Top-to-Bottom Skiing and Snowboarding, Night Operations, Terrain Park Features and Kidtopia Open this Week at Keystone Resort

22 November 2016
  • Night skiing operations kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 23
  • Lift operations move to an 8:30 a.m. start time beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23
  • Top-to-bottom terrain access to River Run and Mountain House opens Friday, Nov. 25
  • Daily Kidtopia programming starts Friday, Nov. 25
Keystone, Colo. — Nov. 22, 2016 — Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23, lift operations at Keystone Resort will move to 8:30 a.m. for skiers and riders, and the resort will kick off night operations, including night skiing and signature on-mountain dining offerings at The Outpost.
An early-season A51 terrain park setup will debut on Wednesday, Nov. 23 as well, offering skiers and riders a variety of medium-sized rails and jibs at the bottom of the Last Chance trail, in addition to current terrain offerings.
By Friday, Nov. 25, the resort will expand terrain to offer top-to-bottom skiing and riding to both the River Run and Mountain House base areas. At that time guests will have access to more than 2,300 vertical feet of skiing and riding via the River Run Gondola, Peru Express Lift and Montezuma Express Lift. Beginner learning areas are also available at the Kokomo Carpet and Mid-Station Carpet.
Starting Friday, beginner skiers and riders are encouraged to use Keystone’s Mountain House base area which will offer top-top-bottom skiing and riding on the resort’s green, beginner trail, Schoolmarm. Free parking, as well as new designated Family Parking, will be available at the Mountain House East lots. Skier services including lift tickets and pass sales, rentals, and food and beverage will also be available at the Mountain House base area.
All Keystone Ski & Ride School lessons will continue to be offered out of the River Run location at this time, with lessons available for all ability levels.
Additionally, signature restaurantsKidtopia, scenic and dinner wagon ridesice skating and night skiing all begin Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving kicks-off the festive holiday offerings at Keystone, meaning families have flexibility surrounding a visit without missing any of the fun opportunities – like meeting Santa of course. The best part of all, families can take advantage of Keystone’s industry-leading Kids Ski Free program throughout the holidays.
Kidtopia: Unmatched Family Programming Begins Thanksgiving Weekend
Keystone’s Kidtopia continues to redefine the family resort experience with free activities and events on and off the snow every day of the week starting Friday, Nov. 25. Guests can look forward to some brand new activities that will join the Kidtopia lineup this year, in addition to family favorites like the Saturday parade and fireworks. Build your own snowman, attend an ice cream birthday party with Ripperoo, catch a movie matinee at Kidtopia headquarters, march in the village parade and much more – the possibilities are endless for kids at Keystone!
Keystone’s All Aglow with Night Skiing, Beginning November 23
With the longest ski day in all of Colorado, at Keystone families can enjoy the star-filled sky as they ski and snowboard on the resort’s multiple lighted trails. Open until 8 p.m., Keystone’s night skiing is a unique option, found at very few resorts, and allows for more time on the slopes. Night Skiing will be offered Nov. 23-27, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, Dec. 16-Jan. 1 and then every Wednesday-Sunday through the end of March.
Signature Dining Experiences
The options for unique family dining experiences at Keystone are endless. Enjoy signature on-mountain dining experiences this season, including the highest AAA Four-Diamond™ restaurant in North America at Alpenglow Stube and fondue for the whole family at Der Fondue Chessel. Located in the Outpost at the top of Keystone’s North Peak, and accessed by two gondola rides, the Alpenglow Stube and Der Fondue Chessel offer unique dining experiences for the whole family at 11,444 feet. Both mountaintop restaurants open Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Additional signature dining options available include authentic and festive dining experiences at the Ski Tip Lodge, a historic 1800’s stagecoach stop that is now one of the top-rated restaurant’s in the country; The Keystone Ranch, an original 1930s ranch homestead with a genuine Colorado steakhouse menu; Keystone’s dinner wagon ride, where guests can enjoy a magical horse-drawn ride through the woods to a rustic ranch homestead for dinner; and the Bighorn Bistro & Bar, offering fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere with views of the Continental Divide.
Ice Skating in River Run Village
Located in the vibrant River Run Village, Keystone’s Dercum Square Ice Rink offers day and evening ice skating beginning Friday, Nov. 25. Admission is free, with adult and child rental skates available on-site. Be sure to stick around for complimentary fresh baked cookies during Kidtopia Cookie Time, held daily at 4 p.m. at the Dercum Square Ice Rink. 
Santa Claus is Coming to Keystone
The big guy himself will be on-hand beginning Saturday, Nov. 26, and will make appearances at Keystone throughout December before he embarks upon his prior obligations. Photo opportunities, skiing, parades, a family-friendly Brunch and the Mountaintop Spectacular, Santa Claus will be in resort Nov. 26, Dec. 10, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 24. Locations of his appearances are available at
Epic Pass On Sale Until Sunday, Dec. 4
Priced at $649, the Epic Local Pass pays for itself in only four days, and includes unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and a total of 10 holiday-restricted days at Vail and Beaver Creek, plus unlimited access with a few holiday restrictions at Park City in Utah, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe. Now with five free days at Whistler Blackcomb in 2016-17 with holiday restrictions. The final chance to purchase a ski and snowboard season pass is Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. For additional information on season pass options and to purchase, visit
Enjoy an Adventure for the Entire Family at Up to 40 Percent Off
The Keystone Lodge, the Inn at Keystone and a number of Keystone Resort condominiums are available at up to 40 percent off through Vail Resorts’ Cyber Monday sale. With rates starting at just $109 per night, this is an offer fit for the entire family to enjoy winter getaways and celebrations all season long. The values don’t end there, though. With Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program for families who book two or more nights at Keystone Resort accommodations, kids 12 and under will ski or snowboard for free! The Cyber Monday sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 23 and lasts through Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.
Keystone Resort’s more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, average of 300 days of sun a year, convenient lodging and variety of on- and off-snow activities all combine to provide the ideal location for winter vacations. As one of the closest ski resorts to Denver, Keystone is the ultimate family resort destination. Convenient touches like free parking, including front-row family parking, and complimentary red wagons to help parents tote gear and kiddos to and from the slopes help make a winter family visit to Keystone easy and hassle-free. For more information visit  
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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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