Skiing is so much fun, but getting started can be intimidating. There's a lot to think about when you're getting started. There's new gear to buy, new movements to learn, and a new environment to get used to. It helps to remember that everyone, including the pros, started as a beginner at one point. It also helps to choose a beginner-friendly ski resort to start learning at!
A recent article in The Manuel listed five ski resorts in the United States that they consider as the best for beginner skiers looking to practice turns and get acclimated to the sport. Beaver Creek Ski Resort made the list!
The Manuel wrote: "Beaver Creek Ski resort is a beginner’s paradise. Just a little under half of the resort’s 2,000 skiable acres, consisting of 59 runs, is beginner terrain. These runs vary between wide-open groomers of near-perfect corduroy to mellow glades for those first powder turns. This includes the new McCoy Park, a 250-acre area designed just for beginners to explore.
Often in resorts with so much terrain, beginners are restricted to a selection of short runs and are often tucked away where they won’t pester the experienced skiers — at least, that’s what it can feel like. At Beaver Creek, there are green and blue trails coming all the way down from the top of the mountain, so you can get the views and explore without being back at a lift every few minutes."
Other resorts that were recommended by The Manuel include Steamboat Springs, Telluride, Granby Ranch, and Copper Mountain.
When picking a ski resort to learn to ski at, it is important to consider beginner terrain as well as amenities. Every skier has unique needs and wants from a ski vacation, so consider what factors are most important to you. Do you prioritize apres ski or local shopping? Groomers or backcountry trails? Do you want an energetic resort or a place that is quiet? Investigate the resort prior to making reservations.
Looking for tips to make your first ski trip more successful? Check out 15 tips from Urban Outdoors here: https://urbanoutdoors.com/tips-skiing-for-beginners/
Don't hesitate; book your first ski trip at Beaver Creek Ski Resort!