Area Highlight: Beaver Creek Ski Resort

Beaver Creek is well-regarded as one of the most luxurious ski resorts in America. A summit elevation of over 11,000 feet, 167 trails, and 24 lifts, in addition to more than 300 inches of snowfall a year, 2000+ acres of skiable land, and miles-long runs makes it the perfect place to bond with your bindings.

But skiing is not all Beaver Creek offers. Take a trip to this powder paradise and embrace the following:

The Amenities

Beaver Creek attracts all types of skiers, from those seeking a double-black thrill to those learning to “pizza” and “French fry” for the very first time. But whether you’re hoping to ski a World Cup course or spend a day on the introductory terrain, the amenities are hard to beat.

The perks start with heated sidewalks, free chocolate chip cookies, ski in-and-out lodging, panoramic views, and a pedestrian-friendly village. Of course, the abundance of escalators is a nice touch, as well. No one wants to walk up and down the stairs in ski boots, not unless they have a personal vendetta against their calves.

The Variety

If you don’t fancy yourself much of a skier, or simply want to take a break from the slopes, Beaver Creek offers plenty of chairlift-free activities. Try ice skating in the center of the village, take on snowshoeing, go snowmobiling, embark on a shopping trip, or splurge on a dogsledding adventure.

If you come back in the summer, you can even take a llama to lunch. Just don’t get in a spitting contest with it; you’re not going to win.

The Lodging

Beaver Creek is chalked full of upscale lodging. From the Ritz Carlton to the Pines, from the Osprey to the Elkhorn, there’s no shortage on opulence. But it’s possible to ski the resort without shelling out loads of cash.

If you’re not ready to splurge, consider trying an Airbnb, instead. To save even more, stay in Avon and hop on the free shuttle to get back and forth to Beaver Creek Village.

The Dining

If you work up an appetite after a day in the snow, there are numerous dining options where you can pull up a chair and dig in. Beaver Creek offers everything from pizza parlors to cafeteria-style dining, from bars and grills to steakhouses and seafood. The fare isn’t cheap but with so much variety, you can find something that fits your budget.

Several of the restaurants feature outside dining that’s complemented by fire pits and heat lamps for cold winter days (and social distancing!). Naturally, you can also grab a hot chocolate, a grilled cheese sandwich, or an ice cream cone on the top of a gondola run. Rocky road on the summit of the Rocky Mountains? There are few things more Colorado than that.

The Weather

Beaver Creek may be known for luxury, but Mother Nature doesn’t always play nice. Due to elevation, it’s always colder, snowier, and more prone to severe storms than the metro area. The coldest months are generally January, February, and December, with highs that top out around 29° F and lows that hover around zero.

Bringing warm clothes, layers, down coats, face shields, and waterproof gear can help decrease your discomfort. But don’t forget to bring plenty of SPF, as well; snow activities provide the unique opportunity to get a sunburned nose and frostbitten toes.

Whether you fancy yourself a ski bunny or simply enjoy the magic of mountain towns, Beaver Creek is the ideal spot to cure your wintertime blues. It merges powder with posh to make your getaway unforgettable.

The Piedmont Apartments in Avon, Colorado offers luxurious, modern homes for residents that blend privacy with epic views of the Rocky Mountains. Contact us today to learn more about mountain town living in our picturesque apartments. 

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