LODGING & TRANSPORTATION
Volunteers are requested to provide their own lodging or accommodation. Typically returning veterans group together and share a condo or lodge room or have friends in the valley. We additionally have a handful of lodging offers available for the Talon Crew this year. Kathy Walter is our Housing Coordinator and can provide you with that information and assist in helping you find a place to stay if needed.
Beaver Creek is very accessible either by car or air. Most people arrive by car, that way you have more flexibility once you are here. If you are arriving by air you have two choices for ground transportation of rental car or Epic Mountain Express (formerly Colorado Mountain Express).
Volunteers are requested to provide their own lodging or accommodation. Typically returning veterans group together and share a condo or lodge room or have friends in the valley. Understand that even though Beaver Creek is open, early season can be slower and pricing is very competitive.
Kathy Walter is our Housing Coordinator and can assist in helping you find a place to stay. Please contact her via email if you are looking for a place and she may be able to provide you with a discounted lodging rate, help connect you with a group who has a spare bedroom, or make other recommendations. If you are a group renting a condo and have a spare room, please reach out to Kathy so she can try to help you fill that space. If you are a local that can help out by taking someone in, again please reach out to Kathy and let her know what you have.
There are lots of places available and plenty of good deals to be had too, especially with the event partner lodges. This year we have additionally had some of the local lodges step forward to offer us special early season pricing. These will be published in the newsletters or are available through Kathy Walter.
SPECIAL LODGING OFFER:
We know you work hard on World Cup so choose a property that you can enjoy and relax in after a long day of volunteering without going broke!
Don’t want to drive to Vail, Edwards or Eagle for great volunteer rates, check out Beaver Creek West located in Avon next to Nottingham Park. We have standard two bedroom CONDO’s (not a hotel room) for $178.40 per night, that will sleep up to 6 people. Please call us at 970-949-4840 and mention that you are a volunteer for Birds of Prey and get 20% off our rack rate. Plenty of free parking available, each condo has a full kitchen, washer/dryer, fireplace, balcony and free WiFi. We also have a heated year-around pool, three hot tubs and a sauna for an après volunteer soak!! You can check out individual condos at www.beavercreekwest.com
Beaver Creek is very accessible either by car or air. Most people arrive by car, that way you have more flexibility once you are here.
Realizing that many of our volunteers arrive from out of state, or out of country, you have two choices for airports, both excellent. The “Vail” airport is Eagle County Region Airport (EGE) and is located in Eagle, CO., about a 1/2 hour drive to Beaver Creek. Unfortunately, this time of year service is limited to connector flights from Denver via United, or direct flights on American via Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW). The major hub airport is Denver International Airport (DEN). This is a hub city for United, Southwest, and Frontier and offers direct flights from just about everywhere. Airfares to DEN tend to be cheaper because there is a lot more competition. It is about a 2-1/2 to 3 hour drive from DEN to Beaver Creek. The only possible drawback is road conditions on I-70 over the passes. The highway department does an excellent job of keeping this road open, but there are times when mother nature wins.
If you are arriving by air you have two choices for your ground transportation. Both airports have a full selection of rental car agencies. If you won’t be needing a car once you get here, Epic Mountain Express (formerly Colorado Mountain Express), which is owned by Vail Resorts, is absolutely the way to go. They run a fleet of Sprinter vans that are very comfortable and have well trained professional drives. They pick you up curbside at DEN and EGE and drop you off right at your door in a timely manner. They have been very generous in offering all Talon Crew members employee pricing, which is 50% off. You need to use a special link to receive the discount and that link will be published in the newsletters. Everyone tends to leave at the same time, so make sure you get a reservation.
Both Uber and Lyft now offer service in the Vail Valley but check their app for availability that time of year.
One option to consider if you don’t want the expense of a rental car is to stay in Avon. Avon is right at the base of Beaver Creek and the grocery store, liquor store, restaurants, and the Elk Lot bus stop are all within an easy walk.