Ultimate First-Timers Guide to Vail and Beaver Creek

Located in Colorado, Vail and Beaver Creek are two of the most popular ski resorts in the United States. With miles of trails, impeccable slopes, fine dining establishments, and more, these two resorts are a skiing paradise for any level of skier. If you’re planning your first trip to Vail and Beaver Creek, this guide will help you make the most of your experience!


Getting There & Lodging      


The town of Vail is a two-hour drive from Denver International Airport, making it easy to get to. You can also take advantage of public transportation by taking a shuttle or bus from the airport. Once you arrive in Vail or Beaver Creek, there are plenty of lodging options to choose from. From luxury hotels to cozy cabins, there’s something for everyone!


What to Do    


If you’re visiting during the winter months, skiing is the main attraction. Both resorts have an abundance of trails for all levels and abilities; over 5400 acres in Vail alone! You can take lessons or join a tour if needed. During summer months, hiking is a great way to explore the area with plenty of trails that range from easy strolls to challenging climbs. Other activities include biking, shopping at local boutiques and galleries, golfing on championship courses, spas, and much more!


Events & Dining         


Vail and Beaver Creek both host several events throughout the year such as ski competitions like World Cup races at Vail Mountain each March. If you’re looking for something more relaxing yet still entertaining, check out outdoor concerts at Gerald R Ford Amphitheater or Gondola Plaza stage in July & August. When it comes to dining options both resorts offer excellent menus featuring everything from traditional American fare to classic European dishes with stunning views of local peaks included at no extra charge!            




Whether you’re a seasoned skier or just getting started in the sport there’s something for everyone when it comes to skiing in Vail & Beaver Creek. With plenty of activities available both on-mountain during winter months and off-mountain during summer months along with world-class dining experiences; you won’t run out of things to do here anytime soon! So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!

Haley Dyer

Haley Dyer

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