Nordic center

 

The Nordic Sports Center will be open daily Saturday, December 15, 2019 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. It is located across from the covered bridge in the Strawberry Park building and next to chair 12 the Strawberry Park express lift. Offering a complete rental shop with classical, skate, telemark, Alpine Touring (AT) and snowshoe equipment rentals. Also offered are daily scheduled and private lessons and tours, ticket sales, as well as retail and snacks.

McCoy Park which is accessed via The Strawberry Park Lift - Chair 12, is considered to be one of Beaver Creeks best kept secrets and features 32-plus kilometers of groomed and rustic trails for Cross Country skiing and Snowshoeing. Nestled between Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch villages, McCoy Park offers spectacular views of 3 mountain ranges.

MCCOY PARK LIFT/TRACK ACCESS:  ADULTS $46 & CHILDREN $32
NORDIC SAMPLER (ACCESS TO 3 NORDIC ACTIVITIES): $295

To book a reservation or learn more about the Nordic Center, please call (970) 754-5313 or email nateg@vailresorts.com.

 

Cross Country Programs

Introductory Lesson – Learn the basics of cross-country skiing, including track and hill skills; track access lift ticket included.

McCoy Park Afternoon Tour – Spend the afternoon exploring the beauty of McCoy park, geared towards advanced beginner and intermediate skiers. The lesson includes a track access lift ticket.

Next Step Lesson – Increase your Nordic bag of tricks while enjoying the beauty of McCoy park, geared towards advanced beginner and intermediate XC skiers; The lesson already includes a track access lift ticket.

Private Instruction – Private instruction offered daily; please call for details. *Reservations required.

 PRODUCT LEVEL
 TIME    PRICE
 MORNING INTRODUCTORY  XC LESSON BEGINNER  
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   DAILY 
$120
 AFTERNOON MCCOY PARK TOUR INTERMEDIATE
1:15-3:30 p.m.  DAILY    $120
 INTRO SKATE LESSON BEGINNER 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  WED. $120*
 AFTERNOON  (XC) EXTENSION     INTERMEDIATE
1:15-3:30 p.m.  DAILY $50*
 PRIVATE XC/SKATE INSTRUCTION (1-4 PPL)  
BY RESERVATION   
 2 HOUR  DAILY   $335*
  BY RESERVATION  3 HOUR
 DAILY  $465*
  BY RESERVATION  ALL DAY
 DAILY   $700*

                             

*Activities require reservations and a minimum of 2 guests

Telemark Skiing Programs

Tele Tuesday
– Looking for a new challenge? How about trying Telemark skiing. Offered Tuesday mornings, these classes are geared toward the first-time or advanced-beginner Telemark skier (need to be able to ski greens on Alpine skis). Special discounted pricing and equipment available. Reservations required*

Tele Next Step Lesson – Offered Tuesday afternoons, a half day lesson geared towards the advanced beginner to intermediate telemark skier. The perfect progression from the morning Tele Tuesday lesson. Special discounted pricing and equipment available. Reservations required*

Private Instruction – Private instruction offered daily; 2 hour, 3 hour or 6.5 hours, please call for details. Reservations required*

Also available is the Kids Tele rental punch card, which offers 5 rentals.

For information and to register please contact: Beaver Creek Nordic Sports (970) 754-5313

PRODUCT LEVEL TIME   PRICE
 TELE TUESDAYS
BEGINNER 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. TUESDAYS $120*
 TELE TUESDAYS NEXT STEP
INTERMEDIATE   
1:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. TUESDAYS $120*
 TELEMARK MINI WORKSHOPS   
ALL LEVELS
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CALL FOR DETAILS 
$120

*Activities require reservations and a minimum of two guests

Snowshoe Tours and Programs

Nature Snowshoe Tours – Explore the beauty of McCoy Park with one of our local guides; learn about the local folklore and flora and fauna all while enjoying views of three mountain ranges. These 2 ½ hour tours are offered daily, in the mornings and afternoons. No reservations required, and already includes a lift ticket for track access.

Winter Wine Excursions
– The adventure begins with scenic snowshoe tour led by an informative guide who will provide an engaging narrative of Beaver Creek’s history and unique natural environment. Before returning, make a quick stop at Beaver Creek's original Candy Cabin. Afterwards, refuel and relax over an apres snowshoe culinary experience at the Osprey Fireside Grill featuring exclusive wines as well as gourmet cheeses and charcuterie. Tours are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Please contact the Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center at (970) 754-5313 for special spring rates and to make your reservation. *Reservations required. Tour includes McCoy park lift access, equipment, guided tour and tasting.

Fit Tours – These tours leave the nature behind; they are more geared towards the fitness-oriented snowshoe enthusiast that is looking for more of a workout. Offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am - 12:00pm, and already includes a lift ticket for track access. *Reservations required

Complimentary Family Snowshoe Tour – This complimentary snowshoe tour is offered on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. It’s a great way to finish up the ski day and experience the great activity of snowshoeing. Geared towards families and kids ages 6 and older. Guide, Atlas Snowshoes, cookies and cocoa provided. *Reservations required.

Private Instruction – Private instruction offered daily; please call (970) 754-5313 for details.*Reservations required.

PRODUCT
LEVEL  TIME   PRICE
 MORNING NATURE SNOWSHOE TOUR
ALL LEVELS
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. DAILY $120
 AFTERNOON NATURE SNOWSHOE TOUR
ALL LEVELS
1:15-3:30 p.m. DAILY $120
FIT TOURS
INTERMEDIATE 9:30 a.m. -12 p.m. WED. & FRI.
$120*
WINTER WINE EXCURSIONS
ALL LEVELS
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. TUES/TH/SUN 
$200*
PRIVATE SNOWSHOE TOURS (1-4 PEOPLE)
BY RESERVATION
 2 HOUR
DAILY $335
  BY RESERVATION  3 HOUR
DAILY $465
  BY RESERVATION  ALL DAY
DAILY $700
*Activities require reservations and a minimum of 2 guests

Alpine Touring (AT)

Explore the beauty and solitude of McCoy Park while learning the basic skills of alpine touring (AT). This popular activity is geared toward fitness-minded skiers looking to experience guided in-bounds alpine touring.

Requirements; Minimum of a level four alpine skier, participants should be comfortable skiing green and blue (easy and intermediate) terrain in variable snow conditions. Terrain selection during McCoy Park AT Adventure Tour will be based on skier ability levels. Participants must have an Epic Pass, or purchase a special-use McCoy Park Pass for access (available for private AT lessons only at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center).

What to expect on your tour:
Half-day tours will cover approximately 3-5 miles in length with 300-500 feet of elevation gain, dependent on participant’s fitness and ski ability level. Anticipate breathtaking 360-degree views, untouched powder and the peace and solitude of McCoy Park.
Full-day tours will cover approximately 6-9 miles in length and upwards of 800-1200 feet of elevation gain, dependent on participant’s fitness and ski ability level. Full-day tours will include a delicious backcountry lunch in our cozy McCoy Park yurt. Anticipate breathtaking 360-degree views, untouched powder and the peace and solitude of McCoy Park.

Required gear: Alpine touring (AT) set up, includes AT skis, climbing skins, AT boots, telescopic poles and backpack. Items are available for rent at the Nordic Center.
Required personal gear: Helmet (recommended), backpack, extra clothing to include warm breathable non cotton layers, knit hat, mittens/gloves, glasses or goggles, hand warmers, snacks, water bottle. (Backpacks are available for rent at the Nordic sports center)

Additional pricing: Fischer AT gear set up available for rent at the Beaver Creek Nordic Center ($65 with private tour). Box lunch available for purchase on all day tours ($24)

Tour options and cost: (Lesson only)
AM half day tour 9:00-12:00pm ($465 for up to 4 guests)
PM half day tour 12:45-3:45pm ($465 for up to 4 guests)
Full day tour 9:00-3:30pm          ($700 for up to 4 guests)

Booking a tour: Tours are offered daily by reservation only. 24-hour advance booking required.

For booking information, and details call the Beaver Creek Nordic Center at (970) 754-5313

 
Rental Equipment
Full-Day Rental 
 Rental w/ Lesson or Half-Day Rental
 CLASSICAL/SKATE    
 BASIC ADULT CROSS-COUNTRY PACKAGE $39 $33
 BASIC CROSS COUNTRY PACKAGE CHILD/SENIOR   $33 $24
CROSS COUNTRY SKATE PERFORMANCE PACKAGE $48 $38
     
 TELEMARK

 TELELEMARK PACKAGE                                                $62 $45
 CHILD TELEMARK PACKAGE $43 $31
 CHILD TELE PUNCH CARD (5 RENTALS) $150  
 TELE SKIS ONLY $45 $35
 TELE BOOTS ONLY $29 $22
     
 ALPINE TOURING (AT)    
 AT PACKAGE (skis,boots,skins,poles)                            $80 $65
 AT SKIS/SKINS  $50 $50
 AT BOOTS  $30 $30
     
SNOWSHOE/BOOTS    
 ATLAS SNOWSHOES $35 $29
 SNOWSHOE PACKAGE (snowshoes, boots & poles) $49 $38
 CHILD/SENIOR SNOWSHOE PACKAGE $39 $35
 ADULT SNOWSHOE BOOTS ONLY   $21 $18
 CHILDS/SENIORS SNOWSHOES $20 $18
 CHILDS/SENIORS SNOWSHOE BOOTS ONLY $16 $12
 POLES WITH GROUP TOUR/PRIVATE TOUR    
     
 ADDITIONAL ITEMS
   
 POLES $16  
 PACKS $16  
 GAITORS/SNOWPANTS $14