While our high altitude offers breathtaking views of the Gore Range, it often comes with rapidly changing weather, especially in the afternoons. So be sure to pack layers including a thermal base layer and rainproof/windproof outer layer, in case a shower rolls in during an afternoon hike. Also, remember, the temperature can drop as much as 10 degrees from the village to mid-mountain, so pack smart and be prepared.
It’s important to drink plenty of water during the days leading up to you trip and throughout your stay, as the higher altitude causes moisture to evaporate more quickly from the body and can leave you feeling dehydrated. Be sure to bring a water bottle with you on hikes and biking excursions and be sure not to drink from streams, as pristine as they may seem.
Remember that Beaver Creek sits at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level so the sun is much stronger than it is back home. Be sure to wear appropriate SPF sunscreen and cover your face with hats to avoid unnecessary exposure. Also, be sure to check the weather forecast as afternoon thunderstorms are a frequent summer event. If possible, start your outdoor adventures early so you’re off the mountain shortly after noon.
Weather and Terrain
YOU ASSUME THE RISK of unpredictable weather, as well as rugged, uneven, irregular and slippery conditions.