Activities in Beaver Creek
For the non-skier, or those simply seeking a break from the slopes, Beaver Creek offers a wealth of opportunities for all ages. Options include:
This traditional Arctic means of transportation can be experienced either from the comfort of the passenger seat, or by taking the reins yourself and driving your own dog team! You will travel, as if back in time, to the historic Camp Hale, former home of the 10th Mountain Division. An exciting activity for all, dog sledding is a popular activity, creating memories that will remain with you long after you return home.
Hot Air Ballooning
Enjoy the unbeatable spectacle of the sun rising above the beautiful Vail Valley as you float soundlessly upwards. At the culmination of each Hot Air Balloon ride, enjoy a welcome glass of champagne.
Standard flights-all standards flights include complimentary transportation from Vail/Beaver Creek/Bachelor Gulch, hot drink during balloon inflation, a memorable post-flight ceremony with the awarding of certificates, and complimentary celebratory champagne toast. Full excursions additionally include a complimentary post flight picnic.
Ice-skating is available at the rink centrally situated in Beaver Creek. No need to book in advance, this fun activity will be enjoyed by the whole family. Just show up, strap on those skates and take to the ice!
Sleigh Ride Dinner
A fun adventure for the whole family, take an open-air sleigh ride from Beaver Creek Village to Beano’s Cabin, or from Bachelor Gulch to Zach’s Cabin. Enjoy a memorable gourmet dinner high up on the mountain. Both restaurants offer spectacular Colorado cuisine with friendly service in spectacular setting. Lasting memories will be created as you relax before the glow of an inviting fire and enjoy a fabulous 5-course dinner to the accompaniment of live musical entertainment. Children have the option of their own menu at Beano’s Cabin, and there’s a children’s buffet on offer at Zach’s Cabin.
For visitors who prefer to admire the majestic Coloradan scenery from the comfort of a fully enclosed, heated snowcoach, these tours are for you! Each 4-track vehicle seats 13 passengers and travels with ease over the snow, following trails through the White River National Forest at historic Camp Hale. Admire the unrivalled beauty of the backcountry with its spectacular views of the Canadian Rockies and the Continental Divide.
For an adrenaline rush with a difference, check out snowmobiling, we offer a variety of tours, as follows:
Tigiwon Snowmobile Tour
Tigiwon offers either one or two hour tours over more than 50 miles of winding, groomed trails in the White River National Forest. Photo opportunities abound as you explore the mountain trails. From a starting point of 8,000 feet at our base location you’ll journey upto the Tigiwon cabin, built in the 1930s at an elevation of 10,500 feet. You’ll appreciate the warm welcome of a crackling fire and a hot drink amongst the grandeur of the awe-inspiring scenery of Vail’s Back Bowls, Notch Mountain and the four surrounding mountain ranges.
Top of the Rockies Tour
For guests desiring a longer, more challenging snowmobile experience we offer half and full day excursions, which include lunch. These longer tours include miles and miles of open meadows and unbeatable 360-degree panoramic mountain views of the four surrounding mountain ranges, including the Continental Divide. These tours take place in the White River National Forest at historic Camp Hale, where you’ll reach elevations of upto 12,500 feet.
High Performance Tours
Adventurous riders with some experience will welcome the challenge of these full or half-day tours designed for those seeking the ultimate ride! Using high performance Polaris 600cc paddle track machines, the high performance tour take place amid stunning scenery at heights of 12,500 feet. You will have at your disposal countless miles of terrain and powder fields in an awe-inspiring setting.