Vail goes native in new Blue Sky Basin. For all the controversy surrounding it, Vail's Blue Sky Basin (better known as Category III) is about as benign as can be, consisting mostly of open terrain and glades.
Europe has atmosphere and scale that North American resorts will never be able to match. If you're passionate about skiing and its roots, then it's time to make the trek across the pond to the sport's birthplace.
Like a precocious little sister, Beaver Creek offers much of the excellence of neighboring Vail¿just in a smaller, cuter package. "The Beav" pampers its guests with the fifth-ranked Service and eighth-ranked Grooming in the country.