Once the first snow falls, Colorado is ripe for exploration on a pair of skis. While the state is covered in ski resorts, there is no feeling quite like striking off the beaten path and heading into the backcountry, especially around Beaver Creek!
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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.
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.
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.
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