2021 Keystone Resort Summer Tip Sheet
 
Sitting at 9,280 feet elevation in Summit County, Colo. and just a short, scenic drive from Denver, Keystone Resort is the ultimate location for families to enjoy an authentic mountain experience at a pace they dictate. Offering a laid-back environment that is full of adventures with fewer crowds, families will find plenty of opportunities to connect through a variety of experiences, all with the Rocky Mountains providing the backdrop. Whether it’s a mountaintop hike, enjoying a round of golf on either of Keystone’s scenic courses, downhill mountain biking, horseback riding, stand up paddle boarding, or simply relaxing poolside, the allure of the mountains come to life at Keystone Resort. Summer operations begin June 24, and run Thursday-Sunday weekly through Labor DaySeptember 6th 
 
Less is More
While Keystone offers a multitude of summer adventures for a variety of experiences, the natural secluded setting of the resort allows guests to enjoy the charm of the mountains in a laid-back environment. From tucked away lodging properties to the welcoming and calm environment of the White River National Forest, those looking for adventures can do so at a pace they dictate. With the Rocky Mountains setting the scene, Keystone Resort is full of adventures, not crowds. 
 
Fun Fore All
Keystone Resort boasts two beautiful 18-hole golf facilities located in one convenient resort destination situated at 9,300 feet elevation among the Rocky Mountains. Keystone’s courses offer guests two authentic mountain valley courses with distinct personalities. The River Course and Keystone Ranch Golf Course also both offer up to six sets of tees on each hole to accommodate golfers of all abilities and allow everyone in the family to enjoy the game.
 
The River Course
This Hurdzan-Fry course brings an element of drama to the game, featuring magnificent views, impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and six sets of tees on each hole to challenge golfers of all abilities.
 
  • Dates: May 14 - October 3
  • Par 71
  • Total Yardage: 4,758 – 6,886
  • 16th hole features a 194-foot elevation drop from tee to green
  • 18th hole includes spectacular views of Lake Dillon
 
Keystone Ranch Golf Course
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this historic mountain course winds through lodgepole pines, around sage meadows and across a nine-acre lake. The course sits on historic ranching land that housed multiple homesteads in the 1900s, with many outbuildings remaining on the course today including the Keystone Ranch restaurant, a AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant.
 
  • Dates: May 21 - October 3
  • Par 72
  • Total Yardage: 5,041 – 7,017
  • Site of the 2017 Colorado Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship
  • Home to the Keystone Ranch, a AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant
 
Keystone Bike Park
The Keystone Bike Park offers thirty-four trails of progression-focused, lift-serviced, downhill singletrack mountain biking terrain for riders of multiple skill levels. From mellow bridges and berms to rock gardens and rock drops, beginner and expert riders alike can experience the thrill of downhill with 2,300ft vertical drop. Bike trails will open as weather and conditions permit.
 
Sustainability: Recycled Tables and Chairs
Ever wonder what happens to those snack wrappers you’ve recycled? In Vail Resorts’ expanded partnership with PepsiCo, we’ve teamed up with TerraCycle to recycle those candy wrappers into picnic tables and Adirondack chairs! When you find yourself taking a break at the Summit House or Mountain house, kick up your feet in one of these relaxing new chairs or enjoy a snack at the picnic tables. Just be sure to keep recycling, so we can keep making more tables and chairs and continue to work towards Vail Resorts’ Commitment to Zero by 2030. 
 
Upgrading our Playground
In Dec. 2019, Vail Resorts announced a capital investment for Keystone to replace the four-person Peru lift with a six-person, high-speed chairlift. This upgraded lift will not only increase capacity out of the Mountain House Base area, but will also improve guest flow. Construction will be happening throughout the summer, with the new lift ready to spin for the winter 2021-22 season.
 
In addition, we’re getting ready to enhance options for play in our bowl skiing terrain! Keystone recently received U.S. Forest Service approval to bring lift-served skiing and riding to Bergman Bowl, including a new chairlift, new trails, new snowmaking and an expansion to the Outpost Restaurant! While this area of the resort is currently open for hike-to accessed skiing and riding, this project will improve access to the currently under-utilized terrain providing lift service to more than 500 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain in the Bergman and Erickson Bowls. At this time, we do not have a specific timeline for the project, but we will share more information when we do.
 
Commitment to Safety
Health and safety remains our top priority. At our resorts this summer, we will be operating according to local public health orders and following their guidance as it relates to face coverings. We encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines as the pandemic continues to evolve. Local public health information: https://summitcountyco.gov/1348/Visitor-Resources
 
Media Contacts:
Loryn Roberson, lrobreson@vailresorts.com
Nicole Stull, nstull@vailresorts.com
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