Keystone Resort Ideal Location for Family Summer Mountain Getaway

26 April 2016
  • Keystone Begins Summer Operations on Friday, June 10
  • Summer award-winning golf operations kick off in May, with The River Course opening May 13 and the Keystone Ranch Course opening May 27
Keystone, Colo. — April 26, 2016 — Sitting at 9,280-feet elevation in Summit County, Colo., and easily accessible from Denver, Keystone Resort is the ultimate location to beat the summer heat and enjoy the allure of the high country. Keystone’s on- and off-mountain activities commence on June 10 and offer a variety of authentic Rocky Mountain experiences such as downhill mountain biking, golfing, hiking, free family programs, lake activities, summer snow tubing and a variety of village festivals. Guests can book lodging prior to June 10 to save up to 40 percent on accommodations, with condos in River Run Village starting at $119 a night.
Keystone is open for daily summer operations Friday, June 10 through Monday, Sept. 5, as well as weekend-only operations Sept. 10-11 and 17-18. Lift access begins at 10 a.m. each day. For detailed operation hours, visit
Ultimate Family Summer Adventure: Customizable Vacation Package
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 or relaxing poolside at one of Keystone’s numerous lodging accommodations, families can fully customize their summer vacation at Keystone. With the Ultimate Family Summer Adventure package, guests can create a tailor-made summer stay at Keystone suited to their desire while enjoying a 40 percent discount on lodging if booked by June 10, as well as receive free nine holes of golf and free scenic lift tickets for kids 12 and younger.
Summer Snow Tubing: Yes – Summer. Snow. Tubing.
Even after the close of the ski and snowboard season at Keystone, guests can still get their adrenaline fix this summer at the Adventure Point tubing hill, where a not-so-secret stash of snow awaits. Situated at 11,640-feet elevation atop Dercum Mountain, Keystone boats the only summer snow tubing operation in Colorado held on actual snow. Guests can zip down multiple tubing lanes, without all the winter apparel, and enjoy conveyor-lift access back to the top. Keystone’s summer snow tubing is set to open on June 10.
Kidtopia: Free Daily Programming for the Family
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. 
Keystone Bike Park: Downhill Thrills
The Keystone Bike Park features 56 lift-serviced singletrack mountain biking trails, with progressive terrain welcoming riders of all ability levels. With a dedicated trail crew, the Bike Park will feature a variety of new upgrades and additions, including new features, re-worked trails, increased bike haul capacity and a free skills park to promote progression. New for 2016, the Keystone Bike Academy caters to riders of all levels with beginner clinics, private lessons and downhill guides. Bike and full downhill gear rentals are conveniently available at Keystone Sports locations in the resort’s River Run Village, and Bike Park Season Passes may be purchased now by visiting The Keystone Bike Park is set to open on Friday, June 10.
Golf: Swing into Summer at Keystone’s Championship Courses
Keystone Resort features 36-holes of championship golf with two distinct courses, The River Course and The Keystone Ranch Course, welcoming golfers of all abilities to enjoy the spectacular views while teeing-off into the crisp Rocky Mountain air. The Hurdzan-Fry designed 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, while the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Ranch Course is set on historic ranch land where original structures remain throughout the course, providing a nostalgic feel amongst the breathtaking scenery. Keystone’s Stay, Play & Save packages offer exclusive savings on lodging and golf rates, and include green fees, practice facility access and free nine holes of golf on the afternoon of arrival. The River Course opens on May 13 and the Keystone Ranch Course opens on May 27.
Summer Festivals: Bacon, Brews, Wine, Art, Live Music
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 Resort has long been known as a place where families rule, and summers are no exception, where turning lifts carry mountain bikers, hikers and families seeking mountaintop summer adventures, rather than skiers and riders searching for fresh turns. From scenic lift rides and guided hikes to horseback riding and 36-holes of championship golf, the opportunities for summer adventures are endless. Beginning June 10, on-mountain and River Run Village summer activities open at 10 a.m. daily through Sept. 5, with two additional weekends Sept. 10-11 and 17-18. For detailed operation hours, visit
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. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine 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; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company 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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