Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Beaver Creek area, early fall
One of Colorado's premier family-friendly resorts, Beaver Creek offers a plethora of year-round special activities for children of all ages. One of the most popular is the Black Family Ice Rink, a 150-foot long by 65 foot wide ice skating rink that is open year-round ($2 per person with skate rentals available - open 10 AM to 9 PM in winter, 6 PM to 10 PM in summer).
Beaver Creek Resort is also home to the famous Vilar Center for the Arts with its special Children's Theater performances (888-920-ARTS for more info). Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, this intimate theater was inspired by a small, turn-of-the-century opera house in Munich, Germany. The Vilar Center serves as a focal point in the village offering world-class performances in music, dance, film, drama, and children''s entertainment on a caliber with the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
But the skiers and snowboarders come here for the mountain itself - and the pristine powder. For snowboarders and freestylers there's 4 terrain parks and 1 halfpipe. For skiers there's the Birds of Prey Men''s World Cup - one of the primary Men''s World Cup events.
Quick Facts about Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Hours of operation: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, MST
* 1 express 6-pack
* 10 high-speed quad lifts
* 2 gondolas
* 2 triple chair
* 2 double chairs
* 1 surface lift
Average annual snowfall: 310"
Base Elevation: (Beaver Creek Village) 8,100'
Summit elevation: (Beaver Creek Mountain) 11,440'
Vertical Rise: 4,040 feet
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 1,805 acres
Snowmaking: 650 acres
Number of Trails: 148
Longest run: 2.75 miles - Centennial
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