Sitting at 9,280 feet elevation in Summit County, Colo. and just a short, scenic drive from Denver, Keystone Resort is the ultimate location for families to enjoy an authentic mountain experience at a pace they dictate. Offering a laid-back environment that is full of adventures with fewer crowds, families will find plenty of opportunities to connect through a variety of experiences, all with the Rocky Mountains providing the backdrop. Whether it’s a mountaintop hike, enjoying a round of golf on either of Keystone’s scenic courses, downhill mountain biking, horseback riding, stand up paddle boarding, enjoying free live mountaintop music or simply relaxing poolside, the allure of the mountains come to life at Keystone Resort. Summer operations begin June 8 and end September 16.
 
Less is More
While Keystone offers a multitude of summer adventures for a variety of experiences, the natural secluded setting of the resort allows guests to enjoy the allure of the mountains in a laid-back environment. From tucked away lodging properties to the welcoming and calm environment of the White River National Forest, those looking for adventures can do so at a pace they dictate. With the Rocky Mountains setting the scene, Keystone Resort is full of adventures, not crowds. 
 
New: Stars and Guitars – Kidtopia’s Signature Summer Event
New for 2018, Kidtopia’s Stars and Guitars event takes family entertainment to new heights and tops out at 11,640 feet elevation with a mountaintop concert and family picnic. From June 29 to July 4, Stars and Guitars includes live mountaintop music, free daily Kidtopia activities, a fireworks display in honor of Independence Day and lodging discounts of up to 30 percent. The event is highlighted with a mid-day mountaintop concert and picnic on July 1, featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, and the Rocky Mountains providing the backdrop. For the entire Stars and Guitars lineup, visit KeystoneResort.com.
 
Kids Rule Keystone
Keystone’s signature family Kidtopia activities provide families with a variety of free activities and interactive adventures daily throughout the summer. From June 8 to Sept. 1, Kidtopia offerings such as family nature hikes, river science outings, and environment based learning connect families to the natural surroundings of the resort through hands-on learning disguised as fun. Additionally, special events such as the Strider Bike Series, Kidtopia Discovery Days and Stars and Guitars, Kidtopia’s Summer Signature Event, can all be enjoyed at no cost. The daily Kidtopia schedule can be found at KeystoneResort.com.
 
Free is Key
Staying with Keystone comes with perks that families love. With any night stay that’s booked directly through Keystone, all guests receive Play for Free components that includes free scenic lift tickets for any child 12 and younger, as well as free nine holes of golf, free tennis court rentals, free guided hike and a free fitness or yoga class for everyone on the reservation. Other perks include free live music, activities and mountaintop games at Summit House every Friday afternoon. Play for Free is automatically added to all lodging reservations, allowing guests to jump into the free activities the moment they arrive.
 
Fun Fore All
Keystone Resort boasts two beautiful 18-hole golf facilities located in one convenient resort destination situated at 9,300 feet elevation among the Rocky Mountains. Keystone’s courses offer guests two authentic mountain valley courses with distinct personality. The Hurdzan-Fry designed River Course brings an element of drama to the game, featuring magnificent views, impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and six sets of tees on each hole to challenge golfers of all abilities. The Keystone Ranch Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is a mountain course that winds through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a nine-acre lake. The course sits on historic ranching land that housed multiple homesteads in the 1900s, with many outbuildings remaining on the course today including the Keystone Ranch restaurant, a AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant. Avid golfers will appreciate Keystone’s Stay and Play lodging and golf packages, continually recognized as one of Colorado’s best stay and play offers.
 
It’s All Downhill from Here
The Keystone Bike Park offers some of the country’s best downhill singletrack mountain biking trails with progressive terrain for riders of multiple ability levels. Thirty-four lift-serviced trails provide riders with more than 2,000 feet of vertical drop. From mellow bridges and berms to rock gardens and rock drops, beginner and expert riders alike can experience the thrill of downhill. The Keystone Bike Academy caters to riders of all levels with beginner and intermediate clinics, private lessons and downhill guides. Instructors have been trained via standards set forth by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), providing professional instruction on the proper downhill techniques.
 
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 visit to the resort. Summer festivals include the Keystone Bacon & Bourbon Festival (June 23-24); Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival (July 14-15); River Run Village Art Festival (July 28-29); Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival (Aug. 4-5); Mountain Town Music Festival (Aug. 17-18); Keystone Oktoberfest (Sept. 1) and Taste of Keystone (Sept. 2). Discounted lodging offered with event ticket packages.
 
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 mountain bike with the Keystone Bike Academy. Catering to riders of all ability levels with beginner clinics, private lessons and downhill guides, certified mountain biking instructors lead a variety of programs that are perfect for families, friends and groups.
 
In addition to the daily morning and afternoon fitness classes held at Studio K, mountaintop yoga showcases the Zen of Keystone. Located at 11,640-feet elevation with expansive views of the Tenmile Range, mountaintop yoga brings the sport to a whole new level.
 
Both the Keystone Ranch Golf 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, woman, senior and group golfers is easier than a hole-in-one.
 
Hiking is a summer staple throughout Colorado, and Keystone is no exception with five different guided hikes offered. Whether it’s a wildflower hike or a calorie-burning fitness hike, a mountain hike or valley hike, Keystone’s guided hikes each offer a unique perspective of the resort. The spectacular views are combined with a plethora of information regarding local history, nature and high alpine environments that are sure to leave guests with a greater appreciation of the mountain environment. 

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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