Keystone celebrates its 34th birthday |

Keystone celebrates its 34th birthday

KEYSTONE – If your birthday is on Saturday, then you will ski free that day at Keystone Resort. The ski area is celebrating its 34th birthday by offering free skiing/riding to all birthday revelers Nov. 20, along with free cupcakes, a concert with Lewis and Floorwax and the Groove Hawgs, athlete appearances, a free showing of Level One Productions’ movie “High Five” and $34 per person lodging deals. Birthday revelers must show proof of birthday to receive a free lift ticket.Keystone founders – Max and Edna Dercum and Bill and Jane Bergman – and Roger McCarthy, the resort’s chief operating officer, will announce the first-ever Keystone Youth Freeride Team at the Founders Day ceremony at noon Saturday. According to Elizabeth Tobias, Keystone’s special events manager, the youth team is just part of Keystone’s commitment to continuing the evolution of skiing and snowboarding. Keystone’s birthday celebration and Founders Day festivities are part of Keystone’s WinterFall, an early-season festival that kicked off this past weekend with the 36 Hours of Keystone presented by SoBe No Fear and continues through Dec. 19. WinterFall also features parties, rail jams, fireworks, the Luna Chase Snowshoe race, a holiday art show and concerts.For more information about Keystone’s WinterFall festival or for lodging deals, call (800) 468-5004, or visit terrain to open at LovelandGEORGETOWN – Recent snowfalls will enable Loveland Ski Area to open the beginner area, Loveland Valley, on Friday. Chair 7 and the Mighty Mite surface lift will serve the beginner runs of All Smiles and Take Off. Adult lift tickets for Chair 7 only are $15 early season (through Dec. 17) and $22 regular season (Dec. 18-April 3). Loveland’s Ski School will also open Friday, providing lessons for all levels of ability. Ski school will offer the popular 3-Class Pass where participants receive a free unrestricted season pass with purchase of three beginner ski or snowboard lesson packages. Beginner lesson packages include lift ticket, lesson, ski or snowboard rental and lunch for children. Due to the popularity of the 3-Class Pass, Loveland now offers an intermediate version where participants who take three full intermediate lesson packages receive an unrestricted season pass for $100 for adults and a free unrestricted season pass for children ages 14 and under. Beginner and intermediate children and intermediate adults who would like to receive their season pass before the completion of their lessons are able to pre-purchase 3-Class Pass lesson packages.Loveland Ski Area also plans to open Chair 6 serving the intermediate run Roulette today. By Saturday, Loveland Ski Area expects to offer 132 acres of terrain accessed by five lifts serving 10 trails.Call (303) 571-5580, or visit, for the latest snow conditions, live web cams and additional information.

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