Founded in 1970, Keystone was born from a love of sliding down snowy mountains. Max Dercum, father of Keystone, has an app recitation for skiing that translated to an exciting ski destination. The base elevation of the mountain is 9,280 feet, there are 20 lifts, and the summit elevation is 12,408 feet. The average snowfall on the mountain is 230 inches and the longest run is 3.5 miles. With more than 3,000 skiable acres and 135 trails, this is one of the premiere ski destinations in Colorado.
The resort is comfortable and packed with activities. There are over 1,000 lodging options in the six unique neighborhoods that are all close to the resort and the slopes, and range from hotel rooms to condominiums. There are tons of things to do so the resort has designed a four day getaway that offers guests suggestions that allow them to fit in all of the fun without missing a thing.
On day one, enjoy a relaxing breakfast at The Mountain House near the children's ski facility, the SSV rentals area, and the life. There are several quick dishes that will fill you up for the day ahead. Hit the slopes for a ski lesson to freshen up on your skills for the week ahead. Lunch is at La Bonte's Cabin, situated at the base of North Peak. The whole family will love their delicious BBQ dishes. In the afternoon finish up your ski lesson and hit the slopes. Enjoy a dinner at the Ski Tip Lodge before enjoying and exciting session of evening tubing.
On day two, grab a quick cup of joe and a pastry at the Starbucks located in the River Run Village. Ski the North Peak and enjoy the scenery of the majestic peaks. Have lunch at The Alpenglow Stube where you can enjoy breathtaking views in enclosed gondolas while you eat contemporary cuisine in a Bavarian setting. After an afternoon of ice skating on the 5 acre lake, grab dinner at the Kickapoo Tavern. This family friendly establishment will get you ready for an evening of night skiing at Colorado's largest night ski destination.
Day three starts with a Guided Cat Ski Tour with Keystone Adventure Tours that is highlighted with lunch at the Yurt Independence Bowl. This meal is included in your tour. In the afternoon relax back at your condo or hotel room before heading to Keystone's fondue restaurant, Der Fondue Chessel.
You final day will start with a ride on The Outback Cat Shuttle to the top of the North and South Bowls. You can ski in The Outback and enjoy a lunch at the peak of Dercum Mountain at the Summit House Food Court. Spend the afternoon at Keystone's Nordic Center, featuring 9 miles of trails. You can cross-country ski or snowshoe through the White River National Forest. Following a day of an intense winter workout, relax and feast on a delicious dinner at The Keystone Ranch. This restaurant blends rustic elegance with fine dining and serves a six course dinner. Enjoy local cuisine featuring wild game entrees at this AAA Four Diamond restaurant.
In four days, you can experience the best of Keystone at the Inn at Keystone in Colorado.