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About Keystone Resort, Colorado
About Keystone Resort, Colorado

About Keystone

Keystone is where kids of all ages discover the magic of playing in the mountains, and where grown-ups discover that, deep down, they're still kids too.


Keystone Resort is located in Summit County, Colorado, just a short, scenic drive from Denver. Whether you’re a family with kids or a kid at heart, this laid-back mountain playground will make you feel right at home. Keystone Resort offers a huge variety of fun outdoor activities and adventures, comfortable lodging accommodations and award-winning dining, all nestled in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. With so much to ski and do here, making lasting memories with friends and family comes naturally.

The Mountain

About Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Tucked away in the White River National Forest of the Rocky Mountains, Keystone Resort is the largest ski area in Summit County, Colorado. Spread across three peaks—Dercum Mountain, North Peak and the Outback—the resort boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain. From gentle groomers, rolling cruisers and steep bumps, to gladed terrain, powder-filled bowls and the award winning A51 Terrain Park, Keystone is the perfect playground for all ability levels from beginners to rippers.

Dercum Mountain

Sitting at 11,640 feet, Dercum Mountain greets guests as they enter the resort from the River Run or Mountain House base areas. Its trails offer skiers and riders long, groomed beginner runs, including the resort's Family Ski Trail and Schoolmarm, as well as a variety of wide, rolling intermediate runs.


Looking to go big? Dercum Mountain is also home to Keystone’s award-winning A51 terrain park, sporting a 60-acre collection of progressive terrain park features including boxes, rails, jumps and half pipes. 

North Peak

Directly behind Dercum Mountain, you’ll find North Peak. At 11,660 feet, it double-dog dares intermediate to advanced skiers and riders to take on a wide array of challenging terrain, including long bump runs. Work up an appetite? Grab lunch at Labonte's Smokehouse BBQ or The Outpost  in the Timber Ridge food court, or even return that evening on the gondola for dinner at the Aplenglow Stube or Der Fondue Chessel.


The Outback


At 11,980 feet, The Outback is Keystone's furthest and tallest peak. It is an oasis for skiers and riders looking to play in the deep end making powder turns and tree skiing. Take a short hike off the top of the Outback Express Lift for access to North and South Bowls, where skiers and riders can find wide-open turns and powder stashes.


For those who like carving outside the lift lines, Independence, Bergman, Erickson, North Bowl and South Bowl serve up more than 1,000 acres of incredible hike-to-terrain with secret stashes and untouched tree runs. Don't feel like earning your turns? A $10 snow cat ride provides the same access, and you can even book a day of guided cat skiing with Keystone Adventure Tours for exclusive access to terrain in all five bowls!


A51Terrain Park


If freestyle is more your style, Keystone’s award-winning A51 terrain park sports 60-acres of over 100 creative terrain park features in six separate areas: Easy Street, Park Lane, The Alley, I-70 and Upper and Lower Main Street. Whether you’re just learning or a seasoned shredder, each park area is designed so that every box, rail and jump flows naturally to the next, progressing in size and difficulty. And since A51 has its own designated chairlift, you can easily lap any or all of the features as many times as you want.


Guided Cat Skiing with Keystone Adventure Tours

Itching for serene, steep and deep bowls? Let Keystone’s expert guides lead you on a day-long cat skiing excursion to remote secret stashes, tree runs and 800 acres of out-of-reach snow in the Independence, Bergman and Erickson Bowls. At over 12,000 feet high with slopes between 25 and 45 degrees, only advanced-intermediate to expert level skiers and riders are allowed access. If you’re up for the challenge, there’s no better way to elevate your visit.

Night Skiing


Get ready to enjoy the longest ski day in all of Colorado. Families can "ski late ‘til 8" on multiple lighted trails during the weekends and peak holiday periods. It’s the perfect way to get in a few more laps. Stop dreaming and keep skiing, because counting turns is way more fun than counting sheep.

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About Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

For the rare moments when you just need a break from skiing or riding, Keystone has you covered. Choose from a wide variety of ultra-fun activities that the whole family can enjoy.


At Kidtopia, it’s all fun and games … period. Kidtopia offers free activities and events on and off the snow every day for kids (and parents) of all ages. Test your aim at the Giant Snowball Launch, hunt for the elusive Sasquatch during the Bigfoot Adventure Walk, march in the Saturday Village Parade and experience the world’s largest snow fort—all for free. 

Snow Tubing at Adventure Point

Turn off Youtube and turn on we tube. Located on top of Dercum Mountain and just steps away from the Kidtopia Snow Fort, you’ll find up to eight lanes of the highest, fastest and "funnest" snow tubing in the Rockies.

Family Mountaintop Adventure Tour

How do you top off the perfect winter family vacation? You take your family to the top of the mountain in a snow cat. This must-do activity is perfect for skiers and non-skiers alike, providing a rarely seen view of Keystone’s high-alpine mountain terrain with breathtaking views of the Continental Divide and surrounding mountain ranges.

Sleigh Rides

Don’t hold your horses. Take a trip back to yesteryear with a scenic or dinner sleigh ride through the quiet expanse of the Soda Creek Valley. Charming, charismatic wranglers will introduce you to the teams of horses and share local history of the area's mining days all along the way.

Ice Skating

Get prepared to act your skate size, not your age, with two different ice skating locations: the Dercum Square Ice Rink in River Run Village and the 5-acre Keystone Lake in Lakeside Village.

Keystone Spa

Make yourself at Om by visiting the Keystone Spa. Take the day or evening to rest, relax, and rejuvenate with a full range of spa offerings including massages, facials, unique body treatments and more.

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Sure, we may be known as the ultimate family destination, but that doesn’t mean it's all hot dogs and chicken fingers when it comes to dining. Parents and kids with discerning tastes will be thrilled to find that Keystone is home to several top-rated mountaintop restaurants with fine-dining cuisine and innovative culinary creations. But not to worry, if you’re really craving that hot dog or chicken fingers, we have plenty of delicious casual dining options too.

Alpenglow Stube

Located in the Outpost atop Keystone’s North Peak and accessed by two gondola rides, the Alpenglow Stube provides unique fine dining at 11,444 feet and is the highest AAA Four-Diamond rated dining experience in North America
rated so every year since 1994. Featuring contemporary cuisine with a Bavarian accent in a unique, secluded setting, this exquisite dining location holds the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence,” and boasts the most extensive selection of wines, ports and cognacs in Keystone.


Der Fondue Chessel

Also located in the Outpost atop Keystone's North Peak, Der Fondue Chessel provides a fun and casual environment, perfect for a dinner for two or a full group gathering. The mountaintop restaurant offers an exciting and interactive dining experience for the whole family, complete with accordion-wielding musicians in Lederhosen
a true fondue lover's dream.

Dinner Sleigh Ride

Enjoy a classic sleigh ride over the river and through the woods. Wranglers board guests onto a sleigh pulled by teams of Belgian and Percheron draft horses, where families can cozy up together under the warmth of wool blankets. Upon arrival at a historic homestead-era log cabin built in the early 1800s, a roaring fire, dinner, entertainment, and rustic charm of the past awaits.

The Ski Tip Lodge

Originally an 1800s stagecoach stop, the Ski 
Tip Lodge was once the home of Keystone’s founders, Max and Edna Dercum, but is now a cozy bed and breakfast. Additionally, the Ski Tip Lodge boasts a restaurant featuring a four-course dinner menu that changes weekly and has consistently been named one of the best restaurants in America by OpenTable.

Keystone Ranch

The Keystone Ranch is another AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant, a Wine Spectator DiRoNa winner, and a top-rated restaurant in Colorado by the Zagat Survey. With a new concept, this distinctively Colorado steakhouse utilizes the finest meats, a variety of game, locally-sourced products and sustainable practices to create an inviting experience that unique to only Keystone. 
Located in a 1930s ranch homestead that previously served as a working ranch home for some of the area’s first settlers, Keystone Ranch provides a genuine Colorado steakhouse experience while preserving all of its historic charm.

The Bighorn Bistro & Bar

Located in the Keystone Lodge & Spa in Lakeside Village, the Bighorn Bistro & Bar offers fine-dining without all the fuss. Soak in breathtaking views of the Keystone Lake and Continental Divide while enjoying fresh, seasonally-inspired, made-from-scratch dishes with local ingredients. 
Or for more casual fare, kick back in the inviting bar, relax around the fireplace, watch a game and enjoy a dish from the creative bar menu.



About Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado
Whether you want a traditional hotel room or a multi-bedroom vacation rental suitable for your entire family, Keystone has a variety of lodging accommodations to suit every group and budget. 

East, West & North Keystone

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the village after long days on the mountain with your family, then lodging in East, West and North Keystone is ideal.

River Run Village

If you want to be in the middle of the action with easy and convenient access to the mountain, shops and restaurants, then River Run Village is perfect for you.

Mountain House

Keystone Resort's original mountain base area, Mountain House, is perfect for families looking for the same convenience as River Run Village with a quieter atmosphere. Take advantage of conveniently located lift tickets, rentals and Camp Keystone—the resort’s kid-centric Ski & Ride School experience—in addition to quick access to the slopes via the Peru Express Lift.

Lakeside Village

If you’re part of a large group or more interested in waterfront views than mountain slopes, consider Lakeside Village. In addition to a variety of condominium-style accommodations, the Keystone Lodge & Spa offers a full-service hotel with an on-site spa, fitness facility, restaurant and bar. Located just minutes from the Keystone Conference Center, this is also the perfect lodging area for corporate retreats and industry conventions.

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