Ski Keystone

Written by on December 8, 2011 in CO Outdoor Adventures - Comments Off on Ski Keystone

The ski season starts early and ends late in the Colorado Rockies and there are dozens of ski resorts to choose from. With three unbelievable mountains, tons of outdoor adventures, lodging and dining all in two unique villages, Keystone is one of the best places to experience the thrill of downhill or the peace of cross country skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Keystone averages 235 inches of snow per year, and the terrain is split between 19% easy runs, 32 percent moderate runs and 49% challenging runs — something for everyone. The longest run known as Schoolmarm is 3.5 miles long!
Snowboarder Carissa Comp enjoys powder conditions during a KAT outing at Keystone.
Dercum Mountain
At 11,640 feet, Dercum Mountain is the perfect spot for beginner and intermediate skiers (and snowboarders) with plenty of long green and blue runs. The Windows offers legendary tree skiing, while Bergman, Erickson and Independence Bowls offer breathtaking scenic views.

North Peak
Rising to 11,660 feet, North Peak is the place intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders with plenty of long bump run.

Outback peaks at 11,980 feet and offers excellent powder and bump runs for intermediate and expert skiers and riders. As a bonus, there is some of Colorado’s best tree skiing in the North and South Bowls.

A51 Terrain Park
Keystone’s A51 (grin … Area 51) Terrain Park was named a top-ranked park by Freeskier and Transworld Magazines. It is a great place to be for shredders and jibbers. It is also open at night!

Keystone Adventure Tours
If you are looking for untracked terrain and unparalleled skiing, try Keystone Adventure Tours. Travel in the comfort of a heated snow cat and a full day tour of Independence Bowl with guides to show you the best runs.

Keystone Lodging and Dining
Keystone has two villages, River Run and Lakeside, that offer every amenity. Enjoy a sleigh ride dinner and dining at 12,000 feet, horseback riding, ice skating, snowshoeing (tubing, fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking, white-water rafting are fantastic here during the summer months). There’s even a brand new Keystone Spa to help you relax after a hard day on the slopes. With over 50 restaurants to choose from, you can find any type of cuisine you are looking for. Alpenglow Stube is a four-diamond dining experience and Der Fondue Chessel is a fantastic place to experience all different kinds of fondue (from main course and desserts to die for!).

For more information, visit the Keystone website!

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