100 Days Until Skiing and Snowboarding Begin at Keystone Resort

02 August 2016

Keystone, Colo. — July 27, 2016 — While Keystone Resort currently bustles with hikers, mountain bikers and family adventurers enjoying the remaining days of summer, snow-filled slopes will soon beckon. In just 100 days, Keystone Resort will open for the 2016-2017 winter season on Friday, Nov. 4.
While the crux of summer has just begun, now is the time to book a winter adventure at Keystone and receive up to 50 percent off lodging if booked by Sunday, July 31. With a flexible deposit policy and final payments not due until 21-days prior to arrival, guests can confidently secure future lodging now, while still saving plenty for late summer fun. Keystone Resort offers a wide variety of comfortable and family-friendly lodging options, from affordable hotel rooms to welcoming, family-sized condominiums.
Keystone’s Kids Ski Free Program Turns 5
Keystone has long been the place where kids rule, and this year the resort is lighting the birthday candles as its industry-leading Kids Ski Free program turns 5. With more than 100,000 free kids’ lift tickets provided to families since the inception of the program in 2012, families can celebrate the birthday milestone all season long at Keystone with special animation, free family-friendly Kidtopia events and parties throughout the year, plus free skiing of course. 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.
Season Pass + Kids Ski Free = Ultimate Family Savings
For those looking to maximize their time on the mountain this winter, season pass options are no longer only for locals. Beginning at just $319, season pass options include the Keystone A-Basin Pass, Summit Value Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Pass, providing families with a variety of choices to enjoy the experience of skiing and riding this winter. Purchase today for the guaranteed lowest price at epicpass.com.
Keystone’s Kidtopia: Unmatched Family Programming
Keystone continues to redefine the family resort experience with the return of the resort’s signature Kidtopia family programming. Featuring a variety of free daily activities and events throughout the entire winter season, Kidtopia is a one-stop shop for family fun. Beginning Thanksgiving Weekend, families can enjoy life-long experiences such as joining Keystone mascot Ripperoo for his village parade, testing their aim during a snowball launch, hunting for the elusive sasquatch during the Bigfoot Adventure Walk and enjoying an Ice Cream Birthday Party with Ripperoo – just to name a few of the daily, free, family-friendly offerings. The world’s largest snow fort, known as a Kidtopia staple, will be even bigger in 2016-2017, meaning the mountaintop memories will be even bigger as well. 
Camp Keystone: Keystone’s Unique Ski & Ride School Experience
Keystone Resort provides one of the most unique children’s ski school offerings in the country at its Mountain House base area: Camp Keystone. The Camp Keystone experience begins as soon as children walk in the door with fun, interactive displays and a 24-foot slide that propels kids from inside the building to the adventure that awaits on the snow. Skills are developed by game-aided learning, which encourages additional time outdoors and on snow, creating the next generation of snow enthusiasts. With three designated teaching areas, children and beginners of all ages benefit from specially designed terrain with progression and skill development in mind.
Experience the Mountain Together with a Family Private Lesson
Whether your family is new to skiing and snowboarding or you’re seasoned snow veterans, those looking to develop new skills, improve technique or explore the mountain like never before can enjoy a family private lesson together. Taking advantage of shared on-snow time, bonding is just an added bonus to these specially designed lessons. Private lessons can be reserved for up to six family members (or friends) of similar ability, and with instructors who specialize in working with the whole family you can rest assured that everyone’s ski and snowboard needs will be met on the snow. A family private lesson at Keystone is the perfect way to create memories together and take your shared passion to the next level, so this new product is a can’t-miss for snow-loving families.
Keystone Resort’s 3,148 skiable acres of 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 keystoneresort.com.
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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com

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