Colorado’s resort towns are booming, and not because of the fresh pow. There has never been more to see and do in these so-called “seasonal ski spots” than now, which are evolving into year-round communities. With the increase of telecommuting, and an entirely new generation of employees and business owners working remotely, resort towns are seeing a surge of activity from buyers, not only looking for second-home escapes, but also to set up primary residences in the mountains.
Despite the population increase, much of the state’s resort town charms remain the same – world-class skiing, memorable après-ski, and an abundance of trendy bars, boutiques, and cultural attractions worthy of their own Instagram account. Ask any local and they’ll tell you the same thing, nothing beats Colorado’s mountain lifestyle. Today, we put the spotlight on Beaver Creek.
Beaver Creek is a quaint mountain village well-known for its idyllic ski runs, terrain parks, and cross-country routes that make up the world-famous 1,815 acres of Beaver Creek Resort. It’s great for families, as it caters to skiers and riders of all abilities with three distinct mountain areas that vary from gentle manicured slopes to intermediate trails and steep bumps.The town draws residents of all types as well, from professionals to empty nesters to retirees – but it’s not only about the slopes.
Beaver Creek is a vibrant upscale community with an impressive hiking center, a traditional European-designed performing arts center, and a host of delightful shops, restaurants, and spas. As many brokers will tell you, people come for the views, but they stay for the lifestyle. And locals know there is plenty to keep you entertained all year long. From mild summers with lush florals, to colorful autumns when the Aspens bloom, to snow-capped Rockies in the winter, the changing seasons in Beaver Creek are nothing short of extraordinary.
Get a feel for Beaver Creek at the popular Birds of Prey FIS Ski World Cup Super G, Downhill, and Giant Slalom races. The event is ranked the number one overall stop by athletes and coaches who participate, and recognized for its unbelievable lineup of festivities. This includes live music, beer tastings, ski films, parties, and sponsor activation, all nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek Village, aptly dubbed “Birds of Prey Way.” When it’s time for après-ski, Powder 8 Kitchen & Tap is the new McCoy’s.
Here you’ll enjoy patio fire pits, après cocktail service, and an entirely revamped menu that’s perfect for catching up with friends after a long day on the slopes. The massive brick-lined oven, which heats up to 900 degrees, plus the restaurant’s nod to retro skiing and selection of 16 craft brews, take this local favorite over the top.