Keystone Resort Opens for the 2015-2016 Season with the Most Vertical Feet in Colorado

06 November 2015
Keystone, Colo. — Nov. 6, 2015Keystone Resort debuted the 2015-2016 season with more than 1,600 vertical feet of intermediate terrain on Spring Dipper – the most available vertical feet in Colorado. Early risers were in line prior to the River Run Gondola opening at 9 a.m. and were treated to 4-inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, and 12-inches of new snow in the past 48 hours, providing excellent first-day conditions.
 
The first cabin was dedicated to Bill Bergman and his extended family, in honor of Keystone Resort co-founder Jane Bergman, who passed away this fall. Mr. Bergman and his family loaded the ‘Bergman Cabin’, a special gondola cabin that was dedicated to Bill and Jane in 2012. Bill and Jane co-founded Keystone along with Max and Edna Dercum.
 
The “first chair” went to a group of dedicated skiers and riders who waited in line throughout the night, and were rewarded with the first turns of the season at Keystone.
 
Guests were treated to complimentary fresh doughnuts, hot chocolate, coffee and fantastic giveaways prior to the first turns of the season. Additionally, the first 500 skiers and riders in line received a Keystone reusable water bladder. Keystone provided free parking across the resort as a thank you to guests for the early season patronage – free parking in the River Run Montezuma lot and Mountain House Pika lot remain free for the duration of the season.
 
Friday also marked the official return of Keystone’s signature Kids Ski Free offer. The program is poised to reach 100,000 free kids tickets provided during the fourth season of the program, with a special celebration planned for this winter to honor the milestone. Every day, all season long, kids 12 and younger ski for free at Keystone with no blackout dates. All guests need to do to qualify is stay two or more nights in one of Keystone’s numerous accommodation options, which span from luxury hotel rooms to cozy ski-in, ski-out condominiums. When it comes to family, no one does it better than Keystone. Reservations may be made at Keystoneresort.com or by calling 800-328-1323.
 
Secure the Best Season Pass in the Ski Industry by Sunday, Nov. 22
Vail Resorts Epic Pass products offer the best season pass deal in the ski industry and a variety of pass options designed to meet every skier and rider’s needs this winter, including:
  • Keystone A-Basin Pass™: The best deal on unlimited skiing in Colorado. Unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions. $319 adults/$239 children (ages five to 12).
  • Epic Local Pass™: Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $619, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in less than four days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $319.
  • Summit Value Pass™: Perfect for Summit County loyalists, the Summit Value Pass pays for itself in just over three days and features unlimited skiing or riding at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Breckenridge. $519 adults/$299 children (ages five to 12).
 
Weekend Animation
Keystone’s Opening Weekend festivities will continue Saturday evening at the Get Stoked Winter Film Series at Warren Station, located in the heart of Keystone’s River Run Village. Kick off the evening with a screening of “Shaping Skiing,” produced by 4FRNT Productions, at 5:30 p.m. followed by the screening of “Small World,” produced by Level 1 Productions, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door the day of Saturday, Nov. 7 for $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under, and free for kids 5 and under.
 
Stay Connected
Skiers and riders can stay up-to-date with the latest information, terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed at keystoneresort.com. Daily updates and real-time information from the resort as well as exclusive promotions and great contests and giveaways are available at www.facebook.com/Keystone, by following @Keystonemtn on Twitter and @keystone_resort on Instagram. Official video footage from the mountain may be viewed at www.YouTube.com/KeystoneColorado. Guests are encouraged to stay connected all season long by following #KeystoneMoments across platforms and sharing their favorite Keystone memories.
 
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 in 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)

Sara Lococo

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

Russell Carlton

Email: rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065
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