Keystone Resort Opens for the Season

01 November 2013

Keystone, Colo. — Nov. 1, 2013Keystone Resort got a little help from Mother Nature today in celebration of the start of the 2013-14 season at the Summit County, Colo. resort. Four inches of fresh snow fell overnight Thursday, providing powder conditions for anxious skiers and riders who began the day with first chair at 9 a.m. Keystone debuted with 65 acres of skiing and riding including top-to-bottom intermediate terrain on the Spring Dipper and River Run trails, four lifts and more than 20 features in the early season A51 Terrain Park.
Guests fueled-up for the day with warm donuts and hot chocolate from Keystone’s renowned pastry chef Ned Archibald, and the first 200 skiers and riders in line for first chair were entered in a raffle for great prizes including a GoPro Hero 3, a Never Summer snowboard and Keystone logo wear. Keystone thanked guests for their early season patronage with free parking across the resort Friday, which will continue through Sunday at all resort lots. Following the on-snow festivities today and tomorrow, skiers and riders can enjoy the Get Stoked movie festival at Warren Station, located in the heart of Keystone’s River Run Village, featuring some of the year’s best ski and snowboard films.
Friday also marked the official return of Keystone’s signature Kids Ski Free offer. Once again, children 12 and under receive free lift tickets with just a two or more night stay in any of Keystone’s owned/operated lodging units. Keystone’s offer is as simple as childhood itself, without any red tape or restrictions; there are no blackout dates, giving families the freedom to take advantage of the special deal on weekends and throughout holiday periods, a rarity in the ski industry. Last season the resort provided more than 25,000 Kids Ski Free lift tickets and Keystone is proud to continue the industry’s simplest and most valuable Kids Ski Free program for a second year in a row. Reservations may be made at or by calling 800-328-1323.
Keystone is now open for daily operations with lifts running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Updated conditions reports, live web cams and the events calendar may be found online at Lift tickets may also be purchased online at
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Not too late to Get your Epic Season Pass
Enjoy the ability to ski and ride 26 mountains in four countries on just one pass. Now including Canyons in Utah, the Epic Passis available for $729 for adults and $379 for children (5-12 years old). The full Epic Pass, the best season pass deal in the ski industry, offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Canyons and Arapahoe Basin, as well as five days of skiing/riding at some of Europe’s most storied destinations.

New Keystone/A-Basin Pass
New this season, Vail Resorts introduces the Keystone A-Basin Pass™. Located minutes from I-70, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin offer easy access for skiers and riders, who will enjoy unlimited skiing and riding with holiday restrictions, with the added advantage of two of the longest ski and ride seasons in the state. Enjoy more than 4,000 acres of skiable terrain for just $299 for adults and $209 for children (5-12 years old).The best value in the ski industry, the Keystone A-Basin Pass™pays for itself in less than three days on the mountain.

Keystone 4-Packs
For skiers and riders not yet ready to make the commitment to a season pass, the diverse terrain offerings of two favorite Colorado mountains may also be accessed via the Keystone-A-Basin 4-Pack product. For just $179, guests can enjoy four days of their choice, with limited blackout dates, between the two resorts. Now available online at Keystoneresort.comand at selectColorado Ski and Golf, Colorado Ski and Sport, Boulder Ski Deals and special event locations, guests can lock in four perfect days at up to 60% off daily lift ticket window rates.
For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at



Media Contacts

Laura Parquette, (970) 496-4107, (970) 333-3437,
Tucker Vest Burton, (970) 496-4065, (970) 485-2444,
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; Canyons in Park City, 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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