Keystone Resort Opens for Summer Operations on Friday, June 10

06 June 2016
Keystone, Colo. — June 6, 2016 — Sitting at 9,280-feet elevation in Summit County, Colo., and easily accessible from Denver, Keystone Resort is the ultimate location to beat the summer heat and enjoy the allure of the high country. Keystone’s on- and off-mountain activities kick off on June 10 and offer a variety of authentic Rocky Mountain experiences such as downhill mountain biking, golfing, hiking, free family programs, lake activities, summer snow tubing and a variety of village festivals. Guests can book lodging prior to June 10 to save up to 40 percent on accommodations, with condos in River Run Village starting at $119 a night.
From mountaintop snow tubing to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, summer begins to sizzle at Keystone in June. Here are the top picks to enjoy Keystone Resort this month:
Summer Snow Tubing: Yes – Summer. Snow. Tubing.
Even after the close of the ski and snowboard season at Keystone, guests can still get their adrenaline fix this summer at the Adventure Point tubing hill, where a not-so-secret stash of snow awaits. Situated at 11,640-feet elevation atop Dercum Mountain, Keystone boasts the only summer snow tubing operation in Colorado held on actual snow. Guests can zip down multiple tubing lanes, without all the winter apparel, and enjoy conveyor-lift access back to the top. Keystone’s summer snow tubing is set to open on June 10.
Keystone Bike Park: It’s All Downhill From Here
The Keystone Bike Park features 56 lift-serviced singletrack mountain biking trails, with progressive terrain welcoming riders of all ability levels. Known as one of the most renowned bike parks in the Rocky Mountains, the Keystone Bike Park opens on Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. with early season trail access from the gondola mid-station. New for 2016, the Keystone Bike Academy caters to riders of all levels with beginner and intermediate clinics, private lessons and downhill guides. Keystone Bike Park Season Passes start at just $169, with a variety of options available, including Vail Resort’s FreeRide pass, offering unlimited riding in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe.
Summer Kidtopia: Free Programming for Families
Keystone’s dedicated kid-friendly offerings make a summer visit to the resort a must for guests who are looking to enjoy the allure of the high alpine environment with kids in tow. Keystone’s signature Kidtopia program provides families with a variety of free, daily activities and adventures beginning on Friday, June 10. Kidtopia offerings such as nature hikes, dodgeball games, interactive kite building workshops and Wild West nights allow families to enjoy additional time spent together through dedicated family-centric events. The daily summer Kidtopia schedule can be found online at
Lakeside Village: Activities On and Around Keystone Lake
Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, lakeside bicycle rides, whichever the mode of transportation the Keystone Lake presents a picturesque mountain setting. Located in Lakeside Village, the Keystone Adventure Center provides boat and bike rentals, arcade games, beach toys, snacks and a bar. The Adventure Center is currently open.
Keystone Golf: Swing into Summer
Golf season is in full swing at Keystone Resort, with both The River Course and Keystone Ranch Golf Course open for play. Named by GolfDigest 2016 Editors’ Choice as one of the five best golf resorts in the Rockies/Great Plains, Keystone boasts a beautiful 36-hole golf facility with two authentic and distinct courses.
Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!
The Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour returns to Keystone Resort June 25-26 for the sixth year, bringing more than 3,000 pounds of bacon to Keystone’s River Run Village. Specialty bacon dishes, a bacon eating contest and free live music highlight the bacon-themed festival. Exclusive lodging and festival ticket rates are available at, and include free nine holes of golf, free hiking and free scenic lift tickets for children 12 and younger.
It’s Your Day, Dad
Treat Dad to some high country fun this Father’s Day through a variety of family-fun happenings at Keystone on Sunday, June 19. The offerings will include a Father’s Day Brunch at the Edgewater Café and a host of activities throughout the resort, including a free fishing derby at the Keystone Lake in Lakeside Village and free miniature golf in River Run Village.
Stride Rite
Keystone’s Kidtopia Strider Balance Bike Series is a free race series designed for children ages 2-5 years-old. The eight-race series takes place on Sundays from 10-11 a.m. in River Run Village, with registration occurring from 9-10 a.m. Prizes are awarded to the top finishers. Race dates in June are the 12th and 19th.
Ultimate Family Summer Adventure: Customizable Vacation Package
Whether it’s enjoying free Kidtopia events, taking a scenic chair lift ride to the top of the mountain, hitting the links for a round of golf, horseback riding through the White River National Forest or relaxing poolside at one of Keystone’s numerous lodging accommodations, families can fully customize their summer vacation at Keystone. With the Ultimate Family Summer Adventure package, guests can create a tailor-made summer stay at Keystone suited to their desire while enjoying a 40 percent discount on lodging if booked by June 10, as well as receive free nine holes of golf and free scenic lift tickets for kids 12 and younger.
Keystone is open for daily summer operations Friday, June 10 through Monday, Sept. 5, as well as weekend-only operations Sept. 10-11 and 17-18. Lift access begins at 10 a.m. each day. For detailed operation hours, visit
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 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; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. 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 and consumer website is

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