From its position in the heart of Avon, Colorado, Sheraton Mountain Vista provides convenient access to Beaver Creek Mountain and Nottingham Park, while Avon's excellent shuttles whisk you and your gear to any of the diverse and exhilarating activities that have made the Vail Valley a sought-after vacation destination year-round.
Avon offers shopping, dining and access to outdoor recreation that will appeal to every guest and is also moments to Vail, Beaver Creek and Edwards. Vail is known for being largest ski area in North America and for its wonderful Swiss Village-style dining and shops. Beaver Creek is also renowned for world-class skiing, fine dining, exquisite shopping, an outdoor ice-skating rink, and memorable cultural events at the Vilar Center. Edwards is a charming town with family-friendly restaurants and boutique shopping that will appeal to all. These four towns create a diverse and memorable experience.
In addition to world-class winter activities from skiing and ice skating to snowmobiling and sleigh rides, you can partake in summer delights like fly-fishing, kayaking and whitewater rafting in the Eagle River, as well as abundant opportunities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, hot air balloon rides and jeep tours.
White River National Forest
In the heart of the Rocky Mountains and encompassing Beaver Creek and Vail ski areas, lie 2.3 million acres of the White River National Forest. Considered the birthplace of wilderness and the top recreation forest in the nation, White River offers something for every outdoor interest—from fishing, hunting and boating to hiking, horseback riding and plenty of winter skiing and other snow sports.
Complement your recreation in Vail Valley's heights with an appreciation of its depths at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum. Explore the history of the legendary 10th Mountain Division, which played such an instrumental role in developing the sport and leisure of skiing post-World War II, as well as an inspiring Hall of Fame and Olympic collection honoring snow sport innovators and achievers.
Vail Valley Golf
Elevate your game at one of 20 great and gorgeous plays in the Vail Valley, including two world-class courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman at Red Sky Golf Club, meandering through 800 acres of historic Colorado ranchlands brushed with soothing sage and aspen groves, as well as the serenely sloped EagleVail Golf Course nearby that also runs beside the rushing Eagle River.
This snow park the size of a football stadium sits atop Vail Mountain, offering family activities in snow or sun. From ski bikes, a kid's snowmobile track and tubing lanes in season to mini-golf, horseback riding, lawn sports and a bungee-harness trampoline in summer, Adventure Ridge has something fun for every time of year and every age, all at over 10,000 feet.
A scenic 45-minute drive takes you to early and late season ski opportunities surrounded by even more stunning Colorado vistas. At a summit elevation of 13,050 feet, Arapahoe Basin contains North America's highest skiable terrain and hence its longest snow season, providing snow sports on world-class trails through an extended period running from mid-October to as late as July.
Family Love-fests (Winter – Spring Holidays)
Beaver Creek Loves Kids are family events offering complimentary lifts, lessons and gear, while BC<3T2 (a teens-only program) holds special evening expeditions of snowshoeing, tubing and disco ice-skating.
Vilar Performing Arts Center (Year-round)
Set within Beaver Creek Village, the 530-seat Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) presents a variety of year-round performances, including Broadway shows, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more.
Walking Mountains (Year-round)
This Rockies-inspired science center connects kids and adults alike to Colorado nature through irresistible hands-on exhibits and adventurous guided tours in the great outdoors that are tailored to the area's amazing ecology.
Beaver Creek Rodeo (June – August)
On summer Thursday nights, witness classic bronco riding, calf scramble, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Favorite family treats include pony rides, face painting, a mechanical bull and delicious western eats.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (Summer)
Blooming Memorial through Labor Day at 8,200 feet, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens offers summer guided tours, children's programs, celebrations of art and food and even yoga, all amid the world's highest botanical garden with its arcadian array of perennial beds and waterfalls.