Sitting at 9,280-feet above elevation in Summit County, Colo. and just a short, scenic drive from Denver, Keystone Resort is the ultimate location for families to beat the heat and enjoy the allure of the mountains this summer. Known as a winter destination where families rule, summers are no exception as turning lifts carry mountain bikers, hikers and families seeking authentic mountain experiences, rather than skiers and riders searching for fresh powder. Whether it’s hitting the links for a round of golf, downhill mountain biking, horseback riding, stand up paddle boarding, enjoying free live mountaintop music or family dodgeball, stepping outside and enjoying the Rocky Mountains has never been easier.
 
Ultimate Family Adventure
Keystone Resort’s Ultimate Family Adventure presents families with the opportunity to customize both winter and summer visits through personalized combinations of unique activities, dining, events and lodging options. The Ultimate Family Summer Adventure is a fully customizable vacation package that allows guests to experience Keystone based upon their preferences. Whether it’s enjoying free Kidtopia events, taking a scenic chair lift ride to the top of the mountain, hitting the links for a round of golf, horseback riding through the White River National Forest, enjoying the Keystone Lake, or relaxing poolside at one of Keystone’s numerous lodging accommodations, families can tailor lodging, resort activities and  dining experiences to create a summer adventure unlike any other. The Ultimate Family Adventure may also be booked as a complete package and includes six nights of lodging in a two-bedroom premier condo, $500 dining credit, $400 resort credit, $250 spa package credit, four rounds of golf, a mountain adventure such as mountain biking or white water rafting, signature dining experiences such as a wagon ride dinner and access to a personal concierge.     
 
Kids Rule Keystone
Keystone’s signature Kidtopia program provides families with a variety of activities and adventures that are free and offered daily from June 10 to August 31. Kidtopia offerings such as nature hikes, dodgeball games, interactive kite building workshops and Wild West nights allow families to enjoy additional time spent together through dedicated family-centric events. Specialty family friendly events also cater to the little ones throughout the summer, such as Strider Bike races, educational outdoor programs, base area entertainment and mountaintop summer games.
 
Free is Key
From daily Kidtopia activities and special events to free golf and senic lift tickets, Keystone offers a variety of recurring free options for families to enjoy. With any two-nights or longer lodging booked through Keystone Resort, guests receive Play for Free components that include a free scenic lift ticket for any child 12 and younger, as well as free nine holes of golf, a free guided hike, and a free fitness or yoga class for everyone in the group – adult or child. Keystone’s Friday Afternoon Club includes complimentary foot passenger lift tickets for adults and children from 1-7 p.m., where free live music and free activities await atop Dercum Mountain. Kidtopia’s recurring daily offerings can all be enjoyed at no cost, while speciality programs such as Super Slimy Science, Kidtopia Kids’ Fest, Kidtopia Kids’ Discovery Days and the Strider Balance Bike Series also are free. Kids Swing Free every evening as Keystone Golf programs offer Junior golfers (17 and younger) free nightly golf with a paying adult, while a variety of free clinics occur throughout the summer.    
 
Fun Fore All
Keystone Resort is home to two distinct golf courses, offering 36-holes of championship golf to tee-off into the crisp, light Rocky Mountain air. The River Course offers impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and five sets of tees on each hole to challenge and welcome golfers of all abilities. The Ranch Course is set on historic ranch land where original structures and old western heritage remain throughout the course, providing a nostalgic feel amongst the breathtaking scenery. Avid golfers will appreciate Keystone’s Stay, Play & Save lodging and golf packages, continually recognized as one of Colorado’s best stay and play offers, while families can take advantage of Time for Nine rates, SNAG (Starting New at Golf) Golf and free nightly Junior Golf for anyone 17 and younger. SNAG Golf is a player friendly development program designed for new players, both children and adults, in a fun and easy program that begins at just $5 per round, including equipment.  
 
Healthy Indulgence
While signature festivals, mouth-watering dining options, daily happy hours, and special events are offered throughout the summer, so too are the opportunities for some physical exertion. Mountaintop yoga, downhill mountain biking, recreation path access, bike rentals, guided hiking, a tennis facility, two golf courses, and a dedicated fitness center provide guests with a variety of calorie-burning options. And at Keystone, these options are more adventure than daunting workout. With programs set amongst the Rocky Mountains, such as guided fitness hikes, downhill mountain biking clinics and daily fitness classes, guests have plenty of options to burn some of the well-enjoyed calories gained during Keystone’s festivals, events and signature dining options.
 
Festival Season
Summers have become the season of festivals, and this certainly holds true at Keystone Resort. Guests can pair the multitude of available mountain adventures with a signature festival or event for an affordable and unique way to complement any summer stay at the resort. Summer festivals include the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour (June 25-26); Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival (July 16-17); New this year, Keystone’s River Run Village Art Festival (July 30-31); The 20th anniversary of the Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival (Aug. 6-7); Mountain Town Music Festival (Aug. 20); Keystone Oktoberfest (Sept. 3) and Taste of Keystone (Sept. 4). Keystone offers festival packages featuring exlusive lodging and festival ticket rates, providing the best value and convinience to enjoy the many summer events at the resort. 
 
Camps, Clinics and Lessons
The opportunities for new discoveries and expanding existing skills are not unique to the winter months at Keystone, as a variety of lessons, clinics, camps and guided adventures allow guests to continue to explore and play in the Rocky Mountains during the summer months. Families, friends and fitness enthusiasts alike can enjoy a variety of offerings that showcase the many adventures available at Keystone.
 
Thrill-seekers looking to enjoy the Keystone Bike Park, can learn what it takes to conquer the mountain via bike through the new Keystone Bike Academy. Catering to riders of all ability levels with beginner clinics, private lessons and downhill guides, certified mountain biking instructors lead programs including Bike 101, Bike 201, Women’s Wednesdays and Private Lessons, which are perfect for families, groups and friends.
 
In addition to daily morning and afternoon fitness classes held at Studio K – the recenly opened, dedicated fitness studio, mountaintop yoga showcases the Zen of Keystone. Located 11,640-feet above elevation with expansive views of the Tenmile Range, mountaintop yoga brings the sport to a whole new level.
 
Both the Keystone Ranch Course and The River Course offer a variety of private lessons, clinics and programs designed for golfers of all abilities and ages. With instruction via Keystone’s PGA teaching professionals, enjoying the links through private lessons and weekly offerings designed specifically for junior, women, senior and group golfers is easier than a hole-in-one.
 
Hiking is a summer staple throughout Colorado, and Keystone is no exception with six different guided hikes offered. Whether it’s a casual sunset hike or a calorie-burning fitness hike, a mountaintop hike or valley hike, Keystone’s guided hikes each offer a unique resort experience fun for all ages. The spectacular views are combined with a pleathora of information regarding local history, nature and high alpine environments that are sure to leave guests with a complete appreciation of the mountain environment of Keystone Resort. 

Contact(s)

Russell Carlton

Email: rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065
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