2021-22 Keystone Resort Winter Tip Sheet 


At Keystone Resort, it’s all about fun. Keystone is a family adventure where they young and young at heart can discover the magic of exploring the mountains. Located in Summit County, Colo. and just 75 miles west of Denver, the resort boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain including three incredible peaks, five above-tree-line bowls, night skiing and an on-mountain Snow Fort. Home to the industry’s-leading 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 resortConvenient touches like free parking and complimentary red wagons for carrying gear and excited kiddos, make getting to the slopes that much easier. 



On the heels of recent investments in a state-of-the-art snowmaking system, Keystone plans to open as early as possible in October to kick off the winter season. The resort’s automated and energy-efficient snowmaking system helps to create a better early season snow surface by detecting ideal snowmaking windows based on temperature and humidity, and also helps the resort to open more terrain, more quickly in the early season. 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.  



Greeting guests this winter is a brand new high-speed, 6-passenger Peru Express chairlift that will ensure endless laps of fun and excitement for the whole family. This new project will greatly enhance the on-mountain guest experience, improving skier and rider circulation and providing quicker and more efficient access to Keystone's premier beginner and intermediate terrain. 


In addition, Keystone is getting ready to increase the above treeline bliss in the resort’s bowl skiing terrain! Keystone has 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. The project timeline is currently TBD but the resort hopes to share more details in the near future. 


Easy on the wallet and easy on the rules, Keystone’s long-standing Kids Ski Free offer has been providing kids with free lift tickets since 2012. Kids 12 and younger ski for free at Keystone with no blackout dates when family’s 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 KeystoneResort.com for all of the details on this great deal!  



Keystone’s three peaks offer a progression friendly layout that gives all riders a thrill, no matter the skill. From freshly groomed corduroy, to hike-to bowl skiing, Keystone has it all, and everything is laid out in a way that’s easy to navigate, with two main base areas – River Run and Mountain House, and three mountain peaks – Dercum Mountain, North Peak and the Outback. At Keystone, even first-timers can take in those big mountain views, with dedicated learning areas located at the tippity-top of Dercum, accessed by the River Run Gondola. For beginners or those heading out to warm up their legs for the first session of the season, Dercum Mountain is a natural first stop that offers a variety of beginner and intermediate terrain, the majority of which is groomed on a nightly basis. For intermediate-and-above skiers and riders, take things up a notch on North Peak with never-ending groomers that are sure to get your legs burning. Lastly, for those looking more natural and rugged terrain, adventure awaits in the Outback. Located at the back of the resort hence the name, skiers and riders can find a variety of tree runs and hike-to bowl terrainNo matter your skill level, fun can be found everywhere at Keystone. 



For those who prefer a different kind of excitement, check out one of our many off-mountain activities. Go dashing through the snow aboard our scenic horse-drawn sleigh or take one to dinner on a historic homestead. Glide and twirl on our two ice rinks, one in River Run Village and one on the Keystone Lake in Lakeside Village. Hoot holler and enjoy uncontrollable smiles high atop Dercum Mountain as you race down our multi-lane mountaintop snowtubing hill or explore our signature mountaintop Snow Fort. Or take in the winter wonderland scenery on a snowshoe or cross-country ski across 9 miles of trails at the Keystone Nordic CenterNo matter what kind of adventure is in store, Keystone is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! 



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: 3,148 acres 
49% Advanced 
39% Intermediate 
12% Beginner 
Conventional Trails: 129 


  • 2 Gondolas
  • 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 – unique on-mountain Snow Forts where you can discover the magic of the mountains at Keystone
  • 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
  • 6 – the number of seats on the new, high speed Peru Express lift.
  • 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! 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 


Keystone Resort is located 90 miles from Denver International Airport (DIA), making it one of the closest all-inclusive ski resorts to the largest airport in Colorado. 


STAY CONNECTED: Visit KeystoneResort.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed. Stay connected socially at Facebook.com/Keystone and follow @Keystonemtn on Twitter and @Keystone_Resort on Instagram. 



Loryn Roberson

Communications Manager
Email: Lroberson@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4191
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