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The Pines Lodge welcomes you to Beaver Creek, Colorado and hundreds of winter activities ready for exploration. 

The following suggestions are a few of our favorites; for more detailed information, contact the Pines Lodge concierge team at (970) 845-7900

Skiing & Riding
The Pines Lodge offers ski-in access from Beaver Creek Mountain.  With endless powder days, Beaver Creek sees its snow measured in yards instead of feet.  With 300 days of sunshine a year, Beaver Creek provides some of the world’s best ski terrain spread over 1,800 acres. Beaver Creek Mountain 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 boundless terrain that are consistently rated the top in the country.

Snowshoeing and Nordic Skiing
McCoy Park is a dedicated snowshoe and cross-country ski area that 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.  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, lessons, rental equipment, and retail shops are available. Customized Nordic programs can also be arranged to meet any group's unique needs.

Dog Sledding
For a truly unique experience, take a breathtaking glide across the snow on one of our amazing dogsled tours. Available mornings and afternoons in the Cordillera area west of Beaver Creek, enjoy a seven-mile, two-hour trip led by happy, healthy huskies. Two riders are allowed per sled, and transportation is included.

Snowmobile Tours
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 ridges at over 10,000 feet through the "powder stashes" of the backcountry. Visit Nova Guides to book your snowmobiling adventure today.

Hot Air Ballooning
Rise above it all - soar into the crystal blue skies and enjoy pristine vistas of the Colorado Rocky Mountains on a magical hot air balloon ride. Camelot Balloons tours range from short half hour floats to full excursions. Special flights can also be arranged for special occasions.  

Backcountry Tours

Escape the hustle and bustle in the tranquility of the backcountry on a ski, snowboard, or snowshoe tour. Enjoy untracked snow and the peacefulness of having some of these pristine mountains all to yourself. No tour is the same, as guests will be led to wherever our private guides feel the snow is best – at times even to the top of Vail Pass at over 10,000 feet. For skiing/snowboarding guided tours via Snow Cat contact Vail Powder Guides or Paragon Guides. For guided snowshoe tours, contact the Beaver Creek Nordic Center or Paragon Guides.

Ski and 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 and 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.

Adaptive Ski and Snowboard Lessons 
Beaver Creek offers advanced and personalized adaptive ski instruction to adaptive guests at a discounted rate.  The Beaver Creek Adaptive Program Ski and Snowboard instructors assess all individual needs prior to arrival to ensure the correct equipment is available.  Our master instructors are also available to provide adaptive one-on-one private instruction. 

Winter Group Races
Each ski season, the U.S. Ski Team races on a NASTAR course, with the fastest competitor establishing a "zero handicap." NASTAR race courses, located on Vail and Beaver Creek Mountains, may be reserved for private groups. 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.

NASTAR Race Clinics
NASTAR race clinics are offered to improve 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 Equipment Rentals
Equipment rental is available in Beaver Creek Sports ski and snowboard rental and retail shop, just off the lobby of The Pines Lodge.  The children's ski and snowboard centers also offer a full line of children's ski, snowboard, and helmet rentals, and 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™ 
The Small World Child Care Nursery is owned and operated by Vail Resorts and will care for children 2 months to 6 years old.  Small World Play School 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

Ice Skating
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. Skate rentals are available right at the rink.

Snowshoe Adventure Series
The Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series draws first-time snowshoers, world class snowshoe athletes, and everyone in between – even kids!   The series features slopeside sponsor expos and a post-event plaza party for all participants.  Snowshoe rentals are available at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center.

Winter Sleigh Rides
Take a scenic ride up the mountain behind a Snow Cat 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 Performing Arts
The Vilar Center for the Performing Arts hosts an all-star lineup of outstanding musical, comedic, and stage performances that are hard to find anywhere outside of Beaver Creek. For more information, call 970-845-TIXS (8497).

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