Why Beaver Creek Should be the Location for your Next Ski Vacation

Beaver Creek Village at Night“Not Exactly Roughing It” is their motto, and within minutes of descending on this increasingly popular mountain destination you will know why.  Located next to world famous Vail Resort, Beaver Creek offers the same big mountain experience, but with one key difference – a smaller, more intimate resort experience. Year after year Beaver Creek is gaining in popularity, and here are some of the reasons why:

1.  Beaver Creek Focuses on Family

Girls at Snowschool in Beaver CreekIt’s hard to get lost in Beaver Creek, and that can be greatly appealing for a family travelling together, however wanting to give their broad a little bit of freedom.  The resort is built around the family friendly pedestrian only village, providing kids with a safe place to run around and be free.  The children’s snow school is top of the line, and Beaver Creek has been the recipient of the National Ski Area Association’s Best Overall Safety Award, recognized again and again for their ongoing safety efforts.  As a parent, that should make you feel good.  Plus, you can tell by the little extras that there is a strong emphasis on family fun, from free freshly baked chocolate chip cookies served at the base of the mountain at the end of the day, to ice skating in the town square, to an abundance of ski in ski out accommodation offering the utmost in ease and convenience.  If an upscale family ski vacation is in the works for you, Beaver Creek should be at the top of your list.

2.  Activities, Activities and More Activities in Beaver Creek

There always seems to be something going on in Beaver Creek, from their Signature Events such as the New Year’s Eve Ski Down with Torches, Beaver Creek Loves Kids, and the Snowshoe Adventure Series, to amazing experiential activities such as snowshoeing and dogsledding right on the mountain, a great Tube Park, Ice Skating in the middle of the village and much, much more.  This resort town is committed to “vibrance”, and it becomes apparent as soon as you walk in to the village.

3.  Luxurious Ski Travel is on the Rise

Not exactly roughing it is an understatement, and with more and more people investing in “luxury” travel, Beaver Creek is right on the money.   There are ultra upscale condos and homes available for rent, and a few major hotels such as the Westin Riverfront in Beaver Creek and the Park Hyatt that are known to spoil their guests and exceed service expectations. And while we are at it, have you heard of Bachelor Gulch?  The Ritz Carelton was awarded  Travel + Leisure’s “T+L 500: The Best Hotels in the World,” #1 in Colorado in 2012, and also Condé Nast Traveler’s “World’s Best Places to Stay: 2012 Gold List.

If you are planning a ski vacation within North America this winter, definitely add Beaver Creek to your consideration list. With amazing lodging options, an intimate village experience, an abundance of activities and events to keep you entertained, and an eye on luxury, this little town but big mountain resort has it all.

For more information or to plan to your Vail or Beaver Creek ski vacation call 1-800-649-9960.

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  1. Scott
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    I’m a Whistler regular, but Beaver Creek is one of my favorite places to ski in Denver.  Being located adjacent to Vail, you get all the skiing amenities that the big mountain has to offer with the more intimate feeling of a small slopeside village set on the hill.  And my favorite place to stay is the Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek.  Its location can’t be beat and each room is an oasis in which to recover from a great day on the hills.

  2. Enjoy Vail Team
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Scott – we love the Park Hyatt too!

  3. sports4win
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Beaver Creek is a great place, I’ve been there last year

  4. Posted July 23, 2014 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    oh and 3 nights have stayed in the Hyatt resort, next time, hope it’s going to be next time I would definitely choose the same accommodation. However this is goin to be in a long time distance, can’t wait.

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