Christmas in any mountain setting is a special occasion, but here in Beaver Creek, it’s something altogether more extraordinary and unforgettable. The pedestrianized village plaza with its central ice rink and ski runways around town make for a magical experience, and the Christmas lights add to the festive feeling of the seasonal events set up around town for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Of course, the skiing is an important part of the festive season at this resort. With its high altitude, the snow is likely to be good and provide you with a white Christmas, having an average of 325 inches per year. If it’s not however, the snow making equipment on the mountain is exceptional, covering 680 acres – over a third of its terrain. Skiing on Christmas day itself is a magical experience, and the range of runs is sure to keep the whole family or group happy.
In prior seasons, Beaver Creek has offered its guests numerous festive events and activities to really bring the seasonal cheer to the resort. Winterfest has been a mainstay at this time of year over the last few seasons, a 2 week celebration of everything Christmassy, from hands on events, decorating the town and cultural proceedings. Over the past few years, the resort also hosted the Beaver Creek Loves Kids at its peak dates, including Christmas. With family friendly activities, such as torch-lit skiing, a visiting Santa and family disco ice skating evenings, the kids are sure to have a holiday they’ll never forget.
There are a range of restaurants to cater for most tastes and appetites; if you’re looking for a beautifully presented, scrumptious meal to sit down and enjoy, look no further than SaddleRidge, whose restaurant has provided many patrons with a beautifully crafted Christmas meal over the past few festive seasons. Alternatively, head to 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill, with its evening Christmas buffet proving exceptionally popular in prior years, especially seeing as it includes a child’s dining option and price for the younger ones.
If you don’t fancy heading out for a festive meal, why not consider renting self-catered accommodation over the holiday, as it means you can cook the special meal your own individual way, and spend the day in your condo solely in the company of your family or friends. Another option would be to book a chalet, and to take advantage of our catered options to have the least stress possible on the big day. The other benefit of this type of lodging is the opportunity to book sole occupancy of the chalet if you have a big enough group, meaning an intimate festive holiday. Hotels can provide you with a stress-free holiday, as they often house amenities on site, as well as restaurants who usually offer a Christmas dining option.
The bars in the resort won’t tend to offer you a round-the-clock party, but they will offer an outstanding ambience with an exceptional selection of drinks menus. You could venture to the Dusty Boot for a selection of margaritas and tequilas, or the Whiskey Elk Bar in the Park Hyatt Hotel, offering a huge variety of whiskeys, bourbons, scotch and vintage port for your favourite tipple on the special day.
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