Destination: Keystone - Ski Mag

Destination: Keystone

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Vital Stats

Top Elevation:

11,980 feet (lift-served)

Vertical Drop:

2,900 feet

Annual Snowfall:

230 inches

Skiable Acreage:

1,861 acres

Terrain:

13% beginner, 36% intermediate, 51% expert

Lifts:

2 gondolas, 6 quads, 2 triples, 5 doubles, 5 surface lifts

Information And Reservations:

800-322-2059

Website:

www.snow.com/keystone


Getting There: From Denver, take I-70 west 75 miles to exit 206. Air service is available into Denver International Airport or Vail/Eagle County Airport.


Prices: Full-day lift ticket, $50 adult, $19 child. Five-day adult pass, $210; three-day, $132.


Lodging: Keystone Resort consists of three main neighborhoods: the newish slopeside River Run; the slopeside Mountain House, at the original base of Keystone Mountain; and the lakeside Keystone village, about one mile from the Mountain House base. There are numerous condo complexes between the resort and the town of Dillon, six miles away. Prices tend to be highest slopeside and decline with distance from the resort. Some off-mountain choices, especially those available through companies not managed by the resort, are almost cheap. The best source of leads for these is www.summitnet.com.


Food & Drink: The Snake River Saloon is a lively place for steaks, seafood, and entertainment, and it has the fastest service imaginable. Kickapoo's, a sandwich spot, and Great Northern and Out of Bounds, both of which serve full dinners, all offer entertainment as well. The Goat is the locals' dive. In nearby Dillon/Silverthorne, the Arapahoe Café and the Mint are local favorites, and justly so. For refined tastes, top options are Alpenglow Stube, accessible in the evening by the Outpost gondola; Keystone Ranch; and Ski Tip Lodge, founded by ski-industry legends Edna and Max Dercum.


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