Vail / Beaver Creek Information

Most visitors to the Vail / Beaver Creek Resorts arrive on commercial flights at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) and the Denver International Airport (DEN)

EGE is located 37 miles west of Vail in the county seat of Eagle. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes on an open stretch of I-70. Locals refer to the town of Eagle as the "Banana Belt" because it is at the lowest elevation in Eagle County where there is less drastic weather changes and warmer climate.

 Interesting to note that EGE shares airport grounds with a National Guard base where Osprey and Blackhawk helicopter pilots are trained for military duty. The airport is undergoing a multi million dollar upgrade that began in April 2018. Now equipped with a tower, radar and runway space for larger aircraft and more flights, it is hoped that it will become the transportation hub for many Colorado resorts. EGE is the third largest airport in the State of Colorado and hosts daily flights from United, American, Delta in the winter and United and American in the summer months.

 Click Here for EGE flight schedules.

Click Here for EGE Web Cams.

Click Here to read about the EGE Airport upgrades. is EGE's website that posts flight status and additional information.

 Eagle Airport is the most convenient way to travel to the Vail Valley

Arriving and Departing Vail / Beaver Creek

**All prices are one way and do not include a driver gratuity**

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Vail / Beaver Creek History

Vail was founded in 1962 by Pete Seibert, a soldier in the US Army 10th Mountain Division. Vail boasts some of the best skiing in the World with State of the Art high speed lifts that allow skiers to enjoy Vail's vast terrain with limited lift lines and expert snow management.

 Beaver Creek was founded to host the 1976 Olympics, but the deal fell through. Opened in 1980, the resort was promoted by President Gerald Ford who resided part time in the resort. 

While the Vail / Beaver Creek resorts are not physically connected, they are both owned by Vail Resorts. One lift ticket allows skiers to ski at a number of resorts in the area that also include Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead and some Summit County resorts. Eagle County Colorado is a must for everyone's bucket list. Let Vail Transportation Service help make the most of a vacation to this area.