Keystone to Host Kids Ski Free 100K Golden Ticket Celebration Jan. 24-30

03 December 2015
  • Keystone’s Kids Ski Free Program set to reach 100,000 free kids lift tickets provided since the program’s inception
  • A celebration of the milestone will take place Jan. 24-30 at the resort, with a chance to win one of 10 Golden Tickets valued at $500
  • Lodging rates starting at $155 a night
Keystone, Colo. — Dec. 3, 2015 — Keystone Resort, the premier family ski resort, has long been the place where kids rule, and this year the proof is in the pudding as the resort’s industry-leading Kids Ski Free program is poised to reach 100,000 free kids lift tickets provided since its inception in 2012. To honor the milestone this winter, Keystone will host a week-long Kids Ski Free 100K Golden Ticket Celebration from Jan. 24-30, offering guests the chance to win one of 10 golden tickets valued at $500 each. The celebration will also highlight Keystone’s unique family programming like the signature parade and fireworks, as well as special experiences including a Chocolate Tour with the resort’s famous executive pastry chef, Ned Archibald.
“In its fourth season, Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program continues to offer an incredible value to families and we are thrilled to reach 100,000 free kids lift tickets provided as a part of the program, and to have the opportunity to celebrate that milestone with our guests in January,” said Mike Goar, vice president and chief operating officer at Keystone Resort. “Our Kids Ski Free program contains no blackout dates or hoops to jump through, and our guests’ utilization of the program over the last four years proves that when it comes to ease, convenience and value, Keystone’s Kids Ski Free can’t be beat.”
Every family taking advantage of Keystone’s Kids Ski Free Program Jan. 24-30 will receive a chocolate bar upon check-in, and 10 lucky guests will receive a limited edition golden ticket chocolate bar handmade by the resort’s one-of-a-kind Chef Ned. The winning golden tickets will be valid towards Keystone activities, Ski & Ride School, signature dining experiences, or owned and operated retail outlets like Keystone Sports.
In addition, Keystone will be handing out surprise golden ticket chocolate bars, valid for $50 resort credit, to lucky guests at random throughout the week.
While Kids Ski Free the entire season at Keystone, the Kids Ski Free 100K Golden Ticket Celebration and chocolate bars will only be available from Jan. 24-30.
Behind-the-Scenes Chocolate Tours with Keystone’s Master Chocolatier
For the week of Jan. 24-30 only, kids can participate in a unique, behind-the-scenes Chocolate Tour experience with Chef Ned, Keystone’s famous executive pastry chef and master chocolatier. The Chocolate Tour experiences will be offered on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. and will provide kids a behind-the-scenes look into Chef Ned’s fun world of desserts, including a tour of his pastry shop, a chocolate making experience and a delicious take-away for each participant. The Chocolate Tours are free, but guests will be able to register online at
In addition to special events, free daily Kidtopia programming will continue to take place throughout the week including family game nights and activities, plus the popular Saturday Ripperoo parade and Kidtopia Fireworks, and more.
Kids Ski Free
Now in its fourth season, Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program provides kids 12 and younger the opportunity to ski for free at the resort with no blackout dates. Easy on the wallet and easy on the rules, Kids Ski Free is available every day for the duration of the winter season, including weekends and holidays. All guests need to do to qualify is stay two or more nights in one of Keystone’s numerous accommodation options, which span from luxury hotel rooms to cozy ski-in, ski-out condominiums.
Lodging Options for Every Taste and Budget
Guests can take advantage of all that Keystone Resort has to offer through a wide variety of lodging options, with prices beginning at $155 for studio condos and $169 for hotel rooms Jan. 24-30. 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.
As one of the closest ski resorts to Denver, Keystone is the ultimate location for families to enjoy the allure of the mountains; be it on skis, snowboards, ice skates, snow tubes or horse-drawn sleigh rides. Keystone’s Kidtopia offers free daily programming; from a moonlit hunt for Bigfoot to Saturday night fireworks, there are a variety of additional activities to enjoy.
Skiers and riders can stay up-to-date with the latest information, terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed at 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 all season long by following #KeystoneMoments across platforms and sharing their favorite Keystone memories.
For more information about Keystone, visit or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @KeystoneMtn on Twitter or at

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