VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
About the Resorts
Opened in late 1962, the Vail Ski Resort is in the western United States and is located near the town of Vail in Eagle County, Colorado. At 5,289 acres (8.3 sq mi), it is the third-largest single-mountain ski resort in the U.S. Vail Mountain has three sections: The Front-Side, Blue Sky Basin, and the Back Bowls. Most of the resort is wide-open terrain with all types of trails. There are cruising runs accessible from most front side and Blue Sky Basin lifts, as well as the wide-open Back Bowls, glades, and chutes. Vail is also the fourth-largest area of skiable terrain in North America, allowing for lots of room for fun to be had.
Beaver Creek Resort is a major ski resort in the western United States, near Avon, Colorado. The resort comprises three villages, the main Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead to the west. The ski slope and first hotel property opened during the 1980–81 ski season, and since then Beaver Creek has been a regular host of World Cup events (usually in early December).
GATEWAY CITY: Vail DISTANCE: 30 minutes ELEVATION: 8120'-11570'
# OF LIFTS: 31 # OF MARKED TRAILS: 195 LONGEST RUN: 4 miles
BEGINNER RUNS: 18% INTERMEDIATE: 29% ADVANCE: 46% EXPERT: 7%
HIGHEST VERTICAL DROP: 3450'
GATEWAY CITY: Vail DISTANCE: 30 minutes ELEVATION: 8100'-11440'
# OF LIFTS: 25 # OF MARKED TRAILS: 167 LONGEST RUN: 2.75 miles
BEGINNER RUNS: 44% INTERMEDIATE: 29% ADVANCE: 22% EXPERT: 5%
HIGHEST VERTICAL DROP: 3340'
3 Star Hilton Highline - Vail
The Highline Vail Hotel features an outdoor pool and spa center available to all guests. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, coffee machine, and private bathroom. A range of activities such as horseback riding, fishing, and cycling are available in the area.
3 Star Antler Lodge - Vail (Lionshead)
This lovely lodge faces Vail Mountain and offers spacious rooms with full kitchens, a fireplace, a balcony, and free WiFi. An outdoor pool area with 2 hot tubs, a heated walkway, and a heated changing room is available for the enjoyment of all guests.
4 Star Tivoli Lodge - Vail
Located just 650 feet from Gondola One, Tivoli Lodge features slopeside access, deluxe daily breakfast, and a cocktail lounge. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker, and some rooms feature views of the mountains or village.
4 Star Beaver Creek Lodge - Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek Lodge offers ski-to-door access and is just 650 feet away from the Strawberry Park Express - 12 ski elevator. The spacious rooms feature a sofa bed, a gas fireplace, a dining area, a TV with a DVD player, and a kitchenette with a small fridge and microwave. Guests can relax in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, or even the hot tub and sauna.
4 Star The Osprey - Beaver Creek
Offering ski-in/ski-out access, guests can enjoy the year-round outdoor pool and hot tub at The Osprey. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a seating area with a fireplace, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. A RockResort, restaurant, and fitness center are also available on site for all guests.