COLORADO- BEAVER CREAK
Weather in Colorado - Beaver Creak
Weather in the mountains changes quickly no matter what the season and evening temperatures drop quickly even in the summer. Summertime high temperatures are in the high 70s to low 80s (average 26 degrees C) and the winter average temperature is about 31 degrees F (0 degrees C).
Getting to and from Beaver Creek
If you’re visiting from far away, you can fly into Denver International Airport and take a shuttle or rental car to Beaver Creek. Visitors from closer to home often prefer to fly into Vail/Eagle County Airport. If you’re driving, Beaver Creek is 120 miles west of Denver along Interstate 70.
What to bring to Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek is a casual village and you’ll never need anything more formal than jeans and a fleece sweater. Skiing at high altitudes means you’re more likely to get sunburned so make sure to bring lots of sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, even in the winter.
Things to do in Beaver Creek
Skiing is what makes Beaver Creek come alive. If you visit in December, you can see the annual Birds of Prey World Cup race on one of the top five ski courses in the world. Village-to-village ski packages give you access to both Arrowhead Village and Bachelor Gulch Village where you can ski, snowboard and hike to your heart’s content. If you’re visiting in the summer you can golf, hike, bike or just relax at one of the area’s world-class restaurants or spas.
Staying safe and healthy in Beaver Creek
If you live in a lower altitude region, take it easy during your first few days in Beaver Creek. High altitudes can cause illness symptoms so make sure to get plenty of rest and drink lots of water during your stay. Some physicians recommend altitude sickness medications to help alleviate symptoms. Many visitors find it helpful to spend the night in Denver before you head to Beaver Creek to slowly get yourself accustomed to higher altitudes. (Of course, always check with your own physician prior to taking any medications.)
Time zone and currency in Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek, Colorado is in Mountain Standard Time, which is two hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in New York. Official currency in Colorado is the U.S. dollar.