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Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek

Fabulous skiing at America's most hedonistic resort - where they even heat the pavements

Exclusive, elegant and undeniably hedonistic - all epitomise the attractions of ultra-smooth Beaver Creek. Its slogan cheekily acknowledges its merits: Not Exactly Roughing It.

On top of all this Beaver Creek is blessed with skiing of stunning quality, and a full range of slopes for visitors of every ability. The resort is in Colorado, not far from Vail, and the treeline reaches the top station, so there is a park-like feel to all the runs, which wind scenically down heavily-forested slopes.

Nearly all the lifts are fast chairs and queueing is virtually unheard of. Beginners have their own dedicated area served by a gondola. Intermediates will revel in the huge choice of immaculately-groomed, long, sweeping blue runs. And experts love the steep mogul runs of the Birds of Prey and Grouse Mountain sectors. The slopes are expansive, stretching across five peaks from Spruce Saddle to Arrowhead. One area is Bachelor Gulch, above its own little village where the fabulous Ritz Carlton Hotel is located.

The Osprey at Beaver Creek is another luxury choice, as is the slopeside St James Place.

Mountain hosts conduct free two-hour get-to-know-the-slopes tours every day - and there are tours for women only too. At the top stations of many of the lifts are huge piste maps with a 'traffic light' system that shows which runs have been recently groomed - this is a resort where service for guests is really second to none.

This indulgence stretches to the stylish traffic-free village centre, with designer shops, ice rink - and heated pavements!

Off the slopes, some upmarket activities are on hand - you can have a hot air ballooning adventure, try dog-sledding or snowshoeing...and visit an art gallery or take in a concert.

For a special dining treat you can take a sleigh ride to Zach's or Beano's on the slopes. Beaver Creek Chophouse never disappoints and there's fine dining at the 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill at the Park Hyatt and at SaddleRidge.

Immediately after skiing, the Coyote Cafe and Powder 8 Kitchen are lively.


Beaver Creek

SaddleRidge

Worth visiting for the venue alone, SaddleRidge is the most incredible of dining rooms featuring traditional fireplaces, entrancing chandeliers and the most fascinating wooden ceiling far beyond your reach.

The classic decor is a stark contrast to the contemporary menu which is based on Colorado cuisine, but with new takes on the local favourites. Featuring juicy steaks, succulent seafood and signature wild game dishes, SaddleRidge adds unique twists including a soy demi glace and roasted jalapeno butter to bring new tastes to familiar dishes.

Packed with photos and relics from the Wild West, SaddleRidge is a living museum of frontier artefacts including General Custer’s hat and Geronimo’s tomahawk. The restaurant’s wine list is also a winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, so you can trust them to serve something that meets your approval.


Coyote Cafe

Coyote Cafe

Beaver Creek’s first bar and restaurant, the Coyote Cafe has remained a firm favourite with locals, having been voted the best après ski in Beaver Creek.

Located in the base village, it has remained a popular scene with locals and visitors alike thanks to its extensive drinks menu, featuring an unparalleled selection of tequilas and signature margaritas which are ideal to help get the party started.

Mull over your drink in the outdoor heated patio and take in the natural beauty surrounding you in supreme comfort, before refuelling with another beer and some truly excellent Mexican dishes that will leave you more than satisfied.