Number of runs: 149
Resort Height: 2468.9M
Top Lift Height: 3487.0M
Total Length of runs: 0KM
Easy runs: 51
Medium runs: 56
Difficult runs: 42
Annual Snowfall: 790CM
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Beaver Creek Ski Holidays - Home To Perfectly Maintained Cross Country Tracks
Beaver Creek is one of the most beautiful resorts in North America. There is skiing to suit all abilities and all styles. A benefit of Beaver Creek's location in this perfect ski area of North America is the close vicinity to other major resorts. You can ski to Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch and also are close to Arapahoe Basin, Vail, Keystone and Breckenridge. All these areas are available on the local area ski pass.
There are just under 150 runs on offer at the resort. There is a large number of wide cruising runs through the trees which are ideal for all levels of intermediate skiers. The area is divided into four rough area, they are Beaver Creek Mountain, Arrowhead, Bachelor Gulch and Grouse Mountain. The areas are so well linked together that you do not realise when you travel between them.
Last Minute Ski Holidays In Beaver Creek - Great Runs For All Ability's
Beginners are spoilt for choice when on holiday in Beaver Creek with some of the best learning facilities in the local area. There are over 400 instructors on hand to ensure that beginners get all the help you need. The learners area is even placed at the top of the mountain to give you the nicest view while you are learning.
The steepest gradients are found on Grouse Mountain where there are some very challenging double black diamond runs. One of the highlights of this area includes the Birds of Prey descent down Beaver Creek Mountain. There are also many more double black diamond and black runs around the rest of the area in places like Larksur Bowl where you can try your hand at Gladed.
Cheap Ski Holidays In Beaver Creek - Home To Some Amazing Apres Ski
Beaver Creek is home to one of the few cross-country ski centres in the whole of North America. The 32 km of cross-country tracks are perfectly maintained at the high altitude of 3,000 metres. There are runs to suit all abilities in the beautiful and unique resort.
Despite its upmarket reputation, Beaver Creek has a 'full on' reputation with 'boarders. The sculpted terrain on Moonshine are ideal for boosting air. The TAG Heuer Halfpipe and Park there includes Half-Moon, a 125 metre (400ft) halfpipe designed to competition specifications, shaped and groomed by Beaver Creek?s own pipe dragon. A park follows loaded with tabletops, spines and thrills for all. Access from Centennial lift.
The trees at Beaver Creek Mountain are full of natural glades and gullies, misty lines and untracked powder stashes. Keep your eyes peeled also for The Snowboard Courtesy Patrol, a group of volunteers from the local community who are giving their time to help out on Vail and Beaver Creek mountains. They are all on snowboards, in the parks and at the pipes, assisting riders whenever possible.
Off the slopes you can find the dedicated Edgewise Snowboard Shop stocking snowboard outerwear and contemporary clothing and located at the bottom of the Beaver Creek Escalators. Snowell Rentals has adult and children's snowboard rentals available. Full integration with Vail's boarding means that riders can discover the secret spots that only the locals know at both areas.
Guides from the Vail Snowboard School provides coaching as you explore Vail Mountain. Free 'Quick Tips' are also offered at 11 am, daily to help you dial into riding with effortless style, you need to check into the Snowboard School desk at Mid-Vail. The UnVailed event at the close of each season is one of world boarding's premier end-of-the-season bashes. The event featuring many of the world's top boarders includes the unique UnVailed Half-Park, which is no ordinary one-dimensional half-pipe. The Half-Park combines elements of a traditional snowboard park, such as tabletops and transfers, with big-air jumps strategically placed in the middle of a steep double barrel half-pipe.
Once the lifts close and you've checked your skis in free overnight you can stagger over to the slopeside Beaver Creek Chop House or for a less pricey option hang around in the plaza where hot cocoa and cookies are served free.
If you want to spend some money, if not as much as at most establishments, then the Coyote Café was the first bar to open in the resort and remains the locals' favourite, with a variety of beer and famed for their Margaritas and other specials. McCoy's Cafe and Bar, located in Village Hall, is another good place to eat, drink and dance to live après-ski entertainment.
Beaver Creek has many facilities including the Vilar Center, which incorporates a 530 seat theatre and the 1,500 square foot May Gallery. The programming here ranges from concerts featuring internationally renowned classical, jazz, blues, folk and world music artists to acclaimed ballet and modern dance troupes, to theatrical productions of off-Broadway plays. At the centre of Beaver Creek Village is the Black Family Ice Arena. You can enjoy a leisurely spin on the ice, day or night from 10am to 9pm, all year round. There is an open firepit for skaters and spectators alike. Equipment may be rented and lessons are available for novice skaters.
There are several Spas designated to soothe your body, stimulate your mind and strengthen your spirit, in Beaver Creek . They include the Allegria in the Park Hyatt, Total Beauty Care in Pines Lodge and the Spa Struck The Charter. If you prefer to have a massage in the comfort of our own hotel room, most spas offer this service as well.
Dogsledding tours are available in the morning and the afternoon in the Cordillera area west of Beaver Creek. There are 2 people per sled, the tour lasts approximately 2 hours and is about 7 miles long. Fly Fishing is also available even in the winter and hot air ballooning is offered with rides from 30 minutes in length by Camelot Balloons. A sleigh ride is available through the Hyatt, roaming through the village area. The Beaver Creek Nordic Center offers snowshoe rentals and tours.
The resort has a good collection of art galleries. Knox Galleries is known for showing the best of America's sculptors, and also specializes in large and grand paintings. BC Fine Arts Gallery has impressionistic paintings and sculptures, contemporary and old masters. The Mudhead Gallery contains Indian/Southwestern and Western bronzes, Navajo rugs, pottery, storytellers, Kachinas, baskets and Indian jewelry. The Anthony Gallery features the finest in paintings and sculptures by distinguished international artists.
Market Square Fine Arts has internationally famous contemporary French, Spanish, avant guard expressionists including Marc Chagall, Salvadore Dali, Joan Miro, Alexandra Nechita, "The Young Picasso" and bronze masters. The McClure Gallery specializes in original art and the Pismo Gallery features the finest in contemporary glass art.
The Sporting Life gallery presents traditional sporting paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries and, finally, the Thomas Kinkade gallery features the work of Thomas Kinkade who uses light in the tradition of the 19th century luminist painter.
Fine dining is very much the order of the day at Beaver Creek, as you might expect. That's not to say good food can't also be purchased at a budget price - for example a huge slice of pizza with a drink for less than four dollars at the Blue Moose Pizzeria - less expensive than a more mundane and far smaller portion in a second-rate ski centre in Europe's Alps.
At the other extreme a popular option is to take a moonlit sleighride to Beano's Cabin, a recipient of Triple A Four Diamond Award, the DiRona Award, and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Nestled among the aspen trees at the base of Larkspur Bowl on Beaver Creek Mountain, Beano's has spectacular views of Grouse Mountain. Guests meet the sleighs at the Beaver Creek Chop House, located at the top of the escalators on the south end of the plaza. Zach's Cabin is another on mountain dining option located at the top of Bachelor Gulch. It is accessed by snowcat from the Ritz Carlton. The Coyote Café specializes in Mexican food, but the menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, salads and children's favourites whilst Cresendo serves fresh coffee and cappuccino, pastries, soup, sandwiches and specialty pizzas until early evening.
The Golden Eagle features a menu of innovative American cuisine in a Colorado country setting. House specialities include loin of elk, rack of lamb, roast duckling, and many other selections of fresh fish, pasta and beef. The Grouse Mountain Grill serves progressive American cuisine in an elegant alpine setting.
Legends is the place for fine Colorado regional cuisine and famous desserts Mirabelle offers innovative French cuisine served in a beautifully restored farmhouse located across from the east welcome gate and Patina is a full-service slopeside restaurant featuring Colorado southwestern fayre with a Pacific Rim influence. SaddleRidge is nestled on the eastern hillside of Beaver Creek Resort. It boasts the largest collection of Western artifacts outside a museum in the United States, highlighting items such as Buffalo Bill's desk, Annie Oakley's and General Custer's parade hat and cantina, along with original photographs by Edward Curtis and Roland Reed. The chef specializes in wild game and seafood dishes and the restaurant boasts an extensive wine list.
For upbeat Italian dining Toscanini's prepare their individual pizzas, fresh pastas, and rotisserie roasted meats in the open display kitchen, and there's an extensive children's menu. Splendido has arguably the finest dining in the Vail Valley.
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