Keystone Ski Resort, located about 70 miles west of Denver, is one of the more popular mountains in Colorado. It is a large mountain with 3,087 acres of skiable terrain and 127 runs with three distinct peaks: Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback. Keystone Ski Resort offers varied terrain ranging from beginner to advanced trails. Keystone also offers up a fabulous terrain park and cat skiing options. This variety makes Keystone Ski Resort a highly rated resort that is excellent for families. If you are going for multiple days, you’ll never get bored. The resort also has many world-class restaurants, luxury spas, and excellent shopping.
One notable thing at Keystone Ski Resort is the terrain park, named “A51”. It’s been voted #2 Terrain Park by TransWorld Magazine and #3 Terrain Park by Freeskier Magazine. It is quite impressive. This terrain Park is like no other park in the U.S. First of all, it has its own dedicated lift. Also, A51 is a progressive park. This allows skiers/boarders to start with easier challenges and then build up to the more difficult things until you get to conquer the 60-foot jumps. Keystone Ski Resort has everything you could want in this park including boxes, rails, tubes, tables and jumps. If you’re looking for some inspiration or tips, take a ride on the Peru or A51 chairlifts where you can watch top-level pros do their thing on Main Street and Park Lane lines.
Overall, Keystone Ski Resort has something for everyone. Incredible terrain, long groomed cruisers, glades, moguls, a great terrain park, nice lodges, spectacular views, fast lifts and gondolas, a quaint village, ice skating, numerous bars and restaurants, and several shuttles connecting it all. Plus, if you still have the energy at the end of the day, check out the night skiing at Keystone Ski Resort which takes place on Dercum Mountain. This is the largest night skiing operation in Colorado. Also, be sure to check out the bowls by taking the sno-cat.
Keystone Ski Resort Notable Trails:
- The Grizz
- Schoolmarm - longest run at 3.5 miles.
- All of the bowls (North Bowl, South Bowl, Erickson Bowl, Bergman Bowl and Independence Bowl) via the Outback (take the snowcat)
- A51 (terrain Park)
Keystone Ski Resort Tip:
- Abide by the rules. Keystone Ski Resort is getting a reputation online for being strict with safety violations.
- Every day, all season long kids 12 and under ski for free at Keystone as a part of the resort’s Kids Ski Free program. All guests need to do to qualify is stay two or more nights in one of the resort’s numerous owned and operated lodging properties.
- For quick access to Keystone’s bowl skiing, guests can hike off the top of the Outback Express Lift or utilize the Outback Cat Shuttle for just $10 a ride.