If convenience, affordability and terrain options for every type of skier top your ski vacation docket, then Keystone, Colorado it is! A Keystone ski vacation truly offers slices of heaven for every single penchant, both on and off the mountain. From tubing, to fine dining or quick (and cheap) eats, to après drinks, to world-class cat skiing and perfect family friendly trails, Keystone has it all. Keystone is opportunely located just under 100 miles from Denver International Airport, the drive along I-70 takes a little over an hour and a half, so you can easily arrive in the morning and sneak a half-day of skiing in. And unless you want to go check out the outlet shopping in Silverthorne or check out downtown Frisco, there’s no reason to ever leave during your Keystone ski vacation. All the Keystone restaurants are handily located in the base village or just across Highway 6. On sunny afternoons Keystone has a lively après scene, making it a great place to have a beer and mingle.
in one of Summit County's many premiere accommodations
Some of the longest groomed runs in the state of Colorado
by flying into Denver International Airport
Views of nearby 14'ers, Greys and Torreys Peak
High mountain terrain off Wapiti Peak
fine dining served alongside Rocky Mountain hospitality.
yourself to a tour of Summit County's best breweries
Every level of skier will find their own section of the mountain to call their own. Beginners will love the “learning area” off of the Ranger chairlift, as well as all the green runs off of River Run Gondola. Children of all levels, will squeal with delight in Keystone’s many Kidventure Zones, which are fun, zippy tree trails and mini-themed camps. Intermediate skiers will find they can ski all three of the lift-accessed mountains, but the best blue trails are to be found off of the River Run Gondola, with epic, sustained cruisers like Frenchman and Irishman. Expert skiers and boarders have nearly 50 percent of Keystone’s 3,000 acres to themselves, and can enjoy moguls, glades, steeps and small chutes. Powderhounds will delight in all the snowcat-accessed terrain off of Independence Mountain and Wapiti Peak.
My family of four consists of myself, my husband, and a 5 and 7 year old. We were very pleased with our keystone vacation. The Vonda was perfect for the 4 of us, I would not recommend anymore than 4 people though as it quickly lost space and sleeping area with all our stuff. We loved the location because it was very close to the slopes but not in the middle of everything so we had nice and quiet strolling and down time in the evenings. The indoor pool and spa was a PLUS with the kids! Our vacation specialist helped me set up almost all of our activities and ski equipment so most everything was already taken care of and it relieved a lot of stress that would have occurred with doing everything when we got there. The only thing I had trouble with was finding a phone number and where we needed to check in because it’s separate from the condos, but I called one number and was directed right where I needed to be so it all worked out. Completely satisfied with our experience and had a wonderful family vacation!
Very family friendly!!!!! Staff who work there are professional and friendly. really upbeat! The slopes and equipment were well maintained. Maybe my only concern is some of the runs merge together. With a lot of people coming down it felt at times a bit crazy and unsafe. I also have some concerns about some skiers and boarders going way too fast and at times come way too close to people they are passing. even though I did not see or experience any collisions, it wouldn't take but one turn the wrong way and something serious could happen. not sure how you could regulate that but it was an observation made.
Great little resort
Convenient to Denver, good range of slopes, lift pass experience great, good staff.Ski hire limited flexibility with no discounts for over 10 days hire, Keystone sport.Limited to one grocery store extra high prices, though there is a great free bus service which gets you to Dillon where you can buy at regular prices, down side you have to give up half a days skiing. Restaurant experience was very good.
Family first at Keystone
Keystone was great. Everything from the lot attendants (who recognized we were a party of four and directed us to HOV parking up at the front of Montezuma Lot) to the ski instructors, everyone was super friendly. Lunch at the base in Kickapoo Tavern was unreal..the CheeseSteak tacos truly will change your life. The greens here at Keystone however, may be a little more blue-ish than one may expect.
Expedition Station River Run Village Keystone
I stayed at Expedition Station in River Run Village Keystone in February 2017. This was booked through Ski.com. The rooms very old and worn and shabby and dirty looking, linens did not look fresh only 2 pillow cases where provided for a party of 4. Items in the room like fireplace, blinds, toaster where all broken. The sofa bed in the living area pulled out to a couch that was impossibly uncomfortable to sleep on. The check in and voucher process was not explained to me at time of booking and I had to call in the day before the trip, to find out how to go about this. I will not likely use Ski.com again or ski at Keystone based on this experience.
Good time. Nice location
The location was really good in the snow was excellent. Good mountain and very friendly staff. The only downside was Christy sports. I will definitely tell my travel agent next time never to book me to them.
Love my time at keystone and the inn at keystone. With the snowstorm, only time I left the hotel was to go skiiing in the powder!
Perfect Place for Family with kids
We love Keystone. It is such a short drive from Denver. It is also close to Dillon and Frisco which we love.
Hard not to have fun boarding, but lack of service and bad attitudes may sway me from coming back
Stayed for 5 nights at the Expedition Station in mid Feb. The room itself was nice enough, however it was not clean and the lack of a front desk there meant no on site services for me whatsoever ( we had to check in at wyndham rentals in Silverthorne )which this was not disclosed at the time of booking. We ate at most places including the Kickapoo Tavern, The Spoon Cafe, Labonte's BBQ and the fondue restaurant on the mountain. The service was inconsistent at best. Many times a bartender or server looked at me and didn't greet me or offer a beverage, but instead looked away and found glass to polish. We went to the Spoon Cafe and after waiting 15 minutes to be greeted (it was not busy in there and again, complacent employees avoiding us for whatever reason) we ordered nachos. They arrived suspiciously fast, and were ICE cold. Cheese, meat, chips - cold. We cut our losses there and got an Elk brat up the road.
Truly enjoyed our stay at Lone Eagle. Very nice unit. Ski.com VERY HELPFUL in setting up lodging and car rental. Danielle was extremely helpful.
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Night Skiing at Keystone
Keystone was the first resort I ever visited out West for night skiing and what a blast it was! Since that time they have added an adventure park at the top of the River Run lift. It has its own conveyor lift! If you choose to try tubing, be prepared to laugh until your sides hurt. It's really fun. While you are on the mountain be sure to schedule some time to visit the huge ice castle with ice sculptures inside on Dercum Mountain. There is so much to do at Keystone, even for experts. There are even snow cat trips that you can take to ski or snowboard untracked powder. My favorite places to stay in Keystone are River Run, The Springs, The Timbers and Lone Eagle. All are well located and really nice. I have had a couple of incredible meals at the Keystone Ranch, which is located in the original ranch homestead. It is well worth the extra expense to dine there. (It's a bit pricey.)Call or email me today and let's discuss a package to Keystone!