Visiting Beaver Creek for Your Next Colorado Ski Vacation
When visiting Beaver Creek for your next Colorado ski vacation, choose Charter Sports for your ski and snowboard rentals. Charter Sports has been providing guests with friendly, professional service since 1988 and with three convenient locations around the Beaver Creek and Avon area, Charter Sports is the premier ski and snowboard rental company for on-site rental pick-ups and drop-offs, as well as a premium ski delivery service. With equipment reserved from Charter Sports, you’re going to get safe and well-maintained winter ski equipment while enjoying the slopes and runs of Beaver Creek Resort.
Although envisioned in the 1950’s, Beaver Creek didn’t see its first skiers until the 1980-81 ski season when it opened along with its first lodging property. Today Beaver Creek Resort is a world-renown winter ski destination featuring two bowls and 1,872 acres of skiable terrain. In its almost 40 years of operation, Beaver Creek has hosted several World Ski Championships along with the Audi “Birds of Prey” World Cup downhill ski races. Currently owned and operated by Vail Resorts, the resort has a base elevation of 8,100 feet above sea level and a summit of 11,440 feet, offering 3,3400 vertical feet and 150 total trails to advanced/expert (38%), intermediate (43%) and beginner (19%) skiers and snowboarders alike.
With a yearly average snowfall of 325 inches, over 27 feet, the ski terrain is accessed by 17 total ski lifts including two gondola’s, one hybrid lift, 10 high-speed quads, one triple chairlift, two double chairs, and one tow lift. The resort is bordered by the Holy Cross Wilderness in the White River National Forest encompassing five mountains; Beaver Creek, Grouse Mountain, Larkspur, Arrowhead Mountain, and Bachelor Gulch. Beaver Creek offers fun, exciting runs for skiers and snowboarders alike.. The longest run, Centennial, is approximately 2.7 miles long. For snowboarders, Beaver Creek Resort is home to three terrain parks.
Getting to Beaver Creek and Avon is relatively easy. Located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Beaver Creek is a little over 100 miles west of Denver with easy access from Denver International Airport (DIA). The Eagle County Airport, featuring several non-stop flights in winter to major cities throughout the U.S., is only a short 20-minute drive away. An alternative to driving yourself, several transport companies offer transportation to and from the Beaver Creek and Avon area, including Colorado Mountain Express. These companies will drop you off and pick you up at designated locations including many of the top lodging resorts around Beaver Creek.
The resort is known for its upscale, family-oriented accommodations in the European designed base village. With world-class accommodations and dining along with shops, bars and apres hot spots, Beaver Creek is a great spot to enjoy family and friends after a day on the slopes. The town of Avon also offers many lodging and dining opportunities as well. When planning your next winter ski vacation, look no further than Beaver Creek Resort with it’s easy to access to Denver and the local airport, it’s world-class ski terrain, and easy lodging, dining, and nightlife options at the base of the resort.