Drop Zones, Wild Women's Weekends, and Spring Flings at Keystone

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May 11, 2006

KEYSTONE, CO - (News Release) - Summer comes alive at Keystone.

MOUNTAIN BIKING GETS TRICKED OUT AT KEYSTONE WITH JUMPS, DROP ZONES AND HIGH-TECH BIKES

The new trend in the biking community is freeride which combines off-road trails (singletrack), gravity and natural or manmade features, such as tabletops, ladders, bridges, berms, jumps, rock gardens and drops. The new downhill bikes are high-tech and feature sophisticated suspensions, brakes and gears. It all adds up to a reputation that's growing as quickly as our trail system. Keystone added a new drop zone this year (a series of ramps that launch bikers anywhere from three to 22 feet in the air) and plans to add three more expert downhill trails this season. Also, check out the ASX Skills Park at the base of the mountain with teeter totters, bridges and jumps. Visit keystoneresort.com for more information.

BIRDIES AND BUMPS - GOLF AND SKI AT KEYSTONE THIS SPRING

You want to do everything - take a golf vacation, a ski vacation and an adventure vacation with hiking, biking and rafting. In the past, you've needed to schedule three or four vacations for each of your interests. Not anymore. At Keystone, you can ski at Arapahoe Basin, play 36 holes of championship golf, raft or kayak some of the best whitewater in the country on the Arkansas and Colorado rivers and ride on the best single track mountain biking trails in the nation. The only catch is timing. Every May and June at Keystone, this all-in-one ultimate adventure vacation is possible. If you're interested in taking the challenge, bring it on. Visit keystoneresort.com or call 800.468.5004 for more information.

WILD WHITEWATER SEASON EXPECTED TO BEGIN SOONER THIS SEASON THANKS TO RECORD SNOW
Keystone's your headquarters for some of the country's best whitewater adventures - from leisurely family float trips to heart-thumping class-5 action on the river. According to Duke Bradford, owner of Arkansas Valley Adventures, this spring rafting and kayaking season is shaping up to be one of the best whitewater years in the past decade due to record snowfall this winter in and around Keystone, CO.

Keystone teamed up with Bradford's company, AVA, once again to offer some of the most exhilarating rafting trips this summer. The best water happens early in the season (May and June). Check out the river flows/levels at coloradorafting.net (there are also releases of water into the rivers later in the season offering great water and rafting in the fall in Gore Canyon). For more information about Keystone rafting packages with lodging, call 800.468.5004 or visit keystoneresort.com.

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN - RAFTING, BIKING, GOLFING AND HIKING AT KEYSTONE

The girls getaway weekend is a hot industry trend right now, as is adventure travel. We've combined the two. Here are a few adventures just for the women. Sorry - no boys allowed.

Wild Women and Whitewater

Arkansas Valley Adventures and Keystone can arrange anything from a mild float trip to a raging, wild ride down class 5 rapids (Gore Canyon, located just a short drive from Keystone, offers some of the best class 5 water in the country). Lunch is included and cooked riverside by your guides. Don't forget about yoga, spa treatments, mountain biking and golf. Call 800.468.5004.

Babes on Bikes
It's all downhill. Learn some tips and techniques to enhance your riding skills and gain confidence. Get dirty doing it and then enjoy some more mud at the spa. Ahhh. Call 800.468.5004 or visit keystoneresort.com.

Golfing Goddesses
Swing into a new game and a whole lot of fun. Keystone's Saturday women's-only clinics at the River Course are perfect for golfing goddesses looking to improve their game. The day includes lunch, a clinic and nine holes of golf for $55 June-August. Or, sign up for Keystone's Women's Golf Weeek June 3-10. Call 970.496.4250 for more information or visit golfkeystone.com.

A Women's-Only "Summit"
Women are seeking more than just a pampering visit to the spa or a beach vacation spent in a chair. Instead, they want adventure and they also want to invest in themselves - to learn something new and enrich their sense of well-being. Keystone's offering a new "Summit" just for women with guided hiking treks, healthy meals, yoga classes and spa treatments. Led by former Olympian Jana Hlavaty, the Women's Summit, will take guests to new heights (14,000-foot peaks) and allow them to explore and discover along the way. Call 970.496.4275 for more information.

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Summer Festivals

1st ever Keystone Trout Cook Off

Keystone Lakeside Village hosts the first Trout cook off event featuring some of the top chefs in the region preparing their favorite trout dish, fly-fishing lessons, casting competiitions and kids events. Recipes will be available. Call 800.468.5004 or visit keystoneresort.com for more information.

World Music Festival, June 17

Keystone's World Music Festival celebrates the cultures of the West Indies with live calypso and reggae music, a bustling marketplace, international dances, artwork and traditional food from the Caribbean Islands. Call 800.468.5004 for more information or log onto www.keystoneresort.com.

3rd Annual Blues Festival and Art Show, July 8-9
Veteran blues musicians mix rhythms, measures and chord patterns with tasty, fiery dishes. Call 800.468.5004 for more information or log onto www.keystoneresort.com.

10th Annual Bluegrass & Beer Festival, Aug. 5-6
Celebrate the down-home fun of bluegrass music, along with hearty cooking and the yummy hops and barley from more than 25 of Colorado's finest microbreweries. Call 800.468.5004 for more information or log onto www.keystoneresort.com.

9th Annual Wine, Jazz & Art Festival, Aug. 26-27
This festival is a sophisticated two-day event that features hundreds of wines, fine art, wine seminars and jazz ensembles. Call 800.468.5004 for more information or log onto www.keystoneresort.com.