Keystone Resort is where the young and young at heart can discover the magic of exploring the mountains. One of the closest ski resorts to Denver, Keystone is a winter wonderland with more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain across three peaks and five bowls. The resort offers something for everyone including activities like night skiing, snowtubing, ice skating, sleigh rides and more. With the Kids Ski Free program, kids 12 and younger can ski and ride for free every day, all season long with just two or more nights of lodging booked through the resort. Convenient touches like free parking and complimentary red wagons for carrying gear and excited kiddos, make getting to the slopes that much easier. Plus, skiers and riders can start their winter early at Keystone with the resort slated to open as early as possible in October.   
Dust off those skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in October! Thanks to a state-of-the-art automated snowmaking system on our early season terrain, like the Schoolmarm trail, Keystone plans to open as early as possible in October to kick off the winter season. With snowgun technology that can sense temperature and humidity, the resort is able to efficiently take advantage of early season weather windows and crank out snow at every opportunity to open more terrain, more quickly. With Keystone kicking off the season in October and Breck closing the season out in May, annually Summit County’s largest resorts provide an endless winter of fun and adventure with one of the longest combined ski seasons in the country. 
Back by popular demand, The World's Largest Mountaintop Snow Fort returns to Keystone, bigger and better than ever! The Snow Fort is located at the top of Dercum Mountain, bringing to life the magic of our mountain with slides, ice caves, snow carvings and more all in its 10,000sqft. foot print. Plus, this season we have plans for a second Snow Fort experience at the Mountain House Base Area to double the family fun!

Rise and shine, it’s first tracks time! Returning again this winter, Epic Pass holders can start their day early at Keystone with exclusive access to that fresh corduroy (or powder if you’re lucky!) an hour before the general public on three Fridays this early season including Nov. 11, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2. 
Easy on the wallet, easy on the rules, easy to get on the mountain! Keystone’s long-standing Kids Ski Free program has been providing kids with free lift tickets since 2012. Kids 12 and younger ski for free at Keystone with no blackout dates when families book just two or more nights through Keystone Resort. Lodging accommodation options span from affordable hotel rooms to family-sized condominiums. Book your lodging through for all of the details
Keystone offers a family-sized variety pack of fun across multiple villages so that you can curate your perfect mountain stay:
River Run Village: The center of all the action! River Run offers a variety of walk-to-the-slopes lodging options, the resort’s largest free parking area, shops and restaurants, all with easy access to the mountain via the River Run Gondola and Summit Express Lift.  
Mountain House: Keystone Resort's original mountain base area is perfect for families looking for convenience with a quieter atmosphere. Take advantage of conveniently located free parking that's walking distance to the high-speed 6-passender Peru Express (new last season), lift tickets, rentals and Ski School. 
Lakeside Village: To take a break from the activity and relax awhile. Centered around the five-acre Keystone Lake and anchored by The Keystone Lodge & Spa, Lakeside Village offers both a relaxing environment and fantastic amenities. Go ice skating with stunning views of the Continental Divide to the East and the Gore Range to the West. Try out our restorative spa and end your day at The Big Horn Bistro, offering creative dishes, crafted cocktails and hand selected wine. 
Keystone resort is home to three distinct mountain peaks – Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback, with a font-to-back progression and layout. For beginners or those warming up their legs, Dercum Mountain is a natural first stop that offers a variety of learning, beginner and intermediate terrain, the majority of which is groomed on a nightly basis. Plus, first-timers can take in big mountain views, with dedicated learning areas located at the of Dercum and accessed by the River Run Gondola, plus enjoy Keystone’s Family Ski Trail, Schoolmarm, a beginner-rated run that just happens to be the longest trail on the mountain! When you’re ready to take things up a notch, make your way back to North Peak with never-ending groomers, long rides and bump runs that are sure to get your legs burning. The Outback, Keystone’s tallest and furthest peak, is for those looking for more natural and rugged terrain – adventure awaits in the Outback with tight tree runs, rocky drop-offs and more! For our most extreme guests, Keystone offers over 1,000 acres of bowl terrain. The Independence, North and South Bowls offer access to exclusive laps of secret stashes and tree runs. The only way to access these secluded areas of the mountain is by hiking or via snowcat shuttle. No matter your skill level, fun can be found everywhere at Keystone. 
Keystone offers a whole bunch of ways to play in the snow, aside from just skiing and snowboarding. High atop Dercum Mountain, a wonderous place known as Adventure Point offers up to eight lanes of high-speed snow tubing action. In the valley below, go dashing through the snow aboard one of our scenic horse-drawn sleighs to an original Keystone homestead where hot cider awaits. Take a spin or practice your best triple axel while ice skating across the scenic 5-acre Keystone Lake. And, find a haven for outdoor recreation at the Keystone Nordic Center with 10 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing. No matter what kind of adventure is in store, Keystone is sure to have you feeling like a kid in a winter wonderland! 
The Timber Ridge Lodge: Rest and refuel this winter at the newly expanded Timber Ridge Lodge on North Peak! Keystone’s largest on-mountain restaurant and lodge is now even bigger with a significant expansion to include additional indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy beautiful, 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks on the wrap-around porch while you warm up with a hot slice of pizza before hitting another run down North Peak or start your hike up to our spectacular bowls. 
Bergman Bowl: Following recent work with the U.S. Forest Service, Keystone Resort is optimistic we will be able to bring lift-served skiing and riding to Bergman Bowl for the 2023/24 winter season with the addition of the new Bergman Express lift.  This area of the resort will be open for hike-to accessed skiing and riding for the 2022/23 season, and for 2023/24, the new lift will improve access and provide lift service to Bergman Bowl’s 550 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain, with access to the neighboring Erickson Bowl as well.  
River Run Base Area: Right next to the River Run Gondola will be the home to Keystone’s newest premier luxury development Kindred Resort. Kindred will feature ski-in/out residences as well as a Rock Resort hotel. This amenity rich resort has unique features new to Keystone like valet parking, valet ski and bike storage, three restaurants, a private signature ski club, a full-service spa, a banquet space for groups up to 350 people as well as resort retail and rental shop and exclusive pool and hot tub facility. Kindred will also act as the new home to Keystone's Ski & Ride School in its central location. 
Base Elevation: 9,280 ft. 
Summit Elevation: 12,408 ft. 
Vertical Rise: 3,128 ft. 

Avg. Annual Snowfall: 235 inches  
Acres of Snowmaking: 662 acres  
Total Skiable Acres: 3,149 acres 
49% Advanced 
39% Intermediate 
12% Beginner 
Conventional Trails: 130
  • 2 Gondolas  
  • 3 high-speed 6-passenger chairs  
  • 3 high-speed quad chairs  
  • 1 fixed-grip Quad  
  • 1 triple lift 
  • 2 double lifts 
  • 7 magic carpet surface lifts  
  • 1 tubing hill surface lift 
  • 2 – free, walk-to-the-lifts parking lots at River Run and Mountain House East, making your trip to the slopes that much easier  
  • 3 – reserved rows of close-in parking area specifically set aside for families to easily access the mountain in River Run Village  
  • 3.5 – the length in miles of Keystone’s longest run on the mountain, the beginner trail, Schoolmarm.  
  • 5 – vast bowls available for a truly amazing ski/ride vacation: Independence Bowl, Bergman Bowl, Erickson Bowl, North Bowl and South Bowl  
  • 53 – the number of automated, energy-efficient snowmaking guns that were upgraded in 2019 across Keystone’s early season terrain, helping us to be one of the first resorts to open in the country every season! In total, 662 acres of terrain are fixed with snowmaking capabilities at Keystone. 
  • 150 – the approximate number of red wagons available for easier transport of gear to and from the slopes 
  • 90 – miles Keystone Resort is located from Denver International Airport (DIA), making it one of the closest all-inclusive ski resorts to the largest airport in Colorado. 
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