Keystone Resort Opens the Mountain for Summer Activities with Colorado's Only Summer Snow Tubing Hill Starting June 26

23 June 2009


Summer Tubing on the Snow is Steps Away from Keystone’s Mountain Biking, Hiking, Gondola Rides and More

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keystone resort opens the mountain for summer activities with Colorado’s Only Summer Snow Tubing Hill Starting june 26th
Summer Tubing on the Snow is Steps Away from Keystone’s Mountain Biking, Hiking, Gondola Rides and More
Summer has arrived on the mountain at Keystone Resort, but the Resort was able to save a little winter to give guests a memorable experience by offering winter snow tubing during summer operations. Guests can whiz down the tubing hill on the snow and then enjoy summer activities like hiking, mountain biking and mountaintop dining.
As the only summer snow tubing hill in Colorado, at 11, 640 feet, Keystone’s Adventure Point opens with two lanes of snow, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 to 2:30 p.m.—while the snow lasts. Tubing sessions last for one hour and guests can take an unlimited number of runs for $25 per person. Tickets are available at the ticket window in River Run and the price includes a gondola ride to the top of the mountain. Guests are encouraged to play on the snow and then participate in the numerous summer activities Keystone offers.
“With the success of the tubing hill in the winter, we wanted to try and offer our guests a unique and fun experience by tubing on the snow during the summer,” said Matt Hoover, tubing hill manager at Keystone Resort. “It’s definitely summer time here at Keystone, but at our high altitude we can offer the best of both worlds to give guests an unforgettable on-mountain experience this summer.”
Steps away from the tubing hill, The Keystone Bike Park is home to some of the country’s best downhill trails and will be opening with a full range of progressive terrain for riders of all abilities. Guests can take their bikes up the new River Run Gondola, in its first summer of operation, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and gain access to some of Colorado’s most exhilarating expert downhill challenges with rock gardens, rock drops and high-speed features. Beginner and intermediate bikers can enjoy roller coaster rides over bridges and berms without the steepness or technical challenges in other areas of the park. Both daily tickets and season passes are available for purchase at ticket windows. An adult, unlimited run day lift ticket is $35. An adult, Unlimited Season Pass is $299. Rental bikes are also available at Keystone Sports in River Run Village.
Mountain-top dining also opens for the season Friday, June 26th. Two scenic gondola rides take you to both the Alpenglow Stube and the Der Fondue Chessel. At 11, 444 feet, The AAA, four diamond-rated, Alpenglow Stube is the highest fine dining experience in the country. The Der Fondue Chessel is a perfect family outing and provides an authentic fondue experience complete with Bavarian style music and chicken dancing. Mountain-top dining is available Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. For reservations please call 970-496-4FUN.
Keystone is also offering a new Lunch and Lift package where guests can take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Dercum Mountain, enjoy the spectacular scenery and have lunch on the patio at the Summit House for $22 Wednesday through Sunday until September 7.  
Guests can also enjoy a weekend in the mountains at a reasonable rate with lodging deals starting at $99 a night. Package deals, including activities such as rafting and unlimited mountain biking, start at $92 a person.
For more information, visit or call 970 496-4FUN.



About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading of mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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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