Beaver Creek Ski Resort

Beaver Creek Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Beaver Creek, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Beaver Creek stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Beaver Creek is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Beaver Creek Lodging:

Beaver Creek Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Beaver Creek has a total of 150 ski trails, which are serviced by 24 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,832 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 741 hectares, 3 square miles, or 7 square kilometers.

Beaver Creek's slopes see on average 325 inches (128 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 27 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,832(7 km2)
Annual Snowfall
325"(128 cm)

Beaver Creek Ski Resort Elevation

Beaver Creek Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 11,440 feet, or 3,487 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,340 feet (1,018 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 11,440 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
11,440'(3,487 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
3,340'(1,018 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
8,100'(2,469 m)

Beaver Creek Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
62out of 100
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Beaver Creek's difficulty level of 62 is above average. 62% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Beaver Creek has 1,832 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Beaver Creek's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 30% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 32% as expert.
38%(696 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
30%(550 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
32%(586 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Beaver Creek Ski Resort good for beginners?

Beaver Creek is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 68% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Beaver Creek Ski Resort Location

Beaver Creek Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Beaver Creek, CO.

Beaver Creek, CO 81620 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.61000, -106.53000

Getting to Beaver Creek Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Beaver Creek Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.61000, -106.53000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Beaver Creek, CO to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Beaver Creek Ski Resort.

Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO100 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Beaver Creek.

Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO21 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO32 mi
Grand Junction Regional AirportGJTGrand Junction, CO112 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Beaver Creek Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Beaver Creek Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
VailVail, CO11,570 ft72%9 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%21 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%22 mi
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%28 mi
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%31 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%37 mi
Ski GranbyGranby, CO9,202 ft30%45 mi
Winter ParkWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%45 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%46 mi
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%56 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%57 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%75 mi
SteamboatClark, CO10,568 ft76%85 mi
LovelandLoveland, CO13,010 ft63%95 mi
PowderhornPowderhorn, CO9,850 ft58%97 mi

Beaver Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation11,440 ft
Base Elevation8,100 ft
Vertical Drop3,340 ft
(38% Beginner,  30% Intermediate,  32% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,832
Avg. Annual Snowfall325 inches
Beaver Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats