I’m here in Beaver Creek every day for work, and man do I feel lucky! There’s so much to experience here.
For me, an ideal ski day starts with coffee at Rimini, hitting Centennial Lift up to the Rose Bowl, or taking Cinch Express up to the very top of the mountain. After that, head to Powder 8 for some food & drink. After lunch, I’ll hit Strawberry Park Lift to head to Bachelor Gulch, my favorite village to ski. Any of the blue/green runs in Bachelor Gulch are always a blast, and it’s so fun to ski down to the Ritz Carlton! I could do those runs all day. Then, I’ll head over to Arrowhead and ski down Cresta run to the base. Make sure to head back to Beaver Creek Village for cookie time at 3pm. It doesn’t get better than a warm chocolate chip cookie at the end of a long ski day!
After skiing, a trip to Coyote Café for tacos and a margarita is a must. I can’t get enough of these tacos! Frequently, you’ll hear live music and if you’re feeling up to it, you can ice skate on the year-round skating rink.
If you are new to skiing, Beaver Creek is a great place to start. The ski school is one of the best in the nation, and there are tons of green and blue runs that are easy to learn on. Once your skills improve, you can hit Larkspur Express Lift or Grouse Mountain Express Lift.
For dinner, my favorite place to eat in the village is Toscanini. Their homemade pasta and experienced sommelier make for a delicious experience. Try the Osso Bucco or Ravioli – you will love them! Two other favorites of mine are Grouse Mountain Grill and Beano’s Cabin. My coworkers and I were lucky enough to dine at both of these places together.