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Luxury Ski Holidays in Beaver Creek

USA

Luxury ski holidays in Beaver Creek are perfect for those that seek the very best in life. Beaver creek is 10 miles to the West of Vail and was purpose built in the 1980's, designed to cater for the very wealthy New York set. Most of the hotels in Beaver Creek are 4 or 5 star and are exceedingly comfortable - of course they are also exceedingly expensive. However, if you are looking for a quiet, exclusive ski resort with empty pistes and top quality hotels then this is the destination for you.

The centre of the resort is built as a pedestrian area with covered walkways, heated pavements and escalators accessing the various levels. It is well designed but being new does lack that 'real place' feeling, especially when compared to Breckenridge, Vail or Aspen. Although there is a good selection of restaurants in the village centre the on-mountain dining experience is a little disappointing. However, this is often the case in North America.

For a great lunch we recommend a ski to the far end of the ski area – Bachelor’s Gulch. Here you will find the Ritz Carlton hotel which is situated right at the foot of the slopes. Enjoy a fantastic lunch here before making your way back to the village of Beaver Creek at the end of the day. This is the stuff of luxury ski holidays in Beaver Creek – a gentle ski in the morning; a long lunch and then a gentle ski back again.


  • Pros

  • Exceptionally quiet slopes
  • Skiing for all levels from superb groomed novice runs to daunting mogul fields
  • Fast chairlift network
  • Compact traffic free village
  • Feeling exclusive
  • Cons

  • Modern urban atmosphere in town
  • Very expensive
  • Disappointing mountain restaurants - the best ones are members only

Resort Restaurants

A must is to take a sleigh ride to one of the log cabins that open for dinner- Toscanini, the Golden Eagle Inn and Dusty Boot to name a few. The Saddle Ridge is an interesting place with lots of old photos and Wild West artefacts

Mountain Restaurants

Really not too much choice. Spruce Saddle at mid-mountain is the main place with plenty to offer, while Red Tail Camp and Arrowhead are also recommended.

Apres Ski

A few bars worth a visit are the Coyote Cafe, McCoys and Whiskey Elk.

Nightlife

Beaver Creek is not a resort recommended for thos who want lots of nightlife. Most people stay in smart hotels and and so tend to find entertainment, and smart bars close to home.

Key

  • Funicular 3545022401d4cbcd363e07397500eb11e3c0a8b9938ecfc1bd44a5c240306315 Funicular
  • Cable car 262438c5626f68940e156df868b18890cdda3d131cdffa026f19e15448a2f3ea Cable Car
  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
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