For starters, Keystone is bigger than Breckenridge—and that doesn’t include a 500-acre expansion planned for 2022-’23—has essentially the same vertical as Beaver Creek and boasts terrain variety darn close to Vail. We find that Keystone is vastly underrated by most people because it’s considered a family resort, but there’s actually a surprising amount of advanced and expert terrain. Give credit to just about any run on North Peak (fave: Cat Dancer) or The Outback (check out The Grizz glades) or pick any bowl rimming the resort’s high alpine.
Yes, weekends and holidays can be bumper-to-bumper on the frontside, but efficient lifts move things along. River Run Village has enough going to get you to closing time, even if it’s not as hopping as, say, Vail or Breck. Anyway, you’ll be tired after a day of checking out all that new-found advanced terrain. – Greg Ditrinco
Resort Guide 2022—Keystone Resort, Colo.
Keystone Resort Mountain Stats
Keystone Resort Pass Info
Keystone is on the Epic Pass. Epic Pass, Epic Local, and Summit Pass holders get unlimited access to the resort.
From lodging and and dining to off-slope activities and local tips, here are the SKI editors’ picks for what to do in Keystone, Colo.
The circa-1990 Peru lift at the Mountain House base will be replaced with a high-speed six-seater, expediting travel out of the base.
Go for a spin on the five-acre ice rink in Lakeside Village, then stop into the Bighorn for a warmer.
A nighttime skate on the five-acre rink in Lakeside Village is a must. After all, it is still the largest outdoor Zamboni-maintained rink in North America.
Splurge for a Euro-style lunch at the Alpenglow Stube at the Outpost, atop North Peak.
Kids 12 and under ski free when you book two nights lodging through Keystone rez. The deal is good all season. No blackouts.
On a powder day, from the top of Dercum Mountain, take an early-morning hike up to The Windows. It’s an easy intro to hike-to turns for your young hotshots.
The phô bar at The Outpost atop North Peak is equal parts filling, belly-warming, delicious, and healthy.
The Kidtopia Snow Fort is a must for kids of all ages. Look for it at the top of the gondola on Dercum Mountain.
The Inxpot for yummy egg bowls, breakfast sandwiches, and the resort’s best coffee.