Michael Bennett, Managing Director

"Keystone is quieter than its near neighbour Breckenridge and is popular with families. There's a great choice of condos plus two good hotels and the mountain has terrain for all abilities spread over three peaks. Keystone has a couple of very good mountain restaurants including the Alpenglow Stube which claims the best high-altitude fine dining in North America."

Keystone Ski Holidays

Keystone is located a short distance from Breckenridge and is a Vail Resorts sibling of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Heavenly and Northstar at Tahoe.

Keystone is a quieter and more family orientated ski holiday resort than it's near neighbour Breckenridge and offers a great choice of ski condos as well as two great-value hotels.

There have been significant improvements in the base area in recent years and Keystone offers a massive choice of family friendly apres ski activities.

Skiing in Keystone

The skiing at Keystone truly has something for every standard and there are some terrific options for on-mountain dining including the legendary Alpenglow Stube at 12,000ft.

As well as being famous for its' grooming, Keystone is famous for its' snowmaking - the season here is extended proportionately, running from November - late April. Though the naturally generous snow here is of the same light, dry quality that one would expect anywhere in Colorado.

The three mountains are lined up behind one another in a well-behaved Sunday School crocodile - it is possible to ski summit-to-summit, toppling off each onto six snow covered faces of skiing and riding fun - seven if you count the hike to Outlook Bowl. Keystone Mountain is first in line and there are two main points of access onto the mountain, either from the village or from the freshly developed River Run area. The front face of Keystone Mountain offers the greatest variety of beginner terrain, long, lazy greens at a soothing pitch, such as Schoolmarm. The Outpost Gondola permits access to North Peak's south face and it's greens, without having to take a blue or black. How very considerate.

Intermediates are equally well catered to. Mozart is a long blue cruiser where speed accelerates at a satisfying rate. Pika, Wolverine and Wildfire on The Outback, accessed from the Outback Express, are almost as far out as it possible to get from the village and consequently very quiet. These are all gladed trails, though not madly steep and just divine.

For bad boys and girls there is a lot going on. If you really do feel the need - take the hike out into the South Bowls, not massively exerting, but you will be rewarded with powdery snow if you get there on time and some superb chutes.

 

Important information
Ski Area 3148 acres
Annual Snowfall 19ft
Number of Lifts 20
Snow Making Capabilities 662 acres
Ski Shuttle Free service between town and ski areas and also connects to Arapahoe Basin. The Summit Stage offers free service between Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. Small charge for Vail and Beaver Creek service.
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Last snowed:
1st Jan
Report date:
23rd Apr