Never a harsh word was spoken about Beaver Creek. This hidden gem of a resort offers hassle free parking, escalators to take you to the lifts, dreamy terrain and sometimes, free, warm cookies in the lift line. You can’t park anywhere near the resort if you are only there for the day but the free parking lot has a free shuttle that takes you up the canyon to the lift area. From there, great pleasures await, like the steep and challenging Birds of Prey lift and run that was the sight of the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships and annual World Cup event, Grouse Mountain and the Royal Elk glades for pockets of powder through groves of trees, or the manicured slopes of Bachelor Gulch.
Grooming is a passion for Beaver Creek and the runs start to look like a perfect Zen garden of combed alpine beach. The Red Buffalo Mountain and Drink-of-Water lift service beginner and intermediate terrain but are at the top of the ski hill making all abilities the opportunity to get the great views this resort has to offer. Reserve your Beaver Creek snowboard rentals today!
Beaver Creek has an entry-level park that contains small, jumps, rails and stall features and works in conjunction with the Ski School in Park 101 off the top of the Cinch Express lift. Park 101 provides a progressive approach to freestyle terrain under the name Parkology and inspires jibbers to hone their skills and learn park etiquette. Then the Terrain Parks start to ramp up the difficulty. Try the Zoom room and the Lumber Yard and when you are ready, the Rodeo- Beaver Creeks pro-sized park.
And if that doesn’t satisfy your snowboard bug be sure to try BC-EX. BeaverCreekExtreme.com was launched last year as a site to highlight extreme parts of the mountain. Stone Creek Chutes, the Royal Elk Glade, the Half-Barrel Half Pipe, the Talon?s challenge composed of 13 black or double-black diamond runs.