Keystone Ski Resort
Keystone is located in the White River National Forest just an hour from Denver. At Keystone, the art of being actively together comes easy. With one of Colorado’s longest ski days you can make the most of your day with family and friends on the mountain. Lose yourself in our 3,148 acres of groomers, glades and bowls spanning 3 mountains. Or improve your skills at the Keystone Ski and Ride School, where you can take a daily lesson, get private instruction for yourself, the kids or a group. Plus everyone can enjoy one of America’s best terrain park’s - A51, which has a variety of features to fit any level. Giggle your way down the tubing hill at Adventure Point, Ice-skate on the picturesque Keystone Lake or explore the Snow Fort located on top of Dercum Mountain. It’s all the fun your family can handle and it’s all in one place.
My husband and I visited the large outdoor ice skating rink and it was such a wonderful time! We went during the holidays so there were Christmas lights everywhere and a huge Christmas tree in the middle of the frozen lake! There was a huge crowd but we got our skates very quickly and everyone was professional. The view was wonderful as well. It was amazing being able to skate on the frozen lake and get to look at the mountains as well. Thank you for an amazing time!
Great mountain. Mostly south facing slopes, so there's some good runs open before Christmas with little snow fall surprisingly. Keystone overall is a wonderful mountain, with a challenging number of ski runs, including outback hiking to several bowls for those that want to go into less traveled more challenging areas during high snow periods. Good for kids on several runs, ski school here is great as well. I recommend this resort for its close approximation to Denver, and the huge village/shops/restaurants/accommodations all at the base of the slopes.
A great expansive ski resort just down the pass from A-Basin. Overall a really good resort with some nice terrain. Though i've only gone early so far, the groomers and ability to spread out the crowd is pretty good. I think the longest I had to wait over Christmas week was 10 minutes at the base Gondola. Almost all other lifts were less than 1 minute. Reason for -1 star, the instructors at the ski school were great and my son had a lot of fun, but they were REALLY inefficient at getting people checked in. We only had 2 families in front of us and it took just shy of an hour to get checked in. Jackson Hole was much more efficient in their school registration. Some downsides to the mountains themselves, they have valleys that all the main runs funnel into which get very crowded. There are also some very flat spots at the bottoms of some main runs that make it very difficult for snowboarders to get out of without walking/skating some. Can't wait to explore the whole mountain. Was only partially open the week I was up there.
What is there to say...its keystones. Epic everytime ! Went up on Christmas, the staff was super friendly and pumped up about being there and gave us candy canes as well! The slopes were amazing and powder was sick. It was one of the best Christmas trips I've been on!
One of my favorite Colorado ski resorts. It's really quick to get to from Denver and is massive. There's usually a line at the first Gondola but the lines get much smaller due to how big the mountain is.