Southwest of Vail and southeast of Edwards, the Beaver Creek ski area has 149 runs spread over 1,832 acres that are served by 25 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 3,340 feet. To snowboarders, it is well-known that Beaver Creek has plenty of snow with an average annual snowfall of 325 inches.
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, the best options for apres ski are the Toscanini Umbrella Bar, Powder 8 Tap (live music), Broken Arrow or the Coyote Cafe. For nightlife, check out the Dusty Boot Saloon in Avon.
Beaver Creek Resort is served by three distinct base areas including the Beaver Creek village, Avon and Arrowhead Village. There is a free ski bus between all three base village. In addition to these purpose-built base areas, there are also thousands of condos spread up and down the valley to rent such as in Edwards, Avon or Eagle. For a mid-mountain lunch, try stopping by Saddle Ridge for a Euro-style lunch.
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. When driving up from Denver, definitely plan on 4-5 hours since the highway gets extremely crowded on Friday's and Sunday's - it can be a literal parking lot! The nearest airports are Eagle Airport and Denver International Airport.
Overall, Beaver Creek Resort is the 12th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 28 snowboarding resorts in Colorado. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Beaver Creek Resort including Vail Ski Resort and Ski Cooper Ski Area.
Local Contacts: Beaver Creek Resort Ski Area (970) 845-6610
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Centenial Lodge
Luxury Loding: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, Avon; The Pines Lodge, Beaver Creek (970) 845-7900
Breakfast Restaurant: Rimini crepes
Reference Source: click here https://www.beavercreek.com/
GPS: 39.602745, -106.516979
Date Published: 12/31/2015
Date Updated: 1/29/2019
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