Beaver Creek, Colorado is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the world. The enchanting resort resonates its grandeur as soon as you start approaching from the town of Avon. A magnificent wall surrounds the front entry way, adorned with flags of the world. The is certainly something very regal about the whole experience.
Once inside the resort, visitors age greeted with a perfect aesthetic of Colorado Rocky Mountains, and affluent luxury. World class hotels such as the Grand Hyatt have residency here. The restaurants are Michelin star worthy, and the atmosphere is one of opulence.
Most people come for the skiing and snowboarding of course. The summer months offer amazing hiking trails and biking as well as other adventure sports. But what if you are not in the mood for an outdoor adventure. Does Beaver Creek offer anything other than the great outdoors for visitors coming from Denver?
The short answer is YES, plenty! Beaver Creek, or the Beav as locals like to call it, has plenty to offer to all ages. Below is the list of the Top 5 Things to Do in Beaver Creek (other than skiing)
1. The Vilar Performing Arts Center
The Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) is a gorgeous modern theatre with plenty of room for over 500 attendees. The intimate setting has breathtaking architectural that has earned the center worldwide critical acclaim. The sound system is also an incredible experience. VPAC hosts many famous artists and productions throughout the year. Production companies are very eager to perform in this distinguished setting. If you are looking for a cultural experience that ranks up there with the best to be found in New York or London, well VPAC has plenty to offer you here.
68 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
2.Walking Mountains Science Center
This wonderful activity center provides locals and visitors the ability to explore and learn about the many amazing and beautiful features of the environment of the Colorado Rockies and learn about environmental protection and sustainability at the same time. This is natural science at it’s best. Groups of up to 10 people are taken from the center to various mountain paths and trails while trained naturalists describe the abundance of flora and wildlife with making special emphasis on environmental protection. The activities are suitable for people of all ages from pre-K to senior citizens. The walking portion is not challenging, so everyone can participate in learning more about the beautiful natural surroundings of Beaver Creek.
318 Walking Mountains Ln, Avon, CO 81620
3. Black Family Ice Rink
Ice skating is available year round in Beaver Creek. Yes, even during the summer months (though they do close for a couple of weeks each summer for some maintenance). You can’t miss the location, it’s right in the middle of Beaver Creek Village Plaza. You can bring your own skates which will make this a 100% free activity for the whole family, or you can rent skates there. Either way, this is a great fun activity that’s a perfect little break within your holiday. The rink is available to skate on from noon till 9pm during the winter, and varies in operation during the summer, so just be sure to ask some locals before you head out there to avoid any disappointments.
60 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620
4.Beaver Creek Rodeo
Yes, there’s even a rodeo show in Beaver Creek every summer (how much more amazing can this place get right). The event takes place every Thursday night from end of June till mid-August. The rodeos feature the usual assortment of activities such as Bronco riding, roping, bull riding, and so much more! It’s a super fun activity for the whole family that the kids absolutely love just as much as the grownups. There are rodeo clowns, super enthusiastic announcers, and the crowds really get into the show. If you’re coming to Beaver Creek during those summer months, the rodeo is something you definitely do not want to miss!
Transportation from Denver can be easily arranged ahead of time, so you can enjoy all the festivities of a high altitude rodeo experience.
Behind Chapel Square in Traer Creek, Avon, 81620, CO
Chapel Pl, Avon, CO 81620
5. Go Shopping!
It would be a shame not to indulge yourself on some of the amazing designer boutiques, jewelry stores and sports shops that Beave Creek has to offer. This is after all one of the premiere world destinations for luxurious mountain lifestyle.
Pick up the latest in outdoor fashions from Gorsuch or Base Mountain Sports. BC Generation offers great outfits for kids.
There’s something for everybody here. From Christmas ornaments, to incredible fossils and gems, to the latest styles of sunglasses. Grab yourself a souvenir to bring home, or indulge in a full on shopping spree. Either way, you’re going to enjoy yourself here.
In short, Beaver Creek has so much to offer everyone. It’s not just for skiing or snowboarding. There are tons of fun activities all age groups can participate in year-round come rain or shine. So, if you have been delaying coming to Beaver Creek because you thought it was only for ski vacations and sports enthusiast, think again.
Getting to Beaver Creek:
111 W. Beavercreek Blvd. #1404
Beaver Creek, CO 81620