Keystone Resort Receives 9 Inches of New Snow; Additional Terrain to Open this Weekend

09 December 2016
Heavy snow fell overnight at Keystone Resort and skiers and riders woke up to 9 inches of fresh snow this morning, totaling nearly two feet in the last week. Another wave of heavy snowfall is expected to return Saturday night into Sunday, with the possibility of continued snow fall each day next week into the following weekend.
This weekend Keystone will open new terrain on Flying Dutchman, central Schoolmarm, Last Chance, Hoodoo, Gassy Thompson, Freda’s and upper I70 in the A51 Terrain Park. With an abundance of new natural snow and more in the forecast, Keystone Ski Patrol will be opening additional natural terrain throughout the weekend. Snowmaking efforts continue on-mountain to assist in further terrain expansion efforts.
“Keystone has been able to open additional terrain each weekend since opening day but with the recent snowfall and more on the way we are looking forward to significant terrain expansions very soon,” said Mike Goar, vice president and chief operating office at Keystone. “Our incredible mountain operations teams have already been working in North Peak and the Outback, and if the forecast continues as predicted we are hopeful to be skiing on all three peaks by next weekend.”
According to meteorologist Joel Gratz, Colorado’s “central and northern mountains could receive an additional two feet of snow next week and next weekend, which would add to the 1-2 feet that these mountains will measure through Sunday, Dec. 11.”
Keystone Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular – Dec. 16-18, 2016
Keystone presents the inaugural Kidtopia Mountaintop Spectacular, a weekend of festive on-mountain fun for the entire family. This free event will showcase a variety of activities and Kidtopia programs that make the resort a top destination for families, including nightly firework displays, a torchlight ski parade led by Keystone’s Ski & Ride School, and a mountaintop celebration where guests can enjoy free snow tubing, snowcat photo opportunities, live music, hot cocoa and fireside stories with Santa. Kidtopia, Keystone’s season-long free family programming, will animate the mountaintop with bigfoot adventure walks and a ski patrol-dog meet and greet, plus a special lighting ceremony of the world’s largest Snow Fort to create an unforgettable weekend.
Book Now, Save Now
Now is the time to book a winter adventure for the whole family, as lodging rates begin at just $113 per night with savings up to 30 percent. Keystone Resort offers a wide variety of comfortable and family-friendly lodging options, from affordable hotel rooms to welcoming, family-sized condominiums. Plus, an unmatched Kids Ski Free program, free daily events, and unique offerings and special events perfectly complement the more than 3,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain.
Stay Connected
Follow Keystone for daily updates, real-time information and exclusive promotions, contests and giveaways at, @Keystonemtn on Twitter and @keystone_resort on Instagram. Official video footage from the mountain may be viewed at Guests are encouraged to stay connected by following #KeystoneMoments across platforms and sharing their favorite Keystone memories. For more information about Keystone, visit or call (877) 204-7889.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten world-class mountain resorts and three 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; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts 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 and consumer website is

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