Keystone Resort Offers Ultimate Family Holiday Destination Throughout December

27 October 2015
Keystone, Colo. — Oct. 27, 2015 — Colorado’s Keystone Resort opens for the 2015-16 season in just 10 days, beginning the resort’s 45th season of operations on Friday, Nov. 6. As one of the first signs that winter has arrived, it also means that the holidays are not far behind. With daily programming and offerings, the holidays come to life throughout the entire month of December.
 
A true winter wonderland, Keystone features more than 3,000 skiable acres of terrain, signature restaurantsshoppingscenic and dinner sleigh ridesice skatingsnow tubing, night skiing, and the award-winning A51 terrain park, to provide the perfect setting for a holiday vacation. With lodging savings of up to 30 percent when booked by Nov. 6, now is the time for guests to secure holiday vacations.
 
Beginning with Thanksgiving weekend, Keystone offers an entire month of festive holiday offerings, meaning families have flexibility surrounding a visit without missing any of the fun opportunities – like meeting Santa of course.
 
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The big guy himself will be on-hand beginning Saturday, Nov. 28 during the first of Keystone’s Saturday Village Parades and will make appearances through Christmas Eve, before he embarks upon his prior obligations. From photo opportunities and story time to parades and ice skating, Santa Claus will be in resort throughout December, with dates and locations of his appearances available at keystoneresort.com.
 
Keystone Chocolate Village Turns 20
Keystone Executive Pastry Chef Ned Archibald utilizes 8,000 pounds of imported chocolate for the Keystone Chocolate Village and it has been a hand-crafted holiday tradition at the resort for the past 19 years. Featuring a working chocolate gondola, cascading chocolate waterfall, four-foot tall chocolate Christmas tree, and many other winter scenes, this chocolate masterpiece is free to attend. Located in the lobby of the Keystone Lodge & Spa from Dec. 17, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016.
 
Keystone’s Kidtopia: Unmatched Family Programming starting Thanksgiving Weekend
Keystone continues to redefine the family resort experience with Kidtopia activities and animation. Kids of all ages, including those young at heart, can enjoy a variety of daily programming throughout the winter season beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Providing new ways for friends and families to experience the resort, Kidtopia truly goes above and beyond to elevate any family vacation. Test your aim and compete with family members at the Giant Snowball Launch, hunt for the elusive sasquatch during the Bigfoot Adventure Walk, create a masterpiece and keepsake at Cupcakes and Canvases and experience the world’s largest snow fort beginning mid-December – just to name a few of the daily, family-friendly Kidtopia offerings. With the majority of Kidtopia events free of charge for all participants, creative daily programming is just another way Keystone continues to add value to the family mountain experience. 2015-2016 Kidtopia winter schedule.
 
Book Now And Save
Currently, exclusive winter savings of up to 30 percent off stays of three or more nights are available if booked by Opening Day, Friday, Nov. 6. Keystone offers a variety of comfortable lodging options with a range of amenities and price points. Hotel rooms, studio to four-bedroom townhomes and condos, village or secluded settings, full-sized kitchens, pool and hot tub access are some of the highlights found throughout the resort. Additionally, any overnight stay of one night or more also includes Keystone Resort’s exclusive Play For Free offerings, including free night skiing on night of arrival (when applicable), free ice skating admission, free indoor tennis court access and a free yoga or fitness class.
 
Kids Ski Free – Even During Holidays
Returning for a fourth season, Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program is easy on the wallet, easy on the rules and hard to beat. Available every day for the duration of the season, including weekends and holidays, families need only to book two or more nights of lodging through Keystone Resort for any child 12 and younger to ski for free.
 
Keystone A-Basin Pass Offers Colorado’s Best Value Starting at $319
Skiers and riders receive the best value and access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.  The pass features the best deal on unlimited access to Keystone and A-Basin, with limited holiday restrictions.  The pass is offered at $319 for adults and $239 for kids (ages five through 12).  Visit EpicPass.com to view all 2015-2016 Epic Pass options and to plan for an Epic ski season at Colorado’s four major resorts.   
 
As one of the closest ski resorts to Denver, Keystone is the ultimate location for families to enjoy the allure of the mountains; be it on skis, snowboards, ice skates, snow tubes or horse-drawn sleigh rides. Keystone’s Kidtopia offers free daily programming; from a moonlit hunt for Bigfoot to Saturday night fireworks, there are a variety of additional activities to enjoy. For more information about Keystone, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @KeystoneMtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone

 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two 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; Perisher, Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

 

Contact(s)

Russell Carlton

Email: rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065

Sara Lococo

Keystone Communications Manager
Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-1493
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