As a ski lodging expert, I never had too high of an opinion about Avon Village. Sure you can stay in Avon and save serious cash from what others are willing pay to be 2.5 miles up in the gated resort of Beaver Creek. Ski trips are generally costly experiences and that cost can escalate quickly if you desire prime location in luxurious accommodations. The reason I mention this is that there is a full-service property in Avon with direct ski access via the Riverfront Express and it might just be the best way to have everything you wanted on your next ski trip without the enormous bill to swallow. The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa is just that property to give you both luxury and convenience with a restaurant, spa, café and ski shop all onsite. The next time I have a client looking for a Beaver Creek vacation on a budget, The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa will be the first place I suggest. On a serious budget? Check out the Seasons at Avon with a short 100 yard walk to the gondola and super family-friendly rates.
- Jeff Gauvin, Destination Expert