Keystone homeowner pans plans to improve Keystone Resort |

Keystone homeowner pans plans to improve Keystone Resort

As a homeowner at Keystone I, too, have been dismayed at the many cutbacks and proposed changes to the resort, starting with limiting night skiing – truly, the one thing that sets Keystone apart from both Intrawest resorts and other Vail Resorts’ locations. 

Then came the decision to cut back on lift service from the Mountain House base at both the beginning and end of the season. Now there is the issue of discontinuing the tennis center. 

This month, I received a letter from Dick Upton, president, Keystone Owners Association. Mr. Upton shared the “progress” of Keystone’s new management and its plans for Keystone.

Chief Operating Officer Roger McCarthy acknowledged that closing Peru lift negatively impacted guests/owners in the western portion of the resort. Obviously, he was not that concerned, as again the decision was made to close Peru before the end of the season.

 Vail Resorts Chief Executive Officer Adam Aron shared his list of improvements for Keystone that include: place distinctive stone monuments on Highway 6; improve the landscape entry to the resort; remodel the condominium check-in center; serve breakfast at River Run; upgrade Keystone Lake Village walkways and landscaping; improve the transit system and improve the resort’s ranking in SKI magazine.

Mr. Aron seems to think better landscaping attracts more skiers. I do not think so. Now, I thought that, perhaps, he was onto something with improving the SKI magazine ranking. Then I read how he planned to do this. 

Under the section “Your Action,” we as homeowners, if given the opportunity to participate in the poll, are encouraged to vote favorably for Keystone. Right. A handful of Keystone homeowners are going to blindly vote for our resort. That should help the ranking. Good thinking.

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