Beaver Creek, Colorado

Beaver Creek, Colorado

Travel Guide to Beaver Creek, CO

beaver creek coloradoThe town of Avon is at the base of the Beaver Creek ski area that also includes Bachelor’s Gulch and Arrowhead. It is only 25 minutes on I-70 from the Vail / Eagle County airport that has direct flights in winter from both Texas and California, and is serviced by most major airlines. Parking for the ski area is in Avon and access to the slopes if by free local bus. The town has also recently built some big box stores such as Home Depot and there is a Costco close to the airport. The town has many restaurants, shops, a golf course, large parks for family events and the Vilar Performing Arts Center. The town is notable for the large bronze statues commissioned by the Arts Council that are in parks and on some of the town’s roundabouts.

About Beaver Creek & Avon, Colorado

skiing beaver creek coHistory:
Settled originally in the 1880s by ranchers, with the coming of the railroad and the building of the Avon Depot, it became a central point for the transportation of the local head lettuce crop. The cargo was kept cool to travel all over the country with ice from the nearby Minturn ice house where blocks of ice were stored having been cut up on Tennessee Pass. The town developed in the 1980s with the ski area and now hosts events year round.

The Mountain: Beaver Creek, Colorado

beaver creek ski resortBeaver Creek Ski Area:
Beaver Creek ski area consists of four different mountains and is located west of Vail in the town of Avon, a little over an hour drive or trip by ski shuttle from Summit County. The mountain with the Birds of Prey world cup downhill course is above Beaver Creek Village and has all levels of runs. Linked to this is Grouse Mountain with only expert runs and glades. Bachelor Gulch Mountain may be accessed from Beaver Creek Landing or Bachelor Gulch and is mostly intermediate runs with some beginner terrain as well. Arrowhead Mountain is mostly intermediate and beginner runs, with a couple of advanced sections and is accessible from Arrowhead Village between Bachelor Gulch and Grouse Mountains are the expert glades of Larkspur Bowl. Keystone and Breckenridge lift tickets are valid at Beaver Creek with the purchase of at least a three day lift ticket.

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Beaver Creek CO Events

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