If you are looking for an extraordinary Rocky Mountain vacation experience for your family, then you must consider a trip to Beaver Creek Mountain in Avon, Colorado. It is famous for its stunning beauty, welcoming atmosphere and access to every level of skier. With over 1,800 acres of mountain terrain, Beaver Creek is perfectly designed to welcome skiers of all ages and abilities. And the upscale, high-end boutiques and premium lodging options will exceed your highest expectations. This family friendly resort also features complimentary fresh baked cookies every day at 3:00pm at the base of Centennial Life and throughout the Village. Enjoy ice skating at the rink in the middle of the village, mountain welcome tours, kids activity zones, performances at the Vilar Performing Arts Center and Thursday Night Lights – a night full of lights and fireworks.
The mountain opened on November 23, 2019 for winter activities and remains open until April 12, 2020. With a base elevation of 8,100 ft and summit elevation of 11,440 ft, there are 150 trails and 23 lifts in which to enjoy the average annual snowfall of 325 inches. Beaver Creek is the perfect place to learn how to ski or snowboard. The dedicated Haymeadow Express gondola ensures that beginners of all ages can safely access beginner-only trails. Utilize the expert Ski School instructors for small group programs or private lessons while making unforgettable memories in a safe, comfortable and controlled learning environment. And for the more advanced skiers in your family, guides are available to show you all the Beaver Creek has to offer. Talon’s Challenge showcases over 26,000 vertical feet of black diamond and double black diamond runs. Conquer all 14 runs and you’ll earn a spot on the Talon’s Wall of Fame.
Beaver Creek Village provides an elegant array of dining, shopping and entertainment, with a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains in the backdrop. After a wonderful day of shopping or skiing, you’ll have plenty of dinner dining experiences atop the mountain. Allie’s Cabin Family Dinners offer an experience for the entire family. Upon your arrival via an open-air sleigh ride, your party is welcomed with plush lodge slippers. Adults enjoy a three-course dinner while children will delight in the buffet offering prepared especially for those 12 and under. Or, if you are looking for an elegant, romantic dinner for two, you’ll want to check out Zach’s Cabin. Perched on the mountainside high above Bachelor Gulch, Zach’s Cabin is the epitome of fine dining. Just like a fairytale, you’ll be whisked away for a star-lit sleigh ride up the mountain to your dinner. Each item on the menu is made in house with the finest regional and seasonal ingredients, then paired with excellent vintages for the perfect dinner experience.
Stay at the Pines Lodge, a Rock Resort, which is an intimate, elegant lodge with ski-in/ski-out access to Beaver Creek Mountain’s slopes. The cozy 60-room lodge features a Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant, jacuzzi, outdoor pool and balconies with remarkable mountain views. The lodge has a European flair, features large rooms with fireplaces in some, as well as luxurious marble bathrooms. Another great lodging option is the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa. Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, it offers a luxurious escape with breathtaking views from the base of the mountain. Indulge yourself in upscale resort comforts in one of the 190 rooms, many of which offer private balconies with picturesque mountain or village views. Suites offer a kitchenette and fireplace for a cozy warmth all year round.
By Heather Reynolds