Beaver Creek


Avon, Colorado
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Type: Lift-serviced / Resort

Posted by: JBarber on April 26, 2011
 

Description

 
Beaver Creek offers 805 acres of groomed skiing plus countless acres of additional alpine slopes for all types of riders. With 25 lifts and 149 runs, Beaver Creek has plenty of terrain to choose from. The resort claims about 20% of the trails are beginner-friendly while 40% is intermediate level and the remaining 40% is expert/advanced.

Beaver Creek's highest point is 11,440 feet which leaves 4,040 vertical feet of downhill skiing and snowboarding. The resort can make snow on 705 acres and boasts an uphill capacity of more than 45,000 skiers per hour. The longest run is 2.75 miles and average snowfall is just over 300 inches per year.

Activities
Skate Skiing, Skiing (Cross-Country), Skiing (Downhill), Snow Blading, Snow Shoeing, Snowboarding

 

Reviews of Beaver Creek

 

Guest  
December 1, 2011
  
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I really liked Beaver Creek because it had runs for the entire family no matter the skill level. I also liked that the more difficult mountains are far to get to, which cuts out the novices messing with my line down the mountain.
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Guest  
November 11, 2011
  
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Beaver Creek not only has great skiing, but it also has something for the soul as well. Officially called The Chapel at Beaver Creek, it is a stone chapel with windows facing a beautiful wooded area near the slopes. It's hosts 5 different denominations which holds a variety of services, so there's always one that will fit into your schedule. When you sit in the chapel watching the snow fall on the trees, you can't help but sing!
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JBarber   Double Black Diamond
June 7, 2011
  
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I've skied Beaver Creek several times and while there may not be quite the variety or acreage of places like Vail, there's more than enough to keep everyone interested. Accommodations are truly top-notch and the snow is always well groomed. Some of my favorite runs include Redtail, Larkspur, Centennial, and Cabin Fever. The catwalks to get between slopes are a little annoying and seem excessive so don't plan on trying to ski everything in one day - do it a section at a time.
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