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Vail / Beaver Creek Resort

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Address: Vail, CO 81658
Phone Number: 970-496-4800
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Activities: Skiing
Description: One of the premier ski areas in the world, Vail and Beaver Creek offer...
One of the premier ski areas in the world, Vail and Beaver Creek offer excellent skiing and many other attractions.
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Quite good, but not as good as Vail

Lifts close at 3:30PM, some actually close at 3PM. Grooming is nice. Tickets are much cheaper if you order them in advance, but are attached to specific people, so husband in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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New York City
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lifts close at 3:30PM, some actually close at 3PM. Grooming is nice. Tickets are much cheaper if you order them in advance, but are attached to specific people, so husband in the morning and wife in the evening does not work with their ticketing system. You would have to buy 2 tickets. The skiing itself is good, but not as... More 

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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Some of the best facilities in the world, snow conditions are fabulous. So many lifts to choose from, you never get to cover it all. Well worth every penny, top notch service and unparalleled mountain.

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Pros: -Large area for skiing -Can find a run without crowds -Almost ski-in/out -Nice village, plenty of restaurants Cons: -Expensive, it cost us more than go to prestigious places in Europe (from Canada) -The mountains are not breathtaking, more like high hills/plateau -Getting in/out via airport: The Eagle airport is close (still cost $150 on a taxi), but the United... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Went the first week of Feb and the weather was perfect. It snowed at night and sunny during the day. All the runs were open with fresh powder. My favorite was the back bowls at Vail. Pros: Easy to get around with or without a car; We had a car and it was easy to find parking during the day... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Be careful if using the Beaver Creek reservation system. The website features some hotels that are no where close to the ski slopes. Even worse, some reservation staff are not familiar with the properties; The reservation clerk put me on a shuttle that did not service the hotel in my reservation. I ended up having to take a cab to... More 

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Kansas City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you can drop everything, go to Colorado now. This is the world championship and the USA has it on home turf. So much is free: free transportation in the area, free races, free food and drink after the races. The stands were full for Lindsey Vonn on Tuesday but not today for men's Super G today. The races and... More 

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RIchmond, VA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We skied both Beaver Creek and Vail this past week. Vail is huge and Beaver Creek is very nicely laid out. Our preference is Beaver Creek but you won't be disappointed with either one.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Spent 3 days downhill and 1 day XC skiing at Vail. Despite less snow than usual, the slopes were well groomed and there was a wide range of terrain for "Blue Cruisers" like my wife and I. There were few people on the slopes during the week. XC skiing on the Vail Golf Course was also great with some tracks... More 

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Edwards, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Jon Buchli is extremely rude. Jon Buchli stopped a random skier for using profanity and pulled his pass when he was supposed to be giving us a ski lesson. He then spent the rest of the day on his high horse talking to people on his cell phone about the guest whose pass he pulled. WHY DID I WASTE MY... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We have consistently found Vail to be the best in US skiing. In good natural conditions, there is a lot of variety in the back bowls, but in low snow periods there is excellent snowmaking in the front of Vail and at Beaver Creek to maximize skiing.

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