My family recently skied Beavercreek mountain, CO for the first time. We went mid-march and experienced the most glorious spring skiing. We buy the a yearly ski pass called Epic Pass gives us unlimited skiing at great resorts in US & Europe (if you ski 5 days + its worth it).
Here are our recommendations, all tried and test by us:
We flew from Orlando to Denver (4hrs) followed by 2.5hr drive with Mountain Shuttle to Beavercreek.
You can fly direct from all major airports to Denver. If you can fly direct to Vail Eagle it is only a 30min transfer, Vail Eagle flights can be pricey unless you book way in advance. FYI Uber does not work in Beavercreek!
We stayed in a 1 bed suite with kitchen & separate living room at The Westin in Avon and got the town shuttle to the mountain daily. The shuttle ride is only 10mins but we quickly got used to it and in fact it was a great way to meet people. Our kids made friends quickly on the bus and would plan their social hour with their new ‘shuttle’ friends.
I love to ski hard then have a fabulous alfresco lunch & enjoy glorious mountain sunshine! My fave’ alfresco spots are:
8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill at The Park Hyatt (make a reservation through opentable).
Mamie’s Mountainside Grill: At first we were not sure about grilling our own food but it was fabulous. We bought burgers (gluten free buns are served) and you grill your own burgers in a gorgeous setting on top of the mountain. Wine and burgers are a perfect pick me up. Our kids grilled smores for dessert. Mamie’s is top Bachelor Gulch Lift Express.
Spruce Saddle: Casual lunch spot, canteen style. Quick pit stop, we had tacos & sushi.
Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch: Delicious mountainside lunch spot.
Visit the mountaintop Candy Cabin! They have the best pick & mix!
Dinner & Take Out
Many nights we got take out because we were tired, we enjoyed dinner by our fireplace in our apt.
Pho 20 Avon: Vietnamese delicious take out.
Pazzos Pizza: Eat in or Take out. They have gluten free pizzas.
Blue Moose Pizza: Good pizza joint but super busy during holiday so expect a wait.
Vin48: They were so nice to us as we never had a reservation. Food & service was great.
Maya at The Westin : Great Mexican food & superb margaritas
Our kids loved the Beavercreek ski school. They made friends and loved their instructors who improved their skiing technique! At the end of the day staff walk round with trays of cookies, handing them out! We only put them in ski school for 3 days so we could enjoy 3 days skiing with them. Their apres-ski was Ice Skating in Beavercreek village, we sat by outdoor fire on comfy seating while watching them skate!
Hope this inspired you a little trip to Beavercreek.