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Keystone Kidtopia

Kidtopia is back and bigger than ever this year with activities for kids taking place daily.  It’s a festival designed just for them, a fun-filled, kid-friendly experience, but one that the whole family can enjoy!  Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, have fun with arts and crafts, go Tubing for 80's Night, Enjoy free cookies at Dercum Square Ice Rink and join in on continuing education activities on and off the slopes.  There’s always something fun going on for kids and their families!

Plan Your Trip


Book online or call 800-328-1323 (001-970-496-4500) to speak with a local expert.

No hoops to jump through. No blackout dates. Simply stay two nights and kids 12 and under ski and ride free.

Nominate a Keystone Kid of the Week

Keystone's Kid of the Week will enjoy VIP special experiences and an opportunity to host our weekly video series.

What is happening in Keystone

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Get the inside scoop on what is happening in Keystone.  Find weekly events, lesson and clinic offers, happy hour specials and discounts.

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2015 / 2016 Kidtopia Events
Times and Locations TBA

 Day  Activity  Cost      
 Sunday  Facepainting
 Kidtopia DJ
 Cookie Hour
 Monday  Crafternoon
 Cookie Hour
 Giant Snowball Launch
 Tuesday  Cookie Hour
 Meet the Avy Dogs
 Bigfoot Adventure Walks
 Wednesday  Cookie Hour
 Kidtopia Wild Wednesday
   Outdoor Obstacle Course
 Kidtopia Wild Wednesday
   Indoor Obstacle Course
  Ice Cream with Ripperoo
 Thursday  Cookie Hour
 Family Wii
 Friday  Cookie Hour
 Saturday  Cookie Hour
 Kidtopia DJ
 Ice Cream with Ripperoo
 Ripperoo's Parade
 Kidtopia Fireworks
 Bigfoot Adventure Walk

Daily Activities The Whole Family Can Enjoy


Kidtopia Snow Fort

The Kidtopia Snow Fort is closed for the winter season.
Visit the Kidtopia Snow Fort!  Take the gondola up to the top of Dercum Mountain and enjoy the largest snow fort you've ever seen!  The World's LARGEST Snow Fort features slides, mazes, photo opportunities and tons of fun!  Open Daily.  Watch the fun!
 What is happening in Keystone  What's Happen Keystone Guide
 Get the inside scoop on what is happening in Keystone.  Find weekly events, lesson and  clinic offers, happy hour specials and discounts. 
 Find out!
 Family Dining
            at Bighorn Steakhouse  Family Dining Experiences
 Kids Night Out  Just for Kids - Skip the babysitter and let your kids have a night out!
  • Kids Night Out - Parents, treat yourself to a night out while treating your kids to a night out of their own that includes dinner, activities, and a break from spending all their time with you!
  • Parents Night Out - Let the Keystone Ranch be the sitter. Relax and enjoy the experience of top rated cuisine at the Keystone Ranch while our child care professionals provide your children with their own menu, crafts, movies, and more.
            Playing in the Snow 

 More Family Activities at Keystone

Outdoor Events:

Riperoo with Kids Riperoo's Village Parade
Come and join Ripperoo as he parades through the village with his Ski School friends every Saturday.  Help them dance their way to the Dercum Square Ice Rink to enjoy complimentary cookies.   The parade also features performers and a horse drawn sleigh bed for Ripperoo’s young friends to ride along.
Dates: Every Saturday from December 13 - April 11 and Wednesday, March 11 & 18
Time: 4:00pm
Location:  Start - River Run Ski School in the Gondola Plaza
End - Dercum Square Ice Rink
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
Watch the Parade!
Kid Eatting
Giant Snowball Launch
Do you think you can launch a snowball farther than anyone else in your family? Put your skills to the test in our giant snowball launch area and show your friends what you have got. Complete with targets and prizes for the longest launch and best aim. Take cover this activity proves to be a great time for everyone.
Dates: Every Monday from December 14 - April 6.
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Discovery Learning Area adjacent to Discovery Lift at Mountain House Base Area
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
Keystone Snow
            Fort Kidtopia Fort Building
We are sure you have early childhood memories that often include the satisfaction of playing with a fresh snowfall, making snow angels, throwing snow balls, and seeing who could build the larger snowman.  Now is the chance to bring back those same moments for your children to enjoy! If you want to feel a little nostalgic then this activity is for you.  Come to the Mountain House base are to pick up your fort flag and build the greatest fort in the land.
Dates: Every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday from December 13 - April 10.
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Mountain House Base Area
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
Blurry Bigfoot Bigfoot Adventure
In Search of Bigfoot Adventure Walk teaches children about the area, animals & of course Bigfoot, while they embark on a nature walk in Keystone. The adventure walk is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes long.  This activity is available to children ages 5 to 12.
Dates: Every Tuesday and Saturday from December 13 - April 11.
Time: 7:00pm
Location: River Run Village - Kidtopia Headquarters
Registration: For more information or to register for the adventure walk, please visit the River Run Village Activity and Dinning Center at the Buffalo Lodge (open 7 days a week from 8 am to 7 pm) or call 970-496-4FUN (4386), 800-354-4FUN (4386).  Children can be dropped off, but must  inform the activity leader they are doing so and gather the information for appropriate pick up time.
Advanced Registration Required.
Price: FREE
Ski Patroller and
            a Avalanche Dog Meet The Avy Dogs
Dates: Every Tuesday from December 13 - April 12.
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Starting at Kidtopia Headquarters then walking in River Run Village
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
Ski Turns
Kidtopia Scavenger Hunt
Fun for the whole family.  Pick up a Kidtopia Scavenger Hunt stamp book and hint map at activities and dining and let your adventure begin.  This fun hunt can be finished in a day or you can take your time throughout the season.  The goal is to collect all the stamps available and bring your scavenger hunt book back to activities and dining for a special prize.  This adventure will span across the resort on hill and within the two base areas, good luck! 
Dates: Every Sunday and Friday from December 13 - April 12.
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: River Run Village Activities and Dining Office
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Kidtopia Scavenger Hunt Questions 
Price: FREE
Family Playing in the Snow Kidtopia Wild Wednesdays
Come and join us at the Mountain House Base Area where there will be a fun-filled racecourse. Kids will jump, crawl, pull, and run through various kid friendly obstacles. The reward... tons of prizes for the kiddos to choose from! The party continues at 4:30pm indoors at Kidtopia Headquarters in Expedition Station where you can bump to the music with a live DJ and play fun games. There will be prizes and fun to be had by all! And don’t forget a really cool face painter too! Programming will vary every other Wednesday!
Dates: Every Wednesday from December 17 - April 8.
Time: 4:30pm  Location: Kidtopia HQ
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
Each week Keystone Science School will explore the furthest parts of our universe. We will provide a lesson activity, the chance to view celestial objects up close and personal and explore the winter constellations. This program will truly be out of this world.
Dates: Every Friday from December 13 - April 10.
Time: 6:30pm
Location: River Run Kidtopia Headquarters
Registration: No advanced registration required.  Children can be dropped off, but must inform the activity leader they are doing so and gather the information for appropriate pick up time. Parents who drop off their children receive a discount coupon to 9280' Tap House.
Price: FREE
Free Cookies in Keystone Cookie Hour Every Day at Dercum Square Ice Rink
Enjoy complimentary fresh baked M&M cookie at Dercum Square Ice rink every day at 4:00pm!
Dates:  Every day from Saturday, December 13 - April 12
Time: 4:00pm
Location:  Dercum Square Ice Rink - River Run Village
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
Group Tubing at Adventure
            Point in Keystone
Snow Tubing at Adventure Point
Snow tubing at Keystone! Take the River Run Gondola up to Adventure Point during the day or under the lights at night for this must-do experience for all ages.  Our six tubing lanes vary from gentle to steep but all of them let you bump around, jump over hills, twist around, and smile until your cheeks hurt.  With our unique state-of-the-art conveyor lift, the amount of rides you take is up to you.
Open Daily November 26, 2014 - April 12, 2015
Location: Adventure Point - top of the River Run Gondola
Reservations:  Reservations are highly recommended.  To reserve call 970-496-3000.
Hour long sessions start on the hour and half hour. You must be at least 42 inches tall to tube.
Cost:  $32/person for 1 hour

Indoor Events:

Theatre Thursdays
If you are feeling tired from traveling or after a day on the slopes, relax at Kidtiopia HQ and watch one of your favorite movies.  A different children’s movie is showcased every week with a daytime matinee and an evening showing!
Dates: Every Thursday from December 18 - April 9.
Time: 1:00pm & 7:00pm
Location: River Run Kidtopia Headquarters
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
Theatre Thursday Scheduled Movies:

March Mar. 5th – Shark Tale  |  Mar. 12th – Wreck it Ralph  |  19th – Bolt  |  26th – The Incredibles 

April April  2nd – Finding Nemo  |  April 9th - Cars

Kid Eatting Snowball Ripperoo Ice Cream Social
What is better than a couple scoops and hanging out with your favorite pup? Come to Mountain House to eat some delicious ice cream, meet Ripperoo and have a chance to create your own Ripperoo t- shirt to remember all the fun times you had on the mountain.  
Dates: Every Wednesday and Saturday from December 13 - April 4.
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Mountain House Base Area
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
Kids Night Out Kidtopia Has Talent
This is a talent show that features singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other performers of all ages competing for the top Kidtopia prize. There is a performer in every family and we want to find the one in your crew.  Come to Kidtopia HQ and enjoy the performances of the children at the resort, everyone will get a prize!
Dates: Every Monday from December 15 - April 6.
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Kidtopia HQ
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price: FREE
 giant wii Giant Wii For Teens
Come join us to play Mario Kart & Wii U Bowling on a GIANT SCREEN!  Meet other teens your age and compete to win prizes!
Dates & Times: Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Kidtopia HQ
Registration: No advanced registration required.
Price:  FREE
Ready Paint Fire Ready Paint Fire - Paint Your Own Art Studio
Ready Paint Fire is a "Paint Your Own" Art Studio, offering pottery and canvas painting daily from 11am to 7pm. Great for all ages and no experience necessary!  Choose from a wide selection of ceramic pieces such as mugs and platters or kid-tastic figurines or choose a canvas painting, pre-sketched for the little ones and step- by-step from a great variety of images for the older crowd. 
Dates: Open Daily from Thanksgiving until Easter
Time:  Open Daily 12pm - 7pm 
Morning Art Camp - 9am - 12pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters at Expedition Station in River Run across from the ice- rink 
Registration: No advanced registration required.  Contact RPF at 970-368-4645 with questions.
Price: $5 studio fee, plus whatever you pick out. Pottery prices range from $5 to $50, Canvas are $25 
All Ages, No Experience Necessary!
Cupcakes & Canvases
We really put the art in après pARTy!  Let your little ones discover their inner Picasso during this 2 hour class. They will be guided by our art teacher to create artistic masterpieces and enjoy cupcakes while you enjoy an après beverage from the Warren Station bar. Class includes canvas, art supplies, cupcakes, and guidance. 
Dates: February 12, March 5, March 19, April 9
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Warren Station Center for the Arts, River Run Village
Registration Info:  Register Online or call (970) 423-8994.
Cost:  $15 per child.
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