Mountain of Youth
At Keystone Resort, kids have no age limit. It is a place where play is the root of all good, and play is for everyone. Keystone is a family playground where kids of all ages can discover the magic of playing in the mountains. Located in Summit County, Colo. and just 75 miles west of Denver, the resort boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain including three incredible peaks, five above-tree-line bowls, night skiing and an in-bounds cat skiing program. Home to the industry’s-leading Kids Ski Free offer, kids 12 and younger can ski and ride for free every day, all season long with just two or more nights of lodging booked through the resort. Keystone’s signature Kidtopia activities elevate any visit with a variety of free, daily family offerings throughout the winter season. Convenient touches like a Family Ski Trail, designated free family parking, and complimentary red wagons for carrying gear and excited kiddos, all enable families to play easier.
 
Back to Snow
Keystone has improved snowmaking capabilities that will allow for more terrain to open quicker and earlier in the season. The resort installed new snowmaking pipe on the popular intermediate trail Paymaster and upgraded key snowmaking components, which will provide greater efficiency and coverage during snowmaking.
 
The Keystone Ski & Ride School installed a second conveyor lift at the River Run Gondola mid-station learning area. With access to more terrain for beginner students, the resort has placed continued emphasis on progression and learning for the newest of skiers and snowboarders.
 
These projects build upon recent improvements that invest in the guest experience at Keystone. Prior to the 2017-18 season, Keystone upgraded the Montezuma Express Lift to a high-speed six-passenger chairlift and expanded Labonte’s Smokehouse BBQ with a new 190-seat indoor facility for the on-mountain dining venue.
 
Kids Ski Free Makes Keystone the Place to Be
Easy on the wallet and easy on the rules, Keystone’s long-standing Kids Ski Free offer has been providing kids with free lift tickets since 2012. Every day, all season long, kids 12 and younger ski for free at Keystone with no blackout dates when family’s book just two or more nights through Keystone Resort. Lodging accommodation options span from affordable hotel rooms to family-sized condominiums.
 
No Kidding, Free Family Fun for Everyone
Keystone’s Kidtopia takes kidding around seriously, offering free activities and experiences on and off the snow every day of the week throughout the entire season. From Opening Day through Closing Day, families have continued options outside of skiing and snowboarding to connect and create lifelong memories. The Kidtopia lineup is free and includes activities such as the village parade and fireworks, family game nights, hands-on-learning activities, ice cream parties and meeting Keystone’s Ski Patrol rescue dogs.
 
Wanna Come Out and Play?
The Kidtopia Signature Event Series elevates the daily play of Kidtopia into three distinct events that complement the family experience at Keystone. The Kidtopia Spectacular, Nov. 24-Dec. 24, welcomes the holiday season with a mountaintop celebration and lighting ceremony of the world’s largest snow fort. The Kidtopia Culinary Festival, Feb. 8-15, will feature a savory lineup tailored to the youngest of foodies. The Kidtopia Music Experience, March 1-10, begins the spring skiing and snowboarding season with music-themed fun including the Snow Pants Dance Party, a live outdoor music performance by popular family-friendly acts.
 
New: First Tracks Fridays
New for the 2018-2019, Keystone Resort lodging guests can receive exclusive early lift access one full hour before the lifts open, granting them first dibs to skiing and snowboarding. In order to play first on the mountain, guests must simply book a lodging reservation that includes a Thursday evening stay between Dec. 20, 2018 and March 29, 2019. Those guests then gain access to First Tracks Fridays for an hour of the first skiing and snowboarding privileges prior to the resort’s opening.
 
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Contact(s)

Russell Carlton

Email: rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065

Loryn Roberson

Senior Communications Specialist
Email: Lroberson@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4191
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