Avon, Colorado

Position:
39.64481, -106.51379
The Town of Avon is a Home Rule Municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 6447 at the 2010 United States Census. Avon is the gateway to the Beaver Creek Resort which lies about two miles (3 km) south of the town. It was the previous site of Vail Resorts before the company moved its physical headquarters to Broomfield, CO. in 2006. The town also is the home of Liberty Skis, an independent ski manufacturing company.

The town first consisted of a rail station opened in 1889. Originally spelled "Avin", the name was later changed to "Avon". Avon was incorporated in August, 1978.

Formerly, Avon had a small private airport, being the Avon STOLport, which was owned and operated by Rocky Mountain Airways. This STOL (short take off and landing) airfield was located just west of the WalMart/Home Depot area. Rocky Mountain Airways operated scheduled passenger flights to and from Denver International Airport with 50-passenger de Havilland Canada DHC-7 "Dash 7" four engine turboprop STOL aircraft.