Key Statistics You Need to Know About Vail and Beaver Creek

Two people on a chairlift in VailBoth Vail and Beaver Creek are popular skiing destinations in Colorado. Although they are just 10 miles from one another, they are distinctly separate locations within the state. Vail may refer to the town or the ski resort, while Beaver Creek is primarily a ski resort area. Both destinations are incredibly popular in the winter for skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snowshoeing, but the summer months also provide incredible scenic views and opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, fishing and golfing. If you are interested in planning a trip to either Vail or Beaver Creek in the future, use these key statistics throughout the process and to better understand what the area has to offer visitors.

Vail Vertical

11,570 Feet: The height of Vail Mountain is a staggering 11,570 feet, making it one of the tallest skiable mountains in the United States.366 Inches: This is the average amount of snowfall each winter. Unlike some skiing destinations that only have sporadic snowfall, the elevation and climate of Vail and Beaver Creek means that regular snowfall is nearly guaranteed. In the off chance that there is no fresh snow during your visit, the ski resorts can produce fresh powder overnight for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy on the slopes.1.75 Million: This statistic refers to the number of skiers who visited Vail Mountain in 2011. This represents a 9.2 percent growth over the previous year, and shows how popular the area is becoming. The large number of 1.75 million only refers to skiers, and does not even begin to calculate the number of other visitors who come for the dining, shopping and other recreational activities in the area.

Sunny Skiing in Vail

Vail Weather

300 Days of Sunshine Each Year: This statistics refers to the weather in both Vail and Beaver Creek. Amazingly, despite the high elevation and plentiful snowfall, the area experiences a staggering 300 days of sunshine each year, making it the ideal place for outdoor recreation in any season.

Vail Skiing

Skiing in Vail1,815 Acres of Skiable Area: This statistic refers to the available skiing area within Beaver Creek Resort. In addition, the skiable area in Vail is even larger than this at 5,000 acres. There is absolutely no shortage of space available for visitors to go skiing in this large skiing destination in Colorado.

33 Lifts: This statistic covers the lifts available to skiers and snowboarders in Vail Ski Resort. The 33 lifts consist of one large 12 person gondola, one quad chair, one triple chair, 18 high-speed quad lifts and several more. In nearby Beaver Creek, there are an additional 17 lifts available for skiers.

149 Runs: In Beaver Creek Resort, there are 149 runs available to skiers. Although 19 percent of these runs are suitable for beginners, the remainder are divided between intermediate and advanced. At Vail Ski Resort, 193 runs are available, and more than 50 percent of the runs are for advanced level skiers.

Both Beaver Creek Resort and Vail Ski Resort are attractive, inviting and exciting vacation destinations. Armed with these helpful statistics, you can know more about the area and begin planning your own trip to Colorado.

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