With More than 100 Inches of Snow, Keystone Resort is a Winter Wonderland Ideal for the Family this Holiday Season

15 December 2015
  • More than 100 inches of snow to date; snowiest early season in 10 years
  • Kids Ski Free at Keystone, even during the holidays
  • Save up to 30% on lodging this December
Keystone, Colo. — Dec. 15, 2015 — Mother Nature has gifted Keystone Resort with 22 inches of new snow in the past week for a total of more than 100 inches already this winter season, or more than eight-and-a-half feet. Guests can rejoice this holiday season with the most early season snowfall the resort has seen in 10 years, providing incredible skiing and riding conditions on more than 2,700 skiable acres of terrain across all three of the resort’s peaks.
 
Skiing (and more) in a Winter Wonderland
Keystone offers an ideal winter getaway for the entire family, including a ton of snow and a wide variety of terrain on the mountain, fun winter activities, free festive family and holiday programming, the World’s Largest Snow Fort, and unique signature dining options sure to complement any visit.
 
Keystone’s multitude of offerings provide added value to family vacation, where signature restaurantsKidtopia, scenic and dinner sleigh ridesice skatingsnow tubing, night skiing and much more await. The best part of all, families can take advantage of Keystone’s industry-leading Kids Ski Free program, which contains no blackout dates.
 
Kids Ski Free at Keystone, Even During the Holidays
Returning for a fourth season, Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program is easy on the wallet, easy on the rules and hard to beat. Available every day for the duration of the season, including weekends and holidays, families need only to book two or more nights of lodging through Keystone Resort for any child 12 and younger to ski for free. This winter season the resort is poised to provide the 100,000th free kids’ lift ticket since the inception of the Kids Ski Free program in 2012, and will celebrate the milestone at the end of January with a uniquely Keystone event – the Kids Ski Free 100K Golden Ticket Celebration.
 
Spend Quality Time as a Family with the Keystone Ski & Ride School
Keystone’s new Family Private Lesson is the perfect way for the whole family to experience the resort together, with the help of an expert guide and professional Ski & Ride School instructor. Book your lessons online, in advance to receive the best guaranteed pricing for your holiday Ski & Ride School experience.
 
Holiday Savings – Save up to 30 Percent
The Holidays are a magical time at Keystone, so now is the time for guests to secure lodging in order to take advantage of savings of up to 30 percent off for stays of three nights or more. Keystone Resort offers a wide variety of lodging options and price points including hotel rooms to studios to four-bedroom townhomes and condos, with choices such as village or secluded settings, full-sized kitchens and pool and hot tub access. In addition to the industry’s leading Kids Ski Free Program, guests booking any length of stay through Keystone Resort will receive free night skiing on day of arrival (during normal night skiing operations), free ice skating admission and 20 percent discount on skate rentals, a free yoga or fitness class and a free hour of tennis court access. Guests can book their visits at keystoneresort.com or by calling 855-525-9524.
 
Keystone’s Kidtopia: Unmatched Family Programming
Keystone continues to redefine the family resort experience with daily Kidtopia activities that complement any visit to the resort. Kids of all ages, including those young at heart, can enjoy a variety of daily programming throughout the winter season, including the popular Saturday parade and fireworks. With the majority of Kidtopia events free of charge for all participants, creative daily programming is just another way Keystone continues to add value to the family mountain experience. 2015-2016 Kidtopia winter schedule.
 
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The big guy himself will be on-hand beginning through Christmas Eve, before he embarks upon his prior obligations. From photo opportunities and story times, to parades and ice skating, Santa Claus will be in resort throughout December, with dates and locations of his appearances available at keystoneresort.com.
 
Keystone Chocolate Village Turns 20
Keystone Executive Pastry Chef Ned Archibald utilizes 8,000 pounds of imported chocolate for the Keystone Chocolate Village and it has been a hand-crafted holiday tradition at the resort for the past 19 years. Featuring a working chocolate gondola, cascading chocolate waterfall, four-foot tall chocolate Christmas tree, and many other winter scenes, this chocolate masterpiece is free to attend. Located in the lobby of the Keystone Lodge & Spa from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3.
 
EpicDay Lift Tickets – Save up to 20 Percent
When purchased in advance, lift tickets can be picked up at a designated EpicDay Express Ticket Pick-Up lane at each resort. Once the ticket is picked up, guests can keep their ticket and load it with more days online, avoiding a return trip to the ticket window. EpicDay Lift Tickets rewards advanced planning, even if the purchase is made while walking up to the resort, with the lowest price guaranteed and less time spent in the ticket line. Guests can save up to 20 percent off lift tickets at keystonetickets.com.
 
For more information about Keystone, visit www.keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @KeystoneMtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.
 
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 two 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 and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. 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.

 

Contact(s)

Sara Lococo

Keystone Communications Manager
Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-1493

Russell Carlton

Email: rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065
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