Winter Activities in Beaver Creek
You may come to Beaver Creek for the skiing, but there is a world of activities beyond the ski slopes waiting for you to discover. Come explore this winter wonderland and have the time of your life.
Whether you are seeking adventure in the backcountry or relaxation in luxury, Beaver Creek has it all. Adrenaline seekers can try snowmobiling or dog sledding. Families looking for fun can go ice skating or tubing. Looking for a change of pace? Try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the spectacular McCoy Park.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, not all activities may be available.
Embrace your need for speed and see the backcountry of Colorado in a whole new way by taking a snowmobile tour. Experience the thrill of driving through endless miles of snow-covered meadows and panoramic Rocky Mountain views.
Morning and afternoon tours are available in several areas throughout the Vail Valley, all with amazing topography and spectacular views. Single or double-rider snowmobile are available. Snowmobile tours include transportation, professional guides, snowmobile, snowsuit, boots, and helmet.
Snowmobile rentals are also available if you prefer to explore on your own.
On Mountain Dining
Beaver Creek offers three on-mountain locations for dinner, Beano’s Cabin, Zach’s Cabin, and Allie’s Cabin.
Beano’s Cabin is an award-winning restaurant nestled in a mountain meadow at the base of Larkspur Bowl. Beano’s Cabin serves a gourmet five-course dinner during the Winter (December-April) season. The best part of the adventure is getting to Beano’s Cabin! In the winter, the only way up to Beano’s Cabin is a 20-minute open-air sleigh ride, pulled by a snowcat, up Beaver Creek Mountain.
Zach’s Cabin offers a similar experience at a charming on-mountain cabin in Bachelor Gulch. The menu is a la carte, with a kid’s menu as an option for the little ones. The open-air sleigh ride from the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch to Zach’s Cabin lasts about 15 minutes, just enough time to marvel at the stars and the amazing view of the valley.
Allie’s Cabin offers wine dinners on select nights throughout the winter. Allie’s Cabin offers featured winery dinners on Thursdays and Family Dinners throughout the winter. Diners enjoy a 15-minute sleigh ride to the cabin tucked in the woods.
Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School
Known as the “Ivy League” of ski school, Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School offers lessons for all ages, abilities, and disciplines. Beaver Creek caters each lesson to the skiers ability level – from the never-evers to the kids who can out ski their parents.
From group lessons and signature programs like Ski Girls Rock and the adaptive program to private lessons to take a specific skill to the next level, Beaver Creek is here to make your alpine skiing, snowboarding, and cross country skiing to the next level.
Thursday Night Lights Fireworks
Beaver Creek lights up the Colorado sky every Thursday evening to celebrate another amazing ski season. This not-to-be-missed event includes a glow stick ski-down parade set to music followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
Want to join the action? Participate in the glow stick parade by registering with the Beaver Creek Children’s Ski & Snowboard School earlier in the day. It is recommended that you be an intermediate Level 5+ skier or snowboarder.
Hit the Ice
The Black Family Ice Rink is a guaranteed good time for kids of all ages.
From practicing your Olympic routine to just having fun with friends and family, the Black Family Ice Rink is always hopping. In the winter months, don’t miss popular weekly events like the American Jukebox Skate Night and Disco Skate Night.
Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village and open year-round (hours vary seasonally), the rink offers skate and helmet rentals.
Not a skater? Relax with a steaming mug of hot chocolate on one of the comfy couches and fire pits surrounding the rink.
Contact our concierge for information on hours and rates.
Adventure at 10,000 Feet
Have a little fun in the snow without the gear. Take the family to Adventure Ridge for a break from skiing and snowboarding. Ridge the Eagle Bahn Gondola from Lionshead in Vail to the snow park the size of a football stadium on top of the mountain. Open from the afternoon and well into the night, you and your family can go tubing, ride ski bikes, tear around the kid’s snowmobile track and more. Family food favorite Bistro Fourteen is open nightly for meals, hot chocolate or happy hour.
Open Tuesday through Saturday and daily during select holiday periods. Contact your concierge for more information about Adventure Ridge.
Luxurious Shopping in Beaver Creek
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon strolling through Beaver Creek Village’s quaint boutiques and eclectic art galleries. Be sure to check out Gorsuch, a perennial favorite for its luxurious mountain lifestyle. Base Mountain Sports is the place to go for a new ski jacket, a warm sweater or to check out the latest ski and snowboard gear.
For cute kids clothing and ski gear, visit BC Generation, which stocks a wide variety of children’s ski wear, Colorado t-shirts, infant wear and footwear, plus toys and games. Don’t miss Eye Pieces, which carries an extensive inventory of the finest goggles and sunglasses.
Art aficionados will savor Beaver Creek’s varied galleries, including the Knox Galleries, which showcases works by many of America’s best sculptors and painters. And everyone loves By Nature Gallery overlooking the Black Family Ice Rink, which houses a selection of beautiful fossils, minerals and other decorative objects from nature.
Contact your concierge if you need help finding a special item or want more information about the shops and galleries in Beaver Creek Village.
Unwind at the Spa
Inspired by the healing powers of Mother Nature, discover why Spa Anjali in Colorado has been recognized as “Top 25 Spas in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler readers and discover why SHAPE Magazine awarded us “Best Hotel Pool.”
Spa Anjali at the Westin Riverfront- Avon, Colorado (970) 790-3020 (pictured)
Nourish your spirit with our mountain-inspired and nature-infused healing traditions at Spa at The Charter. Nestle in for a cozy spa experience, and immerse yourself in our thermotherapy amenities. Located in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and located inside The Charter, the spa offers 6 unique treatment rooms, a nail salon, a fitness room, and a zen den lounge.
Spa at The Charter – Beaver Creek, Colorado (970) 845-2225
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Located in the heart of the Beaver Creek Village, the Vilar Performing Arts Center welcomes a wide variety of amazing year-round cultural experiences – including jazz, comedy, dance, Broadway musicals, rock concerts, theater, family shows and film premiers – all in an intimate 530-seat theater. There truly is not a bad seat in the house! For a full list of upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, please connect with your concierge or visit www.vilarpac.org
Off the Grid Fine Dining
Take a step back in time – but still enjoy fine gourmet dining – with an exhilarating adventure and dinner at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse.
To access this backcountry dining experience you must hike or ski up a one-mile trail. Once there, you will be rewarded with a delicious four-course meal, with options including Colorado Rack of Lamb, Rainbow Trout or Grilled Elk Tenderloin.
The Cookhouse is completely “off the grid,” heading by woodstove and lit by candles and propane lanterns. All gear for the hike/ski is provided, including headlamps. To make your reservation, please visit www.tennesseepass.com.