Why Keystone

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Why Keystone?

Keystone Resort, located in Summit County, Colorado and just 75 miles from Denver, is the ultimate family resort destination! In winter, the ski resort boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain within the White River National Forest including three incredible peaks, five above-tree-line bowls, night skiing and an in-bounds cat skiing program. Home to the industry’s-leading Kids Ski Free program, kids 12 and younger can ski and ride for free every day, all season long with just two or more nights of lodging booked through the resort, no blackout dates. Keystone’s signature Kidtopia programming elevates any visit with a variety of free, daily family offerings throughout the winter season, including the world’s largest Snow Fort. 

Top 10 Reasons To Choose Keystone

1) Kids Ski Free
You heard us right! Every day, all season long kids 12 and younger ski for free at Keystone with no blackout dates when parents book just two or more nights in one of Keystone’s numerous lodging accommodation options, which span from affordable hotel rooms to family-sized condominiums.

2) The Largest Ski Resort in Summit County
Keystone resort is home to more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain spread across three peaks – Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback, with a front-to-back progression and layout. From gentle groomers and rolling cruisers to steep bumps, gladed terrain, powder-filled bowls and the award-winning A51 Terrain Park, all ability levels will feel at home at Keystone.

3) Night Skiing
Offering the longest ski day in all of Colorado, at Keystone families can enjoy the star-filled sky as they ski and snowboard on the resort’s multiple lighted trails. Open until 8 p.m. during night operations, Keystone’s night skiing is a unique option, found at very few resorts, and allows for more time on the slopes. 

4) Convenience & Accessibility
Located just 70 miles from downtown Denver, Keystone is easily accessible to guests making a day trip or for visitors flying into Denver International Airport. Convenient touches like free parking, including designated family parking, and complimentary red wagons to help parents tote gear, and tired kiddos, to and from the slopes help make a winter family visit to Keystone easy and hassle-free

5) Accommodations for Every Size and Budget
Keystone resort offers two on-site hotel properties and more than 700 condominium-style accommodations throughout the resort. A variety of condos and townhomes are available for every size family and budget, from studio to multi-bedroom properties. Plus all condos and townhomes are equipped with full-size kitchens – ideal for families!

6) Kidtopia – Free Family Programming
Keystone’s Kidtopia continues to redefine the family resort experience with free activities and events on and off the snow every day of the week, for kids of all ages. Test your aim and compete with family members at the Giant Snowball Launch, hunt for the elusive sasquatch during the Bigfoot Adventure Walk, march in the Village Parade and experience the world’s largest Snow Fort on Dercum Mountain – the possibilities are endless for kids at Keystone!

7) The Keystone Ski & Ride School
Whether you’re just learning to ski or ride, practicing new skills, or looking to go on a guided mountain adventure, the professional instructors at the Keystone Ski & Ride School will help you achieve your goals and experience Keystone in a whole new way. Check out Camp Keystone, a facility specially designed for kids or take the whole family out together with a Family Private Lesson.

8) Exciting Activities and Adventures, Minus the Skis and Boards

A true winter wonderland, in addition to skiing and snowboarding across more than 3,000 acres, at Keystone visitors can enjoy a variety of on- and off- mountain activities including scenic and dinner sleigh rides, snow tubing at Adventure Point, Mountaintop Family Adventure Tours in a snowcat, ice skating and more.

9) Elevated Dining Experiences
Keystone is home to several top-rated restaurants, including unique mountaintop experiences paired with fine dining or fun-for-the-whole-family fondue, as well as historic establishments that offer western charm and innovative culinary creations. 

10) At Keystone, You’re Family
When you visit Keystone, we want you to feel like a part of our family and take home memories of experiences that will last a lifetime!

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Our reservations staff and mountain concierge make it easy to book lodging, dining and activities, so you’re free to anticipate the ideal Colorado vacation, with over 1200 lodging accommodations of hotels and condos to choose from. 

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The Mountain

Creating an unforgettable Rocky Mountain vacation is easy at Keystone. With an abundance of activities for every season, a host of restaurant options from casual to fine dining, and plenty of lodging options, there’s no need to go anywhere else. Because at Keystone, it’s all here.


As a resort destination, Keystone has many options for lodging, dining and activities, all within our three mountains and six neighborhoods. And, we have a friendly, knowledgeable concierge service ready to help plan every aspect of your stay with us. One phone call makes all your reservations.

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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Where is Keystone

Keystone Resort is located in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, is over 3,000 acres and spreads across 3 mountain peaks

CME-Airport to Keystone the easy way

Colorado Mountain Express: A Better Way To Get There

Colorado Mountain Express provides door-to-door airport transportation service from Denver International and Eagle County Airports to Keystone.

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