The highlight of the Keystone Ski Area in Keystone Colorado is Dercum Mountain. Rising over 11,000 feet, it is home to numerous long green and blue runs. It does not matter if you are new to skiing or an expert, there will be a trail for you. In addition to the well-groomed trails, you can ski The Windows, their well known tree skiing area. If you want true excitement, Keystone has it with black expert runs.
The tallest mountain at Keystone rises to 11,980 feet. There are intermediate blue and expert black trails down the mountain. You can also hike or ride The Outback shuttle to access the North and South Bowls. Keystone's A51 Terrain Park was named as one of the best in North America and its rails, jibs, jumps, and Super Pipe are accessible via the chair lift.
With Keystone Adventure Tours you can ride in a heated snow cat to 12,000 feet that features a view of the mountain better than any other. You can take a full day tour into the Independence Bowl where guides will show you the best runs you will want to try out. Grab lunch in the Alpenglow Stube, the elevated five star restaurant with amazing views. You can then ski through the untracked terrain for adventure and fun. Other restaurants at the resort include the Der Fondue Chessel, as well as many quick options at the Timber Ridge Food Court.
Other winter activies include ice skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, snow gondola rides, and the Nordic Center. Here you can rent equipment like cross-country skis and snowshoes, as well as eco hikes and full moon tours. The 9-mile trail provides access to more than 35 miles worth of trails in the adjacent White River National Forest. After an exhausting morning of Nordic, grab some all you can eat soup at the soup buffet at The Nordic Soup Bistro.
Parents interested in a relaxing or adventurous day of skiing can drop the kids off at The Keystone Children's Center. Kids can spend the day with friends in a supervised environment enjoying crafts and fun. The resort also features a number of family-friendly activities like geocaching, fudge-making demos, and Nastar Family Racing. The Keystone Adventure Passport provides guests with a variety of discounts, $5 activities, and free adventures, so be sure to pick yours up when you check into the resort.
After a day of skiing, enjoy one of several gourmet dining options, treat sore skiing muscles to a massage or shea butter wrap at the spa, or relax in a luxury room filled with comfort and elegance. You can also complement your ski time with winter activities like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowboarding. This resort is jam-packed with winter fun. Located in the Rocky Mountains with over 3,000 miles of space and three mountain peaks, this is a resort for true ski lovers. If you love outdoor activities in the crisp cold of Colorado, plan a trip to Keystone Ski Area.