Easy To Get To, Impossible To Leave

GETTING HERE

In-resort Transportation 

Whether you're traveling by plane, train or automobile, once you've arrived at Keystone we strongly encourage the use of our FREE in-resort transportation system. Heading to the mountain? We have you covered with access to all open base areas. Ready for dinner? We service both Village areas and much of the Hwy 6 corridor with easy access to award-winning dining across the resort. Visit the In-Resort Transportation link on our Guest Services page learn more about our seasonal schedule. Bus stops are conveniently located within a short walk of most Keystone Resort accommodations. 

By Car

Getting Here, Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Keystone is easily accessible by car and just minutes from Interstate 70.

Driving Directions from Denver

Keystone is located 90 miles west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 72 miles from downtown Denver. Travel west on I-70 from either location. Take exit 205 toward Silverthorne/Dillon. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (east) onto Highway 6. Travel 6.2 miles to Keystone Resort. Note: there are several places to stop along the I-70 corridor for food and gas

Driving Directions from Colorado Springs

Take I-25 North then take exit 194 to merge onto CO-470 West toward Grand Junction. Follow the signs for Grand Junction/I-70 West and merge onto I-70 West. Travel west on I-70 until taking exit 205 toward Silverthorne/Dillon. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (east) onto Highway 6. Travel 6.2 miles to Keystone Resort. Note: there are several places to stop along the I-70 corridor for food and gas.

Tips for I-70 Mountain Travel

Avoid peak travel times if possible. If you are heading eastbound on Saturday or Sunday, plan to leave the mountains after 7 p.m. to stay out of traffic. To be safe, check the weekend and holiday Travel Forecast.

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Rental Cars

Hertz is the official rental company of Keystone Resort. For more information on special Keystone Resort guest rates, please call: 877.204.7889

Winter Traffic Patterns (October-April)

I-70 is congestion-free the majority of the time, and with just a bit of planning travelers can enjoy more mountains and less traffic. Below is the typical winter weekend traffic pattern:

Westbound:
Friday: light to moderate traffic is likely from about 4-9 p.m.
Saturday: traffic can be expected from about 6:30-11 a.m. with peak traffic occurring around 8 a.m.
Sunday: Sunday morning traffic is consistently lighter than Saturday morning, and sometimes non-existent. To play it safe, avoid around 7 a.m. 

Eastbound:
Saturday: traffic typically builds around 2 p.m., peaks around 4-5 p.m. and drops dramatically after 7 p.m. Expect congestion on Saturdays.
Sunday: I-70 starts to fill up earlier than it does on Saturday, as early as 1 p.m. Traffic peaks around 4-5 p.m. and drops dramatically after 7 p.m. Expect heavy traffic on Sundays.

Please note: this travel forecast is based on historical traffic data. Weather, road conditions and accidents are impossible to predict and can have significant impacts on I-70 travel.

Holiday Weekends:
When a national holiday falls on a Monday, you can count on Monday afternoon eastbound traffic to mimic a typical Sunday pattern, but with potentially more volume.

Metering:
Traffic metering goes into effect during very high volume times and can occur at multiple I-70 on-ramps and/or the Eisenhower Tunnel traveling eastbound. Metering controls the flow of traffic towards the tunnel so traffic does not back up in the tunnel, causing potential safety issues.

Parking

Getting Here, Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Free & Paid Lots at River Run Base Area

  • River Run Gondola Lot: Free with close-in parking for HOVs and families
  • Hunki Dori Lot: Pay lot
  • Gold Bug Lot: Pay lot

Paid Lots at Mountain House Base Area

  • Mountain House East E Lot: Pay lot
  • Mountain House East D Lot: Pay lot with limited first-come, first-serve parking for HOVs and families
  • Mountain House West A Lot: Pay lot
  • Mountain House West B Lot: Pay lot

Payment Process 
All paid parking lots at Keystone will now allow for payment to be made via Passport Parking kiosks or the Passport Parking app. All daily fees will be effective between 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with free parking available in all lots beginning at 2 p.m. Overnight parking will be available for $20 in all paid parking lots from 2-6 a.m., and is in addition to any day rate.

Drop-off Locations

Both River Run and Mountain House offer 15-minute drop-off locations to help make dropping off Ski and Ride School participants as easy as possible.

Overflow Parking

When our free and paid lots are full, Keystone provides free overflow parking with free shuttle service to and from the ski area. Located on Highway 6, the North Shuttle Lot provides service to and from the West entrance to the Mountain House base area, while the Powerline lot, located on Montezuma Road, east of River Run Village provides free shuttle access to the base of the gondola.

Weekends & Holidays

Wondering when lots fill up during powder days, weekends and holidays? Times vary, but below is a useful guide. Also, check road signage and ask parking attendants for updates as you enter Keystone Resort. Lots are re-opened once space is available—usually after noon. Lots do not typically fill up completely on weekdays in non-holiday time periods.

Free Lots

Lot Estimated Fill Time
River Run Gondola Lot 9 a.m.
North Shuttle Lot 10:30 a.m.

 

Paid Lots

Lot Estimated Fill Time
Hunki Dori Lot 10 a.m.
Goldbug Lot 9 a.m.
Mountain House East D Lot 10 a.m.
Mountain House West A Lot 10:30 a.m.

Mountain House East E Lot

 9 a.m.
Mountain House West B Lot  9 a.m.

 

Family Priority & Carpooling
Any guest who is traveling in a vehicle with a family (any number of passengers as long as at least one child younger than 13 is present) and/or any vehicle with four or more passengers (regardless of age) will have access to premier, first-come, first-serve, up-front parking in Keystone’s River Run Gondola free parking lot, which is just a short walk to the River Run Gondola. 

In the Mountain House base area, any guest who is traveling in a vehicle with a family (any number of passengers as long as at least one child younger than 13 is present) and/or any vehicle with four or more passengers (regardless of age) will have access to free parking in the Mountain House East D paid parking lot. There are a limited number of parking spaces reserved for families and HOV guests in East D, and is first-come, first-serve. 

Keystone has some of the closest free parking locations in Colorado that allows skiers and riders to walk to access the lifts, and carpoolers can gain even closer parking throughout the ski season without paying a premier price. Carpool parking is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis

 

FAQ

What is this new parking system? 
Keystone Resort has partnered with Interstate Parking to provide a more efficient system that makes parking easier and faster than ever before. All paid parking lots at Keystone will now allow payment to be made via Passport Parking kiosks or the Passport Parking app. 


Why this new system?
Strategic changes were made to improve the overall parking experience for guests, effective beginning with the 2018-19 winter season. The overall plan will preserve and maximize the resort’s parking capacity while also expediting incoming traffic by improved payment processes and traffic control assistance. In any paid parking lots at Keystone, guests can simply park and then pay vis the Passport Parking app or a Passport Parking kiosk. 


What parking lots will be equipped with this new system?
All paid parking lots at Keystone. These include Hunki Dory and the Gold Bug lots in River Run Village base area, and the West A, West B, East D and East E parking lots in the Mountain House base area. 


How do I use the Passport Parking kiosks or app? 
All paid parking lots contain walk-up kiosks, which can be identified by a “Pay Here” flag and signage. After you have parked, walk to one of the solar-powered wireless payments stations where you will enter your license plate number and credit card information. Follow the prompts on the screen. 

Alternatively, you can also pay using the Passport Parking app. Search and download the free “Passport Parking” app in the App Store or Google Play. Create an account, enter the zone number indicated on signage throughout the parking lot, and follow the in-app prompts. 


How much will it cost?
Rates vary between $10-30. All daily fees will be effective between 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with free parking available in all lots beginning at 2 p.m. Overnight parking will be available for $20 in all paid parking lots from 2-6 a.m., and is in addition to any day rate


If I get a ticket how much does it cost?
Citations are $75 for each offense. As a courtesy to new users, the first offense will be met with a warning. Citations left unpaid after 10 days will double to $150. Citations left unpaid after 15 days will be turned over to a collections service. Tickets can be paid at ParkKeystone.com. 


How long can I park for?
All daily fees will be effective between 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with free parking available in all lots beginning at 2 p.m. Overnight parking will be available for $20 in all paid parking lots from 2-6 a.m., and is in addition to any day rate.


Payments are valid during the following time frames:
Paid Parking Lots – 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
All Parking Lots Free – 2 p.m.-2 a.m.
Overnight Parking Fee – 2-6 a.m.

There is no overnight parking in any of Keystone’s free parking lots: River Run Gondola Lot, Powerline Lot and North Shuttle Lot. 


Where and when can I park for free?
Keystone’s River Run Gondola lot, formerly referred to as the Montezuma lot, will remain free every day of the season. Guests are encouraged to carpool, with vehicles containing families (any number of passengers as long as at least one child younger than 13 is present) as well as four or more passengers granted priority access to first-come, first-serve, up-front parking in the River Run Gondola lot. 

Guests who wish to utilize free parking options and access the Mountain House base area can park in the River Run Gondola lot and use the resort’s free in-resort transportation (Green Route).

On weekends and holiday timeframes, free parking will also be available at the North Shuttle and Powerline Shuttle lots. Guests can then utilize Keystone’s free shuttle system from these lots, with both locations offering a less than five-minute bus ride to access the mountain.


If I have a handicap placard, do I have to pay?
Guests who access Keystone Resort with ADA credentials can park for free in any designated ADA parking space. If an identified ADA parking designated space is not available, guests may pay the posted rate or continue to look for available designated ADA parking spaces in other parking lots. 


I’m lodging at Keystone, do I have to pay for parking?
Any guest who has booked lodging directly through Keystone Resort receives one guaranteed free parking space at their lodging property. If a guest wishes to drive from their property to a paid parking lot, they need to pay the rate of the parking lot. It is recommend to utilize Keystone’s free in-resort transportation. 


Guests who have booked lodging through a third-party property management company must pay for parking in any paid parking lot, as well as any overnight fees. Inquiries regarding specific to the property may be directed to the property management company with whom you booked lodging. 


I’m a homeowner at Keystone, do I have to pay for parking?
Free parking is available to homeowners whose property is managed by Keystone Property Management. Homeowners who manage outside of Keystone Resort are required to pay overnight fees.


I’m an uphill access user, do I have to pay for parking?
Guests utilizing uphill access may park in the River Run Gondola parking lot or any lot Mountain House base area parking lot. Parking in the Mountain House base area is free of charge prior to 8 a.m., with all daily parking fees will effective between 8 a.m.-2 p.m.


Can I purchase a parking pass for the season, how does that work?
Unrestricted, transferable parking passes can be purchased for $500 at the Mountain Service Center in River Run. 


I received a ticket. What do I do?
If you have been issued a citation in one of Keystone Resort’s parking lots, you may contest the ticket by visiting ParkKeystone.com. 


 

 

 


Colorado Mountain Express

Keystone, CO

Colorado Mountain Express offers convenient airport shuttles and private car services from Denver International Airport (DEN). CME’s airport shuttles have the most frequent daily departures, complimentary Wi-Fi onboard, and professional drivers behind the wheel—allowing you to arrive relaxed.

Kids 12 and under ride at 50 percent off the adult fare. Additionally, private cars are available from both DEN and Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), providing the ultimate in comfort and flexibility.

If you need assistance planning transportation to Keystone, please call us at 970.754.7433

Airport Shuttle Service

Colorado Mountain Express offers frequent shuttle service daily, from DEN to most locations at the resort. Shared shuttles have convenient schedules, and CME’s door-to-door service will drop you off right at your hotel.

Professional drivers are trained in mountain driving, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

Special pricing is available for groups of three or more and for children 12 and under. 

Private Car Service by CME Premier

CME Premier's privately chauffeured, four-wheel drive luxury SUVs and vans offer the ultimate in comfort, flexibility and convenience.

Travel to the resort from DEN and EGE airports on your preferred schedule in the privacy of your own vehicle. Choose from a chauffeured SUV, Mercedes Sprinter Van or Ford Van—all available for arrivals and departures at any time of day.

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By Air

Keystone Resort, Colorado

Denver

Denver International Airport (DEN) is located just outside of Denver. The airport is 90 miles east of Keystone via I-70. DEN offers over 750 daily flights from 180 destinations, 20 of which are international, and is a nonstop destination for over 21 national and international carriers. Shuttles and car rentals are available from Hertz at the airport.

For more info, visit www.flydenver.com

Vail

Eagle County Airport (EGE) is 65 miles west of Keystone, close to Vail. Non-stop flights are available from: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York/JFK, Phoenix, Toronto and Washington D.C. Shuttles and car rentals are available from Hertz at the airport.

For more info, visit www.flyvail.com

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is 109 miles from Keystone. Shuttles and car rentals are available from Hertz at the airport.

For more info, visit www.flycos.com

Ground Transportation from the Airport

With scheduled on-site pick-up, private shuttles and rental cars, you can get to the slopes in no time.

       Colorado Mountain Express (CME)

          Numerous door-to-door shuttles run to and from Denver International Airport to Keystone daily. CME offers scheduled shuttles and private chauffeured travel          with  CME Premier. Our reservation specialists can book your CME transportation as part of your vacation package at any time. For bookings, please call 855-525-9524.


Rental Cars

Hertz rental cars are available through Keystone Central Reservations. Our Mountain Concierge can book your reservation for you as part of a vacation package at any time. For bookings, please call 855-525-9524.

Check-in Locations

Getting Here, Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

After consulting your pre-arrival email (received 1-7 days prior to your arrival date) one of the below desks will be available for your check-in. 

Keystone Reception Center

Once you arrive to Keystone Resort, turn right (south) at the Keystone traffic light (the traffic light by the grocery store, gas station and tennis center, before you pass the Keystone Lodge). After turning, make an immediate right (west). Park in the lot on the left in front of Keystone Reception Center. One vehicle parking pass is included with your lodging accommodations.

River Run Front Desk

Once you arrive to Keystone Resort, go straight through the two traffic lights. Follow Highway 6 to the River Run exit. Merge right onto East Keystone Road (you will see a River Run sign in front of you). Take your second left onto Ida Belle Drive at the statue. Take the first right into Dercum Circle, and then a left around the ice rink to Condo Check-in and Registration.

Keystone Lodge & Spa

Once you arrive to Keystone Resort, go straight through the first traffic light. The Keystone Lodge driveway is on your right, almost immediately after the light. Check-in is located through the glass entrance in the main lobby. Valet parking is available.