Planning a trip to Beaver Creek? Navigating any resort can be a bit overwhelming at first, and this is something we understand. Ease your worry of logistics and reference this Beaver Creek First Timer’s Guide to turn that magical, adventurous family vacation you’ve always imagined into reality.
Beaver Creek is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 120 miles west of Denver and 20 miles east of Eagle just off of Interstate 70. Airports in both of these locations allow easy access to the resort, by air or land. For those arriving in Eagle, many flight schedules allow you to land and ski all on the same day!
Once you arrive at your chosen destination, Colorado Mountain Express (see links below) provides outstanding public and private shuttle services to and from both airports. Be sure to book your seats in advance for this is a very valuable and popular service.
For those commuting to the resort, Beaver Creek offers free guest parking in the Bear and Elk lots just west of the main welcome gate on CO Highway 6. From that point, guests can ride the free village shuttle route to the following destinations.
First, is Beaver Creek Landing, a 2 minute shuttle ride that allows guest access to the Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express. Be aware, this lift is meant for skiers and riders with advanced beginner skill levels and above only.
Next stop is Beaver Creek Village, a 6 minute shuttle ride that gains you access to all the Village amenities including all chairlifts, equipment rental and storage, ski school, lift tickets, dining, and beginner through expert mountain access.
Ford Hall, and the Villa Montane lot are two paid options for parking. The lots are available from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm and rates vary depending on length of stay.
Although Beaver Creek undoubtedly has some of the best skiing in the world, it is about more than just the mountain! The resort consists of 3 beautiful alpine villages; Beaver Creek Village, Arrowhead Village, Bachelor Gulch Village as well as the town of Avon, which is located just below the welcome gates of the resort.
Beaver Creek Village is the centerpiece for our luxury resort environment including fine dining, lodging, shopping, and an adventurous mountain experience all while enjoying the scenery, beautiful architecture and fun activities for children, families, and adults alike.
By no means does the luxury end at Beaver Creek Village. Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead villages, located just west of the main village respectively, are home to beautiful lodging options, some of which are ski in/ski out. After you work up an appetite enjoying pristine Rocky Mountain terrain, stop by our several restaurants in Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead, ranging from casual to gourmet.
The town of Avon is a beautiful mountain niche community, as well as a full-fledged town. Here you will find grocery stores, restaurants, night clubs, hotels, and the beautiful Nottingham Park and lake. For more info visit www.avon.org.
Beaver Creek has a convenient long instituted transportation system which allows our guests easily get back and forth across our 3 villages.
Our Dial-a-ride shuttle service provides a complimentary, on demand, door to door transportation within the Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead villages. Concierge make themselves available to arrange transportation for guests anywhere within the resort. Also, you may call Village Transportation at (970) 949 – 1938 to arrange your ride.
Village shuttle routes, also complimentary, offer transportation within the main Beaver Creek village every 10-20 minutes during the winter months.
For those traveling from elsewhere within Eagle County please visit www.eaglecounty.us/transit for bus routes and schedules.
Uniquely Beaver Creek Experiences
Here are some things that you may not know about our resort that make it a truly unique experience:
www.beavercreek.com: General mountain info and FAQ’s including daily grooming report and special events.
http://www.beavercreek.com/plan-your-trip/lodging/lodging-search.aspx: Here you will find lodging information, pricing, and availability.
www.coloradomountainexpress.com: Colorado Mountain Expresss offers affordable shuttle services to and from Denver/Eagle airport.
www.facebook.com/beavercreek: Stay up to date with our social media content.
http://www.eaglecounty.us/transit/: Staying outside of the village? Check out the Eagle County bus schedule for transportation info!
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