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72 hour guide to Beaver Creek

Your Beaver Creek Travel Guide for Winter

Only have 72 hours in Beaver Creek? Check out our 3-day Beaver Creek itinerary and get inspired for a family-friendly visit.

Located in Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains, Beaver Creek is modeled after its sister city Lech, Austria which is nestled deep in the heart of the Alps. Freshly baked cookies greet you daily at 3 pm by chefs with silver platters. Warm lift seats, heated sidewalks, and conveniently placed escalators so you don’t have to walk upstairs in ski boots. If you’re looking for service and luxury, this is the ski resort for you.

Best Food in Beaver Creek

Rimini and Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea are both great spots to grab & go in the mornings. Rimini features made-to-order crepes, and Vail Mountain Coffee has been in business for over 30 years and features croissants, pastries, and locally roasted coffee.

From casual to epicurean, Beaver Creek has an array of lunch options throughout the village. Visit the newly remodeled Coyote Cafe for TexMex classics, freshly flown-in fish at Hooked, or buffalo chicken tots at the Dusty Boot.

If you prefer to apres around town instead of at your vacation residence, watch the skiers come down the hill from the patio at Beaver Creek Chophouse. The key lime martini tastes amazing whether it’s hot or cold outside.

Want to venture out and get dressed up for a gourmet dinner? Hop on a complimentary shuttle to Splendido at The Chateau to feel like you’ve been transported to a castle in Switzerland for the evening. If you’re traveling with kids and staying close to the village is more convenient, the Dusty Boot has margaritas and burgers as big as your head.

Open Wednesday through Sunday, Black Diamond Bistro is a great spot for après or dinner, and an easily accessible option whether you’re a guest at The Charter or staying somewhere else. The head chef has received career accolades from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Esquire so it’s a must-stop during your visit to Beaver Creek.

What to Do in Beaver Creek

EXPLORE | There is so much to explore in Beaver Creek Village. Stroll through the art gallery row or find Instagrammable props around town to get that perfect influencer shot. Or relax on the comfortable couches by the firepits.

RELAX | Most people come to Beaver Creek to ski or snowboard over 2000 acres of terrain for all skill levels. If you are a fair-weather skier, or too sore from your first day on the mountain, there are many spas to relax and recharge. Try out the Sports Massage at The Spa at The Charter to ease pain and stiffness while increasing joint mobility.

SKI | McCoy Park is Beaver Creek’s newest terrain, unveiled in early 2022, with over 250 acres of beginner and intermediate terrain. This is the perfect area of the mountain for groups with different skill levels. After your day of skiing Beaver Creek make sure you’re back at the base around 3 pm because that’s when the endless freshly baked cookies make their way out to the crowds on silver platters.

Where to Stay in Beaver Creek

BEAVER CREEK VILLAGE is the hub of all activity, from chairlifts to shopping and restaurants, find yourself in the heart of Beaver Creek. Choose from these Beaver Creek ski residences which are in the center of all the action in Beaver Creek Village.

Market Square
One Beaver Creek
St. James Place
The Charter | ski way

BEAVER CREEK HIGHLANDS is just a short walk from Beaver Creek Village. The Highlands is your relaxed and quiet locale from which to enjoy direct access to the slopes. The Highlands gives you an on-mountain location while still providing easy access to the village and everything it has to offer.

Highlands Slopeside | Highlands ski way
Highlands Townhomes | Highlands ski way
Kiva | Kiva ski way
Stonegate Townhomes | Highlands ski way

BEAVER CREEK VALLEY offers more economical options to experience a Beaver Creek ski vacation.

Beaver Creek Landing | ski-in/ski-out
Ridgepoint Townhomes | skier shuttle
Single Family Homes | skier shuttle

BACHELOR GULCH is defined by elegance and solitude. With direct ski access via the Bachelor Gulch Express Lift and a complimentary on-call skier shuttle, it is easy to get from Bachelor Gulch to the restaurants, shopping, and nightlife of Beaver Creek Village.

Buckhorn | Snowcloud | Skywatch | Quartermoon

AVON is the gateway to the Beaver Creek Resort. Find an amazing value within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and mountain town nightlife.

Ascent | Basecamp | Riverfront Village

Whether you have been coming to Beaver Creek for years, decades, or it’s your first time here, we hope to see you soon in our little corner of paradise in the Rocky Mountains.

By |2022-12-16T11:36:54-07:00December 9th, 2022|Local Living Tips|0 Comments