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Beaver Creek

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Host to the exciting annual Birds of Prey Men's World Cup, the Beaver Creek Mountain summons all adventurers upon its grandest peaks.  The mountain’s core is rocked by the shouts of anxious spectators as legendary skiers glide through the powdery slopes, hastily making their way to the finish line.

 Beaver Creek, Colorado is where the rustic and luxurious join forces to bring forth unique experiences for the adventurist.  It is an alfresco paradise, a natural beauty, as well as a cultural treasure, where travelers of all ages can become immersed in the magnificence flowing out of its mountainous veins.

From blue skies to smooth ridges, the landscape of Beaver Creek has transformed into a world-class resort bringing tradition and style to the hills of Colorado.  Its three mountain-based communities grasp onto their rocky foundations, each offering a unique experience.  Golfers can escape to Beaver Creek’s perfectly manicured golf courses and sightseers can delve into the ancient exhibitions of a museum.  Shoppers should head to Beaver Creek Village for an excellent shopping frenzy, while bikers and hikers can roam through the town’s beautiful vistas and majestic trails. Whether vacationing with the family or on a romantic getaway, Mother Nature never fails to showcase her beauty in Beaver Creek.

By now you have worked up an appetite and want to explore the cuisine that Beaver Creek has to offer.  Beaver Creek Village has its share of restaurants providing dazzling views and overflowing with the rich scents of American favorites and multicultural treats, which are cooked to perfection just for you.  Visit Golden Eagle Inn and sink your teeth into Colorado elk or travel on a sleigh to Beano’s Cabin for a night of traditional flavors, wine and live music.  By night, the town’s local hotspots become a gathering for socialites wanting to take in a Broadway performance or concert, listen to the smooth sounds of Jazz or enjoy an ice cold beer at a nearby bar.  

Beaver Creek experiences a continental climate.  During the months of June to September (summer) the temperature fluctuates between a high in the low-80s and decreases to the low-50s at night.  From November to February (winter) the weather experiences highs in the mid-30s to lows around 10°F.

Beaver Creek is accessible through Eagle County Airport as well as Denver International Airport.  Its towns can be accessed through an extensive biking and hiking route.   Beaver Creek also offers free shuttle service as a complimentary gift for its guests.