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Today Forbes posted an article titled “The Top 5 Ski Resorts For Families In 2014” .  Vail Resorts Beaver Creek ranked number one in the country with two other Vail Resorts Properties making the top five also – Heavenly and Breckenridge.  A few of their rating factors include:

  • Commute from car to slopes
  • How close is the “family friendly” terrain
  • Do the ski lifts slow down for loading and unloading (crucial for little tykes)

Here is what they say about Beaver Creek:

1. Beaver Creek, Colorado – Family PAF Score: 84.9  

There can only be one No. 1, and in this category Beaver Creek is the clear winner.  The areas for kids are creative, plentiful and large. There’s a sizeable area right at the base (no riding three lifts to get there!) that includes a short gondola, installed for kids (but you can ride it to, mom and dad) called Buckaroo Express EXPR +0.38%. How awesome is that?BC Buckaroo loadingFor kids who pass the tests at the bottom, some of the mellowest, longest green runs in the West reside at the top of the front mountain, complete with little faux gold mines that kids can ski through.


The snow has been falling and the temperatures have been rising (above zero degrees now!).  Come ski these fabulous resorts for your Holiday vacation!

The Snow has arrived in Vail and Beaver Creek! With over a foot of new snow in the last 12 hours, Vail and Beaver Creek and ready for its skiers and riders! And it continues to fall…

VAIL: 803 acres are now open, 30″ base, 12 lifts open, 49 runs open

BEAVER CREEK: 760 acres are now open, 27″ base, 14 lifts open, 40 runs open

Enjoy some shots in the snow from the last two days: Vail Skier vail skier

Game Creek Bowl is now open! This shot is from today!

Game Creek BowlWe are expecting a great ski year and we hope to see you on the slopes!

Gateway To Vail

Vail Snow Report

Beaver Creek Snow Report

Ashley Smith

New snow on Wednesday, December 4th, caused a cancellation for the Birds of Prey Race. Today, Thursday started with 4 inches of new snow, sunshine and cold, cold weather.  This cold weather will hopefully contribute to prime race conditions for future races on the course.  Click here for a map of the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey race course.

The schedule is packed full of world class racer and world class events.  If you are heading out to spectate, make sure to dress in layers and prepare for brisk weather.  Enjoy!!

Enjoy a “bird’s eye/racer’s view” video of the course.

World cup




Vail, Colorado – Our local news channel, 9News, has posted a weather alert for today through Wednesday 12/4/2013.  They are predicting 18-36 inches of snow in the next 48 hours.  If you can play hooky from work, head to Vail Mountain to make some turns!

vail snow storm

Gateway To Vail

Vail Snow Report