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 beat the heat and enjoy a down-home 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, downhill mountain biking, hitting the links for a round of golf, horseback riding, stand up paddle boarding, or simply relaxing poolside, the allure of the mountains come to life at Keystone. 

 

Summer mountain operations take place Wednesdays through Sundays beginning June 22 through Labor Day, Sept. 5. 

 

Mountaintop SNOW Tubing 

You heard us right. Mountaintop SNOW tubing returns to Keystone this summer. Ride up the River Run Gondola and access the same tubing hill that operates at the resort during winter. Our resort teams farm snow from around the mountain to maintain the tubing hill so that guests can chill, cool off, and go for a slide this summer season. Open as long as the snow lasts! 

 

Keystone Bike Park: It’s All Downhill from Here 

From downhill on snow to downhill on dirt, the Keystone Bike Park offers some of the country’s best downhill mountain biking, allowing guests to experience the adrenaline rush of sending it down the mountain in summer. With more than 30 trails of lift-serviced singletrack, beginner and expert riders alike can experience the thrill of downhill on two wheels from mellow bridges and berms to rock gardens and rock drops.  

 

This summer, downhill mountain bike racing returns to the Keystone Bike Park with the Revolution Enduro. Keystone will be the third stop in the series, taking place July 9-10. Spectators are welcome to join in the fun by watching the race in designated areas and cruising through the sponsor village.
Lakeside Village: Water You Waiting For?  

The tranquil and serene Lakeside Village is nestled along the winding Snake River and the Summit County bike path. At the center of the village, the 5-acre Keystone Lake offers a variety of fun on the water with canoes, pedal boats, and paddle boards, all available to rent! The nearby Keystone Lodge & Spa also offers a full-service hotel with on-site spa, fitness facility, restaurant and bar. Festivities at Lakeside Village kick off Memorial Day Weekend, offering a hub water-side fun all summer-long. 

 

Festival Season: Bacon, Brews, Wine, Live Music 

Keystone’s 2022 Summer Festival line-up has a wide variety of music and events for the whole family to enjoy! Check out the full schedule here. 

  • Keystone Bacon & Bourbon Festival, June 25-26 This two-day summer kick off features bacon-themed food dishes, live music from national acts, bacon from your favorite companies, and the famous TINCUP Whiskey Tour for Hungry Hog ticket holders. 
  • Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, July 16-17 Raise your glass to another year of Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival in River Run Village, with hundreds of varieties of wines to sip and savor. Frosted Flamingo, The Cave of Confusion, and face painting are available to help keep the littles entertained. 
  • Keystone’s 25th Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival, Aug. 6-7 Keystone brings back the Bluegrass and Beer Festival for its 25th year of string bands, craft beer pours, mountain merch, and melt-in-your-mouth morsels. Frosted Flamingo crafts, The Cave of Confusion, and face painting are back to help keep the littles entertained. 
Keystone Golf: Two Championship Courses, One Great Resort 

Keystone Resort is home to two distinct golf courses, offering 36-holes of championship golf in one idyllic setting. The River Course offers impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and six sets of tees on each hole to challenge and welcome golfers of all ability levels. Keystone Ranch Golf Course is set on historic ranch land where original structures and old western heritage remain throughout the course, providing a nostalgic feel amongst the breathtaking scenery. 

 

Keystone Stables – Explore the Historic Soda Creek Valley  

Keystone’s signature Dinner Wagon Ride and Scenic Sleigh Ride provide a trip back to yesteryear. The journey begins with a wagon ride through the quiet expanse of the Soda Creek Valley, while charismatic and charming wranglers share the local history of the area’s mining days. Upon arrival at a historic homestead-era log cabin built in the early 1800’s, a roaring fire, dinner, entertainment and the rustic charm of the past awaits. For those looking to adventure a little further, guests can saddle up and embrace Keystone like an early explorer via a guided horseback ride. During the ride, observe wildlife, learn about the area's history and take in the amazing sights of the White River National Forest. 
Limitless Lodging Options 

At Keystone, guests can choose to stay and play in a way that works best for them. With lodging options just steps away from the summer action, to spots tucked closer to the tranquility of the White River National Forest, those looking to explore can do so at a pace they dictate. From hotels to single family homes, cozy to luxury, the options are endless. Stay steps away from Keystone Lake at the Keystone Lodge & Spa, or enjoy a mountain house vacation in the River Run Townhomes which feature large, modern spaces and beautifully-equipped, open kitchens the perfect place to gather the whole family. Keystone's abundance of activities and lodging options, paired with the natural seclusion of the Rockies make it easy to adventure at your own pace in the perfect place. 

 

Bergman Bowl: More Access to Play 

High alpine bowl terrain is about to become even more accessible to a variety of guests at Keystone! This summer, construction begins on a new lift in Bergman Bowl that will provide access to more than 500 acres of lift-served terrain in Bergman and Erickson Bowls for the 2022/23 winter season. As a part of this project, throughout the summer season the team will be building a new high-speed 6-passenger chairlift, as well as new trails, new snowmaking and an expansion to the Outpost Restaurant. While Bergman and Erickson Bowls have previously been open for hike-to skiing and riding access, this area of the mountain and much of Keystone’s hike-to bowl terrain has largely gone under-utilized at the resort. For the first time ever, both Bergman and Erickson Bowls will be accessible by lift to a variety of guests seeking intermediate-and-above-level high alpine terrain. The new lift will allow guests to easily lap terrain in Bergman Bowl, as well as access terrain in Erickson Bowl which will connect back to the Outback and Wayback lifts. For those guests still looking to earn their turns and reach more untouched terrain, Independence Bowl will continue to provide hike-to and hike-out terrain for expert skiers and riders. 

 

Upgrading our Village: Kindred Resort (One River Run)  

In February 2019, Vail Resorts announced the sale of a parcel of land at the base of the River Run Gondola, which included the Hunki Dori Parking Lot, to Colorado-based One River Run Acquisition, LLC (ORRA). This four and a half acre site adjacent to the River Run Ski Slopes and between the Snake River and the North Fork River will be the new home to Keystone's premier luxury development Kindred Resort. Kindred features 95 luxury ski-in/out one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residences along with a 107-room Rock Resorts-branded luxury hotel. This amenity rich resort has unique features new to Keystone like valet parking, valet ski & 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. The family friendly Kindred Resort will be the new home for Keystone Ski & Ride School and will have an exclusive pool and hot tub facility with unobstructed ski area views. Upon completion, Kindred Resort will further position Keystone as one of North America’s great ski and summer resort destinations. 

 
 

Summer Facts & Information 

 

Keystone Resort offers a wide range of summer activities across multiple areas in resort, from River Run Village and the River Run Gondola, to Lakeside Village, the Keystone Stables, and Keystone Golf. 
 

River Run Gondola & On-Mountain Activities 

Schedule: Open Wednesdays – Sundays from June 22 to Sept. 5 (Plus, Monday July 4) 

Activities: 

  • Keystone Bike Park and Bike Haul 
  • Scenic Gondola Rides 
  • Mountaintop Snow Tubing 
  • Bungee Trampolines 
  • Mine Shaft Maze 
  • Mini Golf 
  • Gemstone Panning 

Activities include: 

  • Golf – River Run Base Area 
  • Scenic Gondola – River Run Base Area 
  • Bike Park & bike haul – Via the gondola at River Run Base Area 
  • Mountaintop tubing – Via the gondola at River Run Base Area 
  • Rock-climbing walls – Via the gondola at River Run Base Area 
  • Paddle boats – Lakeside Village 
  • Stand up paddle boards – Lakeside Village 
  • Kayaks – Lakeside Village 
  • Canoes – Lakeside Village 
  • Bike rentals – Lakeside Village 
  • Gemstone panning – Lakeside Village 
  • Bungee trampolines – Lakeside Village 
  • Mini golf – Lakeside Village 


Keystone Golf 

River Course: This Hurdzan-Fry course features unbeatable views, impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, water hazards and six sets of tees on each hole to challenge golfers of all abilities.  

  • Operations: May 13 through Oct. 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. 
  • Opening Day: May 20 through Oct. 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 

Lakeside Village: 

  • When: Open daily starting Friday, May 27 
  • Where: Lakeside Village 
  • What: Festivals & events, paddle boats, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, bike rentals, gemstone panning, bungee trampolines, and mini golf (beginning May 5) 

Climate 

Average Summer Temperatures: 70 degrees daytime, 50 degrees nighttime. Remember to wear lots of sunscreen! 
High Altitude Preparedness 

The elevation can affect people in different ways. Visitors should be mindful of the effects of altitude and make sure to always wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of alcohol and caffeine. If symptoms such as headache, nausea, lethargy or shortness of breath persist, visitors should seek immediate medical attention. 

Media Contacts
Loryn Roberson, lrobreson@vailresorts.com 
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