Austin Skiers

Beaver Creek, CO
  february 22 - 29, 2020

Premier Resort (Not exactly roughing it) - "the epitome of luxury skiing"


Check out this VIDEO of Beaver Creek!

The Skiing: 

Defined by lavish amenities, impeccable service and slopes worthy of World Cup racing. Beaver Creek Resorts pampers discerning travelers seeking an alpine experience in a luxury resort setting. Firstly you don’t have to do much traipsing about in your ski boots because there are escalators that travel to the slopes from the plaza and bus area. Slopeside ski valets store your gear and warm your boots, and the guest service staff anticipate your every need. The white glove service also extends to extras such as handing out free cookies in the afternoon. At BC, all guests are treated like royalty. Check out this First Tracks Video!

The youngest major ski area in the United.States, Beaver Creek (base at 8,100') debuted in 1980 and has grown steadily in size and esteem. They receive an average of 310"/year and have snow-making capabilities covering 39% of the terrain.
The Beaver Creek ski terrain is below the treeline and spread across three mountains. Beaver Creek has two gondolas. One is just a short access gondola from the Riverfront Village and the other is also short and accesses the tubing area and one of the ski school learning areas. The majority of the terrain is serviced by 11 high speed quad chairs, which are very impressive. The resort now spans 1,815 acres across three base areas, creating a European-inspired village-to-village ski experience with diverse terrain, impeccable grooming that goes on 24/7 and world-class amenities and cuisine. They have 24 lifts servicing 150 trails.

It has a plethora of wide-groomed trails - well-suited for the beginner (38%) to intermediate (30% of terrain) or if you just want to cruise.
Beaver Creek has two gondolas. One is just a short access gondola from the Riverfront Village and the other is also short and accesses the tubing area and one of the ski school learning areas. The majority of the terrain is serviced by 11 high speed quad chairs, which are very impressive. It has a number of steep terrains (Birds of Prey, the men’s 2018 World Cup downhill), bumps (anything on Grouse Mountain), and extreme terrain (Stone Creek Chutes) for the more advanced (32%) skier. Watch this awesome GoPro view of Birds of Prey! It also has 3 terrain parks and a half-pipe.

Beaver Creek has always been a great place to learn to ski, it gets even better with the debut of Haymeadow Park, complete with its own gondola and lift (beginner friendly), gentle terrain designed for newbies, and an Ice Cream Parlor inside “The Ranch” restaurant. (This is in addition to Red Buffalo Park, the resort’s mountaintop beginner area, which offers the ultimate on-mountain skiing experience for beginner and intermediate skiers, families and ski school guests.)

Recognized for Excellence

"SKI" Magazine ranks Beaver Creek among the top 10 ski resorts in the United.States. In 2019 it gained the magazines one of the "Best Resorts in the West." The National Ski Area Association has recognized the resort with the Best Overall Customer Service Program award for three consecutive years. Loyal destination travelers value the seamless family vacation experience found within Beaver Creek's intimate community.


The Villages:
Beaver Creek Resort offers a "village to village" ski experience, with three distinct villages, and two towns at it's base.  Beaver Creek Village is the heart of the resort with many quaint shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants, all linked by heated walkways and escalators. You can make dinner reservation at the Black Diamond via Open Table. Or you can hop over to Bachelor Gulch and enjoy fine dining at the Ritz Carlton.


Accommodations:
We’ll be staying in 3-bedroom/3-bath Beaver Creek West condos located in Avon only a few minutes away. They have a free private skier shuttle that takes you to the Riverfront Gondola, which is about a 3 minute ride. They also provide a free skier shuttle to Vail 5 days a week. The property has full kitchen, fireplace, washer and dryer, balcony or patio, voice mail, free WiFi, on-site sauna and cable/HBO. Short shuttle ride to lifts. Also it is only about a 5 minute walk to the Lake Street bus stop which takes you up into Beaver Creek and all over town.  

Transportation: 
You will have a morning flight from Austin and then a charter bus will take us from Denver, arriving at our condos by early afternoon. There will be a grocery stop enroute. A free shuttle service provides transportation between the villages and towns while in Beaver Creek.

Airline Schedule: Southwest Airlines

FEB 22  WN3671      AUS/DEN    8:40AM /10:00AM
FEB 29  WN4121      DEN/AUS     5:25PM /8:35PM


You must be a current Austin Skiers member to join a trip.

NOTE: Prices and air subject to change




Registration will open on August 23
at 12 noon



Trip Chair:  Brian Lawrence
Assistant Trip Chair:  TBD

Full Trip Price: $1,104
(includes air, lodging and ground transportation)

Single Supplement: $531 (additional cost)   

Ground Only price: $ 684

(lodging only)

Ground transfers from/to airport $ 101 round trip 

(additional cost for Ground only participants)


Group Lift Tickets:
(Also valid at Vail, Breck and Keystone)

ADULT (14-64)

3 of 10 days = $372
4 of 10 days = $458
5 of 10 days = $533
6 of 10 days = $599

SENIOR (65+)
3 of 10 days = $346
4 of 10 days = $433
5 of 10 days = $490
6 of 10 days = $547

Mountain Stats
Summit Elevation: 8,100'
Vertical Drop: 3,340'
Skiable Acres: 1,832
No. of Trails: 150
Beginner: 38%
Intermediate:30%
Advanced: 24%
Expert: 8%


$300 DEPOSIT REQUIRED PER PERSON.
MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO AUSTIN SKIERS AND MAIL IT TO THE TRIP CHAIR. YOUR SPOT IS NOT SECURE UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT CHECK. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE: 12/23/19

 
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* DO NOT PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD VIA OUR WEBSITE! 

 

* Many credit cards provide free trip insurance with payment of a trip.  This could save you 6-8% on your trip. Check with your credit card provider regarding the scope of coverage. 


     

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