Though the vibe is more layered Patagonia than sheared mink at Beaver Creek, the perks are plentiful. In-hotel gear rental, ski valets to move your equipment (and warm your boots), platters of cookies served at the mountain base each afternoon, and a town that boasts heated walkways and escalators underscore the resort’s commitment to anticipatory, top-drawer service. On the food front, there is something for everyone: casual eateries with outdoor fire pits, fine dining, and three elegant mountaintop cabins where the transport — snow cat or open air sleigh ride — is half of the fun. Other icy adventures include wine-infused snowshoeing, dog sledding, and skiing the just-groomed slopes at sunrise followed by breakfast at Allie’s Cabin.
The Best Run: Golden Eagle and Men’s Birds of Prey World Cup Downhill Course.
Most Over-the-Top Offering: White Glove Winter Package, which includes a private ski-in, ski-out cabin complete with private chef. This $50,000 option includes first-class flights to Eagle-Vail Airport, a helicopter ride to Beaver Creek, and Trapper Cabin all to yourself for a four-night stay. You’ll receive Helly Hansen ski garb, four unrestricted Epic Passes (valid for the entire season), two full days with a Beaver Creek private ski/snowboard instructor, a half-day guided snowshoe tour with picnic on the mountain, passes for First Tracks (sunrise run on just-groomed snow), spa treatments, and meals at Beaver Creek hot spots.
Apres: The Metropolitan at Beaver Creek is a cozy, small-plates restaurant with a self-serve wine vending machine serving 16 wines, all stored at the perfect temperature.
Where to Stay: The Pines Lodge, Park Hyatt.