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If you love Vail's vast ski area and its upmarket feel, but want something quieter and even more exclusive, Beaver Creek is the answer. Ten miles west of Vail, Beaver Creek nestles at the base of another wonderfully varied ski area covered by the same lift pass as Vail, giving skiers and boarders the best of both worlds. And when it comes to pampering, Beaver Creek is something else altogether.
On the mountain
Whatever you're looking for on the mountain, you'll find it at Beaver Creek. Long groomed blues. Tough moguls. Gentle, winding greens. Steep glades. Experts will find fierce double-diamond terrain on Grouse Mountain, whilst intermediates will love the endless cruising blues. The nursery slopes are excellent, and surrounded by longer, easy runs for improvers. This beautiful, wooded playground is completely serviced by fast efficient lifts.
Off the mountain
In a word: luxury. Heated pavements. Escalators to the slopes. Beautiful accommodation. Smaller and more intimate than Vail, the resort is perfect for families and those preferring deluxe treatment to all night partying. At the centre of the village lies an ice rink lined with designer shops selling everything from the latest ski kit to the best designer fashions and some gourmet restaurants. Alternatively, you can take a sleigh ride to several log cabin eateries.