Keystone Resort is the largest ski resort in Summit County
With three unbelievable mountains, tons of outdoor adventures, lodging and dining all in two unique villages, it’s clear that Keystone is the best place to experience the best of the Rocky Mountains. The fun and excitement is all in one convenient location.
- Check out the things that make Keystone a once-in-a-lifetime experience:
- Guided snowcat tours
- Home of the best Kids Ski Free program in the universe
- A51, one of the country’s most innovative terrain parks
- Colorado’s largest night ski operation
- Daily Kidtopia activities for the whole family
Off the slopes, Keystone vacations include a variety of lodging options, award-winning dining, a new 10,000-square-foot eco-friendly spa, two Nordic Centers, two golf courses and a 5-acre ice skating lake. The area’s close proximity to Denver makes it one of the most accessible Colorado ski resorts.
With 1,200 lodging units across three villages – each a short walk or shuttle ride from the mountain, activities and dining. Keystone offers the perfect accommodations for your family. Places to stay range the mountain side units in the center of the lively River Run Village to the secluded condominiums found in West Keystone — to the elegant Keystone Lodge and Spa located in Lakeside Village or the affordable centrally located Inn. Plus, stay two nights and kids 12 and under ski and ride free.
Kidtopia is back and bigger than ever this year with activities for kids taking place daily. It’s a festival designed just for them, a fun-filled, kid-friendly experience, but one that the whole family can enjoy! Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, have fun with arts and crafts, go Tubing for 80’s Night, Enjoy free cookies at Dercum Square Ice Rink and join in on continuing education activities on and off the slopes. There’s always something fun going on for kids and their families!
Ski And Snowboard School
Come experience the difference a Keystone instructor can make as you work to reach your skiing and riding goals. At Keystone, learning is a lifelong journey. That’s why they have instructors that specialize in every ability level, from beginner to expert and groomers to powder. Whatever your skill level, Ski and Snowboard School will build your confidence and take you further.
Ski and Snowboard Terrain
What you see on the front side from the base area is only a minute portion of the ski terrain available. Keystone Resort has a hefty 1,274 hectares (3,150 acres) of skiable terrain, and the 953 metres (3,127 feet) of vertical is spread across a number of different mountain peaks, all linked by modern gondolas and chair lifts.
The official terrain spread is easiest 19% (green), more difficult 32% (blue), and most difficult 49%, but the statistics aren’t truly indicative of the terrain. Keystone Resort is just OK for beginners, whilst intermediates will absolutely love Keystone because there are oodles of smooth cruisers as well as nice steep groomers. Some of the latter are black runs where the rating has been a little over embellished.
Whilst Keystone has no truly extreme terrain, steeps abound which include trees, bumps and some hefty cornices. And if you want something a bit special, there is also cat skiing in several alpine bowls including the huge Independence Bowl. Terrain park dudes are extraordinarily well catered for at Keystone. The park culture is very established and Keystone attracts some amazingly high calibre park riders.
In keeping with their family-friendly status, Keystone has a huge area for night skiing which includes the parks and pipe. The lights and lift operation is fully wind powered – it’s good to know that wind has a useful purpose in a ski resort rather than just making it chilly!