ACTIVITIES Activities Blog

Up and Out, Lots to do in the Vail Valley

A wonderful family ski mountain just two miles west of Beaver Creek,
Arrowhead can be accessed from Beaver Creek Mountain via the village-
to-village interconnect.
Lift Information: Lift opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.
Ski School: Arranged through Beaver Creek at (970) 754-5300
Grooming: Arrowhead has more than 90 acres of snowmaking
and is extensively groomed.
Snow Conditions: Visit for the latest

Nestled between Beaver Creek and Arrowhead resorts, the peaceful setting and intermediate runs of Bachelor Gulch complement the more challenging terrain of Beaver Creek. Still largely untouched by big crowds, you’ll find it to be a relaxing and enjoyable alternative. Unless your lodging is in Bachelor Gulch, it can only be accessed by skiing or snowboarding from Beaver Creek or Arrowhead. A most enjoyable commute!
Lift Information: Lift opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m. The
lift or skiable catwalk is the only way out of Bachelor Gulch; no shuttle
or car transportation is allowed for non-lodging guests.
Ski School: Arranged through Beaver Creek at (970) 754-5300
Grooming: Bachelor Gulch is extensively groomed.

There’s something special about Beaver Creek. From its heated sidewalks and quaint, European village feel to a diverse ski experience on a user friendly mountain, you’ll soon behooked.  Beaver Creek Mountain is actually comprised of Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead ski areas, forming North America’s only village-to-village ski experience. A well-balanced system of trail difficulty and 275 sunny days a year will keep you coming back. The vertical rise is 4,040 feet and the mountain boasts 1,625 skiable acres, so crowds are rare. The Talons identifies Beaver Creek’s most advanced terrain reaching from the Birds of Prey and Grouse Mountain to Larkspur Bowl. Access to The Talons is identified by the three chairlifts rising out of the Red Tail Camp area and servicing primarily black/double-black diamond terrain. The Talons is certain to test even the most experienced skiers and riders.
Lift Information: Most lifts open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. Public parking is available in the Elk and Bear lots on Highway 6 in Avon, and free shuttle buses run continuously. Beaver Creek Village public parking is available at Village Hall and Market Square. Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard School: Graduates like to say the Ski andSnowboard School at Beaver Creek is the best in the country. Maybe any country. Certainly, it’s the only U.S. mountain to regularly host the Men’s World Cup. And uniquely, even some beginner trails are high on the slopes. Choose from private, adult or children’s lessons; alpine, snowboard, Nordic or adaptive. Call (970) 754-5300 or visit
Grooming: Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead have
hundreds of acres of grooming. Grooming information is posted at
the bottom and top of most main lifts and on-mountain information
boards or visit
Snow Conditions: Visit for the latest


Vail is a world-renowned destination for skiers and snowboarders. Once you experience its vast reaches of light Rocky Mountain powder, 350 inches of average annual snowfall and wide-open groomed terrain, you’ll know why. From the seemingly endless and legendary Back Bowls to the user-friendly cruiser runs of Golden Peak and Lionshead, Vail can satisfy or challenge every level of skier. With 5,289 acres of skiable terrain and a vertical rise of 3,450 feet, Vail is the largest single ski mountain in North America.
Lift Information: Most lifts open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m.,
with the exception of the Back Bowls and Blue Sky, which close at 3 p.m.
Vail Snowsports School: Vail Mountain is home to one of the finest
snowsports school in the world. With a tradition of excellence, it is
committed to staying at the forefront of its profession by investing in technology, facilities and pros. The incredibly diverse staff brings a wealth of knowledge and skill with a guest-centered focus to help you achieve your goals and experience Vail Mountain like you never have before. Call (970) SKI-VAIL or visit
Grooming: Vail boasts hundreds of acres of snowmaking and the
largest fleet of snow groomers in the world. Grooming information
is posted at Golden Peak, Vail Village, Lionshead and on-mountain
information boards or visit
Snow Conditions: Visit for the latest.

Bowling is a great activity for families and friends of all ages and abilities.
Interactive and fun, shake up your après ski routine with some competitive
indoor fun. With a full service dining room and sixty-foot bar, also has an
ace up its sleeve with ten lanes of bowling glory. bōl’s sleek and modern
design is one of a kind that help to make the establishment the most
exquisite bowling alley in the world.
bōl (970) 476-5300

Travel with ease through the winter backcountry in an enclosed and heated snowcat. The thrill of powder skiing awaits. Enjoy tantalizing views of Colorado’s highest peaks and fresh powder you don’t have to share with the crowds. (800)707-6114 or “Get High, Get Deep, Get After It,” with over 2,400 acres of treed slopes and open bowls in deep Colorado powder

Sink your skinny skis into a smorgasbord of Nordic options throughout the Vail Valley. From the more than 30 kilometers of track with sweeping, panoramic views at McCoy Park atop Beaver Creek to the 15 kilometers of trails with views of the towering Gore Range at the Vail Nordic Center, there’s something for cross country skiers of every level. Cordillera in Edwards also offers miles of trails through stunning countryside.
Cordillera (970) 926-2200
McCoy Park (970) 754-5313
Vail Nordic Center (970) 476-8366

The Vail Valley is rapidly becoming a haven for skaters of every description.
From figure skaters to hockey players to recreational skaters of every level,
you will find the ice to your liking wherever you turn. For a breath of fresh
air and time out from the slopes, try outdoor skating on one of several local
ice rinks,
Adventure Ridge (970) 476-9090
Arrabelle at Vail Square (970) 754-7777
Beaver Creek Village (970) 845-9090
Dobson Ice Arena (970) 479-2270
Eagle Ice Rink (970) 328-2668
Nottingham Lake (970) 748-4060
Solaris Plaza (970) 476-9000

Avon Public Library (970) 949-6797
Capitol Theater – Eagle (970) 476-5661
Cinebistro @ Solaris (970) 476-3344
Colorado Ski Museum (970) 476-1876
Eagle Library (970) 328-8800
Riverwalk Theater (970) 476-5661
Vail Public Library (970) 479-2185
Vilar Performing Arts Center (970) 845-TIXS (8497)