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. Kathy Walter is our Housing Coordinator and can 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. There are lots of places available and plenty of good deals to be had too, especially with the event partner lodges (view here). VRBO, Expedia, or AirBnB can also be good resources. We usually have some of the local lodges step forward and offer us special early season pricing. These will be published in the newsletters.
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 help connect you with a group who has a spare bedroom or make recommendations for the lodges. 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. Kathy Walter: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.