2012 Beaver Creek Summer Fast Facts
Beaver Creek is located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, just 120 miles west of Denver and just 20 miles east of Eagle off of Interstate 70.
Summer 2011 Operating Dates and Hours
Centennial Express Chairlift, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Open weekends only June 2 – 10, and Sept. 8 – 30
  • Open daily June 16 – Sept. 3
  • Lift tickets are available at the Beaver Creek Summer Adventure Center, located at the top of the second set of escalators. For more information call (970) 754-4636.
**Dates and hours are subject to change. Lifts may close during inclement weather**
Beaver Creek Hiking Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Open weekends only Sept. 8 – 29
  • Open daily June 9 – Sept. 3
  • Located in the Summer Adventure Center.
**Dates and hours are subject to change**
By the Numbers
Beaver Creek Village Base Elevation: 8,100 ft.
Arrowhead Village Base Elevation: 7,400 ft.
Beaver Creek Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft.
Beaver Creek Vertical Rise: 3,340 ft.
Avon, CO Town Size: 8 square miles
Eagle County Size: 1,694 square miles
Paved Recreational Path: 23 miles (Vail Pass to Avon)
Paved Recreational Path in Eagle County: 58 miles (Vail Pass to Gypsum)
Mountain Biking in Eagle County: 343 miles of trail
Mountain Biking at Beaver Creek: 49.8 miles of trail
Hiking in Eagle County: 166 miles of trail
Hiking at Beaver Creek: 62.5 miles of trail
Trail Running in Eagle County: 22 miles of trail
Road Biking in Eagle County: 274 miles of road
Paddling in Eagle County: 86 miles of river (Colorado and Eagle Rivers)
Summer Climate
Average Daytime Temperature - 75 degrees
Average Nighttime Temperature - 45 degrees
Beaver Creek enjoys more than 275 days of sunshine annually with little-to-no humidity.
Outdoor Activity
Scenic chairlift rides, High Mountain Adventure tours, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, golfing, tennis, rodeos, festivals, live music, culinary demonstrations and more. 
Hiking and Biking*
Enjoy the beauty of the natural environment on foot or bike via Beaver Creek’s expansive trail systems. The Beaver Creek Hiking Center offers a staff of well-trained guides and specializes in daily scheduled and private interpretive nature hikes and mountain bike tours for all ages and ability levels.
            Hiking Trails and Tours
·         Spruce Saddle Loop, 1 hour complimentary tour – An easy, mid-mountain interpretative tour at Spruce Saddle. Learn about local flora and fauna; approximately 1 mile. Offered daily 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
·         Royal Elk Trail, 1-1.5 hours – This picturesque and challenging trail is generally downhill and can be accessed by riding the Centennial Express Lift. The route traverses the Talons ski slopes along a challenging single-track and connects with the Beaver Lake Trail; approximately 2.5 miles.
·         Beaver Lake Trail, roundtrip 3-4 hours – Follow this trail along Beaver Creek, past the base of Chairs #9, #10 and #11 and Beano’s Cabin and up the valley to Beaver lake, a pristine mountain lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness; approximately 6 miles.
Mountain Biking Trails
·         Rose Pedal – A lower-level intermediate single-track trail from either direction, Rose Pedal begins the descent from Spruce Saddle and winds its way through pine trees in Rose Bowl and down to Cinch; approximately 2 miles.
·         Corkscrew – Bike down through groves of aspen and evergreens on this exciting single-track trial. Geared toward intermediate and expert riders, this trail has expert-level sections for exploring; approximately 5 miles.
·         Stack-it – A challenging mountain bike single-track that winds its way down the ski slopes and through the aspens; approximately 1.5 miles.
*Note: Elk Closures are in effect May 6 – June 30 on certain parts of the mountain. Read signs closely to avoid closed trails.
Perfect your swing this summer at Beaver Creek with three championship golf courses that offer spectacular scenery and impeccable maintained greens for a truly unforgettable game.
Beaver Creek Golf Club
The Beaver Creek Golf Course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and ranks among Golf Digest magazine’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America.” The 6,784-yard par-70 course opened in 1984 and begins and ends at the edge of Beaver Creek Village. The course, known and respected for its long, narrow challenging fairways and stunning surrounding environment, is one of the longest established courses in the Vail Valley. www.beavercreek.com.
Red Sky Ranch
Red Sky features two award-winning golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman and both are ranked amongst Golf Digest magazine’s best courses in Colorado. Golfweek magazine named the Fazio Course the #1 course in Colorado and #32 overall in its Best Resort Golf Courses for 2009. The Norman Course was ranked the #2 course in Colorado and #40 overall in Golfweek’s resort course ratings.  www.redskygolfclub.com.
Getting Here and Away
Located in the heart of Colorado's central Rocky Mountain Range, it is very easy to access Beaver Creek by air or land.
Air Sevice
  • The Eagle Airport is currently served in the summer months with three daily flights from Denver International Airport (DEN) on United Airlines and daily non-stop flights from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) on American Airlines from June 10 through September 29. For more information on schedules and available flights, visit www.FlyVail.com
  • Denver International Airport (DIA) is located 120 miles east of Beaver Creek via Interstate 70 and offers numerous daily flights to and from most major U.S. cities, and connections to destinations around the world. www.flydenver.com.
Ground Transportation
  • Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is the best link to Beaver Creek and offers access to and from both Denver International Airport and the Eagle Airport. CME boasts an unsurpassed safety record, flexible schedules, impeccably maintained vehicles, and courteous and friendly drivers. www.ridecme.com
Getting Around in Town
  • Beaver Creek Village Transportation offers complimentary shuttle service for all guests staying at the resort. For information or to schedule a pick-up guests can call (970) 949-1938.
  • The town of Avon operates a free bus service daily throughout the summer to amenities and lodging properties within the town limits. The summer schedule begins April 16 2012– Dec. 15, 2012 offering services every 30 minutes between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (http://www.avon.org/index.aspx?NID=135).  
  • Visitors can also access public transportation to nearby Vail, Minturn, Leadville and Edwards for a nominal fee on ECO Transportation (http://www.eaglecounty.com/eco_transit/index.cfm).