Keystone Colorado

Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 130 reviews

Trails

Beginner
14%
Intermediate
29%
Advanced / Expert
57%
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Overview

The Good 

  • Massive ski terrain covering over 3,000 ac
  • Some of best long groomers in Colorado
  • Award-winning terrain parks, with its own lift
  • Night skiing available
  • Affordable and family-friendly

The Bad

  • Crowds can be a problem, especially on weekends
  • Not much extreme terrain to challenge advanced skiers and boarders
  • Lack of snowfall compared to other Summit County resorts 

Find Freshies: 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. 

Local's Pick: 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! 

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Fabulous

4.4 / 5

based on 130 reviews

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JLJason L.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
Keystone is the quintessential destination resort great for all skill levels, you do pay for that experience with both high costs and crowds (on the front mountain), but once you make it back to the 2nd or 3rd peak it is worth it! Great terrain and great snow with plenty of room... More
JDJosh D.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
Keystone is by far one of my favorite resorts it’s 45 mins from my house and the backside isn’t ever really that crowded. Wildfire and Griz are two of my favorite runs. It would be nice if they put something at the top to warm up or get a beer at those runs. ... More
JWJohn W.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
One of the best resorts in Summit county. They have great snow, terrain for all skill levels, top notch facilities and free parking. It does get a little crowded at times on weekends, but Sundays and weekdays are usually a safe bet.... More
SPStuart P.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
Keystone is the best resort within one hour of the front Range of Colorado. It has close in free parking. There were three mountains and deep valleys and incredible views. The trees are spread out most everywhere on the mountain so you can always find a powder stash.... More
TFTerren F.
advanced snowboarder
Average!

3.3 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
The resort overall is very beautiful. The downside is getting on and off the hill when it is extremely crowded. When there are a ton of people it can be quite tricky getting down the last section of the mountain down to the bridge to cross back to the village. Other than that, it... More
GMGeorge M.
intermediate snowboarder
Good!

3.8 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
Wish they had electric vehicle charging, and not just for people staying overnight. It would make the commute easier. I also wish the grooming was done a bit more often. Everything else is pretty good. I especially like the idea of a main gondola taking you to a central top area,... More
CNCasey N.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Hands down my favorite place to snowboard when i get the chance! Lots of great options for lunch and close to Denver! Much less crowded than Breckinridge which is a major positive!... More
TSTrent S.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
I have had nothing but great experiences at keystone! Dercrum has amazing groomers and there's always pow staches to be found on north peak and the outback. Liftees and staff are super cool and more than willing to chat and let you know where to find the goods! ❄️... More
GTGriffin T.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Awesome resort. It is a nice play to ski or snowboard for all levels. Nice tree runs and expert terrain in the outback area. Lots of lifts and gondola available from the base... More
ACAlbert C.
intermediate skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
It is a very accessible resort with a variety of skiing options. Good food options at resort. The night skiing was much more enjoyable then I thought it would be. Have already booked a couple more ski vacations for this year... More

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
2
High Speed Six
1
High Speed Quads
5
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chair
1
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts
7

Elevation

Base
9,279 feet
Summit
12,408 feet
Vertical drop
3,129 feet

Terrain

Total runs
131
Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
3 miles
Skiable Terrain
3,148 acres
Snowmaking Area
662 acres
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