Boots with the Fur: Dispatch from Beaver Creek

I recently spent President’s Day weekend skiing with my family in Beaver Creek, Colorado. It was a huge crowd pleaser for my family of 5 boys + husband.

As the only female in the group, I’ve learned over time that our boys love an active vacation – we spend New Year’s in JAMAICA where they can tube and banana boat and snorkel until their heart is content, we’ve done Universal Studios (which was such a blast – would love to do that trip again. We stayed off property which I highly recommend doing – much less chaotic) but this was our first time skiing with all five boys.

I did not grow up skiing so it is all a bit overwhelming to me about where to go and the equipment and the gear and the lift tickets – so stressful for the non-skiers of the world. For that reason I wanted a plug and play situation so our travel agent recommended the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.

While the property is tired (although someone told us while we were there that a big renovation is scheduled for next year), you cannot beat the location or the convenience. You literally walk (ski) right out of the hotel to get on the lifts and for ski school.

The town center with the ice skating rink and all the great restaurants and shopping is also steps from the hotel. And last but not least the ski rental store is literally next door to the Park Hyatt.

The apres-ski set up was great as well – fire pits, s’mores, hot toddys, hot chocolate, etc. and all you had to do was drop your stuff with the ski valet and pull up a chair outside or at the bar in front of the fireplace.

Here are the restaurants we went to and some of the fashionable après-ski attire I observed while sipping my hot toddy after a long day of skiing the greens with the other eight year olds.

Hope you enjoy the post. Have a great weekend.

Btw, I will link these and other items on my LTK SHOP. You can find it all here. There’s SO much ski apparel on sale right now.

Dusty Boot, Golden Eagle Inn, Coyote Cafe, Blue Moose Pizza, Citrea, Splendido, Beano’s Cabin (more on this below), and Allie’s Cabin. We went to Rimini Cafe for ice cream but the breakfast and lunch menus looked amazing as well.
*Travel tip* Many restaurants do not take reservations so send someone in advance to get your name on the list — the waits can be an hour or more so you don’t want to take your whole crew if you don’t have to.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
He looks so grown up in this picture.
I am not a great skiier but I really excel at Après-ski.
Easiest. Way. Down.
We had incredible weather.
Skied right down this path and into lunch at Allie’s Cabin.
Love bugs.
The hotel had a heated pool and at least 5 hot tubs. My boys were able to spend some time in each of them and annoy all the other guests.
Here is the ski valet where we dropped off our boots in the afternoon and picked them up each morning. It was so easy.
You can’t really see it but this guy had on a giant bear mask.
Allie’s Cabin — “Tucked away into a grove of aspen trees overlooking Beaver Creek village, Allie’s Cabin is an experience not to be missed. Executive Chef Jonathan Alonso and Executive Sous Chef Sean McDonough bring Northern Italian Steakhouse cuisine to life while guests bask in the glow of the open fireplace. Departing from the Beaver Creek Chophouse every 30 minutes, a 12 minute open aired sleighride meanders through the Haymeadow ski run arriving at Beaver Creek’s most eastern Cabin.”
This was our table by the window at Allie’s.
Beano’s Cabin — “A crown jewel tucked into an on-mountain meadow at the base of Larkspur Bowl, this luxurious log hideaway is one of Colorado’s top restaurants. Start your evening with a sleigh ride up through Beaver Creek’s iconic aspen groves to an exquisite gourmet dinner. Here, you’ll be treated to a true feast for the senses with our open kitchen where guests can watch our chefs in action as they prepare five-course meals comprised of traditional Colorado fare. It’s the most delicious way to end a perfect day on the mountain.
The only way to get to Beano’s Cabin on mountain is by snow cat. Your reservation time is your 30 minutes before your reservation time. Sleighs begin at 5 p.m.”
Icon Snow Boots – EVERYONE was wearing these moon boots. They look great on everyone and are very affordable – the average cost is around $120-$200.

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