Keystone Resort to Open Expert Terrain in the Outback on Thursday

13 December 2016
After nearly three feet of snow in the last week, Keystone Resort will open the Outback on Thursday, offering expert natural terrain for skiers and riders. Guests will access The Outback terrain via the Outpost Gondola and the Anticipation trail to the Outback Express Lift; to return to Dercum Mountain guests will ride the Wayback Lift to the Outpost Gondola. There will be no groomed runs in The Outback and terrain is for experts only.
In addition to the Outback, the resort will also open portions of North Bowl as well as the popular Paymaster trail. With the new terrain openings on Thursday, skiers and riders will now have access to more than 800 acres of skiable terrain at Keystone.
With the opening of the Outback, The Outpost’s Timber Ridge will also open for food and beverage service during the ski day.
Additionally, this weekend the resort anticipates opening for skiing and riding on all three peaks at Keystone, with the addition of terrain on North Peak. Stay tuned for further terrain updates.
Guests can also look forward to the inaugural Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular event and the grand opening of the World’s Largest Snow Fort on Dercum Mountain this weekend!
The New Keystone Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular – Dec. 16-18, 2016
Keystone presents the inaugural Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular, 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, Keystone’s season-long free family programming, 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.
Explore the World’s Largest Snow Fort
The World’s Largest Snow Fort returns to Keystone’s Dercum Mountain this December bigger and better than ever, offering families the ultimate snow playground at 11,640 feet above sea level, featuring a series of tunnels, slides and mazes within the walls. The mountaintop fort is a staple of Keystone’s Kidtopia offerings, providing free family entertainment for all. The Snow Fort is open daily during lift operating hours, and is free to guests with lift access. The Kidtopia Snow Fort is scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 17 and will remain open until the snow melts.
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.
Stay Connected
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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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