offer a gateway to the pristine high alpine Beaver Lake, fields of wildflowers or views of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks Search Hiking Project to find your perfect hike!

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing Outfitters – Since 1992, Fly Fishing Outfitters has been serving the Vail, Colorado area. They are a locally owned and operated, year round, guide service and retail location in Avon. They are a two time winner of the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year. Easily said, when it comes to Colorado fly fishing, they’re the guides you want. (Website)

Hot Springs

Relax in the hot springs pools of Glenwood Springs, about 45 minutes from Beaver Creek. At Iron Mountain Hot Springs, restore your mind, body and soul whilst overlooking the Colorado River. (Website)

The Vilar Center

Located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, this 530-seat theatre, operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, presents a variety of year-round performances including concerts, comedy, dance, film, Broadway, family shows and more. (Website)

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum

The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum preserves and interprets the history of skiing and snowboarding. Interactive exhibits include Winter Olympic memorabilia, Colorado skiing artifacts and 10th Mountain Division films and displays. (Website)

Walking Mountains Science Center

The Walking Mountains Science Center looks to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As a non-profit science learning center, they offer innovative school programs, summer youth science camps, adult seminars and year-round interpretive programs. Find out more here.

Avon Rec Center

The Avon Recreation Center, located at 90 Lake Street in Avon, and offers full gym facilities, fitness classes, lap pool, jaccuzzu dry sauna and steamroom along with a 140-ft water slide, lazy river, kids splash-n-play area, aquaclimb climbing wall, diving well for the kids. More information can be found here.

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Frequently asked questions

 

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How far is Creekside from the mountain?

Creekside is in the heart of Beaver Creek Village and has ski-in/ski-out access. The main Centennial Lift is appoximately an 8 minute walk (in ski boots!) and there is also a skier shuttle that runs throughout the day.

I’m looking at the map, but I can’t tell how Creekside is ski-in/ski-out.

Creekside is ski out via a small and short skiway to the Elkhorn lift, which is a great access lift to get to either the Strawberry Park or Bachelor Gulch areas of the mountain.

At the end of the day, you can ski right to the back door of the property via the Creekside Skiway through Creekside park.

These ski ways are very mellow runs, but can be a little narrow – as long as everyone can “pizza,” they’ll be fine!

Maps with more detailed instructions are available at the front desk.

Do you provide shuttle service to the ski lifts?

Creekside at Beaver Creek does not have its own private shuttle, but Village Transportation provides complimentary shuttles on demand that can take you to Centennial Station, mear steps from the main Centennial Lift.

Please download the Village Transportation app in the App Store or Google Play for the ability to schedule pickups or for status updates about bus locations and arrival times. (The app is very similar to the Uber app.)

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Should I ski in and out or take the shuttle?

That’s up to you! Both are convenient and it will depend on what you’re more comfortable with. The shuttle will be faster to reach the Centennial base area, but the ski paths will be more convenient to those just looking to get right on the hill. If you feel ambitious, it is also a simple 5-8 minute walk [uphill] to that same Centennial base area.

What's the best way to get to ski school?

A skier shuttle from Village Transportation will be the most convenient way to get to ski school. These shuttles will drop you off at Centennial Station, mere steps away from the base of the Centennial Lift. Ski school meets right there!

The ski-out access to the Elkhorn lift is not advised to get to ski school. It’s possible, but it’ll take more time to get to the main base area – you might miss your scheduled lesson time!