Things to do in Beaver Creek, CO (Besides Skiing) – skiing is the main attraction in Beaver Creek, but there is SO much more to do!!! Even if you are an avid skier, you aren’t going to want to miss out on these fun activities!
Skiing is the main attraction in Beaver Creek, but there is SO much more to do!!! Snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and taking a scenic lift/gondola ride! As a non-skier, I LOVED it! Chicken Legs did ski one day, but every other day we did a non-skiing activity. Even if you are an avid skier, you aren’t going to want to miss out on these fun activities!
NOVA GUIDES – SNOWMOBILING
Our first big activity in Beaver Creek was Snowmobiling with Nova Guides.
We chose the Top of the Rockies half-day guided tour at Camp Hale.
Camp Hale was about a 45 minute ride from our hotel in Beaver Creek.
The tour included transportation to and from the hotel.
Nova Guides operates under White River National Forest permits on the largest commercial trail system in the Vail area. The trails span 55,000 acres, reaching the Continental Divide at elevations of 12,500 feet with views of four surrounding mountain ranges.
When you arrive you are given a helmet and snow suit.
When you pay for the tour, you are offered the opportunity to buy insurance on the snowmobile.
We did not buy the insurance.
Ready to hit the trail!
We chose to both drive a snowmobile, but they offer a two seater snowmobile.
The views on the trails were incredible!
We drove around for about an hour and then started making our way up the mountain to the peak.
Here we are at the Continental Divide 12,500 feet in the air.
We were both huffing and puffing walking up to the top. The altitude really makes it hard to breathe.
After we made it to the peak, we drove around some more and even did some freewheeling in the open fields.
You can see how deep the snow was!!
We both absolutely LOVED snowmobiling!
We did the half-day tour, but Chicken Legs wants to do the whole day tour next time.
I’m not sure I could do a whole day. I was wiped out after the half-day tour!