Taste Buds Delight at the 24th Annual Taste of Keystone

20 August 2012

KEYSTONE, Colo. — August 20, 2012 —Labor Day Weekend festivities are abundant at Keystone Resort, headlined by the 24th annual Taste of Keystone foodie extravaganza in Keystone’s Lakeside Village. The event, which has become a staple of Keystone’s fall lineup, will feature scrumptious cuisine from 13 of the resort’s dining establishments including three AAA four-diamond rated restaurants. With free music and children’s activities throughout the event, tasting tickets are just $1 each, with most restaurant station dishes ranging from two to five tickets apiece. Proceeds from the event will go to helping support Summit County’s Mountain Mentors Program.
Labor Day Weekend will also include a merchant’s tent sale in Keystone’s River Run Village, the perfect opportunity to gear-up the whole family with great savings from Gorsuch, Christy Sports, Keystone Sports and more. With easy access provided by Keystone’s free in-resort transportation system, guests can easily commute back-and-forth between the two events. When stomachs need a break from all the tasty treats in Lakeside Village, plenty of mountain activities including hiking, downhill and cross-country mountain biking, two championship golf courses and a variety of children’s activities like bungee trampolines, bounce houses and miniature golf will keep the whole family entertained. In the heart of the Taste of Keystone festivities will be Keystone’s five-acre lake, which offers on-water fun including paddle boating, canoes, kayaking and the latest addition to Lakeside fun, stand up paddle boarding.
The Taste of Keystone fun begins at 11am with a silent auction supporting Summit County’s Mountain Mentors. Restaurant tasting featuring delicious dishes like the Ski Tip’s char grilled tiger shrimp with avocado, olathe corn salsa, cherry tomato and crème fraiche also kicks off at 11am, and White Water Ramble will hit the stage at 11am to begin a day of live entertainment. The silent auction will conclude at 2:30pm, with music and tasting wrapping up at 3pm, followed by the announcement of the Mountain Mentor’s Silent Auction winners. While adults meander through the various restaurant stations children’s activities will be available 11am-3pm keeping the little ones happily entertained. Free parking for the event is available at the Keystone Lodge parking lot on Highway 6. Keystone is also pleased to announce the Taste of Keystone is a zero waste event. All plates, cups and utensils for the event are biodegradable and recycling containers will be strategically placed throughout the event.
Participating Restaurants/Chefs:Bighorn Steakhouse, Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip, Keystone Ranch, Black Bear Grill, Keystone Summit House, Executive Pastry Chef Ned Archibald, Edgewater Café, Pizza on the Plaza, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Keystone Adventure Center, Dos Locos, Keystone Stables, Keystone Spa.
Keystone Resort’s Labor Day Weekend Lodging Packages
A variety of great lodging packages are available for guests looking to spend the Holiday weekend in Keystone’s festive mountain environment. To spend some time on the links, enjoy Keystone’s amazing Play for Free Golf Package, starting at just $126 per person and including a round at the spectacular Ranch Course.  For those looking to enjoy a long weekend, Keystone offers your fourth night free at The Keystone Inn. Starting at just $89 per night, enjoy a long weekend in the mountains filled with exciting outdoor adventure and cool mountain temperatures. Please call 800-328-1323 or visit www.keystoneresort.com for complete details and all of Keystone’s lodging accommodations and deals.
For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.


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About Vail Resorts
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, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com

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