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A winter afternoon with snowshoeing and s’mores by the fire. A summer day spent sipping poolside cocktails. A colorful fall sunset captured during a twilight stroll. This Beaver Creek resort offers activities to help plan the perfect vacation.
A trip to the mountains is more than just a vacation; it’s an opportunity to fully embrace the Colorado lifestyle, to live in the present moment, to nourish your body and spirit and to return home feeling fully alive. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Recreation Program provides this opportunity through an expansive menu of activities and classes, accessible to people of all ages and abilities. At its core, the program aims to promote and facilitate outdoor exploration, fitness, wellness, creativity and lifelong learning.Join us for an adventure and discover the magic of the mountains.

*Please contact the Spa Concierge at (970) 343-1138 for more information or to reserve. Full Recreation Department policies may be found at the bottom of this page.

A Sample of Our Summer Recreation Programs

Painting & Pinot

Let the majestic Rockies be your inspiration as you spend the evening sipping wine and painting a rendition of the gorgeous alpine scenery. No painting experience needed.

Whiskey & Wood-burning

Using a wood burning tool, etch a personalized design into a wooden cutting board or coaster set while sipping a custom whiskey cocktail.

Fly Tying & Tivoli

Learn the basics of this classic Colorado activity. Match the hatch of our local streams and learn how to bring home the big one.

Guided Hikes

Join our naturalist on a hike through Bachelor Gulch while learning about native plants and animals. Hikes are typically 1.5-2 hours in length and are offered as a hotel activity to all guests or as a private experience. All hikes are weather permitting and meet on the Mountainside Terrace unless an alternate location is arranged. Prices may vary and reservations are required for all private guided hikes.

Daily Guided Hikes

Discover the magic of the mountains with one of our resident naturalists on the daily guided hike. This activity is included in the resort fee.

Advanced Hike

Challenge yourself within the inspired surroundings of Bachelor Gulch. Improve your physical well-being or stay true to your fitness routine on a hike that will put your abilities to the test.

Survival Skills 101

What did it take for the early settlers to survive? Learn basic survival techniques from a trained Resident Naturalist guide, from fire starting, orienteering, and more. Your guide will provide you with essential skills that will give you confidence on your next outdoor excursion.

Sunrise Hike

Start your day with an early morning hike up Bachelor Gulch to see the sunrise over the mountain peaks and spot the area’s inhabitants, including the Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk and Golden Eagle. 

Signature Private Hike

Explore Beaver Creek Mountain on your own schedule and pace. This hike is tailored to your interests and abilities to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

Photography Hike

Taking advantage of the resort’s vibrant backdrop and bountiful Colorado setting, this opportunity features a hands-on, interactive photography workshop led by our resort naturalist.

Village-to-Village Tour

Explore aspen groves and evergreens in this 4 mile hike to Beaver Creek Village where you can enjoy the village offerings or ride the complimentary shuttle back to the resort.

Sunset Stroll

Watch the sunset and the night sky fill with stars as you learn about the emerging celestial wonders through the constellations’ myths and scientific revelations.

Perfectly Paired Picnic

Venture through aspen groves and wildflowers to the secluded Anderson’s Cabin and enjoy lunch with breathtaking views of Vail Valley. Once there, indulge in a nourishing, chef-curated menu while enjoying breathtaking views. Dietary preferences and ability levels can be accommodated. 

For reservations, pricing or more information, please call 970.343.1138 or dial Ext. 1138.

Programs cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Failure to provide advanced notice of cancellation will result in full charge of the program. Outdoor activities may be cancelled on short notice due to inclement or dangerous conditions. Cancellation is solely at the recreation department’s discretion. A 24% service charge will be added to all recreation activities. All activities are subject to change and have limited availability. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended.

A Sample of Our Fall Recreation Programs


Naturalist Guided Hike

Autumn is the perfect time to experience the majestic views of Bachelor Gulch while learning facts about the plants and animals that thrive here. Learn what triggers the aspen trees to change from verdant green to golden yellow and how the animals are preparing for the harsh winter season. Along the way, pause to breathe in the fresh mountain air and to capture the beauty with stunning photographs.

Private Guided Hike

Explore Beaver Creek Mountain on your own schedule and at your own pace as you hike with an expert naturalist guide who will enliven the experience with fascinating facts about the mountain plants and animals. This tour can be customized so that hikers of all ages and abilities can enjoy a wonderful walk through the woods.

Village-to-Village Tour

Explore gorgeous aspen groves and thick evergreen stands on this trail that traverses the mountain to Beaver Creek Village. Once in the Village, stay for lunch and shopping or ride the complimentary shuttle back to the hotel with your guide. This route is approximately 4 miles.              

Sunset Stroll

Set off on an excursion to watch the sunset; a great time for wildlife viewing. Then watch the night sky fill with stars as your guide brings celestial, plant and animal wonders to life.

Perfectly Paired Picnic

Venture through aspen groves and wildflowers to the secluded Anderson’s Cabin and enjoy lunch with breathtaking views of Vail Valley. Once there, indulge in a nourishing, chef-curated menu while enjoying breathtaking views. Dietary preferences and ability levels can be accommodated. 

$250 for up to 2 guests and $40 for each additional guest; 2+ hours

*Includes an appetizer, salad or sandwich, fresh fruit, dessert, sparkling water, and your choice of white wine, red wine, bubbly, or Colorado microbrews. Dietary preferences and ability levels can be accommodated to create a truly personalized alpine adventure.

Whiskey and Woodburning:

Using a wood burning tool, etch a personalized design into your choice of a wooden cutting board or a set of four Colorado aspen wood coasters. With letter and number sets, symbols, and a tool to free hand, there are endless possibilities to create a unique souvenir to display back at home.

Painting and Pinot:

Let the majestic Rockies be your inspiration as you spend the evening sipping wine and painting a rendition of the gorgeous alpine scenery. No painting experience is needed as your teacher will guide you along using simple step-by-step instructions.

Private Art in Nature Classes:

Groups small and large will love spending time together relaxing and getting crafty with one of our unique art classes. Classes can be held in a variety of outdoor and indoor spaces to accommodate groups of different sizes and to create the perfect mountain ambiance for your event.

Painting can be enjoyed by guests of all ages and wood burning is available for guests ages 16+. Private classes include your choice of up to two alcoholic beverages for each adult and non-alcoholic beverages for those under drinking age as well as light snacks.

Recreation Policies

*Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as availability is limited.

*Programs cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee; failure to provide advanced notice of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program.

*Outdoor activities may be cancelled on short notice due to inclement or dangerous conditions. Cancellation is solely at the recreation department’s discretion.

*Please note that a 24% service charge will be added to all recreation activities.

*Please contact the Spa Concierge at (970) 343-1138 or dialing 1138 from your room for more information or to create a booking.

A Sample of Our Winter Recreation Programs


Private Art in Nature Classes
Craft a personal and unique Colorado souvenir on your schedule! Groups small and large will love spending time together in their choice of outdoor or indoor spaces that ensure them the perfect private mountain ambiance. Pricing includes beverages, light snacks, and all craft supplies. Private activities may also be conducted at historical Anderson’s Cabin upon availability for an additional fee. Please contact Spa Concierge for pricing and further details. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as availability is limited.

Painting & Pinot
Let the majestic Rockies be your inspiration as you spend the evening sipping wine and painting a rendition of the gorgeous alpine scenery. No painting experience is needed.

Whiskey & Wood-burning
Using a wood burning tool, etch a personalized design into your choice of a wooden cutting board or a set of four Colorado aspen wood coasters. With letter and number sets, symbols, and a tool to free hand, there are endless possibilities to create a unique souvenir to display back at home.

Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Daily Guided Snowshoe Hike
Our resident naturalist will guide your through the majestic views of Bachelor Gulch while sharing facts about the plants and animals that thrive here. Join us on Sunday’s for an Early Bird Hike and witness the mountainside awakening. Plan to meet your guide outside on the Mountainside Terrace. Included in the resort fee for hotel guests and reservations are not required. Please note this activity is weather permitting.

Private Guided Hike
Explore Beaver Creek Mountain on your own schedule and at your own pace as you hike with an expert naturalist guide who will enliven the experience with fascinating facts about the mountain plants and animals. This tour can be customized so that hikers of all ages and abilities can enjoy a wonderful walk through the woods.

Sunset Snowshoe Hike
There is no better setting than on the mountain to bid a fond farewell to the day. Invigorate your body while basking in the grandeur of golden hour.

Recreation Policies

*Advanced reservations are required as availability is limited.

*Programs cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee; failure to provide advanced notice of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program.

*Outdoor activities may be cancelled on short notice due to inclement or dangerous conditions. Cancellation is solely at the recreation department’s discretion.

*Please note that a 24% service charge will be added to all recreation activities. 

*50% Day of cancellation fee.

A Sample of Our Spring Recreation Programs


Whiskey and Woodburning
Using a wood burning tool, etch a personalized design into your choice of a wooden cutting board or a set of four Colorado aspen wood coasters. With letter and number sets, symbols, and a tool to free hand, there are endless possibilities to create a unique souvenir to display back at home.

Painting and Pinot
Let the majestic Rockies be your inspiration as you spend the evening sipping wine and painting a rendition of the gorgeous alpine scenery. No painting experience is needed as your teacher will guide you along using simple step-by-step instructions.

Recreation Policies

*Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as availability is limited.

*Programs cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee; failure to provide advanced notice of a cancellation will result in full charge of the program.

*Outdoor activities may be cancelled on short notice due to inclement or dangerous conditions. Cancellation is solely at the recreation department’s discretion.

*Please note that a 24% service charge will be added to all recreation activities.

*More information and reservations may be acquired by contacting our Recreation Department at (970) 343-1138.

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