Beaver Creek is blue-square heaven for an intermediate skier looking for long, sustained runs on meticulously groomed snow. With a variety of ski runs—from steep pitches that serve as the race courses for World Cup skiers to wide-open cruisers made for arching big turns—Beaver Creek intermediate skiing is one of the resort’s best attributes.
There are more than 805 acres of groomed runs at Beaver Creek, and every single inch is manicured to perfection every single morning. Intermediate skiers, ex-racers with a penchant for corduroy, and visiting skiers flock to the base of Beaver Creek for first chair in the morning, not searching for powder stashes but because the promise of untouched, pristine groomers is too good to sleep in. If you’re a fan of carving turns on freshly groomed snow, or you’re idea of the perfect ski trip involves long runs on intermediate terrain, Beaver Creek is the spot for you.
The Larkspur Express Lift is a great place to use as the epi-center of your Beaver Creek ski trip. Wide-open intermediate terrain rolls throughout the area, and getting to the Birds of Prey chair or Bachelor Gulch lift lower on the mountain are easy from Larkspur.
Larkspur on its namesake chairlift is a must-ski, Coyote Glade near the Bachelor Gulch lift is an awesome spot for intermediate skiers that like the trees, and if you’re a fan of World Cup Racing, head to the top of the Cinch chairlift and follow the signs for Zoom Room to see where the World Cup downhill takes place.
Also, if you’re on the border between an intermediate and advanced skier, don’t be intimidated by the black diamond classifications throughout Beaver Creek. A freshly groomed black diamond run at Beaver Creek will be an unforgettable experience for any intermediate skier. For example, most of the runs underneath and near the Centennial Express Lift are designated as black diamond, should not be avoided. If you’re an intermediate skier and would like to try skiing black diamond groomers, Beaver Creek is one of the best resorts to progress your skills, especially with the world-renowned Beaver Creek Ski School on hand.
If you’re visiting Beaver Creek for the first time—and are an intermediate to advanced skier or boarder—get your bearings straight with a complimentary guided mountain tour. That way you can optimize your Beaver Creek ski vacation, and spend the time on the terrain that’s best for you. The tours meet at 10 a.m. at the top of the Centennial Express Lift.