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First trip to Beaver Creek

Besides our beautiful setting and terrain, this daily 3pm tradition might just be Beaver Creek’s most renowned claim to fame. Look for the guest service employees in red with chef hats at the base of Centennial Express Lift (#6) each day. They’ll be the ones with trays of warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies piled on silver platters.

World-renowned talent love making their tour stops at the beautifully appointed Vilar Performing Arts Center. This 535-seat theatre, presents a variety of performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more. See a full list of this winter’s performance lineup on

If you’re already a confident skier, setting aside time with a Mountain Guide is a way to get to know the mountain on a whole new level. Our pros will tailor the day to you, taking into consideration the most current conditions and terrain openings, and perhaps even introduce you to areas of the mountain you’ve never experienced before.

Our picturesque main Village is full of charms, from the hum of activity amidst stunning alpine views and festive lights to enjoying the world-class shopping and dining. The central ice skating rink is maybe the most iconic spot in Beaver Creek.

No trip to Beaver Creek is complete without a starlit sleigh ride to one of our three unforgettable mountaintop dining locations – Beano’s Cabin, Allie’s Cabin and Zach’s Cabin.

This vintage-style, ski-in/ski-out candy store at the top of Strawberry Park Express Lift (#12) offers popular favorites as well as special treats you’ll only get here at the Beaver Creek Candy Cabin. Our very own fifth generation candy maker, Michael Mootz Jr., offers high-quality, wax-free chocolate from his company, Colorado Candy.

Every Thursday from mid-December through March, the sky lights up with fireworks over Centennial Express Lift. While that’s an incredible experience in and of itself, perhaps even more special is that intermediate and above skiers and snowboarders are invited to participate in the glow stick parade prior to the fireworks!

GREEN: Head from Centennial Express Lift up to Cinch Express Lift and Red Buffalo Park for incredible views on one of a selection of green runs.
BLUE: Rose Bowl and Larkspur are unforgettable experiences, with wide open, gradually sloping terrain and gorgeous views.
BLACK: You’d be remiss if you didn’t have at least one run down President Ford’s, his favorite run on the mountain!
DOUBLE BLACK: So you think you can ski? Test your skills on Grouse Mountain and the Birds of Prey downhill course! Fast and steep, you’ll have a new appreciation for the racers you watch on TV.

As the premier mountain luxury resort, you’d expect nothing less than the most advanced snowmaking systems and snow surfaces. We’ve invested in ensuring the most high-quality snow surface possible with the Snow Refresh Project. This program, coordinated by our snow surface experts, includes a series of dedicated snowmaking machines that fan a light, continuous dusting of new snow on Centennial, Red Tail and Gold Dust trails.

Beaver Creek’s events quickly become traditions – from the opening day Cookie Competition to the Christmas Tree Lighting, Winter Culinary Weekend and the banner event: the Grand Tasting. Participants come back year after year to earn their spot on the wall for the Talons Challenge – a leg burner of a day doing some of Beaver Creek’s most iconic bump runs. And, of course, we hold the distinction of being the only mountain in the United States to hold a stop on the World Cup with Birds of Prey.

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Tips to make your first trip to Beaver Creek worry free!

Getting Here
Beaver Creek is located 120 miles west of Denver and 20 miles east of Eagle off I-70. Both Eagle-Vail Airport (EGE) and Denver International Airport (DIA) offer year-round flights from many destinations. There are also multiple transportation companies from the airports.

Lift Tickets
Be sure you purchase your lift tickets at least seven days in advance at for the best ticket rates.

Ski & Snowboard School
Beaver Creek is home to the Ivy League of Ski Schools. Book a private or group lesson in advance for the best ski and snowboard tips! Your concierge can help you figure out which is best for you.

Equipment Rentals
We know your time is precious, don’t spend it waiting in line waiting for rentals. Have your equipment delivered to your residence in advance by Venture Sports.

Non-skiing Activities
For those days off the slopes, Beaver Creek has multiple activities including ice skating, shopping, art galleries and a dedicated snowshoe and Nordic center. Let your concierge create an itinerary tailored to your group and needs.

Skip the grocery store and have your groceries waiting for you at your vacation residence.  Go to, or contact your concierge for more information.

Restaurant Reservations
From pizza and casual dining to sushi and gourmet eateries, Beaver Creek has restaurants for everyone in the village and on the mountain. Click here for information on Beaver Creek Dining. You will want to make reservations in advance.

By |2018-09-27T16:28:49+00:00September 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments