Nestled into the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Beaver Creek is among the most scenic spots to be found in Colorado. The combination of snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and dense evergreen forests provide stunning vistas in every direction.
Best time to visit:
January to April
How to get there:
The best way to get to Beaver Creek is to fly into the Denver International Airport (DEN). From here, it is easiest to rent a car and make the two hour drive west along I-70 to Beaver Creek
What’s the weather like?
During the winter, the average daily temperatures in Beaver Creek are generally just below freezing. Winter is also the wettest time of year, with an average of 10 to 12 days of snow per month, meaning plenty of fresh powder for skiing
Located within the town of Avon, not particularly far from the popular resort town of Vail, Beaver Creek is a major ski resort area in Colorado. In addition to offering 150 groomed trails, there are ample opportunities to head into the backcountry. Among the favourite activities are heading out on hut-to-hut trips, making a large circle starting from the resort and heading south into the backcountry. Another popular option is making the five day journey from Vail to Aspen on a pair of skis. This option is perfect for advanced backcountry skiers, providing an incredible adventure through some of Colorado’s most stunning scenery
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