Why locals love Keystone Resort | SummitDaily.com

Why locals love Keystone Resort

In Keystone, Colorado.
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Base elevation: 9,280 feet

Summit elevation: 12,408 feet

Vertical drop: 3,128 feet

Skiable acres: 3,148

Longest run: 3.5 miles

standout features

• Keystone boasts the largest cat-skiing operation in Summit County with Keystone

Adventure Tours, an all-inclusive, red-carpet experience that includes a full day of controlled backcountry skiing and snowboarding in three bowls with expert guides and a catered, gourmet lunch prepared in the Independence Bowl Yurt, which will be renovated this season as part of KAT’s 10th anniversary.

• Also a stand-out: Nine ski trails remain open into the evening across 243 acres of terrain, making it the largest night-skiing operation in Colorado.

• For families, Kidtopia programming features activities and events including the fourth installment of the World’s Largest Snowfort, street performers in the resort’s Village centers, kid’s après gatherings, a weekly Kidtopia parade, Saturday night fireworks and on-ice dance parties at the resort’s two ice skating rinks.


• Keystone’s A51 Terrain Park offers features for all skiing and riding abilities.

what the locals love

• On most days, locals can ski and ride with the professionals in A51. Hiking to North or South Bowl off of Outback is another local’s favorite, as is night tubing at Keystone’s Adventure Point Tubing Hill.

• From the highest fine dining in North America at the Alpenglow Stube and Der Fondue Chessel to an intimate evening at the Ski Tip Lodge and AAA Four Diamond rated Keystone Ranch, it’s easy for everyone to find an excuse to indulge in Keystone’s fine dining.


Base elevation: 9,280 feet

Summit elevation: 12,408 feet

Vertical drop: 3,128 feet

Skiable acres: 3,148

Longest run: 3.5 miles

Terrain: 14 percent beginner, 29 percent intermediate, 57 percent advanced

Number of lifts: 20

Number of trails: 131

Average snowfall: 235 inches

Main contact: 877-625-1556

Ski school: 800-255-3715

Keystone Activities and Dining: 1-800-354-4386

Website: http://www.keystoneresort.com

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