While the words ‘budget’ and ‘ Beaver Creek’ aren't commonplace in a sentence, it is possible thanks to lodging deals and affordable dining options in Avon, the town located at the base of the mountain. Avon is brimming with affordable restaurants, bars, activities, hotels and condos. The key to an affordable Beaver Creek ski vacation is to plan ahead, and take the time to find lodging and dining deals, and Ski.com is here to help. We've compiled some tips to enjoy Beaver Creek on a budget, and trust us, there’s plenty to enjoy.
Save some your hard earned money on your Beaver Creek ski vacation and pick up groceries at Avon’s City Market and prepare meals back at your condo. And with a large year-round population you can certainly find plenty of delicious and affordable restaurants in Avon. Penny pincers looking for a great value dining experience should head to Blue Plate in Avon--a high alpine European restaurant serving delicious salads, fondue and authentic, well-reviewed wiener schnitzel. The majority of the entrees at Blue Plate are under $30, so you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a nice meal during your Beaver Creek ski vacation.
If a plush atmosphere, convenient location and hotel-like amenities with the privacy of a condo unit—all at a reasonable price—sounds like your dream lodging, then Charter at Beaver Creek [link] is an ideal option. Every room in the unit has a bathroom, plus niceties like ceramic tiles and solid oak woodwork. Guests can choose from one lodge bedrooms all the way up to five bedroom condos with fully equipped kitchens. You’ll also find an indoor pool and outdoor pool and an outdoor hot tub for your leisure enjoyment. Who knew that spending so little so could yield such a great experience? The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas [link] provides patrons with dual experiences. The property is located in Avon, but guests can access Beaver Creek via the Riverfront Express Gondola, or a shuttle. Staying in Avon provides visitors with easy access to the town’s restaurants and nightlife scene. Plus, everyone loves sleeping in Westin’s signature Heavenly bed.
If you have snowshoes or Nordic skis be sure to bring them on your Beaver Creek ski vacation; lift tickets up to the McCoy Park are only $30. And trust us, its $30 well spent, the park boasts about 20 miles of rustic trails at 10,000 feet, so the Rocky Mountain views are truly spectacular.
If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck from your Beaver Creek lift ticket—which is pricey—then be sure to take advantage of their complimentary on-mountain tour of Beaver Creek’s terrain. Intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders only, as the two hour tour will take guests all over the mountain, helping them acclimate. This is a great opportunity to ask the local guide insider tips and where to go and what to see on a budget.
For some affordable fun in Avon, be sure to go ice skating at town jewel Nottingham Lake, skate rentals are only $8. Or check out the Avon Recreation Center, which features fitness and yoga classes, a lap pool and a lazy river for relaxing. With affordable daily rates the Avon Recreation Center is a great option for families or large groups looking for something inexpensive everyone can enjoy.