Even the most serious skiers need a break from the slopes to explore the local off-mountain activity offerings, and Beaver Creek resort, the town of Avon and the surrounding Vail Valley is a winter wonderland brimming with things to do both indoors and outdoors. Here are some of the top Beaver Creek winter activities:
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Vilar Performing Arts Center is a world-class theater right in the heart of Beaver Creek. Everything from Broadway musicals and standup comedy to rock concerts are regularly held at this exceptional mountain venue. There is something for everyone at Vilar, so be sure to check the listings for year-round performances.
At Beaver Creek, you can enjoy a snowcat-led sleigh ride to your dinner at the renowned Beano's Cabin. Inside this charming on-mountain lodge, you're welcomed by a roaring fireplace and tantalizing aromas from the gourmet exhibition kitchen. Featuring wild game and beautiful mix of classic and contemporary epicure fare, the menu will please even the most discerning palates. After your first visit, you'll want to make Beano's a ski-vacation tradition, especially around the Holidays.
McCoy Park Nordic skiing + snowshoeing
Give Nordic skiing or snowshoeing a shot at McCoy Park, an on-mountain snowshoe and cross-country ski area with 20 miles of trails at the top of Strawberry Park Express lift. Nordic ski and snowshoe rentals, guided tours and lessons are available.
Beaver Creek ice skating
Located in the heart of the Bavarian-inspired Beaver Creek Village, the village ice rink provides an idyllic setting for skating around with your family, friends or sweetie. Nottingham Lake in Avon is also a beautiful place to go ice skating. Skate rentals are available.
Beaver Creek snow tubing
Kids and families love snow tubing. Located just below The Ranch, Beaver Creek’s lift-accessed, multi-lane snow tubing hill is accessed by way of the Buckaroo Express Gondola. After having a blast on the slopes, warm up with some hot chocolate next to the fire.
Beaver Creek spas
Head to one of Beaver Creek’s renowned spas for a luxurious treatment, or simply unwind in the sauna, steam rooms and hot tubs. Some of the most popular spas include the Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Spa Anjali at the West Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon and the Bachelor Gulch Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch.