If Beaver Creek has good shopping, Vailhas even more and even better shopping. Vail has two distinct regions, Vail Village and Lionshead, the latter that feels like you’re walking through a Switzerland Disney World.
Restaurants here are hard to beat (try lunch at Sweet Basil overlooking the river and dinner at La Tour, a French restaurant with a wine cellar to impress). In warmer months, see colorful flowers at the alpine garden and head to the top of the mountain for an amusement park (zip lines, roller coasters, summer tubing) and guided hikes.
Grab a hot chocolate or cocktail at the Remedy Bar at the Four Seasons; snag a seat by the bonfire with a view of the mountain. You can watch the skiers go down the hill while you warm your toes by the fire. The swimming pool and hot tubs below will get your heart pumping without requiring hand-warmers and wool socks.
Wrap up your ski-free vacation with a treatment at the Rock Resort Spa at the luxurious Arrabelle.