- Massive ski terrain covering over 3,000 ac and some of best long groomers in Colorado
- Award-winning terrain parks, with its own lift
- Night skiing available
- Affordable and family-friendly
- Crowds can be a problem, especially on weekends
- Not much extreme terrain to challenge advanced skiers and snowboarders
- Lack of snowfall compared to other Summit County resorts
If your version of après ski is night skiing then Keystone might just earn a spot in your heart. This family-friendly resort boasts one of the longest ski days in Colorado which continues long into the night. One of the most popular mountains in the region, the resort has the largest ski area in the Summit County covering over 3,000 ac of stunning terrain on its three peaks and five bowls. The mountain has a vertical drop of 3,129 ft and known for its amazing blue runs, making it a haven for intermediate skiers. It has the best long groomers in Colorado as well as some of the most incredible glade runs and long bump runs in the region. If that’s not enough, it’s also home to one of the country’s top terrain parks with over 100 features, kickers, rails and jumps as well as a dedicated chairlift to keep park rats real shuttley. Impressed?
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January to March
Denver International Airport
Keystone (2-2.5 hours)
River Run (Walk)
- Heart of Keystone
- Centered around the base of River Run Gondola
- Wide range of accommodation
Mountain House (Walk)
- Walking distance to slopes
- Quieter compared to River Run
- Better value accommodation and larger condos than River Run
North, East, West Keystone (1-2 mi)
- North and West Keystone are great for larger groups
- East Keystone is the most quiet
- Short shuttle ride away from slopes
Dillon/Silverthorne (5-10 mi)
- 10-15 minute drive from Keystone
- Inexpensive lodging compared to Keystone
- Limited nightlife
Keystone has beginners covered with plenty of first-time training spots and beginner trails on Dercum Mountain. Beginner's with a bit more skill should check out the Spring Dipper, our top pick for those looking to take it to up a notch!More beginners tips
There are fantastic blues to cruise across all three mountains at Keystone, but if you love groomers you'll find the best stuff on Dercum Mountain. Check out Flying Dutchman to Jackwhacker to Beger to Dercum’s Dash, you won't be disappointed.More intermediates tips
Keystone doesn't have the gnarliest of slopes but there's still fun to be had! Wolverine, Wildfire, Pika and Porcupine in The Outback are all some of our favorites, they're very loosely defined in gladed terrain, so feel free to get wild here!More experts tips
The Outback offers gladed terrain featuring untouched pow otherwise hike to the bowls above the Santiago Express and Outback Express for the best fresh stuff.
Ditch the crowds
Take the Summit Express Lift instead of the River Run Gondola. Both take you from the base to the top of Dercum Mountain but the River Run Gondola gets quite crowded, particularly before 10:00am.
Keystone has a range of activities available for non-skiers including tubing and activities at the nearby Frisco Adventure Park where you can go nordic skiing. Or shop til you drop at the Outlets at Silverthorne.
Keystone is known for its laid-back family-friendly atmosphere offering more affordable prices than other Vail-owned resorts. From daily Kidtopia activities to complimentary wagons to cart kids and their equipment around, Keystone is a family winner!
|beginner||14 %||10 %|
|intermediate||29 %||30 %|
|advanced||57 %||37 %|
|child lift ticket||$86||Free|
|adult lift ticket||$149||$100|