Keystone Resort Colorado

Keystone is a great choice for families with young kids among the Vail Resort “EPIC” collection, with a well-designed pedestrian ski village by the slopes, and a swift gondola whisking skiers from the base. Keystone offers trails for every ski level, beautiful Rocky mountain views, significant snowmaking, night skiing, Kidtopia kids events and fine on mountain dining for mom and dad at Alpenglow Stube. Keystone is definitely among our Top 10 Colorado Ski Resorts for Families.

Keystone really does have terrain for everyone. Beginners can actually enjoy top to bottom skiing which is unusual in high elevation Colorado resorts. Keystone has fun designated family ski trails, terrain parks and adventure zones for learning kids on Dercum Mountain, the main mountain emanating from River Run Village. Long fun cruisers like Frenchman and Wild Irishman and Flying Dutchman are super fun front side boulevards returning to the base village.

Keystone’s next two interconnected peaks to the North – Outpost and Outback– the highest at 11,980’, offer more challenge. While there isn’t anything particularly double black diamond at Keystone, there is over 3,000 acres plus 550 acres in North above South Bowl where a new high-speed six-pack rises 1,078 vertical feet into Bergman Bowl to North Peak to 12,282 feet elevation where gently pitched open snowfields await intermediate to advanced skiers with 16 routes.

If your kids are in ski camp all day, enjoy your laps on Keystone’s fast lifts then head to the River Run village for a relaxing lunch, try 9280′ Sake House for something different.

Keystone has four terrain parks, Camp Keystone ski and ride schools for the kids, and daily free Kidtopia events to keep your kids entertained each afternoon – yippee. So parents can go to après ski in Keystone village or get a massage at Keystone Lodge Spa.

Evenings, keep skiing, Keystone has Colorado’s largest night skiing operation, or head to the villages – River Run, Mountain House and Keystone Village. Keystone has a plethora of family activities – tubing, bungee jumping, Adventure Point, and a Snow Fort. Families will appreciate that kids 12 and under ski and stay free on 2 or more night packages.

A village condo at Keystone is an ideal setting for your Colorado ski vacation, après ski you can walk to shops and dinner, and you can take a shuttle to sister resorts, Vail, Breckenridge, or Beaver Creek on the same ski ticket or the Epic Pass.

Keystone Stats:
3,149 acres
129 trails, 20 lifts including a Gondola
3,128′ vertical, 12,408′ summit elevation
Top 10 Colorado Ski Resorts for Families