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winter season
 
summer season
 
resort height
Vail 2500m
Beaver Creek 2255m
highest lift
Vail 3430m
Beaver Creek 3488m 
snow range
8,200 - 11,440ft
snow probability
excellent
transfer times
Eagle 30-45mins
Denver 2.5-2.75hrs

resort maps:
queues ** | scenery *** | resort charm *** | restaurants ** | convenience ***
Vail's slopes are undeniably compelling, especially with nearby Beaver Creek contributing to the offering.

Vail is surrounded by chalets. The intention was for it to have a very Austrian-Tirol look, but Vail is now part of an enormous resort offering a more modern style. The village has an efficient bus service, making the location of your accommodation less of a worry, but there is no hiding from the best located accommodation is in the Tirolean Vail Village near the Vista Bahn fast chair.

Beaver Creek, a haven of peace and tranquility, is just 10 miles away, and is included in the lift pass. It is accessible by bus.  Beaver Creek is for the exclusive, with quality accommodation.

Vail is the biggest area of slopes in America. There are runs to suit every taste, although some runs tend to be over graded. The biggest new development in Colorado is the Blue Sky Basin.

There is a half-hourly shuttle service between Vail and Beaver Creek, running between 0800 and 2400, priced $3 each way. The trip takes 25 mins. Also covered are nearby resorts of Keystone and Breckenridge (all owned by Vail Resorts).

Beaver Creek centres with a pedestrian square, which features escalators to the slopes, shops and an open-air ice rink (see webcam). Bars and aprs ski is more constrained than in Vail. Small boutiques and art galleries allow window shopping, or if you prefer, there are three spas for the seriously indulgent.

  good points   bad points
wide range of slopes
largely traffic free resort
Quiet slopes in Beaver Creek
accommodation long way from slopes
expensive
inadequate mountain restaurants

aprs ski

for a lively atmosphere, head for Vail's Garfinkels and Red Lion. if you want a more relaxed and stylish time, head for The Saloon or Rendezvous or Coyote Cafe in Beaver Creek

activities

snowmobiling * ice biking * ice skating * sno-cat skiing * balloon rides * snowshoe tours * dog sledding

eating out

over 100 restaurants in Vail. 22 in Beaver Creek. prices about $6-$25. try the Sweet Basil, Lancelot and the Beaver Trap Tavern

other amenities

health clubs * winter footpaths * wildlife tours * Silverthorne factory outlet

children & teenagers

 
tourist office 
PO Box 7, Vail, CO 81658
Vail tel 970 496 9090
Beaver Creek tel 970 845 5745

Should you feel that any information is incorrect, or can provide more information, (and possibly become a resort representative), please email us here


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