The History of Keystone

Snowboarding on Keystone Mountain Rustic Log Cabin Ski Adventure Downtown Keystone View of the Slopes
Tree Skiing

When Max Dercum founded Keystone back in 1970, along with his wife Edna, he knew how much fun it was to slide down snowy mountains on a pair of skis. He knew the feeling was even better with a smile on your face, next to friends and family, in a beautiful spot high above the rest of the world.
Downtown Keystone at Night

Along with the Dercums, Bill and Jane Bergman helped shape the Keystone we know and love today. Bill was the first president of the resort, and the inspiration for Bergman Bowl. Family, friends, and fun—that’s what Keystone has always been about.

Today, Keystone stretches seven miles along the Snake River, over three mountains, 3,128 vertical feet, 3,148 acres of terrain, and three vibrant villages with shops, stores, bars, acclaimed restaurants, first-rate conference facilities, and wonderful accommodations to meet any need. Keystone also has two world-class golf courses, renowned mountain biking terrain, horse stables, spas, and much, much more.

But it’s still just a place, high above the rest of the world, where going down a snowy mountain puts a smile on a person’s face.

Come to Keystone and find out for yourself why Max was so right, and why one of the three mountains here is named after him.

You can find the perfect line, let gravity do its work, and never let go of that smile.

Learn more about Keystone Mining History.

Where is Keystone

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


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