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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!

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

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Kidtopia Schedule 16-17

Keystone’s signature Kidtopia programming continues into the winter with daily, fun-for-the-whole-family activities and entertainment. All Kidtopia events and activities are free unless otherwise noted.  


Kidtopia Scavenger Hunt

Daily Kidtopia Activities

Cookie Time 

Every day at Dercum Square Ice Rink!  Enjoy complimentary fresh baked cookies!

Time:  4:00pm
Location:  Dercum Ice Rink in River Run Village 
Ages:  All ages welcome
Registration: No registration required, we encourage guests to be there promptly at 4:00pm

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! 

Time: Pick up 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: River Run Village- Activities and Dining Office in River Run Village 
Ages: All ages welcome.
Registration: No reservations required

Ready Paint Fire - Paint Your Own Art Studio
Ready Paint Fire is a "Paint Your Own" Art Studio, offering pottery and canvas painting. 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 April 9 
Time:  Open Daily 12:00pm - 7:00pm 
Location: River Run Village- Activities and Dining Office in River Run Village 
Price: $5 studio fee, plus whatever you pick out. Pottery prices range from $5 to $50, Canvas are $20-25 
Ages: All Ages, No Experience Necessary!
Registration: No advanced registration required.  Contact RPF at 970-368-4645 with questions.

Kidtopia Headquarters
Is it too cold out? Need a small break from all that adventure? This space is meant for families to spend time together. There are several activities you can enjoy together such as Wii, board games, coloring, foosball, giant Lego  play, ski patrol pretend play, , and paper snowflake crafts! **Kidtopia Headquarters is not a drop off service. Please do not leave your children unsupervised**

Dates and Time: Wednesday-Sunday 9:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters is located in River Run Village adjacent to the Dercum Ice Rink
Age Requirements: All ages are welcome
Registration: No registration required.

Kidtopia Ice Cream
Ice Cream Birthday Party with Ripperoo 
Keystone’s Kids Ski Free Program turns 5 years old this winter, and Ripperoo, Keystone’s adorable canine mascot, is throwing a birthday celebration! Each Sunday, come join Ripperoo for ice cream, t-shirt decorating, photo opportunities and much more! Ripperoo is ready for ice cream, and hopes you are too! Is it your child’s birthday while you are Keystone?  If so, we’ll have a special treat for your little one.

Dates: Sundays beginning November 27 through April 9
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm 
Location: Mountain House Food Court, Upstairs 
Ages: All ages are welcome! 
Registration: No registration required! 


Starquest- Night Sky Exploration
Astronomy is cool! 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:  Sundays beginning November 27 through April 9
Time: 5:30pm Every Sunday from November 6 – February 26
          6:30pm Every Sunday from March 5- 19 

Location:  Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run Village 
Ages: This class is best suited for kids who are aged three and higher but babies and toddlers are welcome to come and join us. 
Registration: No advanced registration required. 


Kidtopia Snowball Launch
Snowball Launch
Do you think you can launch a snowball farther than anyone else in your family? Do you think you are a super hero?  Every kid who joins us gets a special Kidtopia superhero cape to make them feel brave.  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 the capes home and color them!  Take cover- this activity proves to be a great time for everyone!  Sorry, parents- no capes for you! 

Dates: Every Monday from November 28 through April 3
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm 
Location: Mountain House Base Area- Behind Mountain House Food Court 
Ages: All ages welcome, most appropriate for ages 5-17. 
Registration: No registration required.

Kidtopia Avy Dogs
Meet The Avy Dog
Meet one of the rescue mountain dogs from Keystone and her handler, Sy!  Sy will talk about what is involved with training Keystone’s Avy Dogs and will answer questions you may have about their job. 

Dates: Every Tuesday from November 29 through April 4
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm. 
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run Village 
Ages: All ages are welcome-  our Avy dog loves kids. 
Registration: No registration required- this program can get very full- we encourage 
guests to arrive at 4:00pm to get the most out of Sy’s talk. 

Bigfoot Adventure

Our 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 4 to 12. Adventure walk is outside. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for winter weather.

Dates: Every Tuesday from November 29 through April 4
Times: 5:45pm AND 7:15pm, from March 14 onward only 7:15pm 
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run Village 
Ages: This walk is most appropriate for children ages 4-12.  We do walk in the snow a in the dark with flashlights while our guide fearlessly leads the way. 
Registration: Register in advance at Activities and Dining. 
Kidtopia Movie Night
Winter Movie Matinee at Kidtopia 
 It’s the middle of your ski week and your littlest “littles” might appreciate some time in our cozy Kidtopia Headquarters watching a winter themed movie while snacking on a bit of popcorn.  Join us for a little R&R. 

Dates:  Every Wednesday from November 30 through April 5
Times:  Movies begin at 4:00pm  sharp
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run 
Ages: We will be showing movies appropriate for all ages. 
Registration: No registration required 
Movies: Happy Feet, March of the Penguins, Frozen, Olivia Claus, Snow Queen,  Mr. Popper’s Penguins,  Shrek the Halls, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Polar Express,  Cool Runnings, Home Alone, Balto, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer/Frosty the Snowman,  The Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, Blizzard. 

Kidtopia Tubing
Build your own Snowman &
Old Fashioned Tubing with Ripperoo

Check out the Nordic Center’s Tubing Hill the old-fashioned way- walk up, slide down! This is great for families with young children or grandparents. Ripperoo will be around to join in the fun.  Join us to build a snowman- complete with top hat, scarf, coal eyes and carrot nose for family photo opportunities with Rip.  Tube rentals are free for the hour.

Dates: Every Thursday from December 1 through April 6, snow conditions permitting 
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:  Nordic Center 
Ages: All ages are welcome, please dress for outdoor winter play 
Registration: No registration required.

Learn more about the Keystone Nordic Center


Kidtopia Facepaintng
Kidtopia’s Wacky Tacky Party
Things will get wild every Friday with Kidtopia’s Wacky Tacky Party. This crazy party includes dance music, party games, prizes, and a fantastic face painter. Bring your cameras for our zany photo booth stocked with silly props! Party games will change each week, so be sure to stop by to see our event schedule. Dress up in your wackiest, tackiest outfit because one party-goer will win our costume contest complete with a prize!
Dates: Every Wednesday from November 11 through April 7

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All ages are welcome. 
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run Village 
Registration: No registration required.

Kidtopia Parade
Face painting & Craft-er-noon
Art is everywhere Saturday afternoons with Kidtopia. Choose to just get your face painted, just do a craft, or why not do both! Create a keepsake with your child that will capture all the fun times you had at Kidtopia! Each week will feature a different creation.

Dates: Every Saturday from November 26 through April 8 
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Ages: All ages welcome, some crafts may be challenging for children under 4 
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run Village 
Registration: No reservations are required.  

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 hot cocoa and cookies.  The parade also features dance performers and a parade float for Ripperoo’s young friends to ride along.

Dates: Every Saturday from November 26 through April 8 
Time: 4:00- 4:30pm 
Location: Starts at River Run Kids Ski School in Gondola Plaza and ends at the 
Dercum Square Ice Rink with Cookie Time with RIpperoo. 
Ages: All ages are welcome
Registration: No registration required.

Bigfoot Adventure
Our 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. Adventure walk is outside. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear for winter weather.

Dates: Every Saturday from November 26 through April 8 
Times: 5:45pm AND 7:15pm, from March 18th onward only 7:15pm 
Location: Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run Village 
Ages: This walk is most appropriate for children ages 5-12.  We do walk in the snow in the dark with flashlights while our guide fearlessly leads the way. 
Registration: Register in advance at Activities and Dining. 


Kidtopia Fireworks
Enjoy Kidtopia's firework show every Saturday!  Guests in both Lakeside Village and River Run Village can see the show!

Dates and Time: Every Saturday from November 26 through March 11 at 7:00pm.|  March 18 and 25 at 8:00pm
Location: Best viewing area is River Run Village in front of the Kids Ski and Ride School 
Registration: No registration required.


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