KEYSTONE, Colo. — November 15, 2012 —After another productive night of snowmaking efforts, Keystone Resort announced today that an additional 24 acres of skiable terrain will make its season debut tomorrow. Yesterday the resort announced it would add 44 acres, but with the additional terrain gained Wednesday night, skiers and riders will now enjoy 68 acres of new terrain and a total of 122 skiable acres Friday, November 16. The resort will add acreage on Schoolmarm, a beginner trail, as well as significant portions of the Silver Spoon and Jay Bird trails. Six trails, including a terrain park with more than 25 features, and five lifts will be open for the upcoming weekend at Keystone.
With over 100 acres of skiable terrain being made available for the weekend, Keystone will offer snow enthusiasts the most terrain open in Summit County. Forecasts continue to call for cold overnight temperatures, which will allow the resort’s powerful snowmaking to concentrate on Keystone’s famed A51 Terrain Park, as well as beginner and intermediate terrain on Dercum Mountain. More terrain is expected to open for the Thanksgiving holiday, including the resort’s mountaintop tubing hill and night skiing operations, both scheduled to open November 21.
Skiers and riders looking to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday at Keystone will enjoy top-to-bottom skiing and riding as well as the start of the resort’s Kidtopia family programming, the Keystone aglow holiday light installation, a Welcome Winter Family Carnival and the first Riperoo Parade of the season happening Saturday, November 24. Great vacation deals are available through the Holiday weekend, including 33% off lodging and the newest family programming at Keystone: Kids Ski Free. All season, children 12 and under ski free when staying two or more nights in a Keystone owned/operated lodging unit. This amazing deal is available on all weekends and Holidays throughout the winter, with no blackout dates or other restrictions.
Season Passes Available through November 18
Friday, November 18 also marks skiers and riders last opportunity to purchase the industry’s best pass products. All Vail Resorts passes include unlimited skiing and riding to multiple world-class resorts as well as great discounts on lodging, dining and other activities. Snow enthusiast can choose the product that’s right for them:
The Epic Pass™, the best season pass deal in the ski industry offering unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar,Kirkwood andArapahoeBasin is available for $699. It pays for itself in just over six days.
Epic 7-Day™pays for itself in less than five days and is ideal for people who don’t plan to ski more than seven days. The Epic 7-Day gives skiers and snowboarders a total of seven unrestricted days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar, plusArapahoeBasin anytime during the season for a price of $549.
The Epic Local Pass™, for $549, pays for itself in less than five days and is perfect for locals who can navigate a few more restrictions. TheEpicLocalPass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone andArapahoeBasin with limited holiday restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. $50 pass holder tickets are also available for purchase during blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar andKirkwood.
Summit Value Pass™pays for itself in less than four days and is a great option for people who only plan to skiSummitCounty. TheSummitValuePass is available for $459 and provides unlimited and unrestricted lift access to Keystone andArapahoeBasin, as well as access to Breckenridge with limited holiday restrictions. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $50 per day.
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