Beaver Creek
137 Benchmark Rd
Avon, CO 81620

Reservations Number (800) 404-3535

Snow Report Number (970) 476-4888

Fax Number (970) 845-2905

Website Link Beaver Creek

Resort Overview: Beaver Creek is smaller and less crowded than its Vail counterpart, and offers excellent intermediate skiing. The resort has developed numerous programs especially for children and families, including SKE-COLOGY, an educational program that teaches kids about the environment at the same time they're learning to ski. In addition to adventure-oriented ski school programs for children 3-13, Beaver Creek offers childcare for non-skiers ages 2 months to 5 years and teen programs complete with a special Teen Activity Line. Younger children will enjoy skiing with the Buckaroo Bonanza Bunch, a group of zany Western characters who ski the slopes and host story hours filled with tales of the old West. Kids nights out with a decidedly Western theme are also offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for children 5-12. Families will enjoy the variety of terrain and trails the two mountains have to offer. Off-mountain activities include ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing and sleigh rides. Vail/Beaver Creek has developed a special package of information designed specifically to help parents plan family vacations. It contains information on everything from babysitting services to special events for families, plus reading materials just for kids. To receive this package, call 800-4SKIKID

What's New This Year: Beaver Creek’s 20th Anniversary year will be filled with special events and packages to celebrate this jewel of the ski industry. Limited edition 20th Anniversary collector’s pins and kids’ buttons will be given away on select days throughout the season.

Resort Statistics:

Base Elevation: 7,400
Summit: 11,440
Vertical Drop: 3,340
Skiable Acres: 1,625
Average Annual Snowfall: 331
Season: November 17th-April 15th
Snowmaking: 580 acres
Night Skiing: No
Ski-Only Areas: No
Snowboarding Offered: Yes
Snowboarding Trails: 146
Terrain Parks: 1
Cross Country Skiing Offered: Yes 19 miles of trails
Lifts: 14: 6 High-speed Quads, 3 Triple Chair, 4 Double Chair, 1 Surface Lift
Lift Capacity/Hr: 24,739
Lift Hours: 8:30-4:00
Terrain: 34% Beginner; 39% Intermediate; 27% Advanced/Expert
Longest Run: 2.75 miles
Lift Ticket Prices: $61 Adult/$39 Child
Passes/Discounts Available: Yes, The Colorado Ticket - any single- or multi-day lift ticket purchased at Beaver Creek - is also valid at nearby sister resorts Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone as well as at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area through a cooperative program.

Day Care: Small World Play School (970) 845-5325 Full-service nursery in the village offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Open to non-skiing children 2 months to 5 years old. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Sprint pagers available to contact parents should the need arise. Regular season full-day is $74; half-day, $56. High season full-day is $85; half-day, $66.

Children's Lessons: Group lesson hours for kids 3 years to kindergarten: 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $86 (regular season), $96 (high season); includes lesson, lift and lunch. Group lesson hours for kids 6 to 14: 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $86 (regular season), $96 (high season); includes lesson and lift. Mini Mice For potty-trained 3-year-olds; includes lesson, lunch and Magic Carpet rides. Mogul Mice For children 4 years old to kindergarten who can't stop on their own; includes lesson, lunch and lift access. Super Stars For kids 3 years to kindergarten who are "mountain skiers;" includes lesson, lunch and lift access. All-Day Snowboard Lessons For 6- to 14-year-olds; includes lesson and lift access.

Babysitting: Vail Babysitting Service can be reached at (970) 827-5279. Rates vary.

Family Recreational Activities: There's literally one family event scheduled each night of the week, some are even complimentary. The Beaver Creek Resort Concierge can make recommendations on other activities such as hot-air ballooning, sled-dog touring, sleigh rides, movies and more. Stop by their office at the base of the mountain or call 970/845.9090.

Kids Rental Items: Baby's Away

Lodging: The properties range in size from cozy inns with traditional rooms to five-bedroom townhouses with over 4,000 square feet of living space. More than 75 percent of the properties in Beaver Creek offer ski-in/ski-out convenience. Pinecone Lodge at Arrowhead 28 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominium units with ski-in/ski-out convenience in Arrowhead. Fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, washers and dryers, and daily maid service. Outdoor heated pool and hot tub, ski storage, and heated underground parking.

Trapper's Cabin There's simply nothing like it in North America, and perhaps the world. Imagine ending your ski day by riding the lift back up with seven of your best friends (or just the two of you) and schussing over to your own private, luxury accommodations on the mountain. Your cabin keeper greets you at the door with a glass of champagne, hors d'oeuvres and warm, fleece slippers. While you freshen up and relax, your very own gourmet chef prepares a five-course dinner. After dinner, soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi under the stars, listen to the extensive music selection on a state-of-the-art sound system, curl up in front of the fireplace with a book from the library or raid the cookie jar. The next morning, awake to the smell of a hot breakfast being prepared by the same chef who has returned to get you ready for your ski day. Prices range from $600 to $750 per adult per night (four-person minimum) and include all gourmet meals, a lift ticket and lunch the next day at Beano's Cabin.

The Inn at Beaver Creek Recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating. 37 rooms and eight luxury suites, with ski-in/ski-out convenience (adjacent to the Strawberry Park Express lift). Coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave provided in each room/suite. Heated outdoor pool and hot tub, sauna/steam room; massage therapy available.

The Pines Lodge Recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating. 60 hotel rooms and condominium/townhome arrangements with ski-in/ski-out convenience (adjacent to both lifts #12 and #14). Jacuzzi, heated outdoor pool, fitness room; massage therapy available. Hearty Rocky Mountain cuisine at the award-winning Grouse Mountain Grill. Ski retail shop on site this season.

Hyatt Regency Beaver Creek Resort & Spa Selected as the top ski hotel in the U.S. by readers of Gourmet magazine, May 1999. Located slopeside with six outdoor whirlpools, an indoor/outdoor pool, ski valet and outdoor aprés-ski fire pit. 276 rooms, all with mountain or valley views; 23,000 square feet of meeting space. New! The 20,000-square-foot Allegria Spa. (See "Spas" on page 26.) Features the high-end Patina Ristorante, Double Diamond Deli, the Lobby Bar and the stylish, new Overlook Bar.

The Charter Listed for the third consecutive year in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's 1998 Gold List of the Best Places to Stay in the World. A European-style mountain lodge located 100 yards from the Elkhorn lift (#12) and adjacent to the Beaver Creek Golf Course. 156 lodge rooms and one- to five-bedroom furnished condominiums with a fully equipped designer kitchen, a fireplace and balcony, washer and dryer, guest robes, VCRs, and voicemail. Complimentary underground parking, sauna and steam rooms, indoor/outdoor Jacuzzis, outdoor pool (summer), ski rental shop, and a children's game room. TraMonti and Pacific Ranch restaurants, and Spa Struck (see "Spas" on page 26). Beaver Creek Lodge Ranked #13 in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's 1999 Top 50 Ski Resorts. A quaint hotel located just steps away from the village, the Centennial Express lift (#6) and the Strawberry Park Express lift (#12). 73 deluxe suites, each furnished with kitchenette, fireplace, guest robes and VCRs. Complimentary use of fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool and indoor Jacuzzi. Home of the new Beaver Creek Chophouse restaurant and On the Fly coffee and sandwich shop.

Elkhorn Lodge Studios, one- to four-bedroom condominiums and penthouses built in 1998 with ski-in/ski-out convenience (adjacent to lift #14). Gas or woodburning fireplaces, outdoor hot tubs, a fitness area and fully equipped kitchens.

Market Square Nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, overlooking the ice rink. Spacious one- to five-bedroom condos with dens built in 1998 with ski-in/ski-out convenience. Fireplace, fully equipped kitchens and access to spa/fitness facilities.

SaddleRidge Originally built in the mid-1980s as an executive retreat; features two-bedroom, multilevel townhouses with ski-in/ski-out convenience. Award-winning SaddleRidge restaurant and townhouses designed by former Ralph Lauren designer Naomi Leff. A large collection of authentic Western artifacts, including a writing desk and saddle that belonged to Buffalo Bill, Remington bronzes and a gun once owned by Annie Oakley. Indoor/outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub and a fitness area.

Highlands Lodge/Westview 33 one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury condominiums with ski-in/ski-out convenience - just minutes away from the two beginner chairlifts at the base of the area. Each unit features a private balcony, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer in multilevel and single-level floor plans. Amenities include full concierge service, heated underground parking, overnight ski tuning and storage, a 25-meter lap pool (year-round), outdoor hot tubs, spa and health club privileges, a children's pool, and a tennis club.

Amenities: Music on Mtn, Ice Skating, Snow Mobiling, Sleigh Rides, Hot Air Balloon, 30 Restaurants & Cafes, Whirlpool, Sauna, Massage, Racquetball, Indoor Tennis, Mountain Biking, Golf. There are 75 ski shops and 290 retail shops within 10 miles of the resort.

Transportation Available: Dial-A-Ride, complimentary shuttle service, transports guests to any location within the resort. Guests can call or make arrangements through their concierge - within minutes the shuttle arrives.

Awards: SKI Magazine readers recently showered Beaver Creek Resort with awards including “Best in Colorado” for both service and lodging.

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