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Why Your Next Family Ski Vacation Should Be Here

There’s always a special excitement when the time of year rolls around for booking the family ski vacation.  Where are you and your pack going to shuttle off to next?  Every year is an adventure, and every year seems like it couldn’t possibly get any better.

Well, we’ve got a resort in mind that will make your next ski trip a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Keystone Ski Resort is tucked away off Interstate 70 in the beautiful mountains of central Colorado.  As one of the closest to ski resorts to Denver, Keystone is easy to get to yet it still provides a perfect mountain experience the entire family can enjoy.

Great Skiing For The Whole Family

So Why Should I Take The Family Skiing Here?

Well, we’ve got some really good reasons.

With 131 trails, 235 inches of snow, more than 3,000 skiable acres, and 20 lifts, Keystone is really just a big playground for both parents and kids.  There are countless adventures waiting when you gear up and head out into the crisp Colorado air.

As good as the skiing is, your family is going to enjoy the full experience a stay at Keystone Resort involves even more.  The two villages are packed with all kinds of great options when your legs just can’t take another run: top-notch dining, a full docket of winter activities, and the Kidtopia Snow Fort.

Need we say more?!

Family Lodging

That All Sounds Great, But Where Are We Going To Stay?

Luckily, lodging is one more thing we really excel at.  The secret to our success when it comes to making our guests comfortable are the wonderful variety of choices available.  Keystone has something for every taste, every budget, and every size family.

River Run is the model of comfort and access, with the River Run Gondola and the Summit Express Chairlift making sure you go from gearing up to skiing in as little time as possible.  There’s also a distinctive community feel here, with all kinds of boutique shops, street events, and amazing dining just steps from your bed.

Mountain House is the original Keystone village, and that’s precisely why it enjoys a prime spot right at the base of Dercum Mountain.  Your kids will love the easy access to ski school, and you’ll love great dining options, walking distance to two lifts, and the quiet comfort of being right in the middle of a great vacation.

Lakeside Village is the romantic heart of this resort, with ice skating right outside your window, breathtaking views, and a full-service spa.  There’s something special about staying on the edge of a lake surrounded by mountains, and if that’s the kind of experience your family is looking for, then Lakeside is the place to be.

Keystone Ski and Ride School

What About Lessons For The Kids?

No family ski vacation is complete without letting the kids learn how to tear up the slopes with a pack of friends.  Ahem, and there’s nothing like getting in some fresh tracks with your significant other, sans kids.

Choose from several awesome packages, each designed for your kid’s particular needs, ability, and age range.  Lift tickets and equipment rentals can be bundled with lessons to make the booking process super easy.

Even better, you can get some vertical feet in while the little guys in the family learn how to become the next generation of mountain lovers in a safe and nurturing environment.

And of course there are informative lessons for adult skiers of all ages and abilities, so if someone in the family wants to take their skills to the next level, or if you just need a refresher, Keystone has a whole team of top quality instructors waiting to help make sure this really is the best ski vacation ever.

Family Dining

Where Are We All Going To Eat?

You’d expect some dining options at any ski resort, and maybe you’re already thinking about that one night out on the town where everybody gets to indulge in something delicious.

The best part about Keystone is the incredible number of options available, all right at your fingertips.

From one of the best dining experiences in North America at Alpenglow Stube to casual fun at the Black Bear Grill, there is sure to be something scrumptious for anyone’s taste or budget.  That means this year’s family trip is going to be easy to plan, because you won’t have to worry about where to go and how much to spend.

Every night can be as simple or as festive as you’d like!

Family Winter Activities

You Mean There’s Even More To Do Besides The Skiing?

Trust us, you won’t be too tired to try out some of these amazing activities and events, even after a long day of skiing with the family.  After all, this is the annual ski trip, and now is the time to live life to the fullest, right?

The Keystone Events Calendar is always full with just the right mix of family-oriented and adult activities that are sure to keep everyone occupied for the duration of your epic stay here in the Colorado mountains.
And there’s a whole list of daily activities that can easily flex around your family’s schedule, including snow tubingsleigh ridesice skating & hockey, and cross-country skiing.

All Right, Me And The Family Are In!  Now What?

Sweet!  We’re excited because this is the best part.  Keystone loves providing a top-to-bottom, out-of-this-world experience for our guests, and luckily it’s also our specialty.  Let’s get you started!

Getting Here

Denver International Airport is only 90 miles to the east of Keystone, and it’s a beautiful drive up into the mountains on the four lanes of Interstate70.  Get full driving directions and a map.

Colorado Mountain Express is a great option that will save your family the hassle and expense of renting a car and navigating to the resort.  CME will pick you up and deliver you right to your place of lodging in Keystone in a comfortable and spacious van with a friendly and courteous driver.  Talk about relaxing from the start!

Getting Around

Once you’re here, getting around is easy.  Keystone has its own transportation system that runs all day every day and can take you just about anywhere you want to go in the resort.

The Summit Stage is a bus system that services many stops around Summit County and makes it easy for you and the family to visit plenty of other great destinations, including Dillon, Silverthorne, Arapahoe Basin, and Breckenridge.


To book your lodging, check out the Lodging Finder.  Just know that we are committed to helping you find the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and budget that will make this year’s family ski vacation the best one you’ve ever had.

Find Family Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets

Did you know Keystone lift tickets also let you ski at VailBreckenridge, and Beaver Creek?  Yep.  If your family really wants to get out and explore everything Colorado has to offer then you’re definitely looking in the right place!

Season Passes

Are you one of those families that just can’t get enough skiing?  Planning multiple trips?  Or do you live near other resorts in the Vail family and you want to visit Keystone this year?

We’ve got a great list of epic options for you to choose from!  All of them will get you unlimited skiing at Keystone plus a whole range of other resorts, from our three locations in Lake Tahoe to two locations in the Midwest and even skiing in the European Alps.

Check out Season Passes!

Ski & Ride School

Just make sure you book lessons for yourself or the kids beforehand.  That will make your stay a lot less hectic because everything will be taken care of ahead of time.  Same goes for equipment rentals: Keystone has everything you need to get geared up but it will be so much easier if you reserve all your stuff online beforehand!

Keystone takes great pride in our ability to make your next family ski vacation the experience of a lifetime, and as you can see we’ve got a lot of great things to offer everyone.  We are committed to going above and beyond when it comes to guest service, and when you come stay with us you’ll see the difference this commitment makes.

So go ahead, book your next family ski trip right here in the Colorado Rockies at Keystone Resort.  There’s nothing like an epic trip to one of the most beautiful resorts in Colorado!

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