Skiing & Riding
The Pines Lodge offers ski-in access from Beaver Creek Mountain, and only 15 minutes from Vail, giving our guests access to the best skiing in North America. With endless powder days that bring snow measured in the tens of yards deep every year and an average of 275 days of sunshine a year, Beaver Creek and Vail provide some of the best skiing and riding terrain in the world. Beaver Creek offers everything from gentle groomers to the famed Birds of Prey World Cup course. Nearby Vail offers over 5,000 acres and a whopping seven back bowls of endless terrain that are consistently rated the top in the country.
Beaver Creek Snowshoeing and Nordic Skiing
In the mountains of Beaver Creek, a dedicated snowshoe and cross-country ski area called McCoy Park provides a vast array of terrain for exploring the grandeur and peacefulness of the high country. Thirty-two kilometers of beginner, intermediate, and advanced tracked and rustic trails are accessed by the Strawberry Park Express lift, which whisks you to McCoy Park from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. every day. The last download is 3:45 p.m. Cross Country and telemark equipment can be rented at the Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center.
In addition to the terrain at McCoy Park, backcountry tours leave from Golden Peak in Vail. A variety of half-day and full-day tours are available, as well as lessons, rental equipment and retail shops. Customized Nordic programs can also be arranged to meet any groups' unique needs.
Dog Sledding in Beaver Creek
For a truly unique experience, take a breathtaking glide across the snow one of our special dogsled tours. Available mornings and afternoons in the Cordillera area west of Beaver Creek, enjoy a seven-mile, two-hour trip. Two people are allowed per sled, and transportation is included. For reservations, call the Pines Lodge concierge team at (970) 845-7900.
Experience a snowmobile tour through the scenic backcountry of Colorado. Tours range from two-hour loops with a hot chocolate break to full-day adventures cruising the high ridges at over 10,000 feet playing in the endless "powder stashes" of the backcountry. To book your adventure visit Nova Guides.
Beaver Creek Hot Air Ballooning
Rise above it all. Soar into the skies and enjoy pristine vistas of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Tours include transportation, champagne, a flight certificate, and special launch ceremony. For reservations, call the Pines Lodge Concierge at (970) 845-7900.
Backcountry Tours throughout Beaver Creek
Get away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy the tranquility of the scenic backcountry in a ski, snowboard or snowshoe tour. Enjoy untracked snow and the peacefulness of having some of these pristine mountains all to yourself. Guests are transported to wherever our private local guides feel the snow is best, often to the top of Vail Pass at over 10,000 feet. For skiing/snowboarding guided tours via snowcat contact Vail Powder Guides or Paragon Guides. For guided snowshoe tours contact the Beaver Creek Nordic Center or Paragon Guides.
Ski & Snowboard Schools
Beaver Creek Resorts offer renowned Ski and Snowboard School programs with more than 1,300 instructors from around the world. The Beaver Creek Ski & Snowboard Schools offers a variety of teaching programs for skiers and riders of every age and ability, and include both group and private lessons, and well as specific children’ s and adaptive learning programs. The Pines Lodge concierge team is happy to assist with arranging ski and snowboard lessons.
Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Beaver Creek offers advanced and personalized adaptive ski instruction to adaptive guests at a discounted rate. The Beaver Creek Ski & School instructors assess all individual needs prior to arrival to ensure the correct equipment is available and provide experienced adaptive ski and snowboard instructors for one-on-one private instruction. To learn more or book an adaptive lesson please contact the Beaver Creek Adaptive Program.
Winter Group Races
NASTAR race courses, located on Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains, may be reserved for private groups. Each ski season, the U.S. Ski Team races on a NASTAR course, with the fastest competitor establishing a "zero handicap." Each time you race, your handicap is calculated against the National Pacesetter's time. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded on the basis of time, age, and gender.
Colorado Ski Race Clinics
NASTAR race clinics are offered to improve your racing abilities through personalized gate training and video analysis. The clinics are taught by professional coaches and ski racers and pricing is based on the number of participants.
Winter Activity Rentals: Skis, Snowboards, Nordic Skis, Snowshoes, and Kids' Equipment:
The Pines Lodge offers the convenience of Beaver Creek Sports on-site ski and snowboard rental and retail shop, just off the lobby of the hotel. In addition, The children's ski and snowboard centers offer a full line of children's ski, snowboard, and helmet rentals, and they will even store rentals overnight for free. Finally, the New Technology Centers™ (NTC), located in Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains, offer the latest technology in shaped, powder, and telemark skis and boots.
Small World Play School™
Child care is provided for non-skiing children, as young as 2 months to 6 years old. The Small World Child Care Nursery is owned and operated by Vail Resorts. It is located slopeside in Beaver Creek Village. Your child will receive individualized care under the watchful eyes of our trained staff. Reservations are required, for more details please call 970-845-7900 or email email@example.com.
Guests can skate year-round at the Black Family Ice Skating Rink, located in the heart of the village plaza. The 150 by 65-foot rink is open daily and a zamboni prepares the ice every three hours. Skate rentals are available right at the rink.
Beaver Creek Snowshow Adventure Series
The Beaver Creek Snowshow Adventure Series draws first-time snowshoers, world class snowshoe athletes, kids of all ages and everyone in between. The series features slopeside sponsors expos and a post-event plaza party for all participants to enjoy a variety of giveaways and a post-racemeal. Snowshoe rentals are available at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center. Click here for race details and dates or call 970-754-5313.
Winter Sleigh Rides
Take a scenic ride up the mountain behind a snowcat and then enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at the exclusive Beano's Cabin, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning five course meal. Reservations are required.
Beaver Creek's spas take pampering to new heights, treating guests to their own versions of a sumptuous "Rocky Mountain High." Contact Allegria Spa at 970-748-7500 or Spa Struck at 970-845-2225. Our in-house concierge team would be happy to assist in making you an appoinment.
Beaver Creek Performing Arts
The Vilar Center for the Performing Arts hosts an all-star lineup of outstanding performances that are hard to find anywhere other than Beaver Creek. For more information, call 970-845-TIXS (8497).
Other Winter Activities
For a complete listing of winter activities throughout the Vail Valley, contact the Pines Lodge concierge team at (970) 845-7900.