Keystone Resort to Provide Kids with Free Lift Tickets at Afton Alps

02 December 2014
Keystone Resort to Provide Kids with Free Lift Tickets at Afton Alps
Children 12-and-younger Ski Free on Dec. 21
(Keystone, Colo.) Dec. 2, 2014 --- Keystone Resort today announced its Kids Ski Free program will travel east to Minnesota’s Afton Alps for a one-day special event on Sunday, Dec. 21. Just ahead of the holiday season, Keystone will provide a complimentary daily lift ticket for any child 12-and-younger visiting Afton Alps. Similar to Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program, which is available at the Colorado resort every day, all season, the Afton Alps promotion will feature no red tape, fine print or hoops to jump through.
The free lift tickets for children 12-and-younger will be available at Afton Alps’ Guest Services office starting Tuesday, Dec. 2, with no purchase necessary and no limit to the number of free tickets per family. Children must be accompanied at the ticket window by an adult providing a valid email address in order to receive the free ticket(s). Tickets can be picked up at the ski area any day between Dec. 2-21 during normal operating hours. Visit for more information.
Nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley just outside Minneapolis and St. Paul, Afton Alps boasts nearly 300 skiable acres with 50 trails, making it the premier winter destination in the Midwest for more than 50 years.
To make hitting the slopes even easier for skiers and snowboarders this year, Afton Alps introduced EpicDay Lift Tickets, an online and mobile platform for purchasing daily lift tickets. By using EpicDay, skiers will not only get the lowest price guaranteed on daily lift tickets, they will also have the convenience of skipping the ticket line and spending more time on their favorite trails. Once a guest has purchased an EpicDay Lift Ticket at any Vail Resorts mountain, or if they still have their hard card lift ticket from last year, they can reload it with more days online and go directly to the lifts, never having to wait in a ticket line again. Guests can purchase EpicDay Lift Tickets at
Keystone Resort is located just 90 miles from Denver, making it one of the closest all-inclusive ski resorts to Denver International Airport. The 2014-15 winter season marks the third year of the Keystone Kids Ski Free offer, with more than 60,000 complimentary children’s lift tickets given away over the course of the first two seasons. Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program removes the red tape and fine print and is available daily throughout the resort’s nearly six-month long season with no blackout dates, simply requiring guests to stay two or more nights at one of the resorts many owned or operated lodging accommodations.
Afton Alps guests looking to experience Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program firsthand can take advantage of up to 40 percent off lodging stays of three or more nights by visiting Choosing from a selection of more than 800 owned/operated lodging units spanning hotel rooms, condos, B&B accommodations, townhomes and single family homes, any lodging stay of two or more nights will automatically quality for Kids Ski Free for any and all children 12 and under.
For more information about Afton Alps, visit or call (651) 436-5245. Follow the ski area at @aftonalpsmn on Twitter or at
For more information about Keystone Resort, visit or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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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