Vail / Beaver Creek Resort - Vail, CO - a ski resort run by Vail Resorts in Vail, Colorado

Vail Resorts Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is located at 136 East Thomas Place in Avon, Colorado. The resort is made up of three villages which are the Beaver Creek Village (the main village), Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch. It is the Vail, Colorado resorts sister resort and hosts events of the Alpine skiing World Cup.

The valley was first settled during 1881 by George Townsend who knew that he had found a special place. The land was bought and a resort developed by Vail during 1972. Pete Seibert had the first vision for Beaver Creek resort who was the former owner and co-founder of the Vail Resort.

Vail attempted to get the Denver Organizing Committee to have the Winter Olympics of 1976 at the Beaver Creek Resort during the early part of the 1970's. The plans to build Beaver Creek Resort collapsed when the Olympic Winter Games were not scheduled to be held there. Harry Bass purchased Vail Associates and continued with the dreams for Beaver Creek Resort.

The first hotel property and Beaver Creek Resort opened for the ski season of 1980 and 1981. A European village was built by Bass as well. The effect of the condominiums being empty during the season did not get calculated into his plans however. Merchants backed out of commitments to open new shops because they were empty.

Beaver Creek was sold during 1985 and bankruptcy was filed by Vail Associates a few years after the sale. The World Ski Championships were hosted by the Vail/Beaver Creek Resort in both 1989 and 1999. Early in the season the Birds of Prey World Cup sponsored by Visa has been held at the facilities for a number of years. These are downhill races.

Every June the AEI World Forum where various leaders get together is held at Vail/Beaver Creek Resort near Vail, Colorado. The resort has a Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf course, a golf club and family oriented accommodations.

The facilities at the Vail/Beaver Creek Resort have been renovated to give them a look closer to the original designs. The resort has 1625 acres of surfaces suitable to skiing. There are four terrain parks and one half pipes at the resort. There are three hundred and ten inches of annual snowfall averaged at the Vail/Beaver Creek Resort.

The Vail/Beaver Creek Resort has a total of seventeen lifts. There are two gondolas, ten high speed quads, two triple and three double chairs at the resort. The Vail/Beaver Creek Resort has one hundred and ninety rooms for guests to choose from.

The Vail/Beaver Creek Resort also offers numerous amenities to guests. There is a business center that offers full service as well as Wi-Fi Internet access. There is also transportation provided at no charge around Beaver Creek Resort. There are also options for dining both in a restaurant and in the rooms of guests. The facility should be contacted directly for additional details about rates, accommodations and amenities. The facility also offers options for holding meetings and other events.

Review, comment, or add new information about this topic:


Discuss Vail, Colorado (CO) on our hugely popular Colorado forum. does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.
Some parts © 2019 Advameg, Inc.