A little known secret is that Beaver Creek is a haven for experts looking for few crowds and fewer tracks. Beaver Creek is renowned as a groomer-loving intermediate skier’s paradise and that’s exactly why experts also love Beaver Creek—it’s a sleeper destination. The reality is that 39 percent of the terrain is designated advanced to expert and the resort features a gamut of hidden powder stashes. Essentially, there’s less competition to enjoy the expert goods at Beaver Creek.
Also, there’s no shortage of uber steep, groomed challenges in the Birds of Prey area that will have even the most seasoned experts feeling a little puckered.
Beaver Creek Tree skiing
For experts, the tree-skiing terrain is the standout option at Beaver Creek.The Royal Elk Glades and Black Bear Glades hug the ski boundary on Grouse Mountain, to the skier’s left off of the chairlift, and both zones are a go-to for locals looking to get away from the crowds and find knee-deep powder.
Beaver Creek freeride + freestyle terrainFor experts who fancy themselves freeriders, head to the Stone Creek Chutes. Thanks to a collection of pillows, rock drops, chutes and steeps, the Chutes are Beaver Creek will not disappoint. You’ll feel like a star in one of Warren Miller’s movies if you are lucky enough to catch the Stone Creek Chutes early on a powder morning! For gravity-defying skiers and riders, the pro-sized Rodeo Terrain Park near the Centennial Lift provides booters, rainbow rails, hips and jumps.
Beaver Creek Birds of Prey Downhill
As the only World Cup race in the U.S., Beaver Creek’s Birds of Prey course has garnered a reputation for challenging the world’s best downhill men. Expert skiers can see whatrun whenever they want thanks to Beaver Creek’s grooming team. While you don’t have to wear a speed suit, or reach speeds faster than 60 mph, you will get a feel for the World Cup downhill experience after arching turns on Birds of Prey.