Skiing & Riding
The Osprey is not only one of the world’s premier luxury vacation destinations – our first-class resort holds the distinct honor of being the closest hotel in North America to a ski chairlift. Enjoy valet services with ski-in/ ski-out accessibility to Beaver Creek Resort located just steps from your front door. The hotel is also only 15 minutes from Vail Ski Resort, giving our guests access to the best skiing in North America. With endless powder days that bring snow measured in the tens of yards deep every year and an average of 275 days of sunshine a year, Beaver Creek and Vail provide some of the best skiing and riding terrain in the world. Beaver Creek offers everything from gentle groomers to the famed Birds of Prey World Cup course. Nearby Vail offers an impressive 5,000 acres featuring an impressive seven back bowls of endless terrain that are consistently rated the top in the country.
Beaver Creek Snowshoeing and Nordic Skiing
Explore the grandeur and peaceful ambience of the high country in Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park, a dedicated snowshoe and cross-country multi-level terrain park. Thirty-two kilometers of beginner, intermediate, advanced tracked and rustic trails are accessed by the Strawberry Park Express lift, which whisks you to McCoy Park from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. every day. The last download is 3:45 p.m. Cross Country and telemark equipment can be rented at the Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center.
In addition to the terrain at McCoy Park, backcountry tours leave from Golden Peak in Vail. A variety of half-day and full-day tours are available, as well as lessons, rental equipment and retail shops. Customized Nordic programs can also be arranged to meet any groups' unique needs.
Dog Sledding in Beaver Creek
For a truly unique winter wonderland experience, take a breathtaking glide across the snow with one of our special dogsled tours. Available mornings and afternoons in the Cordillera area west of Beaver Creek, enjoy a seven-mile, exhilarating, two-hour trip. Book a romantic excursion for two or enjoy the solace of your own nature trek. For reservations and transportation – call the Osprey Concierge team at 970-754-7350.
Heed the call of the wild and play in the endless “powder stashes” of the scenic Colorado backcountry with an energizing snowmobile excursion. Snowmobile tours range from two-hour loops including a belly-warming hot chocolate break to full-day adventures cruising the high ridges at over 10,000 feet. To book your adventure contact Nova Guides.
Beaver Creek Hot Air Ballooning
Let your vacation experience rise to new heights with a hot air balloon ride over the Rocky Mountains. What better way to take in the gorgeous, breathtaking scenery than from the crisp, blue Colorado sky. Beaver Creek Hot Air Balloon tours include transportation, champagne, a flight certificate, and special launch ceremony. For reservations, call the Osprey concierge at 970-754-7350.
Backcountry Tours throughout Beaver Creek
Escape the demands of the world and embrace the tranquility of the soul-freeing backcountry with a ski, snowboard or snowshoe tour. With untracked snow and the peaceful calm of the wide-open spaces, you’ll feel like you have the majesty of the mountain all to yourself. Guests are transported to where the snow is “paradise-perfect” – which often means the top of Vail Pass at over 10,000 feet – with the ultimate designation chosen daily by our private local guides. For skiing/snowboarding guided tours via snowcat contact Vail Powder Guides or Paragon Guides. For guided snowshoe tours contact the Beaver Creek Nordic Center or Paragon Guides.
Ski & Snowboard Schools
Beaver Creek Resorts offer renowned Ski and Snowboard School programs with more than 1,300 instructors from around the world. The Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard Schools offers a variety of teaching programs for skiers and riders of every age and ability, and include both group and private lessons, and well as specific children’ s and adaptive learning programs. To book a private or group lesson contact the Osprey conceirge team at 970-754-7350.
Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Beaver Creek offers advanced and personalized adaptive ski instruction to adaptive guests at a discounted rate. The Beaver Creek Ski & School instructors assess all individual needs prior to arrival to ensure the correct equipment is available and provide experienced adaptive ski and snowboard instructors for one-on-one private instruction. To learn more or book an adaptive lesson please contact the Beaver Creek Adaptive Program.
If you are an adrenaline junkie and can’t resist a challenge, then Vail Resort’s EpicMix Racing is just the wild rush you are looking for. Hit the downhill course and have your race times automatically compared to those of ski-legend, Lindsay Vonn. Invite friends and family to cheer you on while viewing your results via mobile applications, digital leaderboard or on the EpicMix website. Don’t forget to share your bragging rights with the world on Twitter and Facebook.
Winter Activity Rentals: Skis, Snowboards, Nordic Skis, Snowshoes, and Kids' Equipment:
The Pines Lodge offers the convenience of Beaver Creek Sports on-site ski and snowboard rental and retail shop, just off the lobby of the hotel. In addition, The children's ski and snowboard centers offer a full line of children's ski, snowboard, and helmet rentals, and they will even store rentals overnight for free. Finally, the New Technology Centers™ (NTC), located in Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains, offer the latest technology in shaped, powder, and telemark skis and boots.
Small World Play School™
Child care is provided for non-skiing children, as young as 2 months to 6 years old. The Small World Child Care Nursery is owned and operated by Vail Resorts. It is located slopeside in Beaver Creek Village. Your child will receive individualized care under the watchful eyes of our trained staff. Reservations are required, for more details please call 970-754-5325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lace up your blades and skate year-round at the Black Family Ice Skating Rink, located in the heart of the village plaza. The 150 by 65-foot rink is open daily and a zamboni prepares the ice every three hours. Skate rentals are available right at the rink.
Beaver Creek Snowshow Adventure Series
For novices, world-class athletes, kids of all ages, and everyone in between – the Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure series offers the utmost in snowshoe entertainment. Featuring slope-side sponsors, expos and a post-event plaza party for all participants, the series tops off your adventure with a post-race meal and a variety of giveaways. Snowshoe rentals are available at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center.
Winter Sleigh Rides
Take a scenic ride up the mountain behind a snowcat and then enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at the exclusive Beano's Cabin, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning five course meal. Reservations are required.
Beaver Creek Performing Arts
The Vilar Center for the Performing Arts hosts an all-star lineup of outstanding performances that are hard to find anywhere other than Beaver Creek. For more information, call 970-845-TIXS (8497).