Over the years, the resort town of Beaver Creek in Colorado has garnered a reputation for being an excellent winter destination. During the coldest months of the year, you can leave your worries behind and celebrate winter in this American town. Equipped with world class skiing infrastructure and resort amenities, Beaver Creek has everything to make your stay memorable. The town’s beauty is magnified by the spectacular Rocky Mountains, which loom in the background.
Beaver Creek is one of the lovely mountainside towns in the scenic Vail Valley. Modernity has been fully embraced by the town. All around, you will see terrace-like plazas that are linked by escalators. These plazas houses hotels, bus stops and other establishments. So, everybody, from friendly locals, snowboard enthusiasts to boot-loving tourists use the escalators to reach their specific destinations. But Beaver Creek is not too glamorous. It has a more serene atmosphere, where natural surroundings get more attention. During winter, people mainly come to Beaver Creek to ski especially during weekends when other towns like Vail gets too crowded.
The ski terrain runs from the Beaver Creek all the way to the slopes around Bachelor Gulch and the Arrowhead Trails. Thus, there is ample opportunity to ski from one village to the next. There is a wide range of trails that are suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate and advanced skiers. There are even trails that are used for international competitions, including the ones on Grouse Mountain.
A number of travelers do not know that Beaver Creek is also a wonderful destination in summer. The warm temperature and sunny skies allow golf enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite games. The town itself offers the Beaver Creek Course. But it is just one of the many courses that you can choose from in the Vail Valley. Summer in Beaver Creek means spending most of your time outside, communing with nature. You can ride a chairlift up the mountain or go for an incredible hiking or mountain biking experience.
There are many guided hikes offered around the Beaver Creek area. Some of these provide the opportunity to hike to the top of one of Colorado’s highest mountains, which all stand more than 14000 feet. You can also head out to Beaver Lake for a relaxing picnic. You can reach the lake by taking a chairlift and hiking the Royal Elk Trail.
After an action-packed day, relax and dine at one of the spacious patios of cafes and restaurants. At Saddle Ridge’s museum, you can find a large collection of American Western artifacts. Another prominent summer attraction in town is the Allegria, which is a spa facility at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek. Allegria is also a perfect destination to bring your significant other, as it offers couple suites and spa romance packages.
Evenings in Beaver Creek can be equally fun as concerts and performances are held everywhere especially at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Park Hyatt also conducts Movies Under the Stars to give families the chance to watch films in the outdoors. And if you want to visit during a big event, why not plan to go in August, when the annual Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Festival is held. The big event features cooking demonstrations, excellent wine and food exhibits as well as hiking excursions.