Beaver Creek Mountain Ski Resort is a popular ski destination located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, near the town of Avon. The resort is located approximately 1 hour from the city of Vail and about 2 hours from Denver, making it an easy day trip or weekend getaway for skiers and snowboarders in the region.
Beaver Creek has average snowfall for the area, averaging over 300 inches per season. As is typical in this part of Colorado, the snow at Beaver Creek is typically dry and powdery during the peak of the ski season. The ski season at Beaver Creek typically runs from mid-November to mid-April, and the resort offers over 1,800 acres of skiable terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. Beaver Creek also has a couple terrain parks featuring a variety of jumps, rails, and other features.
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 season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Beaver Creek around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Beaver Creek Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Beaver Creek has a total of 167 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 2,082 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 843 hectares, 3.3 square miles, or 8.4 square kilometers.
Beaver Creek's slopes see on average 325 inches (8.3 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 27 feet every year!
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.
Beaver Creek Ski Resort Difficulty Level
64out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Beaver Creek has 2,082 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.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Beaver Creek, CO.
Beaver Creek, CO 81620 USA
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Getting to Beaver Creek Mountain 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 Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||100 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 Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||21 mi|
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||32 mi|
|Grand Junction Regional Airport||GJT||Grand Junction, CO||112 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.
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||79%||9 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||56%||21 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,441 ft||72%||22 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||85%||28 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||76%||31 mi|
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||62%||33 mi|
|Aspen Highlands Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,675 ft||78%||34 mi|
|Loveland Ski Area||Dillon, CO||13,010 ft||65%||34 mi|
|Aspen Ski Resorts||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||74%||37 mi|
|Aspen Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||68%||37 mi|
|Ski Granby Ranch||Granby, CO||9,202 ft||32%||45 mi|
|Winter Park Resort||Winter Park, CO||12,060 ft||87%||45 mi|
|Sunlight Mountain||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||66%||46 mi|
|Echo Mountain Resort||Idaho Springs, CO||10,650 ft||28%||54 mi|
|Bluebird Backcountry||Kremmling, CO||9,845 ft||60%||54 mi|
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,600 ft||50%||56 mi|
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||77%||57 mi|
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||46%||62 mi|
|Cranor Hill Ski Area||Gunnison, CO||7,000 ft||0%||73 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||53%||75 mi|
|Steamboat||Clark, CO||10,568 ft||79%||85 mi|
|Powderhorn Ski Resort||Powderhorn, CO||9,850 ft||60%||97 mi|
Beaver Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||11,440 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||3,340 ft|
(38% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 32% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||325 inches|