The Favourite Run Of Olympic Skiers – Beaver Creek
Most tourists flock to Colorado in the winter and you should too, if you are travelling to the U.S. anytime between November and March, when Colorado gets at least about 310 inches of snow, the highest precipitation recorded in the U.S. While there are myriad skiing resorts in Colorado, Beaver Creek is a place where you are sure to find an awesome blend of the glorious sun and the chilly snow, the idyllic village powered by the adrenaline pumping snow activities, the glitz and glamour and the tricky skiing runs to make sure you have a wonderful holiday.
The award-winning haute couture, cuisine, and grooming of Beaver Creek hasn’t gone unnoticed, and if most Olympic skiers say – Beaver Creek is their favourite run, you know you’re up for something really special in this skiing resort. With ski runs available for every temperament, you are sure to have a lovely time exploring the 149 runs Beaver Creek has – and no skier in the world has covered the complete length and breadth of the 2,000 acres of skiing terrain.
Skiing at Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek has some of the finest and most soulful tracks in the U.S. Groomed tirelessly by workers who supposedly take their lunch break at 3 am, there are more than 840 acres of turbo-driven groomed ski runs available for you with the Centennial being the longest. The base point has 16 high specialty lift devices for you to consider – Gondolas, triple, double and quad chairs form the lifts that take you to the summit offering you breathtaking views of the snow-clad slopes glistening under the sunshine received 300 days a year.
While most of the ski runs are highly advanced and cater to skiers who know their craft superbly well (you also have the opportunity to test your mettle against Lindsay Vonn, America’s skiing champion and broadcast your results to your family and friends back home), there are beginner runs too, which form 18% of the total 149 runs available at the Beaver Creek skiing mountains.
Most of the skiing is concentrated around four mountains: Grouse Mountain, Arrowhead Mountain, Larkspur Bowl, and Beaver Creek Mountain, which offer you dazzling arenas to backpack, go snow hiking, and experience the dramatics of Colorado’s unspoilt sunsets and sunrises in peace and solitude. You must definitely not miss sighting endemic wildlife species like grizzly bears and snow leopards in the mountain ranges. There are several adventure tours that are carried out by the resort crew with experienced guides chaperoning you throughout the journey: granted, you would have a wonderful time in the journey into the forests.
There are other activities at Beaver Creek that you can take delight in. Most of them are snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snowboarding, biking in the snow, skiing with bikes, and snow parades under the moonlight. However, we advise you to not miss the following exclusive Beaver Creek skiing experiences on offer.
Snowboarding for kids
Watch your kids have their first snowboarding experience at the skiing and snowboarding school at Beaver creek. They would be trained by experienced personnel and you could offer to be part of the lessons too. If you have family in tow and would want your wife or daughter to learn skiing, try out the Ski Girls Rock Program that Beaver Creek introduces this year. Skiing with your family is after all a much better experience than skiing in solitude.
Epic Mix Racing
So you think you’re a proficient skier? How about racing the best ever American skier (and Alpine skiing champion) and testing your mettle? Lindsay Vonn, the best skier from the U.S. has made Beaver Creek her home and you could run into her when you ski. Along with Lindsay Vonn, you could ski race with your friends and family and check your results. It sure would be a marvellous experience for you to have.
After a long day of skiing and snowboarding in the hills, Beaver Creek has a variety of culinary delights on offer. The Osprey Hotel, located near the summit, is by far one of the best restaurants in the resort with exotic hot continent delicacies that help you beat the chills. The Pines, A Rock Resort and The Saddle Ridge are other restaurants you must try for gourmet food after a long skiing activity all day.
Tours you cannot afford to miss:
The McCoy Park Nature Tour, Private Cross-Country Tours, and the Nature Valley Family Snowshoeing Tours (amongst several others) are worth a try before you conclude your winter vacation at the Beaver Creek.