Southwest of Vail and southeast of Edwards, the Beaver Creek ski area has 149 runs spread over 1,800 acres that are served by 25 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 3,340 feet. Beaver Creek has a reputation as a quiet intermediates ski area, but there are plenty of steep chutes, glades and untracked powder stashes. For some extremes, try Bachelor Gulch for powder glades or try the Elk Glades, too. On a powder day, head to the Stone Creek chutes for fresh lines.
If you’re up for freestyle action, make sure to head over to the Moonshine area for table tops and half-pipes.
After a long day of shredding for apres ski, head to Coyote Cafe. For nightlife, check out the Dusty Boot in Avon.
To reach the snowboarding at Beaver Creek Ski Area from Denver, head west on US70 for 120 miles to Exit #167 (Avon). Enter the roundabout and continue left. You will be heading south, and should go back under US70. Continue straight on this road through 4 more roundabouts, after which you will see the entrance to Beaver Creek.
Overall, Beaver Creek Ski Area is the 11th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 28 snowboarding resorts in Colorado.