Every family member will be doted upon during a Beaver Creek family ski vacation. With ski runs, programs, ski lessons, hotels and restaurants focused on the family experience, Beaver Creek is a fantastic option if you’re looking to make lasting memories with your family. Plus, Beaver Creek village is a self-contained ski resort, meaning it’s safe for kids to roam and explore, while parents relax.
Just steps from the beginner Strawberry Park chairlift, you’ll find The Osprey, a family-friendly mountain lodge with both hotel rooms and suites. The pool and patio area are sure to please the whole family, with an outdoor pool and relaxing outdoor hot tub. Pine Lodge, A RockResort property, is conveniently situated, allowing families to ski in, ski out. The outdoor pool and hot tub are big draws for the whole family. Market Square is only 30 yards from the base area chairlifts and sits right in front of the ice skating rink, making it the perfect property for families. The charming, rustic Mckoy Peak Lodge [link] is located slopeside, just steps from beginner chair, Highlands Lift 2, and offers family-friendly amenities, like an outdoor pool and hot tub.
With nearly 1,000 groomed acres (out of Beaver Creek’s 1,800 total acres) every run from mellow cruisers to steep world cup courses is pristine, which is sure to please the whole family. Runs like Powell, Mystic Maze, and Jack Rabbit Alley are designed for beginner skiers, children and families to enjoy together, and all three runs are easily accessed by the Drink of Water chairlift. The trees and moguls on the higher part of the mountain, surrounding the Birds of Prey and Grouse Mountain express lifts, combined with four terrain parks, makes a Beaver Creek family ski trip an easy decision.
The Ranch at Beaver Creek, located at the top of Buckaroo Express Gondola, is a 4,000-square-foot ski school center devoted to children. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is the normal, run of the mill, on-mountain hut, either; The Ranch is a high-tech hub for world-class instruction. Flat-screen televisions hang on the walls, giving instructors a place to show video footage from the ski lesson, the kitchen dishes out healthy, delicious meals that the kids will rave about and parents will appreciate.
This state-of-the-art facility makes Beaver Creek one of the best spots in North America for children to learn how to ski. Similarly, the Buckaroo Express Gondola is solely for children in ski school.
Another perfect example of Beaver Creek’s approach to welcoming families takes place every afternoon during the winter, without fail. At 3 p.m. the entire base village at Beaver Creek is blanketed in the sweet smell of freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies. In fact, 495,000 fresh cookies are served every year at Beaver Creek. Children will love freshly baked cookies greeting them after skiing; après takes on whole new meaning for kids in Beaver Creek!