Best Time To Ski Beaver Creek For Smaller Crowds: This place is Disneyworld for skiers—it was created by them, for them. There was no mining town here first. "If you build it, they will come," turned out to be fully true when it comes to The Beav. That said, crowds here stay more manageable than just down the valley at Vail, and there are lifts here, such as Birds of Prey and Grouse Mountain, that rarely see much of a line. Avoid the lifts that line the center of the mountain from the base area up and you'll dodge most lines. The best time to dodge crowds during the high season is early to mid-January at Beaver Creek.
Cheapest Time To Ski Beaver Creek: Beaver Creek isn't a particularly cheap place, but it can be hacked. There are great values in some of the condos on the west side of the resort, in Arrowhead Village, which has a great secluded feel to it but is connected to the resort via ski runs and a lift, offer great bang for the buck. Condos just off of the main core village offer value as well. Timing-wise, Beaver Creek should be skied in early to mid January for those looking to save money. Skiers numbers in February ramp up, and the mountain is a favorite of families during spring break, which keeps March busy.
Best Time To Fly To Beaver Creek: A good chunk of skiers traveling to Beaver Creek fly into Denver, which offers cheaper fares compared with regional ski airports. A better option for Beaver Creek, for those who can swing it, is to fly to Eagle Vail (EGE), which is an easy 25-minute trip to Beaver Creek rather than the 2.5-hour march up I-70 from Denver's airport. Eagle-Vail has great service from all over the country, with directs hailing from many airline hubs. The best time to find low fares is in late February to early March, when the maximum amount of flights are scheduled but President's Day has passed, and spring break has yet to hit full stride.