Keystone Resort to Expand Terrain Offerings for Saturday, Dec. 2

02 December 2016
  • The Spring Dipper trail, Discovery learning area and more set to open
  • More than 2,300 vertical feet of skiing and riding, with top-to-bottom access to River Run and Mountain House
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Keystone, Colo. — Dec. 2, 2016 — Beginning Saturday, Dec. 3, Keystone Resort will expand terrain offerings, including the addition of the intermediate Spring Dipper trail and the Discovery Learning Area at the Mountain House Base Area. Additional terrain openings will include the lower portion of Paymaster, the upper portion of Silver Spoon, Silvermaster, Jaybird, Ina’s Way and The Edge.
Skiers and riders will have access to more than 2,300 vertical feet of skiing and riding via the River Run Gondola, Summit Express Lift, Peru Express Lift, Montezuma Express Lift, Ranger Lift, Kokomo Carpet, Mid-Station Carpet and the Discovery Lift and Carpet.
The Keystone Ski & Ride School is offering lessons for all ability levels out of their River Run Village location, and lessons will also be available out of the Mountain House base area this weekend, Dec. 3-4. The Keystone Ski & Ride School will be open for daily operations at their Mountain House location beginning Dec. 10.
With cold weather and snow in the forecast, the resort looks forward to opening additional terrain as soon as possible.
Additionally, Keystone’s signature restaurantsKidtopia, scenic and dinner wagon ridesice skating and night skiing offer a complete mountain experience.
Kidtopia: Unmatched Family Programming
Keystone’s Kidtopia continues to redefine the family resort experience with free activities and events on and off the snow every day of the week. Guests can look forward to some brand new activities that will join the Kidtopia lineup this year, in addition to family favorites like the Saturday parade and fireworks. Build your own snowman, attend an ice cream birthday party with Ripperoo, catch a movie matinee at Kidtopia headquarters, march in the village parade and much more – the possibilities are endless for kids at Keystone!
The New Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular – Dec. 16-18
This winter Keystone presents the inaugural Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular Dec. 16-18, a weekend of festive on-mountain fun for the entire family. This free event will showcase a variety of activities and Kidtopia programs that make the resort a top destination for families, including nightly firework displays, a torchlight ski parade led by Keystone’s Ski & Ride School, and a mountaintop celebration where guests can enjoy free snow tubing, snowcat photo opportunities, live music, hot cocoa and fireside stories with Santa. Kidtopia will animate the mountaintop with Bigfoot adventure walks and a ski patrol-dog meet and greet, plus a special lighting ceremony of the world’s largest Snow Fort to create an unforgettable weekend.
Colorado Family Ski Month
Keystone Resort presents the inaugural Colorado Family Ski Month this December, a family-friendly celebration of the winter activities that define living in the Centennial State. Whether a lifelong resident or recent transplant, the first-ever event is the perfect showcase of all things Keystone for Coloradans. Free Ski & Ride School clinics, Santa Claus visits, chocolate tours, and much more! For the full Colorado Family Ski Month lineup, visit
Keystone’s All Aglow with Night Skiing
With the longest ski day in all of Colorado, at Keystone families can enjoy the star-filled sky as they ski and snowboard on the resort’s multiple lighted trails. Open until 8 p.m., Keystone’s night skiing is a unique option, found at very few resorts, and allows for more time on the slopes. Night Skiing will be offered Dec. 2-3, 9-10, Dec. 16-Jan. 1 and then every Wednesday-Sunday through the end of March.
Santa Claus is Coming to Keystone
The big guy himself will be on-hand beginning Dec. 4, and will make appearances at Keystone throughout December before he embarks upon his prior obligations. Photo opportunities, skiing, parades, a family-friendly Brunch and the Mountaintop Spectacular, Santa Claus will be in resort Dec. 4, 10, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 24. Locations of his appearances are available at
Epic Pass On Sale Until Sunday, Dec. 4
Priced at $649, the Epic Local Pass pays for itself in only four days, and includes unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and a total of 10 holiday-restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek, plus unlimited access with a few holiday restrictions at Park City in Utah, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe. Now with five free days at Whistler Blackcomb in 2016-17 with holiday restrictions. The final chance to purchase a ski and snowboard season pass is Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. For additional information on season pass options and to purchase, visit
Book Now, Save Now
Now is the time to book a winter adventure for the whole family, as lodging rates begin at just $113 per night with savings up to 30 percent. Keystone Resort offers a wide variety of comfortable and family-friendly lodging options, from affordable hotel rooms to welcoming, family-sized condominiums. Plus, an unmatched Kids Ski Free program, free daily events, and unique offerings and special events perfectly complement the more than 3,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain.
Keystone Resort’s more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, average of 300 days of sun a year, convenient lodging and variety of on- and off-snow activities all combine to provide the ideal location for winter vacations. As one of the closest ski resorts to Denver, Keystone is the ultimate family resort destination. Convenient touches like free parking, including front-row family parking, and complimentary red wagons to help parents tote gear and kiddos to and from the slopes help make a winter family visit to Keystone easy and hassle-free. For more information visit
Stay Connected
Follow Keystone for daily updates, real-time information and exclusive promotions, contests and giveaways at, @Keystonemtn on Twitter and @keystone_resort on Instagram. Official video footage from the mountain may be viewed at Guests are encouraged to stay connected by following #KeystoneMoments across platforms and sharing their favorite Keystone memories. For more information about Keystone, visit or call (877) 204-7889. 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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